The Planner will require daily contact with Project Managers in order to maintain and develop the master schedule. Will be required when necessary to present company's senior staff, UK's MoD and SANG, the results of schedule analysis. The Planner will attend all programme meetings.
Working as part of the Network Delivery team, the Planner will maintain the IP Network Delivery (IPND) master schedule on behalf of the Senior Programme Manager (SPM). The planner will co-ordinate with project staff to maintain status of the schedule, and analyse performance to provide metrics to support management of the programme.
Understand IPND work scope and engineering/contractual processes.
Understand WBS structure and work with SPM in the development of the WBS for scheduling.
Prepare and manage the overall master schedule integrating the WBS structure using Microsoft Project
Co-ordinate and implement schedule updates with Project Managers, report schedule updates to Programme Management Office (PMO) and SPM.
Co-ordinate schedules from subcontractors, incorporate information gathered into the overall master schedule using Key Inter-Dependencies.
Provision of monthly resource planning information updates for the IPND programme and provision of resource forward demand to the PMO.
Prepare agreed project metrics reports that measure and analyse deviations from the baseline plan.
Analyse gaps between planned and actual progress and highlight areas of concern.
Perform probabilistic analysis of completion dates and potential alternatives.
Present risk based analysis of most likely completion and expected deviation range.
Liaise with programme staff to communicate required completion dates for schedule activities, re-schedule where needed using available float to maintain key milestone dates.
Bachelors Degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline.
Demonstrable experience of project planning and control of large engineering programmes.
Prince2 practitioner or experience of structured project management methodology
Understand Earned Value.
Proficient with MS excel, MS Project, Primavera, SAP.