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Title Regional Programme Planner
Ref HE/3775
Directorate Major Projects
Preferred Location Bedford or Guildford
Salary £40,188 - £44,208
Number of Positions 1
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 10 May 2017

About Us

Highways England is the new Government company that operates, maintains and improves England’s network of motorways and major A roads. This network is around 4,300 miles long and while it represents only 2 per cent of all roads in England by length it carries a third of all traffic by mileage as well as two thirds of heavy goods traffic, making it the backbone of the country.

We have around 3,500 staff based in seven offices around the country including a uniformed Traffic Officer service in control centres and patrolling key areas of the network. Highways England is held to account by two bodies who act on behalf of the public – The Office of Rail and Roads monitor the performance of our highways and Transport Focus champion the needs of road users.

For further information on Highways England, please visit our website:

Job Description

We are looking for a Regional Programme Planner to join our established team based in Bedford or Guildford

The purpose of this role is to:

  • To establish and maintain the Master schedule and ensure robust use of systems and processes across all projects within the region in line with national process and standards.
  • Reporting to the Regional Programme Office Manager

Day to Day:

  • Establish and maintain a live master schedule for the RIP region and associated baselines. These schedules will form part of the national master schedule. Undertake schedule impact assessment, as required, to model the effect of programme changes.
  • Tracking and reporting of current schedule trends, changes to critical paths and key interdependencies and provide analysis of schedule and EVM variances.
  • Support the regional and nation risk managers in developing schedules suitable for undertaking qualitative and Quantitive schedule risk assessment.
  • Own and operate the monthly schedule review and update to feed into the reporting timetable for the region aligned to national requirements.
  • Develop, implement and maintain schedule related interfaces with all client and partner company systems to ensure accurate and timely transmission of data with the minimum effort.
  • Interface with and provide guidance to Project teams, Senior Responsible Officers, stakeholders, customers and delivery partners to ensure integration of project control tools and the flow of consistent accurate schedule data and information.
  • Provide status information and related analysis to the Regional Leadership Team, Programme and Project Managers, Project Team.
  • Undertake quality reviews of all schedules on the RIP projects and ensure corrective actions are addressed.
  • Interface with other teams, Procurement and Commercial colleagues as appropriate to ensure processes and controls meet the needs of the business, are compliant, and fit with overarching strategy and objectives. Support the RIP National planning manager in developing and maintaining Scheduling standards and guidelines.

About you:

  • Experience of working in a multi project environment and developing summary level programme schedules.
  • Expert knowledge & experience of scheduling tools especially Primavera P6.
  • Expertise in schedule analysis techniques and EVA.
  • Experience of establishing scheduling standards and guidance
  • Proven experience of analysing large quantities of data, summarising and making informed recommendations to optimise opportunities or mitigate risks

We look forward to hearing from you. So we can really get to know you and what you can offer, please include a CV with your application.


You’re also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet the role, and Highways England, requirements.

And to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible. We’re expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong.

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