Principal Project Planner

Recruiter
Leonardo
Location
Basildon
Posted
21 Apr 2018
Closes
27 Apr 2018
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Principal Project Planner

2716

Job Description

The Principal Project Planner will operate as a professional, maintaining complex projects or as the focal point for the planning activities for a group of related projects or a large programme. Principal Project Planners may have some line management responsibility but the type of activities supervised will be of a similar nature.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Maintain the accuracy of project plans, ensuring they reflect the project objectives, are updated in a timely manner and are communicated to all stakeholders
  • Ensure plans are integrated in to overall project requirement, with dependencies to other functions identified through scenario planning
  • Using scenario planning evaluate potential options for programme/IPT
  • Work for and as part of the IPT to interrogate and identify cost and schedule variance
  • Prepare and analyse data (EVM, CPA) required to influence programme decision making
  • Improve and influence of company planning and cost systems and performance measures for projects
  • Understand and contribute to project risk analysis and maintenanceContribute to the preparation, management and review of bids, and communicate to the relevant internal stakeholders
  • Deputising for the POM/Team Leader
  • Internal auditing of processes and procedures
  • Training and supervision of junior members
  • Estimating for planning and signing off of other planners estimates
  • Creating and maintaining detailed project plans in a professional scheduling tool


Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • Good computer literacy, including all Microsoft Office applications and Microsoft Project.
  • Good numeracy skills and basic financial awareness
  • Understanding of the principles and practice of Life Cycle Management (Product, Business Winning and Project Lifecycles)
  • Proficient in use of SAP Tool for planning and project management and execution elements, capability for using other planning tools as necessary
  • Knowledge of techniques and procedures gained through training including: EVM Standard Theory, Network Planning, Critical Path Analysis and Risk Management.
  • Demonstrated competency of using Critical Path Analysis and Risk Management tools.
  • Understanding and influencing company planning and project management processes and procedures.
  • Strong influence to internal stakeholders, using data and analysis to support line of reasoning.
  • Ability to coordinate a team
  • Detailed understanding of EVM, CPA & Risk Management


Personal Skills

  • Good team working skills.
  • Proactive and a 'can-do' attitude approach.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Task focused and able to provide accurate, repeatable information in a timely manner.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Good problem solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Striving for continuous improvement, effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Ability to influence internal stakeholders, using data and analysis to support reasoning


Intrinsic Factors

  • Ability to work effectively under time and workload pressure.
  • Continual display screen user environment.
  • Willingness to travel to other company sites on an ad-hoc basis for meetings, reviews and coordination groups.

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/81077541

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