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Planning Consultant - Rail

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General information


Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

Planning Consultant - Rail

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Egis is a leading global consulting, construction engineering and operating firm. We work hand-in-hand with our clients, across every aspect of transport, energy and the built environment to build a more balanced, sustainable and resilient world. The Egis Group has more than 50 years of experience and a team of 17,000 employees in over 100 countries around the world. Joining our Group means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.

In the UK we're proud to be delivering some of the most iconic projects which help connect people, protect our environment and meet emission reduction targets. From motorways to tramways, nuclear power plants to smart cities, clients choose us to help them solve their most complex challenges - delivering climate-responsible growth that meets the needs of communities, industry and the planet.


We are at an incredibly exciting time of expansion and are looking for a Planning Consultant with Rail experience to join our Project Controls Division. You will support a leading Consultancy Services Business Unit to safely deliver £50-100m portfolios of challenging rail infrastructure projects, for clients such as Network Rail, Transport for London, HS2, Train Operating Companies and many more. The role is based in London on a hybrid basis with possible travel to other key locations. We can also consider candidates based in Birmingham or Bristol.

Job description

You will report to the Project Controls Director, the role will be responsible for developing and maintaining robust control of the planning schedule. This includes providing active support the project and programme teams in all planning and reporting activities. This role would suit a collaborative individual with great leadership and communication skills who enjoys multi-tasking, loves a busy working environment and thrives under pressure.


Duties & responsibilities

  • Plan and manage a portfolio of  projects throughout the complete project lifecycle
  • Ensure that capital investment programme schedule information is accurate and timely.
  • Develop the scope and work breakdown structure for the delivery schedule, including the capture of key assumptions.
  • Define and control the schedule baseline for our capital delivery schedule and project, programme and portfolio levels, ensuring that they incorporate learning from previous projects and is realistic/achievable.
  • Work closely with the Project Controls Specialists to ensure that the schedule, budget and risk/contingency baselines are consistent and integrated.
  • Manage the framework for maintaining the schedule interdependencies between projects, programmes and portfolios.
  • Establish, maintain and continuously improve the framework for template schedules, schedule activity norms and standard work.
  • Make sure that schedule progress is regularly reviewed and reported, identifying risks, issues and opportunities.
  • Produce and continuously improve schedule management information as part of our monthly reporting cycle.


Qualifications, Skills, Experience & Attributes

  • A degree or equivalent ideally or A-level or NVQ level 3 minimum.
  • Expert level knowledge of Primavera (P6) and MS Project.
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Experience of Earned value and Critical Path management and control.
  • Experience of planning in an NEC3 / 4 environment.
  • Expertise in drafting and presenting reports and briefings to a senior executive audience.
  • Successful experience of working in multiple project environment.
  • Development, deployment and continuous improvement of planning processes, procedures and systems.
  • You will have a a logical mindset and methodical approach.
  • A good all-round team player with the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Good level of technical understanding.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Strong planning and organising skills with demonstrated ability to manage in fine detail.


What's in it for you:

By joining Egis, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements.

  • 27 days’ annual leave rising 1 day a year (up to 29 days a year) on top of bank holidays
  • Annual Bonus up to 80% bonus, depending on level
  • Private medical insurance For you and your family
  • Life Assurance Bereavement Support Service
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers with Specsavers
  • Travel Loans
  • Mobile Phone Allowance of £30 per month
  • Healthcare – Individual or family based on employee level
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Training & Development


We are committed to our planet

In each project we design, engineer and operate we care deeply about the legacy we’re leaving behind. As part of our team, you’ll have a unique opportunity to use your skills and expertise to shape a better future for our communities in the UK, and all around the globe.

Our commitment is translated in the work carried out by our Egis Foundation, which funds concrete actions to address the climate crisis and is focused on educational and social initiatives that will help in the responsible and sustainable shift towards a sustainable world.


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion 

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we strive to build a workforce that truly reflects the communities we represent. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. If you decide to apply for an opportunity with us, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and every one’s contribution as this builds our culture and means that if you work with us, you will be included, listened to, and respected.


Position location

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

2-A. Level / High school Diploma / 12th Grade

Minimum level of experience required

2-5 years