Time Type

Full time


20 days annual leave

Area of Business

Project Management



Close Date



Job ID Jnr Project Planner

Map Group (UK) is looking for a full-time permanent Junior Project Planner. The Company is looking for a confident and organised Project Planner to work alongside the Build Manager and Project Manager, playing a crucial, hands-on role in delivering Fibre To The Home rollouts.


  • Develop the maturity of Delivery Plans & Schedules
  • Implement Planning & Scheduling best practice
  • Develop, establish & maintain integrated schedules from which to monitor, analyse, report, and forecast performance on the build program at a project-by-project level
  • Monitor and report on progress against the plan and make changes as required
  • Highlight key milestone and critical path issues to members of the team, provide an assessment of the impact of such issues and recommend solutions to correct the position
  • Produce scenario-based project plans for review by Senior Management Team & Project Teams
  • Analyse and validate quarterly / yearly plans in line with strategy ensuring any proposed deviation from baseline is understood
  • Liaise with and support commercial managers to assess and action change
  • Cost, revenue & resource forecasting
  • Trend analysis
  • Liaise with finance to ensure plans are aligned with budgets
  • Proactively manage stakeholders
  • Continually seek new initiatives and process changes to improve, expand and mature the Planning Practices and capabilities of the organisation
  • Develop recovery schedules and contingency plans to meet changed objectives, as necessary
  • Provide input to the project’s critical issues risk log. Review planning risks and monitor whether the risk register is updated accordingly
  • Monitor and audit contractor plans and planning processes.
  • Interrogate contractor’s statement of progress for schedule adherence and payment purposes

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Ability to adapt services to changing requirements within agreed parameters
  • Interface with customers and internal team
  • Maintaining effective relationships
  • PC literate, especially Microsoft Office suite
  • Working experience of MS Project (essential), and other project planning tools
  • Ability to prioritise and juggle tasks in a fast-paced deadline-oriented environment
  • Detail oriented and delivery focused with ability to analyse data and present clear summaries & solutions
  • A broad knowledge and understanding of the various architecture solutions of a fibre network rollout (preferable)
  • Telecommunications experience preferable
  • Excellent communicator with proven ability to create & maintain cross functional relationships
  • Excellent stakeholder management experience
  • Excellent written and spoken English required
  • Full clean driving licence

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