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Senior Planner

Job Title: Senior Planner
Location: Cumbria with hybrid working
Type: Contract or Permanent

Are you an experienced planner looking for an opportunity to work on a significant and rapidly changing program of work? We are currently seeking a Senior Planner to join our dynamic team in Cumbria. This role offers the flexibility of hybrid working arrangements and the chance to make a meaningful impact in a growing team.


  • Deliver an efficient planning and reporting service, encompassing the creation and upkeep of integrated resource-loaded schedules, application of rules of credit as needed, and rigorous assessment of contractor progress submissions.
  • Craft schedules tailored to varying requirements, including detailed working schedules, and offer guidance on rolling them up to higher levels when necessary.
  • Possess experience of operating within a regulated environment and the requirements of working within a ‘gated’ project structure.
  • Ensure baseline adherence, exhibit excellence in maintaining accurate baseline positions, and proficiently develop baseline change proposals.
  • Independently develop, oversee, and manage significant work programs in line with established project control frameworks, employing detailed volume production and trending and change control processes.
  • Conduct Earned Value Analysis, pinpoint critical areas and trends, recommend recovery measures, and contribute to clear and concise reporting.
  • Provide precise forecasts for schedule performance within the financial year and project lifecycle.
  • Manage planning databases for work areas, ensuring data validation and integrity across systems.
  • Fulfil a governance role within the project control framework by aiding in the preparation and maintenance of project control policies and procedures, and actively promote adherence to them throughout the organisation.
  • Assist in mentoring and guiding colleagues in their professional development, offering one-on-one training and support as necessary.
  • Support the application of risk processes and collaborate with Project Teams, Risk Coordinators, and Risk Managers in risk identification, reviews, workshops, and maintenance of risk registers.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of project control systems.
  • Aid in addressing ad-hoc requirements, such as annual inflation exercises and the implementation of change controls within systems. 



  • Substantive experience in programme/project controls management.
  • Wide knowledge of procedures and methods relevant to the field, with a full understanding of underlying principles.
  • Strong communication and interaction skills, with the ability to influence key stakeholders.
  • Ability to produce and present information to high standards.
  • Capability to work under pressure, adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent Planning and Organisational skills.
  • Proficient in IT, with advanced skills in Primavera P6; system administration experience would be advantageous.
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Security Clearance is desirable 


Why Join us? 

  • Opportunity to work on significant programs of work in a dynamic environment.
  • Hybrid working arrangements providing flexibility and work life balance.
  • Competitive remuneration package and opportunities for professional development.
  • Collaborative and supportive team environment where your contributions are valued and recognised.


How to Apply:

For more information about this exciting opportunity and to apply, please get in touch with us today by emailing your most up to date CV to charlotte.trafford@primauno.co.uk We look forward to hearing form you and discussing how you can contribute to our teams success.