Planning Assistant - Fixed Term Contract

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Location: Bristol, GB
Salary: c£20,000 to £26,000 depending on skills and experience
Job Type: Temporary / Contract
Date Posted: 20 October 2011
Recruiter: Network Rail Ltd
c£20,000 to £26,000 depending on skills and experience

The key purpose of the Investment Projects function is the efficient delivery of renewals and enhancements through improved specification, better utilisation of resources and the professional control and management of projects. It’s focus is to renew and enhance the rail infrastructure to deliver our commitments for the future through increased efficiency and value for money.

As a Planning Assistant you will assist Project Planners, Principal project Planner and Project Managers by developing, updating and inputting project plans into project support systems. You will also be required to seek updated information and prepare reports as and when required.

A key part of the role is supporting the team producing reports for the periodic reporting cycle.

As a Planning Assistant you will assist the Project Planner by obtaining resourcing and cost forecasts to support investment plans. You will also be required to load these forecasts into planning systems as required and monitor progress to the plan seeking feedback from Project personnel and make changes as required.
You will also have responsibility to input the planning issues into the project's critical issues risk log and update the risk register as directed.

You will play a key role in supporting the Project Planner by monitoring and auditing contracor plans, seeking information from suppliers as necessary, including the review of progress for payment purposes.

You will also support the Programme Controls Manager in the monthly reporting cycle, producing reports from P3e and Oracle and manipulating in Excel.

This role will also provide a training post to develop into Project Planners.


Do you have….?

· Experience in working with Excel?
· A keen eye for detail
· A working knowledge of investment programme and project controls processes and systems?
· Able to manage data in a proficient and competent manner?


Are you….?

Motivated and confident?
Able to communicate with people at all levels?
Enthusiastic with excellent attention to detail?
Ambitious to progress within the organisation?


What can we offer you….?

At Network Rail, you have the chance to develop a long, rewarding career. There are many different career paths - and many opportunities to fulfil your potential. After all, we believe that investing in our people via training and development is one of the most effective ways of improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railway. You can expect competitive pay, a bonus scheme and a choice of contributory pension schemes. We also offer a generous annual leave package, plus up to 75% discount on season rail tickets.

How to apply: Please click ‘apply now’ to apply

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