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Project Planner (Fibre Telecoms Services)

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  • Salary: £50000 - £60000
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  • Job ID: 00852
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Job Description

Job Title: Project Planner- Fibre Services

Location: UK (Home based is an option)

Salary: £50k-£60k

Job Type: Full Time, Perm


Established for over 20 years, our client continues to be a vital network and infrastructure partners to both fixed and mobile carriers across the enterprise sector. Through continued growth and progression they have expanded globally.


Due to their continued expansion, they are looking for an experienced Project Planner to support a number of FTTH rollout programmes in Ireland, UK & North America. The role is based in the UK or Ireland with flexible working.


Project Planner Role Requirements

  • Develop the maturity of Delivery Plans & Schedules
  • Implement Planning & Scheduling best practice
  • Develop, establish & maintain integrated schedules from which to monitor, analyse, report, and forecast performance on the build program at a project-by-project level
  • Monitor and report on progress against the plan and make changes as required
  • Highlight key milestone and critical path issues to members of the team, provide an assessment of the impact of such issues and recommend solutions to correct the position
  • Produce scenario-based project plans for review by Senior Management Team & Project Teams
  • Analyse and validate quarterly / yearly plans in line with strategy ensuring any proposed deviation from baseline is understood
  • Liaise with and support commercial managers to assess and action changes
  • Cost, revenue & resource forecasting
  • Trend analysis
  • Liaise with finance to ensure plans are aligned with budgets
  • Proactively manage stakeholders
  • Continually seek new initiatives and process changes to improve, expand and mature the Planning Practices and capabilities of the organisation
  • Develop recovery schedules and contingency plans to meet changed objectives, as necessary
  • Provide input to the project’s critical issues risk log. Review planning risks and monitor whether the risk register is updated accordingly
  • Monitor and audit contractor plans and planning processes.
  • Interrogate contractor’s statement of progress for schedule adherence and payment purposes


Candidate Requirements

  • 5+ years Project Planner level experience
  • Telecommunications experience preferable.
  • Experience working on complex projects preferably with infrastructure / construction deployments.
  • Excellent communicator with proven ability to create & maintain cross functional relationships.
  • Excellent stakeholder management experience
  • Excellent written and spoken English required.
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Ability to adapt services to changing requirements within agreed parameters
  • Interface with customers and internal team
  • Maintaining effective relationships
  • PC literate, especially Microsoft Office suite
  • Working experience of MS Project (essential), and other project planning tools
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle tasks in a fast-paced deadline-oriented environment
  • Detail oriented and delivery focused with ability to analyse data and present clear summaries & solutions
  • In-depth knowledge of Project Management methodology and practices e.g., PMBOK, Prince2
  • A broad knowledge and understanding of the various architecture solutions of a fibre network rollout (preferable).


Additional Information

As a Project Planner you will be working closely with a strong team, with regular customer face-to face communications. You may be required to travel nationally and internationally.