Assistant Planner

Assistant Planner Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Assistant Planner to join our team.


  • Promote and improve planning and controls within the organisation;
  • Participate in development of details programmes for specific project areas;
  • You will be expected to work closely with site and possession planners to ensure cohesion between site works and the main project schedule;
  • Capturing metrics;
  • Communicating with other disciplines within production teams to ensure they are aware of their roles in meeting the programme;
  • Contributing to the capturing of project risks and proposing mitigating actions;
  • Understands and summarize (with guidance) the impact of delays (complicated project with many links and paths).


  • Appreciation of the Railway Industry;
  • Organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines;
  • General knowledge of planning tools such as Primavera or MS Project;
  • A ‘Level, ONC/HNC level qualifications or similar;
  • Computer literate with well-developed skills in MS Office applications;
  • Knowledge, training or experience in engineering, ICT or business studies;
  • Numerical and analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and information and produce it in a clear and logical format;
  • Previous planning experience would be desirable;
  • Self-motivated with sound interpersonal and communication skills.