Our client a Major Organisation within the Nuclear industry are seeking a Planner (Strategic Outage) to be part of the team responsible for managing a significant number of outages over the power stations 3 year operating cycle.


Role description

The role of Planner (Strategic Outage) involves liaising with station departments such as Safety, Operations, Maintenance and Supply Chain to develop and maintain a logic linked & resourced plan for plant activities.


  • Develop fully logic linked and resourced level 3 (task) plan for specific plant areas, review historic similar plans to identify differences and review these with appropriate Station departments.
  • Integrate all activities in a given plant area, review logic & resource conflicts and;
    • Match work scope to available resource
    • Group work permit boundaries with SAP
    • Co-ordinate use of common services & facilities within plant areas
  • Integrate all activities to all other plant areas, logic & resources & identify all cross project links
  • Manage changes to the plan due to “Scope Change” during preparation phase and include contingency activities.
  • Maintain Plan during execution phase by, updating progress, tracking critical path, reviewing impact of emergent work & identifying any errors / improvements required in the plan.
  • Check plan against Tech Spec and other compliance requirements.
  • Provide outage reports as requested.
  • Support / Input to post outage reviews, in particular capture all OPEX in the plan & investigate critical path duration variations.
  • Provide support to Lead Planner / Outage Coordinator

Essential skills

  • Significant outage / maintenance planning experience
  • An engineering or scientific HNC (or equivalent).
  • Proficient in using Planning Tools – Primavera
  • Proficient in Planning and basic Project Management Tools & techniques.



Published by Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide them to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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