Role description

NWS’ vision is to secure a safer future for us all.

NWS’ mission is to protect people and the environment by managing the UK’s nuclear waste innovatively and sustainably.

Part of NWS’ mission is to deliver a Geological Disposal Facility and provide radioactive waste management solutions. The GDF will play an important role in resolving the long-outstanding environmental issue of how we safely dispose of legacy and future nuclear waste. It will be one of the most significant national infrastructure projects in the UK and will create investment and employment opportunities which will last for decades.

As a Planner or Senior Planner with Nuclear Waste Services, you will play a key role in one of the UK’s largest environmental projects to date. You will join a diverse team where you will use your NEC contract experience to develop schedules for the GDF programme. You will;

  • Develop, maintain, and amend schedules for complex projects and programmes, including facilitating workshops and leading progress review meetings.
  • Conduct analysis on plans to provide insight to Project & Programme Managers that will help to enhance delivery and improve decision-making on the management of dependencies and critical path.
  • Support the implementation of the overall planning and scheduling framework for the RWM portfolio.
  • Support the definition, development and maintenance of planning processes and tools to support effective scheduling and resource management & communication across the portfolio.
  • Support the execution of an effective means of monitoring and assuring the consistent use of the planning approach across the RWM portfolio.
  • Ensure programme plans provide sufficient data for performance reporting and produce effective summaries as necessary to communicate the schedule to senior management and the wider project team.

Skills and Experience

  • Strong understanding of Project Planning and Controls.
  • Proficiency with Primavera P6 Project Management scheduling software
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office is necessary
  • You will be an excellent communicator – able to build strong working relationships and work collaboratively with wider stakeholders across all areas and levels of the organisation
  • Have strong analytic skills with the ability to interpret and generate complex data with the skills to be able to communicate clearly to multiple stakeholders and different levels

As well as the opportunity to be part of this major environmental project, NWS also offer you an annual bonus up to 30-35%, 30 days of annual leave (with public holidays on top) and one of the most generous pensions currently available in the UK (Civil Service Alpha Pension Scheme).

NWS offers flexible working, and this role would offer 3 days remote work and two days in the Harwell office. They are not just about 9-5. Your life outside of work is important to NWS and we welcome conversations about further flexibility to help you meet both personal and professional commitments.

Click the apply button now to send over your CV, we will call you to discuss the role in more detail. Even if your CV is not up to date then please send the most recent version, and we can discuss your recent experience on the phone.

About NWS:

As of the 31 January 2022, Nuclear Waste Services has been set up to combine all of the NDA Waste activities, giving greater flexibility and driving improvements and synergies across the NDA Group. This brings together LLW Repository Limited, Radioactive Waste Management Limited and the NDA Integrated Waste Management Programme (each with their own IT teams, infrastructure, and systems).

Equal Opportunities:

Nuclear Waste Services value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating a diverse workplace where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We value the diversity of our people and recognise the benefits a diverse workforce can bring to the business. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applications from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

Disability Confident:

Radioactive Waste Management Limited (RWM) is a member of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all of the essential criteria RWM will interview the best candidates from within that group.

Recruitment professional, based in Cumbria UK, experienced working within Nuclear, Transportation and Financial industries. Communicates and partners with all levels of personnel by using excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Diversity and Inclusion is a big passion of mine and work to promote inclusivity in the workplace.

Alexandria Gleason