Project Planner

05 Apr 2017
03 May 2017
Gareth Bird
Clearance Level
Job Type
Our defence client are currently looking for an experienced SC or DV cleared Project Planner to work on an initial 7 month contract at their site in Corsham.

Applicants must have the following skills:

Essential skills and experience
*Experience of managing project plans, tracking and report progress using MS Project (/ideally MS EPM)
*Understanding of the management of plans and schedules at different hierarchical levels through consolidation or using Integrated Master Schedules
*Experience in performing schedule risk and impact analysis with a detailed understanding of critical path analysis, schedule integrity and progress reporting
*Experience in developing and managing fully resourced schedules (including resource loading and levelling to actively manage workload and over or under allocations)
*Understanding of planning for technically complex large-scale IT projects and programmes
*Must have detailed understanding of standard project management principles and techniques (e.g. APM, MSP, Prince2, PMI)
*Understand dependency linking (int & ext dependencies)
*Recent and relevant experience in the defence sector
*Experience of applying Risk Management methods and principles
*Provide coaching to the project teams to enable them to work more effectively and with minimum direct planner support, hence improving overall efficiency
*Ability to make informed decisions using Management Information (MI)
*Knowledge of Agile Project Delivery

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:

Planners will be the responsibility of the PMO, they will be deployed across our Project Teams working with a variety of Civil Servants, Military Personnel and contractors. Planners are owned, managed and deployed by the PMO and will be tasked by project teams. Planners will be moved around the organisation depending on priorities - this will be managed by the PMO.
You will be expected to 'hit the ground running' across the portfolio to develop and improve existing project plans using EPM 2013 to ensure consistency and coherency is provided. There will be a need to work with projects to produce deliverable plans which are fully resourced. You WILL be expected to provide monthly reports and MI to the PMO. Experience required of PBS/WBS, Critical Path Analysis, IMS & Dependency Management.

Due to the nature of this client applicants with a current SC or DV clearance are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 18 weeks.

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015.

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