Project Planner

Resource Recruitment
Dorchester, UK
10 Jul 2019
22 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Project Planner

Job Location: Dorchester, Dorset

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: Depending on experience

Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday - Friday

A forward thinking organisation that is well renowned within their industry as market leaders of Science & Technology solutions to the MOD, Royal Navy & other corporate defence customers is currently looking for help within the project management office and is seeking to hire an experienced Project Planner to work closely with the Manager to assist in the effective planning and delivery of projects.

Within this role you will be responsible for (but not limited to):
  • Creating and maintaining Microsoft Project plans, opportunities and delivery projects, working with the project teams to ensure estimates and forecasts are correct and published frequently.
  • Scheduling of all project activities to produce an integrated project plan with a critical path, update as required
  • Reporting potential problems/problem areas to the Project Manager/Work Package Manager for action.
  • Maintaining a project baseline and change control log in order to report on cost and schedule variances
  • Supporting the work package manager: reviewing and where necessary raising change requests; performing scenario analysis in the schedule; and implementing changes.
  • Working alongside the Project Manager with Risk, Issues, and Opportunities management by ensuring the various registers are reviewed and updated frequently with the project teams. To perform schedule risk analysis on projects and project opportunities as and when required.
  • Assisting the Project Managers in the creation and maintenance of Earned Value Management data set and reporting requirements.
  • Providing support to continuous project management improvement initiatives and project management standards
  • Supporting the Project Manager in the monitoring and tracking of project budget

The successful applicant will possess:
  • A proven track record at planning high value, complex engineering projects which include the full project lifecycle.
  • A sound understanding of the Project Management lifecycle and reporting tools / principles, Earned Value Management principles with practical application.
  • An appreciation of the Commercial and Financial aspects within the project environment.
  • Advanced Microsoft office, Excel, and Microsoft Project skills.
  • Experience of an ERP system within a project environment.
  • Knowledge of Risk standards i.e. Management of Risk
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and project delivery focussed.
  • Prepared to multi-task and work flexibly to achieve deadlines.
  • Ability to interpret technical, engineering and operational issues and relate these back to delivery implications.
  • Ability to challenge forecasts, identify, and highlight conflicts of data.

Due to the nature of the role the successful candidate must be able to achieve full SC (Security Clearance).

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Company Pension + Life Assurance
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Excellent working environment within an established team in modern working offices
  • Onsite Parking
  • Onsite Gym

Location: Dorchester, this role is on the outskirts so travel times from the following are:
  • From Poole, 30 minutes
  • From Ferndown, 40 minutes
  • From Blandford, 30 minutes
  • From Sherborne, 45 minutes
  • From Yeovil, 45 minutes
  • From Wimborne, 35 minutes
  • From Wareham, 14 minutes

For more information on this position, company or to apply for this role, please contact our recruitment team.

Those who have the right skills and experience, our aim is that you will hear back from us within 24 hours but due to the high number of applications we are receiving at present, we are unable to respond to every application individually so If you do not hear from us within 3 days please assume that your application at this stage has not been successful. As new positions arise we will review any applications already made to us and may contact you about other suitable roles.

Resource Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to a policy of treating all its employees and job applicants equally. It is the policy of the Company to take all reasonable steps to ensure that each applicant is assessed only in accordance on the basis of their qualifications, skills and abilities to perform the relevant duties without prejudice in regards to background, religion, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability or gender.

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Keywords: Planner; projects; planning; controller

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