Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Competitive Salary & Benefits

Bridgwater, GB

Career Area:  Project Management & Business Change


Planner, Bridgwater (Satellite Delivery Centre or Hinkley Point C (HPC)), Permanent, Competitive salary & Benefits



A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve Net Zero. 


Location: Bridgwater (Satellite Delivery Centre or Hinkley Point C (HPC)),
Salary:  Competitive Salary & Benefits
Employment type: Permanent/Full Time 
Closing date: 23rd May 2022


The Opportunity


We are currently looking to recruit experienced Planners to join one of the most exciting and challenging projects within EDF, as we continue to lead the rebirth of nuclear in the UK. At Hinkley Point C (HPC) we are building two new nuclear reactors (European Pressurised Water Reactor- EPR), the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK providing low carbon electricity for around six million homes. 


As a Planner, you will work in the Planning Discipline of Integrated Project Controls (IPC), under the direction and leadership of the IPC Planning Manager. You will establish, develop and maintain project schedules for either the Central Controls Team or one of the Programme Controls Teams, including the timely and accurate maintenance of the Integrated Work Schedule (IWS. You will assist and support the Central Controls Team when required to ensure alignment with the Level 2 (client) IWS, and support EDF Energy in making informed decisions to support the efficient and timely delivery of work 


The Person


As a Planner, you will: 


•    Support the IPC Planning Manager and/or PCM in the implementation and maintenance of the Integrated Project Controls processes for Planning, including the production of month reports, through the provision of intelligent information and analysis.
•    Collaborate with other Disciplines of Integrated Project Controls, as well as other Project Support Functions, to help deliver Project goals in keeping with the HPC principles of Trust, Transparency and Teamwork;
•    Maintain an awareness of schedule interfaces with other Programmes and their potential impact.
•    Produce and maintain the schedule baseline IWS in Primavera 6 (P6), with fully logic-linked work plans aligned to the Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and utilising approved construction techniques;
•    Ensure the Level 2 IWS is updated to an agreed timeframe for monthly reporting;
•    Ensure the HPC Level 3 schedules are updated when required to reflect work progress and performance, to an agreed timeframe defined by the Central Controls Team;
•    Ensure that contractor schedules are produced in accordance with HPC processes and ensure that they align to the IWS forecast position;
•    Maintain daily and weekly work planning in 4D model;
•    Provide quality checks on the Scheduling data;
•    Identify, analyse and provide solutions to time-related issues;
•    Co-ordinate and produce schedule reports to a defined reporting cycle;
•    Assist in the Trend & Change process, including analysis of schedule impact, generating performance indicators and providing feedback on areas of risk and opportunities;

The Skills


You will be characterised by the following knowledge, qualifications and experience:




•    Minimum of HND or equivalent qualification in Engineering, Construction or other related field;
•    Proven relevant experience in a Project Management or Project Controls environment in a similar Scheduling role;
•    Experience in the use of scheduling software, ideally Primavera P6 version 7 and above;
•    Detailed understanding of scheduling methodologies and techniques;
•    Technical and practical comprehension of engineering, procurement and construction methods and techniques in a UK context;
•    Ability to produce accurate, complete and fully logic-linked construction plans;
•    High level of analytical and numerical skills and good attention to detail;
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.




•    Degree in Engineering, Construction or other related field;
•    Professionally qualified with chartered or equivalent status;
•    Experience of commercial contracting and good commercial awareness;
•    Experience of working over the full lifecycle of a project;
•    Experience on a major construction project or within the Nuclear Sector;
•    Understanding of other Disciplines of Project Controls (particularly Estimating, Cost and Risk) including management techniques and associated software;
•    Understanding of earned value analysis;
•    Understanding of various contract types, in particular the NEC suite and FIDIC;
•    Working knowledge of schedule risk analysis techniques;
•    The ability to build relationships both internally and externally;
•    Working knowledge of French and/or Chinese languages an advantage.


Competitive Salary & Benefits


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus.


Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application.  We’re happy to talk about flexibility in line with the requirements of this opportunity.



Why EDF?


#WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero.  


We are leading the UK's nuclear renaissance, we’re constructing a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, with plans for new power stations at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex.  Around a fifth of the UK's electricity is generated by our eight nuclear power stations, helping power our customers' homes and businesses.  


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.


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