Project Planner & Scheduler

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    £60000 - £72000 per annum

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    Rebecca Long

Project Planner & Scheduler (Defence)

Location: Bristol (2/3 days a week on-site)

Salary: £60,000 - £72,000 plus 10% bonus and other great benefits

One of our Defence clients are looking for a Project Planner to join their established and growing team on a permanent basis

Founded over 50 years ago, they're an American aerospace electronics engineering and manufacturing corporation that specialise in creating state of the art solutions in the fields of aviation, national security, electronic warfare, command and control, mission systems and inline cybersecurity.

Their innovations can be found all over the world, they are a go to company in the UK for Tactical and Operational Communication Information Systems and services integration, providing solutions to Defence organisations and other areas of the UK Government.

Due to continued support to the MoD on various national long-term frameworks they have a number of opportunities in the Defence Sector

As the Project Planner you will be responsible for developing, managing, and maintaining project schedules for large-scale defence contracts. This role involves assisting project managers in schedule planning, coordinating tasks, monitoring timelines, and ensuring projects are executed efficiently and on time.

You will be the first Project Planner within the UK side of the business, so you need to be confident setting up the function and eventually hiring and growing the department

They are looking for you to have experience in the following:

  • Extensive scheduling / planning experience
  • Project Management qualifications such as Project Management Professional etc. (highly desirable).
  • Proficiency in the use of Primavera 6 / MS Project Progress Reporting, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and strong persuasion skills.
  • Thorough understanding of project co-ordination and management through entire project lifecycle.
  • Proven experience in contract negotiation, with a strong understanding of contract terms and conditions.

As well as great opportunity for personal and professional development, other benefits include:

  • Excellent benefit package with a 10% bonus subject to work performance targets being achieved.
  • The post is in Bristol with some travel to St Athan. The post requires some travel to customer sites throughout the UK and potentially the US
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Sage benefits
  • Access to private health insurance
  • Excellent pension provision

If you're interested, I would be more than happy to discuss the role in more detail, along with any other opportunities you may be open to

Please apply using the link or get in touch on 0117 332 8100/ email me on r.long @