Project Planner Pharmaceutical

Jarvis King
£32000 - £42000/annum Excellent benefits + pension + healt
09 Jun 2017
08 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Pharmaceutical Project Planner

Location, Irvine

This global Pharmaceutical Manufacturing business has a requirement for a Planner to support project teams in the successful delivery of projects within the Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing sector.

Previous consultancy experience would be an advantage.

The role will include developing, managing and maintaining project schedules and associated breakdown structures for effective project planning and progress monitoring, including the development and application of planning best practice to ensure consistency in schedule definition and development, and delivery of integrated portfolio, programme and project plans.

Qualifications and Experience required for the role:

* Engineering based degree or similar. Working towards a recognised qualification in Project Controls (NVQ level 3).
* Experience in working with Programme and Project Managers to clarify scope and build appropriate schedules to aid management activities
* In-depth and broad understanding of planning as applied in major construction environments, coupled with extensive expertise in the development/maintenance of project and programme baselines (principally within a Primavera P6 toolset) and their utilisation in generating earned value management information.
* Experience operating within a complex project controls environment.
* Demonstrable experience of proactively capturing and reviewing lessons learnt to support changes to procedures to build best practice.


* Develop the process and framework used to define, maintain, report and control schedules, identify interfaces, promote and monitor milestone definition sheets, establish baselines, code and resource schedules.
* Ensure consistent application, effective and timely delivery of time management
* Work with Programme and Project Managers to confirm project scope, define work breakdown structures and develop the activity schedules and milestone definitions, manage the alignment of scope, time and cost in the schedule through coding, resource loading, logic linking and establishing performance measurement baselines to record and track progress.
* Work with Cost Managers to integrate time and cost through cost and resource loaded schedules
* Work with Risk Managers and project teams to identify and drive down risk to agreed plans, ensuring that potential conflicts are understood and make sound proposals to mitigate each risk.
* Work with Risk and Cost teams to develop summary schedules for monte carlo analysis, run QRAs and provide analytical support using QRA outputs
* Work with the Change Manager to assess the impacts of change on the schedule and provide a constructive but determined challenge to schedule change e.g. challenge schedule assumptions and logic.
* Provide expert input at planning workshops, protect integrity of schedules and alignment to execution plans.
* Provide presentations, coaching and facilitation in the use of planning software
* Apply critical path analysis to facilitate de-risking of the plan.
* Run schedule integrity checks using appropriate tools to ensure plans are of appropriate quality and integrity
* Produce progress reports showing variance against the baselines, including RAG status reports based against time
* Provide guidance and undertake earned value analysis to inform proactive decision making and risk mitigation
* Complete and close out schedule activities to capture as built data for time and cost benchmarking

Please note: this is a permanent position