A303 PMO Schedule/Planning

07 Feb 2018
18 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About Us

We are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major A roads. Consider that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.
It's an exciting time to begin a career with Highways England as we invest £11 billion in our motorways and A Roads boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety which why we're so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy. And with responsibility for major projects, working here is also a great move for your career.

Job Description

This role is based within our highly successful Major Projects Directorate within our Customer Service Division.
The A303 Stonehenge project is of national significance; it is one of the main routes from London to the South West, passing the famous prehistoric monument, Stonehenge. This road is vital for the local and regional economy of the South West. The project's proposed solution is to deliver improvements from Amesbury to Berwick Down, including a 1.8 mile (2.9 kilometre) tunnel under the World Heritage Site, a bypass for Winterbourne Stoke and improve the existing junctions between the A303 and the intersecting A345 and A360.
The Role:
To report to and support the PMO Director in delivering excellence in Planning and Scheduling at a project level, enabling timely, safe, efficient and customer focused project delivery and contributing to measurable improvements in Planning and Scheduling quality.
Day to Day:

  • To establish and maintain collaborative relationships with the Programme and / or Project Management team, to gain a full understanding of the baseline Project Control Framework Products and any project-specific constraints, and to provide advice and guidance on required Planning & Scheduling management processes and documentation and implementation of associated tools.
  • To engage with supply chain planners to ensure that they comply with the required planning and scheduling procedures and best practices, ensuring collaboration and production of integrated project plans that drive measurable results at project, region and programme levels.
  • To create and maintain project plans and schedules that are of a quality, logic, format & content that enable accurate and robust interrogation, enable Quantitative Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis, are contractually compliant, are integrated with quality targets across all schedules, and are capable of integration at Programme level.
  • To develop and present regular reports on schedule status and performance with forecasts of anticipated milestone achievement dates, recommending actions where appropriate to mitigate potential time over-runs; to support the Programme Management team in the monitoring and reporting of performance, and in the identification and resolution of issues, risks and opportunities.
  • To drive and monitor the change identification process, ensuring that this is consistent with corporate and Programme-specific management processes, tools, documentation and reporting, and assist in preparation of entitlements consistent with contractual compliance.
  • To monitor the risk / opportunity management process ensuring that this is consistent with corporate and Programme-specific management processes, tools, documentation and reporting, and contribute to the monthly review of the Programme risk and opportunity register.
  • To provide regular reports on all Planning and Scheduling activities, monitoring progress against planned activities, identifying forward activities, identifying good and poor practices and recommending improvement actions; to support resource planning, continuous improvement and management decision making.
  • Where required, attend and support Communities of Practice to share Planning and Scheduling best practices and support professional development.
  • To plan and manage own Continuous Professional Development to ensure that your personal technical knowledge & skills, and awareness & understanding of industry best practices, is relevant and up to date.

About you:

  • Proven understanding of Major Projects activities and organisation and how the Directorate relates to the broader Highways England organisation.
  • Proven understanding of the construction market, methods of construction, plant, equipment and labour requirements.
  • Proven experience of working in a complex programme and project environment
  • Proven experience of creating and maintaining project plans and schedules in a major multi-disciplinary environment
  • Proven experience of capturing and analysing schedule data at a project level
  • Proven experience of scheduling tools and systems, specifically Primavera P6, Deltek Acumen Tools
  • Proven track record of managing relationships with multiple stakeholders and evidence of skills to influence relationships for positive outcomes.
So we can really get to know you and what you can offer please include a CV with your application.
You're also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: so please tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet both the role, and Highways England, requirements.
We're expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong so to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible
Help keep England moving.
We look forward to hearing from you.
For a full list of our vacancies please apply at recruitment.highway

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