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Senior Project Planner - Stevenage

Project Management
Ref: 6246 Date Posted: Monday 29 Jan 2024
Senior Project Planner
Location:                Stevenage
Salary:                     £50,000 to £60,000
  • Bonus of up to £2000
  • Pension contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and gym on site (Stevenage only)
  • Excellent career progression/development opportunities
We currently have a number of fantastic opportunities for Senior Project Planners and Project Controllers, working for a world class technical engineering company, who are and growing year on year. The role will present you with the environment to realise your potential and grow with the business as well as ongoing support and training on project tools and further qualifications.
Senior Project Planner / Senior Project Controller responsibilities
  • Project Health -Validation of individual Project assessments and identification of issues and risks within the Project assessments for discussion with the project.
  • Schedule Assessment - steering the validation of Project level schedules as accurate, coherent and in accordance with the Programme planning principles.
  • Integrated Baseline Management - Leading the generation of the Integrated Baseline schedule in order to successfully deliver the programme in accordance with planning principles.
  • Costs to Go (and associated EAC) - validation of Project level costs to go as accurate and appropriate, including assessment of outlying forecasts, to support the EAC.
  • Risk and Opportunity Management - Leading all Schedule Risk Analysis across the Projects where SRA is appropriate.
  • New Business - Active involvement in Bid Team activity, ensuring the Project Management ‘basics’ are appropriately considered and implemented.
Senior Project Planner Skills and Qualifications required:
  • Planning experience - ranging from detailed planning to summary level milestone delivery plans.
  • Capability in creating and maintaining project structures (WBS/CBS/OBS)
  • Experience of using Primavera P6
  • Experience in generating and analysing project performance data (schedule, resource, and cost).
  • Ability to perform and analyse SRA/Critical Path Analysis/EVM
  • Motivation to determine root cause and identify corrective action
  • Experience of Project Management Toolsets (SAP/ARM/Primavera/Oracle Unifier)
  • Knowledge of Baseline Management and Change Control
  • Accountability for project data – owning the quality of the project control reporting suite
  • Ability to influence, work independently and be part of an integrated multi-functional team
  • Clear communication skills and the ability to foster collaborative working relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • Ability to prioritise workload and manage conflicting demands
Whilst not essential, it would be beneficial if you have the following:
  • Understanding and involvement in Project Estimate at Completion/Forecast Cost at Completion reviews.
  • Risk & Opportunities / What- If analysis
  • Understanding of resource loaded schedules
Please note that in order to apply for this opportunity you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to secure a rewarding and challenging project controller role with a growing Project Management and Control function, with opportunities to work across varied domestic and international projects where there are opportunities to contribute and make a difference in delivering capability to our customers.
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