Project Planner

Coventry £ 50,000 - £ 60,000 p.a. Contract

Job Reference: 013746

The Manufacturing Technology Centre is a UK success story - created to provide manufacturing systems solutions in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit the MTC has a unique opportunity for a Project Planner. The role will be required to lead the planning activities across multiple projects within the overall defence programme on a 6 - 12-month contract.



Benefits: The MTC lead the way with a superb suite of benefits including; 33 days holiday, fully flexible working week Monday-Thursday, Smart Holiday system, Life Assurance, Payment of professional subscriptions, Plus many others.


Flexibility is key to success at the MTC and many of their colleagues work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don‘t let anything stop you from applying.



The Role    


The Project Planner‘s primary function will be to ensure the planning, tracking and communication of projects to support delivery on time, on budget and to the required quality standard. This will involve overseeing the overall performance to deliver the required results. The role also encompasses:

  • Ensures project implementation as well as work packages and constraints are accurately integrated into project planning scenario.

  • Responsible for monitoring progress and producing accurate projections.

  • Ensures other functions have access to accurate current reports and projections and relevant reports are available for the customer.

  • Advises Functional managers regarding projects, processes and procedures in the own field.

  • Handles communication with direct colleagues and the business about design and coordination services rendered.

  • Contributes to project as a team member or leads small projects.

  • Facilitation of workshops to support engineering teams in development of project plans.

  • Development of WBS

  • Supporting key future bid work.

  • Providing a good customer service and ensure that the project is trusted to deliver on its customer service proposition;

  • Budget and financial management including EVM.



The Person


The successful candidate for the role of Project Planner will have/be:

  • Experience of project management processes & reporting techniques across both multiple/large value projects and contracts

  • Qualified to degree level

  • An experienced MS Project, P6 and Excel user

  • Ideally professionally qualified to MCIOB, MRICS, APM or equally similar standard


They will understand:

  • Building Capability - Build their own and others‘ capability through feedback and learning or development opportunities to ensure that the project / sub programmes have the required capabilities to meet the business needs

  • Innovation - To lead project / sub programme improvements in order to meet strategic priorities and realise benefits from change and can demonstrate resilience and flexibility

  • Commercial Awareness - To have the ability to view situations from a commercial perspective and be operating at a level where commercially focused decisions are made;

  • Communication - Strong ability to engage, persuade, convince or influence others (individuals or groups) through their communication style and approach. The ability to understand and anticipate their audience‘s position or response and adapt their message in order to gain their commitment;

  • Customer Awareness - Excellent focus on providing good customer service and the ability to balance our customers‘ needs alongside other priorities and constraints such as budgets and resources;

  • Managing Project Performance - Taking responsibility for performance including setting the standards and reviewing performance against these and anticipating issues and responding appropriately to drive and improve performance;


Please note, due to the nature of the role, candidates must be willing and able to complete National Security Vetting.


To apply for the position of Project Planner please forward an up to date copy of your CV to Matthew Fielding.

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