Assistant Project Planner Graduate Future Leaders Swindon 2024

At Colas Rail, we have over one hundred years of experience in delivering major innovations across our sector. Every day, thousands of train run on tracks built or maintained by Colas Rail.

We deliver on the challenges set by a rapidly changing railway environment - constantly seeking to adapt our behaviour and culture to not only meet and exceed the expectations of our customers and stakeholders, but to also continuously develop and support our people.

Purpose of the role

The Future Leaders Graduate Programme is a 2-year programme designed to give you the skills, knowledge and experience to become a Project Planner.

As an Assistant Project Planner, you will assist with the development, maintenance and updating of project plans and programmes of work for Railway Signalling projects.

Key responsibilities

  • Support in the development of scope identification
  • Assist in the development of scheduling requirements
  • Create basic WBS for program development
  • Understand periodic drumbeat and reporting requirements
  • Attend Project Update meetings
  • Contribute in the creation and review of project baselines
  • Assist in the periodic schedule updates
  • Prepares planning and scheduling information for reporting
  • Work with the project team to ensure that everyone works in a collaborative, open and honest manner with all stakeholders – liaising regularly with subcontractors, client and any relevant third parties where required.
  • Attend all the relevant Graduate Development Training for your pathway, ensuring the learning gets delivered in the workplace.
  • Complete the Safety Challenge when requested.
  • As you will expect the organisation may change from time to time and you will be expected to meet the operational requirements.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required from time to time.

Person specification

  • Can collaborate as part of a team
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of Windows and Microsoft software
  • Minimum 2:2 in chosen Degree
  • Show an interest and drive to be part of the Rail Industry and Colas Rail
  • Work independently and in a team using your own initiative to deliver successful projects

About us

Colas Rail in the United Kingdom hold three core values: Care, Share and Dare. We take care of our employees, always ensuring safety is a top priority and we nurture our collective wellbeing.

We share a passion for what we do, celebrate our achievements and value high standards like nowhere else. We dare to take on new challenges; we are one of the international leaders in our industry. We continually innovate and expand in new markets.

We value and encourage diversity in our workforce, regardless of background, disability, age, religion, or gender. As part of our aim to deliver quality services, we are committed to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination.

We will create a workforce that is reflective of the communities we work and live in. We are committed to the Disability Confidence Scheme, and as such we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme.

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