Strategic Planners/Scheduling

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40 countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.
In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

  • Develop and maintain the Basis of Schedule and all levels of schedule required to manage the project scope, including what-if schedules for scenario optimisation options and schedules for risk analysis.
  • Develop and implement the planning and schedule management processes, systems, tools and templates and deploy to all relevant project team members including consultants, suppliers and main works contractors as required.
  • Monitor and track delivery performance, productivity, interdependencies, interfaces and predict outcomes for each element of the WBS with the wider project team and accountable project managers using relevant analytics tools, EVM, critical path, scenario analyses, buffer and critical chain management.
  • Produce narrative reports and data for analytic dashboards and visual management tools as required to manage the planning and scheduling function and the programme.

Here’s what you’ll need:

    • A track record of implementing planning and schedule management and governance on complex infrastructure projects.
    • Demonstrable evidence of deploying planning and scheduling processes, systems, tools & techniques and collaborative planning facilitation.
    • Experienced in developing, maintaining, and analysing cost and resource loaded programmes.
    • Proficient user of a range of planning (Primavera P6, MS Project) and risk software (Acumen Fuse, Safran Risk).
    • Demonstrable experience of successfully working in a matrix model and integrated team on major infrastructure projects using NEC form of contracts and relevant legislation.

    Our Culture

    Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs.

    We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here.

    Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role
    If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team.

    Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know.


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