Senior Project Planner | Rail

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We have set out to be the market leader in technology and connectivity integration across UK infrastructure.

We will draw upon our core values and out-perform others, delivering excellence through customer responsiveness, collaboration, and innovation. In doing so we will create a sustainable future for our people and our customers, reshaping and influencing the industries we operate in.

Working in partnership with our customer we intend to achieve the extraordinary.



About The Role

We are looking for an experienced and dedicated individual to join our team in the capacity of a Senior Project Planner, for the rail division.

Working in a disciplined manner to the standards set in the schedule management plan, the successful candidate will act as the lead planner on large scale projects from £5 million up to £50 million plus.



Key Duties & Responsibilities

As part of your day to day role, you are responsible for the following:

  • Producing outputs and reports from the resource loading and cost loading of programmes
  • Attending project meetings and update the programme.
  • Clearly conveying and communicating on programme pressures e.g. critical path and be able to understand and communicate this to the project team.
  • Leading the planning process for tender and contract schedules.
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills are an essential as you will manage programme requirements on multiple projects.
  • A strong work ethic and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ensuring all contract deliverables are captured in the programme.
  • Working to a change control process and managing cost and schedule variances and reporting into the commercial functions.
  • Producing of scenario programmes to ascertain best option solutions.
  • Building good relationships within the planning team and project team and adding value to the project functions.
  • Mentoring planners within the planning team and teaching planning principles from the schedule management plan.
  • Assisting and inputting into the company project controls procedures to enhance project and portfolio performance.
  • Experience of working within the GRIP process within the Network Rail Infrastructure.
  • Being able to produce concise reports demonstrating good literacy.
  • Having a proven planning and scheduling thinking approach.

The above list is not exhaustive, and you will occasionally be asked to undertake additional duties where it is reasonable and appropriate.

Essential Attributes & Skills

  • Proficient in Primavera Project Planning Tool
  • Proficient in MS Office Software including MS Project
  • A good understanding of Change Control

Desirable Attributes & Skills

  • APM Project Management Qualification
  • APM Project Fundamentals Qualification
  • Experience in Rail Industry


Monday to Friday, Office based position.


Unit 2-4 Sheffield Business Park Churchill Way, Chapeltown, Sheffield, S35 2PY




When you join Linbrooke, you are entitled to our outstanding benefits and wellbeing plan as part of your position.

Hybrid Working: Find the right balance that works for you. Depending on your role, you maybe entitled to work 2/5 days from home*.

Health & Wellbeing: Supercharged health and wellbeing plan by Westfield Health and EAP employee assistance programme.

Fitness & Rewards: Fitness discounts with My Gym and Westfield Health Rewards. Stay on top of your game and save £££.

Community: Volunteering is big at Linbrooke. You can take 1 day off work to support causes you believe in. And you will get paid for doing it.

Sick Pay: Income protection for up to 6 weeks in 12 month period. So when you are unwell you don't have to worry about your finances.

Death In Service: In the unfortunate event of death, your nominated beneficiaries will receive a tax-free lump sum equivalent to a two-year salary, for this position.





All employees must be able to speak the English language with fluency with good oral and written skills. Fluency relates to a person's language proficiency and their ability to speak with confidence and accuracy, using accurate sentence structures and vocabulary. For those whose first language is a signed language, all reasonable adjustments will be made.

Comply at all times with the requirements of Linbrooke Services’ HSEQ policies and in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act. Delivery of all work in accordance with Linbrooke Services’ quality procedures and customer standards and specifications. Support the business during quality audits and demonstrate compliance.


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