Apprentice Project Planner

Reach Active Limited
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description

Job Description


‘Engineering excellence through proficiency.’

ReachActive provides specialist engineering services across the power, multi-utility and building services sectors within the UK and Ireland. We are a forward thinking and innovative contractor adept at recognising business opportunity, identifying gaps in the market and delivering total solutions that meet the needs and exceed all expectations of our clients.

ReachActive provides its clients with a single source of specialist project resources and services. This approach has led to its five complementary divisions, which provide an unrivalled breadth & depth of engineering services.


  • Multi-utility installations and diversions
  • Overhead power lines
  • Substations
  • Underground power networks
  • Building services


Our vision is to be the foremost utility engineering and building systems provider in the UK and Ireland.


Through dedication, collaboration, innovation and honest evaluation ReachActive will continue on its path of sustainable progression for the benefit of its staff, clients and the communities in which it operates.


  • Safety – continuous promotion of a safety culture targeting zero harm
  • Teamwork – collaborating and benefiting from working together
  • Respect – for staff, clients, communities and the environment
  • Integrity – delivering on promises
  • Vision – being open to all possibilities
  • Excellence – dedicated to high quality in all ReachActive does


Your role will be responsible for supporting the planning and coordination of various London projects within the organisation. You will work closely with the project management team, assisting in the development and implementation of project plans and schedules. With opportunity to learn and grow within the organisation, gaining valuable skills and knowledge in project management.


  • Assist in creating and maintaining project schedules using project management tools.
  • Collaborate with project managers to gather project requirements and monitor progress.
  • Assist in identifying and mitigating project risks and issues.
  • Support the tracking and reporting of project progress, ensuring adherence to timelines and milestones.
  • Assist in the coordination of project resources, including personnel equipment and materials and capturing working hours for labour resources.
  • Collaborate with all the project teams to ensure effective communication and collaboration throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Project co-ordination to ensure the achievement of all deliverables in a timely manner, including attendance at site/office meetings where appropriate
  • Monitor and undertake co-ordination of planning and environmental activities, checking of work undertaken, ensuring compliance with company procedures
  • Update and report progress of the project at regular intervals to the Planning Manager.
  • Ensure that the established planning and scheduling approach is followed
  • Assist with the preparation of the weekly / monthly programme report.



  • Basic knowledge and competent in using Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office
  • Good verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with project team.
  • Attention to detail and with high level of accuracy in work.
  • Ability to analyse data and generate reports.
  • Good organisational and time management skills, with ability to prioritise and multitask effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability to take direction from management


  • Planning experience in Multi-utility diversion and ICP Projects will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies and best practice is a plus.

N.B. It should also be noted that the above list of principal duties is not necessarily a complete statement of duties and should be considered as for guidance only.


The role may require you to travel to sites across the UK with occasional overnight stays, as and when required. Due to the nature of our works, there may be a requirement to cover out of hours works e.g., weekends and on some occasion’s nights. Within reason, you must be willing to cover out of hours works, where necessary.

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