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About The Role

We are looking for experienced P6 Planners to join our Customer Connections team based in our North region covering Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Doncaster, York and Hull. These roles require a hybrid working approach with a mix of home, site and office working.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the UK’s transition to clean energy within our Customer Connections (CC) team as a P6 Planner, where you will provide where you will provide development, tendering and construction planning expertise to the project teams in supporting the development and delivery of connection and infrastructure projects safely, on time and within budget.

Our customers include everyone who uses electricity in England and Wales. Acting on behalf of these people, you’ll help ensure that we deliver our projects in the most commercially effective way.

You’ll be welcomed into our diverse, inclusive organisation that has recently won an Institution of Engineering and Technology... silver award for our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programme. If this sounds like something you’d like to be part of, we look forward to talking to you very soon.

What You'll Be Doing

This is an experienced P6 Planner role, and you would be leading on your own projects. You will have experience of delivering several projects already and be able to demonstrate experience of schedule management, stakeholder engagement, and earned value management .

You will provide planning expertise on all end-to-end processes. You will be responsible for the development of P6 programmes during the early stages of project development and manage this throughout project delivery, including critical path and total float analysis, earned value management techniques, leading indicators for risk mitigation to ensure the successful delivery to time and budget.

You will provide the Project Manager with programme compliance to the contract with regards to insights as well as opportunities with recommendations following month end analysis that assist timely decisions for corrective action.

Oversee and complete the analysis of planning variances identified during design via trackers and delivery via site visits and presenting an assessment of the contractor performance against planned work to provide the project manager with information that may be required to improve delivery performance.

Support in the assessment of time impacting compensation events and providing impact assessment on time risk allowance and forensic analysis of delays.

What You'll Need

We’d like you to be proficient in the use of National Grids chosen planning tool Primavera P6. You will have experience of delivering several projects already and be able to demonstrate experience of schedule management, stakeholder engagement, and earned value management.

You will have experience in carrying out client programme development for initial project phases and evaluating contractor tender programme submission for compliance to NEC programming requirements.

A skilled capability to assess change and impact assessment on time risk allowance and forensic analysis of delays would be desirable, as would an understanding of the key NEC clauses for Planning, Compensation Event and Early Warning requirements.

We’d like you to already hold, or be working towards attaining qualifications or membership of a professional organisation or institution such as APM or IET etc, and ideally you have experience on infrastructure projects, but these aren’t essential. You might have a contractor or consultant background, for example.

You also have a driving licence that permits you to drive in the UK. There is an expectation that you’ll be able to travel to site as and when required, but as part of our hybrid working model you’ll also have the flexibility to work from home, a National Grid office, or site.

What You'll Get

Starting salary of £49,000 - £58,000 dependant on experience – plus an additional Market Supplement of £3,000
• Salary, Market Supplement and Annual Performance Based Bonus.
• 26 days annual leave plus eight statutory days.
• A Job requirement Company Car.
• The option to buy additional or sell holiday days.
• Generous contributory pension scheme - we will double-match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%.
• Financial support to help cover the cost of professional membership subscriptions, course fees, books, exam fees and time off for study leave – so long as it’s relevant to your role.
• Access to several flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.
• Family care benefits including a back-up care service for when your usual care arrangements fall through (six paid days each year as standard with the option to purchase further days).
• Access to numerous apps which support health, fitness and wellbeing.

We will support you in your career progression with National Grid, we also provide support and guidance for those wishing to achieve any job related qualifications.

More information

National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) own the electricity transmission network in England and Wales. Every time you plug in your phone or flick a light switch, we’ve played a part. Not only are we responsible for delivering energy to millions of homes and businesses, we are also driving the move to cleaner energy, and the Government’s target of net zero emissions by 2050.

National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) is at the heart of energy in the UK. The electricity we provide gets the nation to work, powers schools and brings energy to life. Our energy network connects the nation, so it’s essential that it’s continually evolving, advancing, and improving.

In NGET we are passionate about both operating our network safely and providing highly reliable quality of supply for our customers. At the heart of achieving these outcomes is the effective control and operation of our network.

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The closing date for applications is 15/07/24
Middlesbrough United Kingdom


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