Planner & Scheduler Trainers

14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), manages complex projects and delivery activities that equip and support the UK’s Armed Forces for both current and future operations. At our headquarters in Bristol, and our sites across the UK, we employ around 11,200 civilian and military staff who over the next ten years will deliver an equipment and support programme of approximately £157billion to the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.

About the role

We are currently looking for experienced Planner & Scheduler Trainers and Influencers to join our new Project Controls function. You will be the eyes, ears and conscience of a project and/or support delivery service and will be the focal point for the development of the project and scheduling staff in your allocated domain (Air, Maritime, Land or Joint Enablers). You will play an important role in developing our people through the production and delivery of functional training material, whilst ensuring policies and processes remain relevant and reflect good practise. In addition, you will have the opportunity to become involved in various projects from the roll-out of an integrated Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) system to developing best practice methods for effective schedule management.

What we’re looking for

Your extensive experience of planning and scheduling, in conjunction with the necessary leadership and coaching skills that you will bring to the role, will be instrumental in the development of our people. You will combine specialist scheduling expertise with a talent and passion for engaging with people to help ensure the growth of the planning and scheduling discipline can meet the required demands from the wider business. You must have strong knowledge, application and experience of planning and scheduling tools, techniques and methodologies and significant experience of Primavera P6, together with experience in the leadership, development and coaching of P&S teams.

What we offer

When you join DE&S, you will be part of a first-class and inspiring organisation that provides you with excellent opportunities to develop and acquire many new skills, whether through training for continued personal development or working towards professional qualifications. We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and be empowered to be at your best. We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, alongside a first rate benefits package including a pension scheme that is unrivalled in the current marketplace.