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.


We strive to attract and retain the finest talent and are looking for an experienced and dedicated individual to join our team in the capacity of a Senior Project Planner.

Roles and Responsibilities

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.

  • Produce outputs and reports from the resource loading and cost loading of programmes
  • To attend project meetings and update the programme.
  • To clearly convey and communicate on programme pressures e.g. critical path and be able to understand and communicate this to the project team.
  • Lead 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.
  • Ensure all contract deliverables are captured in the programme.
  • Work to a change control process and manage cost and schedule variances and report into the commercial functions.
  • Production of scenario programmes to ascertain best option solutions.
  • Build good relationships within the planning team and project team and add value to the project functions.
  • Mentor planners within the planning team and teach planning principles from the schedule management plan.
  • Assist and input into the company project controls procedures to enhance project and portfolio performance.
  • Experience of working within the GRIP process within the Network Rail Infrastructure.
  • Be able to produce concise reports demonstrating good literacy.
  • Have a proven planning and scheduling thinking approach.
  • Have good experience of various contract mechanisms.


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


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



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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