Planning Manager

Abingdon, UK
14 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Join the brand that is transforming rural areas with ultrafast full fibre broadband. We're the team where talented people are encouraged to thrive and enhance their career.

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At Gigaclear, the Programme Management Office (PMO) supports the rollout of Gigaclear's ultrafast broadband network to deliver safely, and on time, cost, and quality through the provision of effective performance management, planning and controls.

You will play a critical role as the functional lead for Planning across our portfolio of exciting infrastructure projects that aim to bring ultrafast broadband to the most challenging to reach parts of rural England.

You will act as the system owner and SME for Primavera P6 with full accountability for the Enterprise Project Structure and will coach and mentor a regional team of planners. You will also develop and own the integrated master schedule for the portfolio in support of our business planning and supply chain management processes.

You are ambitious with the tenacity to succeed. You will be able to demonstrate the essential criteria whilst bringing your own passion and ideas. Some of the key skills you will possess are:
  • Demonstrable experience in establishing and leading a planning function
  • Previous lead/management experience within a relevant project controls/PMO environment
  • Demonstrable knowledge and expertise in all aspects of planning/scheduling in a major capital project delivery environment
  • Have proven experience working on large projects within Rail, Infrastructure, Utilities, Aviation, Highways or Civils or Buildings
  • Proven track record of implementing effective planning processes
  • Advanced/expert knowledge of planning tools such as Primavera P6 or similar software
  • Demonstrable experience of building and updating logic-driven, resource and cost loaded project schedules at project, programme and portfolio levels
  • Good understanding of Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Advanced/expert understanding of Critical Path Analysis (CPA)
  • Good understanding of risk management
  • Advanced knowledgeable of working with NEC contracts

You share our values. They make us who we are:

Find a way: Always working together to deliver market-leading solutions and provide customer service excellence to our communities

Be committed: We are all accountable for our actions and work relentlessly with our many customers to deliver on our promises

Do the right thing: We always base our decisions on what we believe is fair, considerate and in the best interest of our customers and our colleagues

Keep it simple: In an industry of complexity and confusion, we make things easy for everyone to understand

Culture & benefits:

We empower people to do what they do best; fast. We want you to bring you, so we don't 'fence' anyone in to a single way of working. You will get the latest news through our staff magazine, Gigabites, and monthly company updates (food can play a major part in this!). You are living and breathing our values, so your colleagues may nominate you for our Star of the Month award. If you win you get an extra day's holiday. Like us, you probably like to get a bit social too. We have a weekly running club, Gigaclear FC plus two company socials a year, and more.

On top of this we offer great benefits such as, Study Support, Income Protection, Life Assurance, Pension and 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays).

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