Project Planner (P6 etc) at AWE, Reading, 12 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Reading, UK
  • Jul 10, 2024
6 Months or more Marketing

Contract Description


Project Planner – Inside IR35

Contract Term: 18 months

Contracting Authority: AWE

Location: 5 days per week office based – Aldermaston, Reading


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.

DV 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:  

  • Creation of the Work breakdown structure, Resource loading, Project level IMS (Integrated Master Schedule), and Project-specific basis of scheduling documents.
  • Input into the month-end process including Updating schedule progress. (EV percentage complete), Undertaking schedule forecasting, updating milestone status and critical path analysis, and Undertaking schedule performance review including EV variance analysis. (SPI)
  • Providing Planning input to Investment approval and Change Control process, Risk and Opportunity process, and Peer reviews.
  • Production of Planning and EV deliverables in accordance with the appropriate procedures and guidelines.
  • Proposing solutions and workarounds to address schedule performance issues.
  • Ensuring understanding of responsibilities and demonstrating appropriate behaviours in line with the Company’s environmental, health, safety, security, quality, and ethics standards.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with and awareness of project members.
    Supporting the development of the Assistant Planners.



You’ll have: 

  • Extensive Planning experience
  • Primavera P6 experience
  • MS Excel
  • A self-starter that can hit the ground running.