Graduate Planner @One Peterborough 2024

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At MWH Treatment we believe that people matter. We know that to build successful, creative teams we need a diverse workforce that can deliver new innovative ways of thinking. We provide an environment where you will have the freedom to develop and grow to your full potential.

The role

To continue with our growth plans for 2024 and beyond we are searching for Planning Graduates to join our Professional Development Programme for our autumn 2024 intake, based in Peterborough for our @one Alliance.

The @one Alliance is a collaborative organisation of consultants and contractors working together to deliver more than half of Anglian Waters capital investment programme.

What will you be doing as our new Graduate Planner

As our new Graduate Planner, you’ll work under the direct guidance of an experienced Planner in an integrated project delivery team and gain experience of developing and maintaining accurate and robust project plans. Working cross- functionally, you’ll learn to take ownership of the project plan, drive the project team to deliver to the plan and challenge any delay and deviation.

With an established training programme geared towards you becoming a Senior Planner, you’ll succeed in this role by being enthusiastic, visible, and eager to learn and make a difference!

Key responsibilities

  • Assist with collaboratively developing and maintaining robust detailed project plans for the Delivery Team in accordance with @one requirements.
  • Liaise with Delivery Teams to ensure consistency of key assumptions on methodology and outputs etc.
  • Assist with ensuring project plans capture the full project scope and the resource plan is maintained.
  • Assist with pro-actively ensuring project plans are up to date and identifying opportunities and risks in the plan and monitor the critical path and key milestones, advising the delivery team on any potential changes.
  • Assist with developing 4D animations of the project plan to aid digital rehearsal of the project construction.
  • Learn to communicate the effects of progress on key dates and challenge team to deliver on time.
  • Ensure planning standards are maintained across @one and published processes are adhered to.
  • Complete and comply with all operational site H&S requirements to ensure safe working practices.

A little bit about your skills, experience and behaviours

To join us and develop your career in Project Planning you’ll be currently studying for or have completed a degree level (or equivalent) qualification in an Engineering/ Management/ Construction discipline and have a desire to pursue a career in a Project based role.

With excellent IT and good digital skills, an inquisitive and logical mind you will be open to and communicate with a wide range of audiences. Being a pro-active team member, having strong organisational skills and be able to prioritise will underpin your drive to learn, develop and make a positive impact.

What MWH offer

Along with of structured learning and development throughout your graduate scheme and beyond, MWH also offer a variety of benefits, such as;

  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays (with an additional 5 days available to buy)
  • Contribution Pension scheme
  • Private medical Insurance
  • Gym memberships
  • Technology salary sacrifice scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Scheme - free mental health support, financial advice
  • And many more benefits including Sports and Social club membership

About you


  • Water/Wastewater Process Science/Engineering
  • Successful candidates will need to be flexible and willing to spend time in other offices and sites. This is to gain a full understanding of new projects and different clients, which will provide fresh experiences and support your development.
  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal are essential, and you must be able to work well within a team and independently. You will be self – motivated, flexible and reliable with good problem-solving skills.
  • You will also have a strong client service focus and excellent organisational skills with the ability to multi-task. Excellent computer skills and a good understanding of Microsoft Office are essential.
  • Candidates will also need to have a full UK driving license or have the ability to make their own way to our sites and offices

About us

MWH Treatment is an integrated design and build solution provider operating in the water sector. We have over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, primarily supporting six long term water sector frameworks operating both as MWH Treatment and increasingly in joint ventures and alliances.

At MWH Treatment we create opportunity by inviting, embracing and celebrating difference.

Our goal as an employer is to recruit, motivate, and develop our employees with diverse ranges of talents and perspectives to ensure that we have the breadth of viewpoints, experiences, and skills needed to succeed.

Embracing diversity of all kinds enables MWH Treatment to provide a work environment and culture that play a key role in attracting and retaining the right people with the right skills.

Living these values and committing to diversity and inclusion supports and enhances our employees and acts as a key differentiator in the market.

We are signed up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant in making a promise to support our forces. We are working with CTP to help ex veterans find work in the civilian world. We also support Mates in Mind which is a charitable programme to improve and promote positive mental health in the workplace.

DEADLINE 20th December 2023