Project Planner

Recruiter
Terry Parris Associates Limited
Location
Brighton, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
02 Jul 2019
Closes
23 Jul 2019
Ref
1197527651
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
ROLE PROJECT PLANNER DESCRIPTION
A project planner works with project management in the planning and tracking of time and costs for a project. A project planner also works with proposal writers to estimate the costs of new projects.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with proposal writers in the estimation and planning of new project costs based on current task costs and projections of new task costs.
  • Work with clients and project management to establish project costs.
  • Track project costs during the project and identify future tracking to budget.


Key Responsibilities:


Duties shall include but not be limited to the following:
  • Development and maintenance of the project scheduling and planning for the 2 main development projects.
  • This work will be in direct support of the project managers.
  • A weekly update for management reviews will be expected in the form of a PowerPoint Timeline in conjunction with the relevant project manager. This will reflect the project schedules.
  • Maintenance of critical paths with the project resources, directing and managing task prioritisation where possible.
  • Operating across all functional areas to meet project contractual objectives.
  • Support to Non-Technical Requirements and Milestone registers to maintain currency against project timelines.
  • Support the Head of Programmes with developing longer term process and procedures for the effective running of a programme management office planning and scheduling requirements.
  • Support in maintaining planning of forecast demand for projects and eventually across the Programmes departmental projects.
  • Support schedules for future prospects and bid work.
  • Help to establish a method/process for the display of now/next tasks/deliverables/milestones through electronic means and GEMBA boards as required.
  • Support the programmes team with establishing priorities for all projects allocated.
  • Supporting PMs and the contract manager with sub-contract plans and schedules, specifically focusing on integration with project schedules and plans.


REQUIREMENTS


Skills:

A candidate must be able to clearly show the following skills:
  • Project time and cost tracking and analysis - the ability to enter time and cost data for each project and analyse compared to established budget.
  • Organization - the ability to understand and assist in the planning of tasks for new projects.
  • Data collection and analysis-the ability to organize data and analyse the data for current and future projects with knowledge and experience of Earned Value Management techniques.
  • Communication - the ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and regularly with team members, client representatives, and Evergreen management.
  • Interpersonal - the ability to develop a good working relationship with each team member




Capabilities:

A candidate must be able to clearly show the following skills:
  • Develop and define project goals and objectives.
  • Monitor and analyse project effectiveness using qualitative and quantitative tools.
  • Recommend and implement modifications to improve effectiveness and attain project milestones.
  • Plan, coordinate and monitor activities of assigned projects to develop and implement procedures, processes and systems.
  • Educate employees in methods to ensure project continuity and completeness.
  • Develop detailed task lists and work effort assessment through the development of Work Breakdown Schedules and Network Charts.
  • Oversee schedules and risk management plans and provide serious deviations warnings hindering project results.
  • Identify changes in work scope in the project plan.
  • Ensure to take appropriate planning measures with all clients to reassess, renegotiate and amend scope of work responsibilities, proposals, contracts and budgets.
  • Prepare and present regular internal and external project reports for management.
  • Evaluate and analyse with team risks and issues compromising project results and develop plans to mitigate them.
  • Lead development of baseline schedule and support Project Manager (PM) in Integrated Baseline Review (IBR).
EXPERIENCE
A candidate must have a minimum of 5 years' experience in the successful planning of projects

TOOLS

A candidate must have as a minimum experience using the following:

Microsoft Office Excel.

Microsoft Project.

Primavera or similar scheduling tool.
Contracted Hours: Full Time - 38 Hours Per Week
Standard Office Hours:Monday to Thursday 8.5 Hours, 30 Minutes for Lunch Fridays, 4 hours (Half Day, No Break)

To apply, please go through the link and we will call you to discuss the position in more detail.

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