Jacobs Planning Engineer in Bristol, United Kingdom

Planning Engineer


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The Nuclear New Build (NNB) team are the Programme Management Partner for the Client at Hinkley Point C.

This dynamic Team provide support to Buildings & Civils:

  • Project Management & delivery of Building and Civil Work on the main construction site:

1. Conventional Island

2. Balance of Plant

3. Nuclear Island

  • Specific work packages include:

1. Earthworks

2. Main Civil Works

3. Marine Works

4. Heat Sink

5. Project management & co-ordination of multi-disciplinary team to deliver scope


Working in the Scheduling Discipline of Project Controls, under the direction and leadership of the IPC Scheduling Manager, to establish, develop and maintain Project schedules / plans for either the Central Controls Team or one of the Programme Controls Teams. This will include the timely and accurate maintenance of the Integrated Work Schedule (IWS) in adherence with HPC processes, management of Level 3 (contract) schedules, and provision of time-related data and analysis. To assist and support the Central Controls Team when required to ensure alignment with the Level 2 (client) IWS. To support the Client in making informed decisions to support the efficient and timely delivery of work scope.

It is the overarching objective of the Integrated Project Controls (IPC) Function to act as a centre of excellence: the intelligent owners of the single source of delivery performance information, operating as an integrated enabler for the successful delivery of the HPC Project.

Operating Environment

Thinking Environment:

In order to understand the operating environment, the job-holder will be familiar with the following key documents contained within the Integrated Management System (IMS):

  • Company Manual – outlines the purpose of the company;

  • Project Execution Plan – describes the delivery strategy for the Project;

  • Project Manual – signposts readers to key procedures;

  • Project Controls Manual – how work is undertaken in the Project Controls Function;

  • Discipline-specific Procedures – detailed activity steps, interfaces, etc.

The Nuclear environment is highly regulated by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR);

Nuclear Safety Culture is of paramount importance to the Project and is embedded throughout.

Key Interfaces include:

  • Scheduling Discipline;

  • Other Project Controls Disciplines (Cost, Estimating, Risk Opportunity Trend & Change (ROTC), Reporting, Project Controls Managers (PCMs));

  • Project & Programme Managers;

  • Supply Chain Partners (Tier 1).

The job-holder will manage a number of Project contracts which will vary in size and complexity.

Framework & Boundaries

Challenges and Problem Solving:

  • Ensure alignment of data between Scheduling and other Disciplines of Project Controls;

  • Work with key interfaces to identify and understand issues and concerns;

  • Collaboratively resolve issues, implement corrective action or escalate as required.


  • The job-holder will maintain Project data within their area of work and will be expected to identify local issues and suggest resolutions or changes. The job-holder's line manager will be accountable for the data and decisions will be referred upwards accordingly.

Principal Accountabilities


  • Support the IPC Scheduling Manager and/or PCM in the implementation and maintenance of Project Controls processes for Scheduling, including the production of monthly reports, through the provision of intelligent information and analysis;

  • Collaborate with other Disciplines of Project Controls, as well as other Project Support Functions, to help deliver Project goals in keeping with the HPC principles of Trust, Transparency and Teamwork;

  • Maintain an awareness of schedule interfaces with other Programmes and their potential impact.

Core Processes:

  • Produce and maintain the schedule baseline IWS in Primavera 6 (P6), with fully logic-linked work plans aligned to the Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and utilising approved construction techniques;

  • Ensure the Level 2 IWS is updated to an agreed timeframe for monthly reporting;

  • Ensure the HPC Level 3 schedules are updated when required to reflect work progress and performance, to an agreed timeframe defined by the Central Controls Team;

  • Ensure that contractor schedules are produced in accordance with HPC processes and ensure that they align to the IWS forecast position;

  • Maintain daily and weekly work planning in 4D model;

  • Provide quality checks on the Scheduling data;

  • Identify, analyse and provide solutions to time-related issues;

  • Co-ordinate and produce schedule reports to a defined reporting cycle;

  • Assist in the Trend & Change process, including analysis of schedule impact, generating performance indicators and providing feedback on areas of risk and opportunities;

  • Adhere to Project governance and Scheduling standards and procedures;

  • Ensure all Project documents, in particular Sensitive Nuclear Information, are correctly protectively marked, and protected in accordance with the Client’s policies and procedures.


  • Hinkley Point C is a circa £20bn project;

  • This role will involve working in either the Central Controls Team, which is the sub-division of the Project Controls Function that operates at Project level, or an integrated multi-disciplinary delivery team for one of the six Programmes (Civils, Nuclear Island, Conventional Island, Equipment, Commissioning, or Mechanical, Electrical & HVAC);

  • The scope of each individual role will vary depending on the job-holder’s area of responsibility;

  • The role reports to the Lead Planning Engineer, who in turn reports to either the IPC Scheduling Manager (Central) or to the PCM for the Programme with a functional report to the IPC Scheduling Manager;

  • There are no subordinates in this role;

Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake

Note2: Role is based Bristol City Centre and HPC Site (both locations)– Monday to Friday – 40hrs per week

  • BPSS level security clearance will be required as minimum (must be willing to go through clearance process if no clearance held at time of application)

Reporting to: Project Controls Manager or Lead Planning Engineer



  • Minimum of HND or equivalent qualification in Engineering, Construction or other related field;

  • Proven relevant experience in a Project Management or Project Controls environment in a similar Scheduling role;

  • Experience in the use of scheduling software, ideally Primavera P6 version 7 and above.

  • Detailed understanding of scheduling methodologies and techniques;

  • Technical and practical comprehension of engineering, procurement and construction methods and techniques in a UK context;

  • Ability to produce accurate, complete and fully logic-linked construction plans;

  • Good working knowledge of P6;

  • High level of analytical and numerical skills;

  • Good attention to detail;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Degree in Engineering, Construction or other related field;

  • Professionally qualified with chartered or equivalent status;

  • Experience of commercial contracting;

  • Experience of working over the full lifecycle of a project;

  • Experience on a major construction project;

  • Experience in the Nuclear sector.

  • Understanding of other Disciplines of Project Controls (particularly Estimating, Cost and ROTC) including management techniques and associated software;

  • Understanding of earned value analysis;

  • Understanding of various contract types, in particular the NEC suite and FIDIC;

  • Working knowledge of schedule risk analysis techniques;

  • The ability to build relationships both internally and externally;

  • Good commercial awareness;

  • Working knowledge of French and/or Chinese languages an advantage.

Technical Competencies

The job-holder will be expected to have a working level of knowledge of, and to use, the following (or similar equivalent) software tools:

  • Primavera P6 (Scheduling);

  • Synchro (4D modelling);

  • Acumen Fuse (Schedule Analysis);

  • Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint);

  • Teamcenter (Document Control).

The HPC Project Controls team operate or interface with the following key systems and a working knowledge of these systems would be an advantage:

  • EcoSys (Cost, Changes, Earned Value Management);

  • ARM (Risks, Opportunities, Trends);

  • @risk (QCRA);

  • Safran (QSRA);

  • Primavera P6 (Scheduling);

  • Synchro (Schedule 4D modelling);

  • Acumen Fuse (Schedule Analysis);

  • Adobe Professional (Report Publishing);

  • Power BI (Business Intelligence Analytics);

  • Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access);

  • SAP (Financial);

  • CEMAR (Supply Chain);

  • Teamcenter (Document Control).

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have recently celebrated 10 years of our culture of caring - ‘BeyondZero’. We see safety differently - we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

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We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Bristol

Req ID: ATE00005H