Accessibility tools

Planning Consultant

R-049700
  1. Cheltenham, Bristol
  1. Security, aerospace & defence

Planning Consultant

Programme and Project Planning Consultant - Empowering projects in a complex world.

Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting Portfolios, Programmes and Projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients' problems head-on. It's a diverse and inclusive work environment where world-class talent knows no distinctions.

We know that different people have different priorities, which is why we're here to support you. Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture. So, talk to us about what's ideal for you – from reduced weeks or compressed hours, to buying more leave over school holidays. And if you're returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with us.

As a Consultant Programme and Project Planner in 'Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology' (ADS&T), you'll be part of our Portfolio, Programme and Project (P3M) Practice. In your role you will be working with our clients, suppliers and Atkins teams to enable and achieve maximum benefits from digital transformation and innovative operations.

You will provide consultancy advice on best practice, facilitate planning workshops as well as building, analysing and maintaining schedules on behalf of the schedule owner. At Programme level, the Planner will provide quality assurance across the delivery environment in line with the chosen methodology and against approved planning standards and policy. You will also provide training and coaching to the Project Management community where appropriate.

Your purpose:

  • Advise and support clients and colleagues on planning best practice and delivery methodology.
  • Create, review, maintain and administer Portfolio/ Programme/Project schedules.
  • Identify and maintain dependencies across the delivery environment – often interacting with Agile delivery at Project level.
  • Input to and review of management products relevant to the schedules.
  • Support the schedule update process.
  • Carry out analysis and assurance activities.
  • Lead/facilitate planning workshops and training sessions.
  • Proactively identify and progress opportunities to add value to strategic and tactical decision making.
  • Use an understanding of the aspects of both ‘traditional’ and Agile projects to advise on the most appropriate planning practices.
  • Support resource utilisation and planning analysis where appropriate.

What you can bring?

  • Consulting experience within client environments, ideally including government and potentially with knowledge of excellent practices from other sectors that can drive client business process improvement.
  • A solid understanding of one or more project and programme management methodologies.
  • Practical and formal experience of both waterfall and Agile planning principles and methods.
  • Consultancy and communication skills to ensure clarity in all situations and to effectively influence and advise.
  • A current understanding and working knowledge of the latest trends in planning practices, including one or more Agile methodologies.
  • Primavera and / or Microsoft Project to an advanced level (formal and/or comparable experience).
  • An understanding of Agile delivery tools.
  • An analytical thinker with creative and innovative problem-solving skills.
  • Experience or knowledge concepts such as resourcing and resource levelling, progress measurement, earned value analysis, completion forecasting and status reporting.
  • Good Demonstrable report writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to develop effective communication channels with key stakeholders.
  • Work as part of a team, sharing ideas and aiming for planning excellence.
  • Ability to deliver effective training and coaching sessions to aid adoption and maturity of planning practices.

Why work for Atkins?

People join us because they share a desire to be at the forefront of the ADS&T Business Unit and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a difference to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

We develop individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house as well as external training for all our staff.

Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward", a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

Read more about 'Total Reward'.

More about us:

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Training:

Atkins is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Flexible Working:

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment.

We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

Diversity & Inclusion:

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

Security Clearance:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

#LI-ADST | #LI-UK | #LI-ATKINS

jobscarouselgrey

Related Jobs

Senior Decision Scientist - Operational Research

Salary

Location

Bristol

Job Type

Flexible Working

Full Time

Category

Permanent

Brand

Atkins

Market

Security, aerospace & defence

Location

Aldershot

London

Bristol

Career Area

Consultant

Description

Senior Decision Scientist (Operational Research) - Empowering projects in a complex world.You might know us for the great work we do across our wide variety of projects. We're proud to say it's thanks

Reference

R-049780

Expiry Date

5/12/2021

Abubaker Sait

Author

Abubaker Sait
View ** DEFAULT listwidget.vacancypartial.shortlist - en-GB **
Consultant/Senior Consultant - Change Management

Salary

Location

Bristol

Job Type

Flexible Working

Full Time

Category

Permanent

Brand

Atkins

Market

Security, aerospace & defence

Location

Cheltenham

Bristol

Career Area

Consultant

Description

How about being part of the change that matters."Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and to

Reference

R-049468

Expiry Date

5/12/2021

Abubaker Sait

Author

Abubaker Sait
View ** DEFAULT listwidget.vacancypartial.shortlist - en-GB **
Engineering Project Manager

