Lead Project Planner

Ceema Recruitment
08 Mar 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our esteemed Defence and Aerospace client are seeking a Lead Project Planner to plan and lend support to bids. If you have prior planning experience and are commercial minded then please apply.

Lead Project Planner
Vacancy Details

Job Description and Skills

To lead the provision of professional planning support & analysis to business sectors and business winning. To manage internal projects and change initiatives. Reporting to Head of Planning and Resource Management

Key Responsibility / Accountabilities
Provide professional planning support to bids
Provision of professional planning and control to business areas
Act as prime internal change facilitator for Project Office & encourage continuous development of people and processes
Management of Project Office support staff as required allowing efficient operating and reporting of the sector performance.
Implementation of tools and processes consistently across the business sector
Manage and communicate issues to senior management
Mentor less experienced members
Performance management of project office staff as required
Champion outstanding customer service
Deliver agreed performance targets

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
Knowledge and Experience

Substantial project planning experience
Familiar with all aspects of project management
Able to manage in a matrix environment
Good grasp of Risk and Earned Value Management
Proven track record managing teams of professional planners
Style and Skills
Excellent communication skills
Ability to challenge and present at Senior Management level
Personal presence and credibility
Commercially aware
Excellent planning/project management skills
Motivational and creative individual
Team player
Significant experience in a similar role
Impressive track record in planning large or complex programmes
Creative Thinker
Security cleared (Although time will be given at offer stage to gain Security Clearance.

Desirable Skill
Knowledge of modern integrated business systems (SAP ,ERP)
Experience gained in Defence, Aerospace, or Space

Educated to a degree level (or equivalent) / Flexibility for the right type of individual
Experience gained in an associated technical discipline organisation

Intrinsic Factors
Working in an open plan office environment.
Working as part of IPT (integrated project team).
Working to tight deadlines.
Occasional (monthly or less) travel to other sites.
Display screen equipment user

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