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Planning Engineer

Location: Westlakes, Cumbria/Remote

Job type: Full time

Salary: Competitive

Company Overview


Delkia is a fast-growing engineering and technical company based in Cumbria and Preston, Lancashire. We are proud of our reputation as a specialist systems integrator for safety-related & mission-critical systems in aerospace, clean energy & maritime sectors; providing consultancy, electrical, instrumentation & control system, engineering design & build services – with our own production facilities & Electronics lab.


We have an exciting opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Planning Engineer to join our dynamic team at Delkia.


Overview of the role


As a Planning Engineer at Delkia, you will play a pivotal role in the development and delivery of projects within the organisation. Working closely with our multidisciplinary team, you will be responsible for the creation and baselining of project schedules, regular monitoring and proactive management of the project programmes and support project managers with monthly project reporting (internally & externally).


Key responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain project schedules using Primavera P6 software.

  • Drive transition from Microsoft Project over to P6.

  • Establish planning processes and procedures and develop best practice for Delkia Ltd.

  • Work closely with integrated project team to understand project requirements, logic and constraints.

  • Identify critical path activities, potential schedule risks and propose mitigation strategies.

  • Monitor project progress and update schedules as necessary to reflect performance (actuals & forecast).

  • Appropriately manage project change.

  • Generate reports and provide analysis on project schedule performance, resource utilisation, and EVM metrics.

  • Collaborate with project teams to resolve scheduling conflicts and optimise project timelines.

Qualifications & Skills:


  • Proven experience in project planning and coordination.

  • Proficiency in project planning tools and software such as Microsoft Project, Primavera P6 or equivalent.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify and mitigate project risks.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders.

  • Proven experience utilising and understanding EVM metrics to report on project status.

  • Proactive and challenging attitude to engage with integrated project team members.

  • Formal Primavera P6 training is desirable.




  • Flexible working

  • Training and development

  • Excellent company standards

  • Cycle-to-work scheme

  • Health care

  • Company bonus scheme

  • Benefits package

  • Great team spirit

  • Organised social events

  • Professional membership



To be the leading engineering and technology partner for safety-related and mission-critical systems.



To enable a safer, more resilient world through the provision of engineering and technological solutions. We take pride in our role as a partner for safety-critical systems, ensuring the protection of people, assets, and missions that matter most.



  • Collaboration and teamwork

  • Integrity, trust and accountability

  • Safety and security

  • Client focused

  • Positive social value and impact

  • Continuous improvement



Our purpose is to protect lives and critical assets.


Delkia is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


Please be aware that many roles working for Delkia will be subject to security vetting restrictions.


All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.


To apply:


If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please get in touch to discuss.



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