Practitioner Planning Engineer

  • Contract
  • Dunbar
  • Posted 1 month ago


Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we’ll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

Jacobs are recruiting for a Planning Engineer of Practitioner level to Join our EDF framework delivery team. Our team supports our key client EDF Energy Nuclear Generation with regards their nuclear fleet in the UK. This is a key role within our Project Management Resource team which is spread across our UK network at all UK sites and stations. The role will be based at the EDF Torness Power Station and will require occasional business travel to UK sites/stations.

  • The position is accountable to the client Project Controls Group Head, PPM and/or Operations Manager and are responsible to develop & manage schedules to incorporate risk, change, resource requirements and cost in accordance with EDF Generation Company requirements and standards.

  • The Planning Engineer will create plans for the full project lifecycle including development and design in the Nuclear Defueling team, supporting delivery of the client’s ALR2 commitments.

  • The role will be based at the EDF Hartlepool and will require from time to time, business travel to UK sites/stations. Flexible working arrangements between office and home may be possible, however the role will predominantly be based at the Power Station. In this role you will report to the Jacobs Operations Manager, but be accountable for project delivery directly to the client.

  • Everyone working in our team will have a proven track record of working within highly regulated environments with high safety standards and culture.

  • Good communication and organisational skills are a must with the ability to develop relationships and maintain effective networks and be results-focused with a team-centred approach.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Minimum of HNC/HND ideally in an Engineering discipline or relevant experience.

  • Breadth of experience across whole project and programme lifecycle. (e.g. Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation/Commissioning processes).

  • Experienced in the latest version of Primavera.

  • Ability to develop, control, monitor, analyse and report on schedule related aspects for designated projects within a Portfolio.

  • Establish and monitor a cost and resource loaded, logic linked, baseline plan for the project in accordance with Programme Office processes.

  • Capture project budgetary costs and resources in the plan to determine time phasing of expenditure and the total project budget.

  • Able to establish robust Work Breakdown and Project Control Structures in terms of project scope, in accordance with Investment Delivery processes, templates and Procedures.

  • Experienced to challenge as necessary to ensure compatibility and compliance.

  • Leadership to ensure that the project plan embraces the full project work scope, is fit for purpose and is achievable.

  • Knowledge to maintain and control project baselines in line with company procedures and guidance.

  • Monitor, control and analyse the project programme and cost information using Earned Value methodologies

  • Experienced to integrate 3rd party schedules and data into the overall project plan.

  • Ability to communicate well at all levels of management and can produce monthly reports, to an agreed reporting cycle, through the provision of intelligent information and analysis.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (

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