Lead Planner

Date: 13-Jun-2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: Alstom

The future of transportation is already here. Alstom, with recorded sales of 7.3 billion in the 2016/17 fiscal year, is the world leader in integrated transport systems and continues to push boundaries of innovation & digital solutions for transportation systems and e-mobility. We are at the forefront of providing sustainable modes of transport with the largest range of rail solutions in the market. Headquartered in France, we are present in over 60 countries and today employ 32,800 people worldwide. For more information, please visit: http://www.alstom.com/

in Barking, East London.  Alstom have recently been selected to deliver the signalling works to extend the existing Gospel Oak to Barking London Overground services and provide a new railway connection to the Barking Riverside development currently under construction.


As the Lead Project Planner you will play a key role supporting both the Controls & Planning Manager and the Lead Project Manager in the co-ordinating of programmes and resources to deliver planned works within budget, safely and within set timescales.


            As a Lead Project Planner we need someone who can:


  • Manage the preparation and maintenance of integrated project programmes, to meet project deliverables.
  • Interact and communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of the delivery team and client.
  • Monitor the programmes to accurately reflect progress, identify earned value and resource data.
  • Identify critical paths and ensure action plans are developed to maximise project quality, cost and delivery objectives.
  • Provide regular reports and feedback to management on project progress and critical issues.
  • Provide accurate data to enable Work Package Managers to manage costs and achieve project margins.
  • Conduct regular project co-ordination meetings with specific reference to engineering, sourcing, quality, cost and delivery.


    The successful candidate must have the following skills, qualifications & experience:


  • Extensive experience in a project planning role, including resource and cost-loading, using Primavera P6.
  • Experience of working on complex Signalling or Railway Systems based projects.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Railway design, installation and testing process.
  • Understanding and experience of Earned Value Management.
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Capable of working under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Demonstrable people management skills and experience.


Alstom is committed to create a diverse & international working environment, that reflects the future of our industry, our clients and end-users. As an employee, you will have a unique opportunity to continue to build your career and directly contribute to the expanding growth of the global transport industry.

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