Project Planner

£35000 - £42000 per annum
03 May 2012
31 May 2012
Martyn Hudson
Job Function
Project Management
Specialist Area
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client are a key provider of electronics to the Royal Navy. They are currently seeking an experienced, dedicated Project Planner to assist them with their work on the Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier project.

Key Responsibilities:

* Prepare and Maintain extensive multi-level MS Project Plans in a project Server environment.
* Obtain buy-in to the schedule from project teams and co-ordinate schedule interfaces between the different workstreams.
* Liaise with Sub-contractors to integrate their plans.
* Liaise with the Customer for upward reporting of plans.
* Maintain list of contract deliverables and dependencies on deliverables using MS Project Server and SharePoint features.
* Maintain the detailed Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
* Preparation of Cost to Date / Cost to Complete reports monthly.
* Assist in the overall delivery of projects by the teams.
* Maintain the Project Issues Register.
* Assist the PM with regular Project Reporting and Project Review Meetings.
* Review status of activities and progress/expedite as required.
* Assist the PM with customer interface actions.
* Coordinate the activities of different sites and departments as required.
* Assist continuous improvement to Best Practice processes, procedures, tools and techniques for planning and scheduling and mechanisms for their practical application.


* Extensive recent experience creating and maintaining complex work schedules of over 1000 activities.
* Experience of dependencies between Master and Subproject Schedules
* Sound appreciation of the methods and tools for planning and scheduling of engineering projects.
* Full understanding of project costing systems and project risk management
* Conversant with the software, systems engineering and / or electronic system development life-cycles and the programme management of such projects
* Knowledge and application of earned value techniques.
* Gantt Chart and Program Network planning skills for clear and accurate critical path analysis.
* An excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Project Server, including use of Custom Fields,
* Ability to liaise with the customer, MOD Stakeholders and sub contractors.
* Capability to produce detailed Level 4 project schedules linking to a Master Schedule.
* Ability to produce Progress Reports utilising clear and concise English language
* Strong IT skills, including use of Databases and Microsoft SharePoint
* Possess the ability to undertake and achieve the following;
*Produce impact statements of different project actions and scenarios using 'what-if analysis
*Innovate risk mitigation strategies
* Able to undertake the following;
*Advise project management on scheduling issues;
*Develop C&l System priorities for and resolve any conflicts between the client and subcontractors, be they programme, resource and or material driven;
*Monitor the development and progress throughout the programme lifecycle and advise management on possible/ potential delay to programme;
*Advise Management on programme threats and risks as they arise;
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