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Project Planner (DV)

Employer
Searchability
Location
Reading
Salary
up to £650 per day inside IR35
Closing date
29 May 2024
Phone number
0117 XXXXXXXX

Job Details

Project Planner

 

Location: Remote working permitted with occasional visits to Client office in Reading.

Start Date: ASAP pending clearance transfer.

End date: 6 months

Vetting Level: Candidates must currently hold the highest level of UK Government security clearance (DV)

 

Role Description:

As a Planner you will have the opportunity to make a tangible, sustainable and hugely beneficial impact, supporting projects across their entire lifecycle. Providing key control and governance expertise. Your primary focus would include the facilitation of planning workshops, schedule analysis, and maintenance on behalf of the schedule owner. At Programme level, the Planner will provide quality assurance across the delivery environment in line with the chosen methodology as well as the approved planning processes and procedures.

Skills and experience:

A working knowledge and demonstrable experience in all or some of the following areas:

  • Project planning, scheduling, and monitoring experience using Primavera P6 at advanced level (formal and/or comparable experience)
  • Teamwork – ability to work cooperatively with others and provide coaching where needed
  • Excellent communication skills – develop strong and efficient communication channels with stakeholders and project teams.
  • Ability to adapt approach to individual situations and remain calm under pressure.
  • Customer Service – deliver a high level of customer service to external and internal customers.
  • Flexibility – Understand the needs and constraints of projects and be willing to flex around these to ensure success.
  • A motivated individual who looks to exceed expectations and overcome challenges.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse information, breakdown large pieces of work into key tasks and activities to drive the planning process.

Responsibilities:

  • Advise and support on planning best practice.
  • Create, review, analyse, assure, and maintain Portfolio/ Programme/ Project schedules.
  • Identify and maintain dependencies across the delivery environment
  • Input to and review of management products.
  • Co-ordinate the schedule update process.
  • Lead and facilitate planning workshops and relevant training sessions.
  • Proactively identify and progress opportunities to add value to strategic and tactical decision making.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of traditional and agile methodologies to advise on most appropriate planning practices.
  • Where necessary, support resource planning and utilisation analysis
  • Knowledge of NEC4 forms of contract management would be advantageous.
  • Ability to create/update project plans, schedules & costs using Primavera P6.
  • Ability to utilise earned value analysis to determine project performance
  • Manage stakeholders and relationships.
  • Generate reports on project performance and circulate to stakeholders
  • Ability to incorporate supplier plans or programmes to the master schedule and apply the planning governance or rules within the master schedule.

 

As an individual:

  • Collaborative team player who operates to high behavioural and ethical standards
  • Be self-motivated and confident, with strong people skills
  • Be able to gain client trust and identify opportunities for adding further value to the client relationship
  • Encourage collaboration
  • Lead by example
  • A passion for personal development

 

This is a business-critical position and we are looking to arrange interviews as soon as possible. To be considered please apply directly or contact me via email at lewis.thompson@searchability.com

 

Company

Company info
Website
Location
Linenhall House
88-90 Watergate Street
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 2LF
GB

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