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Faithful+Gould and Atkins Corporation
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
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2 Dec 2022
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Planning that keeps the world moving.

Welcome to Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group.

Our talented employees work on some of the most exciting and prestigious construction challenges around the globe. So, join our friendly, collaborative team, where you'll be trusted to deliver excellence for people and the environment. We'll also support you with all the training and progression you need to take your career to the next level.

We encourage our people to find a work-life balance that helps them thrive. So, ask us how our flexible and remote working policies can support your priorities. We hear and recognise all our people's different perspectives. Some of our recent pledges have been for Women's Equality and being a 'Disability Confident' and 'Inclusive Employer.' Learn more.

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As a Planner, you'll support Senior Planners with project planning systems, policies and standards, assisting with compliance in planning activities across strategic national projects and programmes. You'll collaborate with colleagues who deliver high-quality work and aren't just driven by success but also by doing the right thing. It's what people know Faithful+Gould for. And when you work with us, it's what you'll be known for too.

Join us and collaborate across the disciplines on large and niche projects in transportation, nuclear and utilities. We're big on expertise, not hierarchy, so you'll be trusted with more responsibility while supported by everyone around you. There's no one-size-fits-all in Faithful+Gould – you'll be encouraged to grow at every career stage in the direction that interests you.

Your Purpose:

  • Assist in establishing a set of baselines in order to manage and evaluate client performance and contractor performance. Where performance deviates from the baseline, highlight to the Senior Planner, identifying potential impacts and proposing suitable mitigations where applicable.
  • Identify key programme interfaces and liaise with the Senior Planner to document definitions of these.
  • Liaise with Project Managers to maintain P6 programme schedules, and manage the interface between schedules.
  • Provide hierarchical performance reporting to inform processes such as Earned Value Management.
  • Correlate Schedule, Cost and Risk assessments through integrated solutions to influence critical path analysis thus providing robust/quality plans for decision making.
  • Support in “what-if” scenario Planning, providing integrated solutions to project conflicts and recoveries.
  • Support the Senior Planner in ad-hoc business requirements as required.
  • Capture, implement and share best practice Project Planning policy, processes and procedures across the wider business to drive continuous improvement, and provide specialist advice as requested.
  • Demonstrate through a set of agreed performance indicators the efficiency and effectiveness of the plans and schedules develop.

What Can You Bring?

  • A recognised diploma or degree or equivalent experience.
  • Significant experience in all aspects of planning and scheduling.
  • An understanding of Risk management and change management, earned value analysis, completion forecasting and status reporting.
  • Experience of utilities or large Infrastructure projects in one or more of the following industries - rail, aviation, nuclear, water and highways.
  • 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 professional planning tools such as Primavera P6
  • Excellent communication skills.

Why work for Faithful+Gould?

Join us and expand your career on some of the industry's most exciting and newsworthy construction projects – from mission-critical COVID-19 facilities to the world's tallest hotel, London's Heathrow Airport to Europe's first eco-friendly mosque. You'll enjoy invaluable exposure to international expertise as well as innovation in local niche areas.

Communities are at the heart of our work. Together, our people are proud to be working towards a Net Zero Carbon future and regenerating cities across the UK. Read about more of the ways we're making a positive impact.

Meeting your needs:

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as fitness funding, leadership training, professional accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need.

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More about us:

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a major international consultancy with over 70 years of integrated project and programme management expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills and support to develop in ways that work for you. You'll be trusted to play a vital role in the organisation while making a tangible difference to the world and our future.

Additional Information:

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 recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.


Faithful+Gould is a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, we advise on some of the world’s most exciting construction related projects – from giant petrochemical plants to the world’s tallest hotel, and from London’s Heathrow Airport to the Freedom Tower in New York.

Our success is built on hiring and then developing the very best people. Our standards are high, as are the rewards for those who join our team. The opportunity to draw from international expertise and work on some of the most demanding and prestigious construction challenges around the globe ensures your career success.

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