Back to search results

Project Planner

Diamond Light Source

Location: Harwell
Salary: £33,963 to £39,955 dependent upon skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th September 2021
Closes: 3rd October 2021
Job Ref: 10630

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire

Full time / Flexible hours considered.

3 Years Fixed Term

Reference: 10630

About Us

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron; a huge scientific facility designed to produce very intense beams of X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet light. Our scientists use the light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology. 

About the Role

Due to an extension of our activities and increasing demand for our services, the busy Diamond Planning Office now requires a new Project Planner to provide key professional project planning expertise to support a wide range of complex projects that underpin world class, cutting edge science. 

We are looking for an individual with plenty of initiative; a drive to influence successful project delivery and ability to implement tailored project management techniques.

About You

Bring us your enthusiasm for science and project management, your first class communication skills, proven experience planning and controlling projects and we’ll give you the chance to be part of the next wave of demanding projects at Diamond and to make an important contribution to the future success of our science and technology based organisation. 

Equally comfortable working as part of a team or on your own initiative, you’ll call on keen problem-solving skills to identify and resolve areas where plans are failing and recognise how you can best facilitate delivery of specific projects. Equally confident communicating with the Project Board and with members of the Project Team, both in person and in writing, you’ll impress us with your flair for organisation. Add to that your excellent MS Office skills, and we’d like to hear from you.

You will be educated to degree level or with equivalent experience and a Qualification in Project Management is desirable. 


Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays, along with flexible working hours and an excellent pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities. 

We take an active approach to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our activities at Diamond, with a dedicated commitment to ensuring we provide a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work, where all staff feel valued and recognised for their individual contribution. 

To Apply

Please use the online application process to apply and tell us why you believe you are suitable for this role. 

The closing date for applications is 3rd October 2021.

We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):


Job tools
More jobs from Diamond Light Source

Show all jobs for this employer …

More jobs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge