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Project Planner

  • Job reference: R-031247
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Warrington

Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s leading project and cost management consultancies operating at the forefront of the transport, property and industry sectors.  Placing great emphasis on the training, development and progression of our staff, we’re dedicated to providing high quality professional services with cutting-edge expertise. Join us and you will benefit from a development programme designed to ensure your career objectives are met in full.

Due to business growth, we are looking for an ambitious Project Planner to join our Infrastructure team in our North of England region, based in Warrington, Manchester or Leeds. The region has a large portfolio of infrastructure clients and is at the forefront of our national delivery to the rail, highways and industry sectors. With our high profile and strong reputation for delivering high quality services, we have many opportunities in major projects for clients including Highways England, Network Rail and HS2.

This role has excellent prospects for individuals who have a strong ambition to progress.  As well as technical project planning competence, we are looking for someone with the ability to think laterally, who possesses first class communication skills, strong commercial awareness and who will provide a first-class service to our clients.


•A recognised diploma or degree or be qualified by experience. 
•Significant experience in all aspects of planning and scheduling in Primavera products. 
•Experience of Infrastructure projects preferably including Rail and/or Highways, or alternatively Nuclear or Utilities. 
•An understanding of Risk management. 
•A flexible approach to be office or site based according to the needs of the business and client 
•Effective client interface skills and experience with the ability to offer both strategic and project advice. 
•Good report writing and presentation skills. 
•Good IT skills and the ability to operate Primavera P6 as a minimum. 
•Experience or knowledge of resourcing, progress measurement, earned value analysis, completion forecasting and status reporting 

The right person: 

To do well in this role you’ll need to be able to demonstrate the following: 

•A confident and professional manner, coupled with excellent communication skills, with clients and colleagues alike, to ensure clarity in all situations and to effectively influence. 
•An analytical thinker, you’ll also be able to show initiative and examples of creativity. 
•Self-motivated and able to work well on your own initiative. 
•Highly organised and able to prioritise. 
•Ability to collaborate and build relationships across the wider teams. 
•Ability to work well under pressure and proven ability to deliver to deadlines. 

Additional information 
This role has excellent prospects for an individual who has a strong ambition to progress and enjoys working collaboratively within a vibrant team. Apply today – you won’t look back. 
To join a company that is as committed to diversity as it is to excellence, apply now. 

In return F+G provide excellent career development, work package and a supportive, driven network of professionals.

You should possess a willingness to continue to develop your career through our structured training programme.
Faithful+Gould develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. Faithful+Gould is accredited Investors In People. 

Reward and Benefits
Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices. 
All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:

Security Clearance 
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. 
If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.