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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period: 
Salary:  £40,069 - £84,892

Flexible, GB Gloucester, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Planning Lead

The Opportunity


We are looking for 4 Planning Leads (1x entry-level, 2x mid-level, 1x higher-level) to join our growing PMO team in Nuclear Decommissioning at our central support office in Gloucestershire, to specialise in Project, Programme, and Portfolio Planning.


The Planning Lead is responsible for ensuring the Planning of a specified Project, Programme, or Portfolio is carried-out professionally and in compliance with all EDF Energy requirements to support Nuclear Decommissioning.  You'll work alongside Project, Category and Programme Managers plus other Controls professionals, to provide planning support, insights and observations to aid scope delivery. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of Project, Programme and Portfolio Controls in EDF.


We invite applications from professionals with a diverse range of experiences and qualifications for the available positions listed above. Whether you are an experienced professional seeking a career change or a newly qualified individual eager to embrace an exciting opportunity, we encourage you to apply for this role. Your unique skills and background are valued, and we look forward to considering your application.


Pay, benefits and culture


We can offer a competitive salary from £40,069-£84,892 and you'll be appointed based on the parameters outlined in the Nuclear Generation Company Agreement as well as your existing salary, competence, experience and qualifications.


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself. We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility. We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.

We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.


What you'll be doing


As a Planning Lead, alongside reporting into the Senior Planning Lead, you will:


  • Provide specialist fleet-wide support for Planning for Nuclear Decommissioning  
  • Ensure full compliance with EDF requirements for Planning, and as needed, lead other Planning professionals ensuring consistency, coherence and adherence to relevant standards
  • Support the resource, cost and estimating process to ensure baseline control is in place for plan/cost monitoring purposes
  • Carry out routine review/analysis of project, programme, and portfolio controls and monthly reports for planning
  • Analyse trends within the portfolio and deliver feedback on areas of planning, resource, and risk
  • Contribute to the Project, Programme, Portfolio change control and risk management processes
  • Proactively support evolution of Control processes and tools to meet EDF requirements.

Who you are


As a Planning Lead, at a minimum you will hold a HNC as a minimum requirement in a relevant subject, and have come from a Multi-Discipline, Engineering Project Management or Project Control environment, ideally within a highly regulated environment.


Planning Lead’s will have a high level of analytical and numerate skills being proficient in the use of various Planning and control tools and systems, and having experience of Primavera Planning software would be preferable. You’ll have a detailed understanding of Planning methodologies and techniques. You’ll also be proficient in the application of Earned Value concepts and tools, as well as having a working knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation.


We are looking for you to thrive in collaborative settings, where teamwork is not just encouraged but celebrated, and where collective efforts pave the path to success. In this role, you'll engage with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, forging robust relationships that are pivotal to our mission, both internally and externally.

Your expertise in workload management will shine as you adeptly prioritise tasks, optimise resources, and maintain a structured approach. This ensures that projects are not only completed efficiently but also to the highest standard of quality and excellence.


Closing date for applications: Sunday 1st October

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