Project Planner Support

Yeovil, Somerset
Standard hours per week: 37


Job Purpose

  • You will provide support for the Operations Project Planning team, creating & maintaining top level reports & schedules
  • You will facilitate and run meetings with the management team utilising the contract data & schedules from the Operations Project Planning team. You will be responsible for the correct running of these meetings, taking actions in the RAIL (Rolling Action Item List) and following up to ensure the actions are completed
  • You will be responsible for the implementation of the LHUK planning and control processes to support the Operations Directorate
  • You will work with all the key stakeholders to ensure that any products or bids within the LH UK Aircraft Centre are planned effectively. You will execute the planning activities undertaken by the LH UK Aircraft Centre through the bid, initiation, execution and closure phases, and will ensure that all the key stakeholders have clear information on the cost and schedule performance against the plan
  • Provide support to IPTs (IPT Leaders & CAMS) for developing, monitoring, and analysing the Control Account and IPT plans
  • Ensure integrity and quality of the schedules are controlled and timely implementations of baseline changes are made
  • You will be responsible for meeting your day to day tasks and producing your deliverables on time and at the right quality in order that the Operations Business Control team can meet its objective

Key Job Accountabilities

  • Creation and maintenance of governance reports for technical & direct labour in accordance with business needs.
  • Produce and maintain a level 1 plan, in accordance with the LH UK Aircraft Centre planning process, that converges on the MPP whilst taking into account the key constraints of business milestones, labour, build logic and capacity, for all aircraft under the control of the LH UK Aircraft Centre and, by working with other parts of the business, any potential work for the following 5 years.
  • Using the level 1 plan accurately forecast resource at the top level (e.g. total LH UK Aircraft Centre direct labour) for the next 12 months and with a good degree of confidence for the next 5 years, and at a detailed level the demand per cell for the next 12 months. For all firm contracts and potential work under the control of the AW UK Aircraft Centre produce an estimated cost at completion and a labour profile for direct labour.
  • Report on schedule, including financial and contractual milestones for all aircraft in production, providing timely information at the right level of detail for the various customers including LH UK Aircraft Centre department managers, the aircraft managers, the aircraft boards and for customers outside of the LH UK Aircraft Centre organisation such as programme management and finance.
  • Facilitate & run top level meetings with each department to ensure a technical labour plan is in order that for all firm contracts and potential work under the control of the LH UK Aircraft Centre an estimated cost at completion and a labour profile for technical labour can be produced for all departments within the LH UK Aircraft Centre with bookers.
  • Work with all of the Business Performance & Works Analysis team and with other teams around the business to develop and continuously improve the planning and reporting processes in order to meet the needs of the business and standardise processes across LH where applicable. Ensure that all processes are accurately documented in the team’s departmental instructions.
  • You will undertake any other reasonable tasks that the Business Performance & Works Analysis Manager may require of you so long as you have the appropriate skills, knowledge and support to be able to undertake the task.
  • You are responsible for taking reasonable care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work and to co-operate with managers, supervisors and others to enable the company to meet its statutory obligations for health, safety and environment.


Must have skills

  • Computer literate with strong skills in SAP, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Financial awareness (budgets, cost to date, estimate at completion, variance, cash & turnover milestones)
  • Knowledge of Earned Value techniques and processes


Nice to have skills
The ability to demonstrate an understanding of planning techniques such as work breakdown structures, dependencies, risk contingency, resource constraints & forecasting, estimating and level 1 and level 2 planning