Project Planner

  • Job Reference: PSR1JP00078823
  • Date Posted: 26 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Public Sector Resourcing
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Business Development
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: 18

Job Description

Project Planner Inside IR35

Contract Term: 18 months

Contracting Authority: AWE

Location: Hybrid with travel to Aldermaston up to 3 days a week

What if you could work on something that you can't test but cannot afford to fail? Something that could have spent years on a submarine, is launched into outer space (where the temperature is below -250c), comes hurtling through the atmosphere, being heated up and shaken and then must work? Some challenge.

That's exactly what the team of over 6,500 people at AWE do every day: delivering important work, in support of the most important mission - keeping the nation safe.

AWE plays a crucial role in national nuclear security. Their role in nuclear deterrence and their specialist technical assistance to nuclear threat reduction is vital in the defence against the most serious threats faced by the UK. Working to support the defence of our country, AWE has a clear mission: to keep everyone, the environment, their products and information, sites, and everything around them, safe and secure.

SC Clearance is an essential requirement for this role, as a minimum you must be eligible and willing to undergo these checks.

As a Project Planner, your main responsibilities will be to:

Develop and maintain EVM compliant IMS in accordance with functional procedures and guidelines.

  • Validate and verify schedule data provided by suppliers (internal and external to AWE) prior to appropriate incorporation within IMS.
  • Create the Work breakdown structure, Resource loading, Project level IMS (Integrated Master Schedule), and Project-specific basis of scheduling document.
  • Provide planning input to project throughout the project lifecycle at the appropriate level.
    Support the Senior Planner with emergent projects as directed by Business Management Manager.
  • Provide Planning input to Investment approval and Change Control process, Risk and Opportunity process, and Peer reviews.
  • Maintain personal level of subject matter expertise.
  • Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player.


  • Extensive experience as planner
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement
  • Experience in MS projects
  • Experience in project management

If this role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply or get in touch

AWE's ambition is to create workplaces that recognise and celebrate differences, encourage diverse contributions and where people feel able to be themselves at work. They strive to create a genuine culture of openness and inclusion and encourage diverse applicants.

Disability confident

As a member of the disability confident scheme, AWE guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

Armed Forces Covenant

AWE is proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant and as such, we guarantee to interview all veterans or spouses / partners of military personnel who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of ex-military candidates / military spouses or partners, who meet all of the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

If you qualify for the above, please notify us

We will be in touch to discuss your suitability and arrange your Guaranteed Interview.

Should you require reasonable adjustments at any point during the recruitment process or if there is a more accessible way for us to communicate, please do let me know.

In applying for this role, you acknowledge the following "this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different.

Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.