Salary

Location

Bristol

Job Type

Flexible Working

Full Time

Category

Permanent

Brand

Atkins

Market

Security, aerospace & defence

Location

Bristol

Career Area

Consultant

Description

Empowering projects in a complex world.Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we

Reference

R-050942

Expiry Date

5/12/2021

Abubaker Sait

Author

Abubaker Sait
View ** DEFAULT listwidget.vacancypartial.shortlist - en-GB **
PMO Consultant

Salary

Location

Bristol

Job Type

Flexible Working

Full Time

Category

Permanent

Brand

Atkins

Market

Security, aerospace & defence

Location

Bristol

Career Area

Consultant

Description

PMO Consultant - Empowering projects in a complex world.Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting Portfolios, Programmes and Projects? How about joining our talented team,

Reference

R-049880

Expiry Date

5/12/2021

Abubaker Sait

Author

Abubaker Sait
View ** DEFAULT listwidget.vacancypartial.shortlist - en-GB **
Data Architect

Salary

Location

Bristol

Job Type

Full Time

Category

Permanent

Brand

Atkins

Market

Security, aerospace & defence

Location

Birmingham

Cheltenham

London

Bristol

Career Area

Consultant

Description

Atkins, a member of the SNC Lavalin Group, is a world recognized global, multidisciplinary consultancy business. Within our UK regional business, we have a division dedicated to providing consultancy

Reference

R-048456

Expiry Date

5/12/2021

Ibrahim  Ismail View ** DEFAULT listwidget.vacancypartial.shortlist - en-GB **
Principal Solution Architect

Salary

Location

Bristol

Job Type

Full Time

Category

Permanent

Brand

Atkins

Market

Security, aerospace & defence

Location

Cheltenham

Bristol

Career Area

Consultant

Description

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.This role is within the Digital Advisory Team which has an exce

Reference

R-049343

Expiry Date

5/12/2021

Ibrahim  Ismail View ** DEFAULT listwidget.vacancypartial.shortlist - en-GB **
Consultant Engineering Project Manager

Salary

Location

Bristol

Job Type

Flexible Working

Full Time

Category

Permanent

Brand

Atkins

Market

Security, aerospace & defence

Location

Cheltenham

Bristol

Career Area

Consultant

Description

Ranked as one of ‘The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and as one of the ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women’. We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that d

Reference

R-042673

Expiry Date

5/12/2021

Abubaker Sait

Author

Abubaker Sait
View ** DEFAULT listwidget.vacancypartial.shortlist - en-GB **
Senior Cost Modeller

Salary

Location

Bristol

Job Type

Flexible Working

Full Time

Category

Permanent

Brand

Atkins

Market

Security, aerospace & defence

Location

Aldershot

London

Bristol

Career Area

Consultant

Description

Senior Cost Modeller - Empowering projects in a complex world.You might know us for the great work we do across our wide variety of projects. We're proud to say it's thanks to our people's diversity o

Reference

R-049785

Expiry Date

5/12/2021

Abubaker Sait

Author

Abubaker Sait
View ** DEFAULT listwidget.vacancypartial.shortlist - en-GB **
Test and Integration Consultant

Salary

Location

London

Job Type

Flexible Working

Full Time

Category

Permanent

Brand

Atkins

Market

Security, aerospace & defence

Location

Birmingham

Cheltenham

London

Bristol

Career Area

Consultant

Description

Be part of digital that is shaping the world.You might know us for the great work we do across our wide variety of projects. We're proud to say it's thanks to our people's diversity of thought, expert

Reference

R-049973

Expiry Date

5/12/2021

Ibrahim  Ismail View ** DEFAULT listwidget.vacancypartial.shortlist - en-GB **
Strategy and Business Design Consultant

Salary

Location

London

Job Type

Full Time

Category

Permanent

Brand

Atkins

Market

Security, aerospace & defence

Location

Cheltenham

London

Bristol

Career Area

Consultant

Description

With us you're leading transformation.Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we f

Reference

R-049161

Expiry Date

5/12/2021

Ibrahim  Ismail View ** DEFAULT listwidget.vacancypartial.shortlist - en-GB **

Our Latest Articles

Building a healthier workplace by moving together

Alumni Meet in India

Mike McNicholas champions networks not hierarchies

Heathrow Airport extends Atkins' Asset Replacement role

jobscarouselgrey

Recently viewed jobs

Navigation