About the role
Facilitate the connection of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to the electricity grid
Climate change is the biggest challenge facing our generation. The transition to clean energy is critical to helping us achieve the goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050. As National Grid Electricity Transmission is at the heart of energy in the UK, we have a big part to play in supporting the delivery of a decarbonised energy system.
As a Planner, you’ll have the opportunity to play a key role in the UK’s transition to clean energy, implementing best practice in project controls and providing development, tendering, construction, and commercial planning expertise for projects within your portfolio.
You’ll work with Principal Contractor Planners on their programme submissions to ensure they reflect reality and are of expected standard. You’ll also work closely with Project Managers and Quantity surveyors to provide programme insights and recommendations for corrective actions if the programme is off track. In addition, you’ll support the project team with analysis of compensation events on NEC3 and NEC4 contracts.
You’ll mostly be working from home, coupled with working on site in the South-West 2-3 times a month.
This is a 12-month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave, with potential to extend depending on performance and workload.
What you'll need
You’ll have an advanced knowledge of project planning skills, be an expert user of Primavera P6, as well as have experience in delivering Electricity Construction projects. A driving licence that permits you to drive in the UK is also essential.
You are an excellent communicator. Colleagues find you open, honest, and easy to approach. You are happy to speak to whoever you need to, to get the job done and know how to approach difficult conversations in a productive, professional manner.
An advanced knowledge of project and programme management, project controls and their application are all key, as is the capability to assess change and impact assessment on time risk allowance and forensic analysis. You’ll also need experience on giving advice on programme queries with regards to NEC4 and NEC3.
You are a good coordinator/facilitator to get teams to reach a solution.
What you'll get
- Salary between £49,000 - £60,000 dependant on capability
- £3,000 Market Supplement
- Annual Performance Based Bonus
- 26 days annual leave, plus eight statutory days
- The option to buy additional or sell holiday days Generous contributory pension scheme - we will double-match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%
- Financial support to help cover the cost of professional membership subscriptions, course fees, books, exam fees and time off for study leave – so long as it’s relevant to your role.
- Access to several flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.
- Family care benefits including a back-up care service for when your usual care arrangements fall through (six paid days each year as standard with the option to purchase further days)
- Access to a numerous apps which support health, fitness and wellbeing.
This role closes on 15th October 2023 however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary.
Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single requirement. At National Grid we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace for everyone. So, if you’re excited about this role but your experience or qualifications don’t match the job description exactly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right person for our growing business in this role or another one.
At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.
Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.