In early 2022 Unispace acquired BioPharma Engineering (BPE) to further develop its passion to support the Life Sciences industry with market-leading design engineering, project management, and workplace/lab consultancy. At Unispace Life Sciences they are focused on engaging the most talented and passionate professionals who believe that everyone should work in an environment that inspires productivity, peak performance, and delivers wellbeing. Across their 50+ global studios, they have a positive work environment that fosters open, collaborative, and supportive cultures populated by highly independent and motivated people. As one of the leading engineering design and project management firms in the industry, Unispace offers a full complement of services including strategy development, design, and construction of laboratories and workplaces focused on Life Sciences.


We are currently looking for a Project Planner to support our project controls team. This is an excellent opportunity to join an expanding and sustainably growing business, get involved in our exciting portfolio of challenging and innovative upcoming and existing projects. The successful candidate will support a Senior Project Planner, taking an active role in growing the department and company. This role is a permanent/staff position, working out of our Mahon office in Cork. Our working hours are Mon - Thurs 8am - 5.30pm, Fri 8am - 12 noon. 


  • Establishing project objectives in line with the project manager and ensure goals & timelines are achieved
  • Responsible for development and management of project schedules
  • Identification of Key project milestones, monitoring & reporting on same
  • Lead / Host Interactive Planning Workshops to develop project schedules
  • Critical Path development & analysis
  • Liaise with project management team with regular schedule performance status reports
  • Provides performance updates / reports views for identification of variances and corrective action
  • Weekly and monthly progress reporting



  • Third level degree qualified, preferably in engineering
  • 2+ years of planning / project controls experience
  • Strong MS Excel skills and proficient use of other Microsoft Office tools
  • Experience working with Primavera P6 Planning software and MS Project 
  • Experience with Earned Value Management
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Good communication & people skills
  • Self-starter and decision maker
  • Time management essential to satisfy demands of busy schedule and reporting calendar



  • Competitive salary
  • Pension Fund
  • Paid Holiday Leave
  • Travel Opportunities – work out of any of our 48 offices globally
  • Hybrid & Flexible working AND Half days on Friday
  • Exposure to exciting and challenging design projects across the pharma industry
  • Contribute individually to a wider team, this role offers ownership and leadership during a phase of growth
  • The successful candidate will have an opportunity to gain excellent experience with the potential for personal growth and career advancement in a team oriented and supportive work environment.
  • Sports and Social Club

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