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Date: Apr 19, 2021

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester, GB

Company: Bureau Veritas

An award-winning employer, our people are trusted and responsible, believing in what they do with a clear commitment to contribute to transforming the world we live in and shaping a world of trust. Bureau Veritas operates in a wide range of sectors, delivering Testing, Inspection and Certification services to some of the world’s biggest household names. With more than 400,000 global clients and a reputation for quality, we are at the forefront of service and innovation.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have worked hard to create a supportive and engaging working environment, which is open and inclusive and individuals are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and really leave their mark.



Role: Planner/ Scheduler – Health, Safety & Fire


Put your organisational skills to good use with this vital support role, helping to deliver service excellence for a true global leading organisation. Working as part of our Health & Safety team we are looking for a highly organised individual with excellent communication skills to take responsibility for the planning of work schedules for our field-based H&S and Fire Consultants.


Take this opportunity to pursue a rewarding role where no two days are the same. You will be providing an important link between our Consultants and key clients, helping to ensure that workloads are meticulously planned and testing schedules adhered to.


Make an impact doing work you can be proud of at Bureau Veritas. Contribute to a global mission to enhance standards with integrity, and help us create a brighter future for our next generations, and a safer society for us all.


Working closely with our HSF Service Line Manager, this role will be instrumental in ensure workloads are fully planned as per targets and our Clients Service Level Agreements.


 Responsibilities include:


  • To allocate work to field based colleagues in line with client requirements and within specified time frames
  • To ensure the accuracy of all work schedules
  • Ensure all assets scheduled into an activity are competency checked and locked
  • To ensure correct reporting and record keeping
  • To analyse data and make recommendations for improvements
  • To ensure all non-chargeable activities for holidays, sickness, training, medicals and technical support are scheduled in Siebel with time duration


Candidate requirements include:


  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Good knowledge of IT systems, including Excel and in-house CRM systems
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Customer Service focused
  • Good telephone manner
  • Ability to adapt to different scenarios
  • Attention to detail



Work for an industry leader


Employing close to 70,000 employees across 140 locations worldwide, only Bureau Veritas can offer:


  • Structured development programmes to help you fulfil your potential, including face to face and e-learning programmes
  • The opportunity to contribute towards delivering excellence for high profile clients, including some of the world’s most recognised brands
  • A long list of awards recognition including Top Employer nine years in a row and continued success in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards




  • Comprehensive financial package including competitive salary and allowances, defined contribution pension, 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, various insurances including Private Health Insurance and other flexible benefits to suit individual requirements




Please be aware that all roles within Bureau Veritas UK&I may require a DBS, Credit or Security Clearance Check.


Bureau Veritas is an equal opportunity employer.  No job applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age.


Bureau Veritas operates a strict Code of Ethics that ensures the proper conduct of our day-to-day business.