Project Planners / Lead Planners
Sitec are currently looking to recruit Lead Planners/Project Planners for a nuclear MoD establishment based in Reading. The position is for an estimated 12 month contract and is paying circa �60 on an hourly basis. Project Planners/Lead Planners Location - Reading Rate - Up to �60 ph Successful applicants will be required to be Security Cleared prior to appointment. Key Accountabilities * For ensuring the delivery of security, quality, environment, safety and health performance in accordance with the requirements of Client policy and Client management systems within all areas of this roles' responsibility * For implementing best practice project planning policy, processes and procedures on projects * For accurately identifying, controlling and forecasting the time scales and resource requirements of projects to minimise the likelihood of time overruns * For co-ordinating the flow of information to ensure that interfaces both within projects are effectively managed to optimise efficiencies * For developing and incorporating critical path, resource and programme risk analysis into resource allocations and the monitoring and reporting of progress against that planned * For progressing programmes, monitoring and reporting on project performance, highlighting deviations, providing early warnings and identifying and presenting project slippage recovery strategies * For summarising data through the programme hierarchy from detail to summary levels * For developing and managing a database to capture and identify work rate norms and trends, earned value and performance indicators * For responding to customer feedback on planning performance. Key Responsibilities * Work with and provide support for colleagues in project teams * Obtain buy-in to the schedule from the whole project team and co-ordinate schedule interfaces between the different control areas * Develop work breakdown structures in accordance with planning procedures and work instructions * Work closely with the project cost/ risk engineer and estimator to provide a seamless service * Develop and promote with others in the Client planning management community: o Best Practice processes, procedures, tools and techniques and mechanisms for their practical application. o The highest degree of professional application in the planning discipline and working relationships * Assist in the overall delivery of the project by the team * Assist continuous improvement of safety and performance * Assist graduate and staff development * Support development of directorate and company policy and strategy Qualifications * Ideally a relevant technical qualification in engineering, science or business, probably at HND or higher, plus good all-round level of education. Plus experience in the use of Primavera P3e (P5 or P6) Knowledge * Undertaking planning for the life cycle of a project. Particular experience of the design procurement and construction of a variety of facilities including accommodation, infrastructure, manufacturing, research and testing facilities in both conventional and hazardous environments * Demonstrate a good understanding of technical standards and regulatory requirements for the design and construction appropriate to both conventional and hazardous environments * Understanding of the influences of design and operation on the installation, commissioning and maintenance requirements of a regulated site * Knowledge and use of earned value techniques * Understanding of the inter-relationships of multidiscipline design activities and their impact onto procurement and construction activities * Understanding of NEC Contract Experience * Must have relevant experience of planning industrial engineering and construction projects within both conventional and hazardous environments Skills * Good technical skills including problem solving and decision making * Good oral, written and presentational skills with a particular aptitude for presentation of data for analysis and review * Good interpersonal and communication skills to ensure effective communication to all levels to both internal and external personnel * Familiarity with standard office software including Project, PowerPoint, Access, Excel and Outlook * Competence with proprietary planning software (ideally Primavera P3e version P5 or P6) Behaviours * Interface with staff to obtain information and commitment to formulating schedule whilst commanding respect from all stakeholders through technical and personal credibility * Good facilitator with excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec,part of the Sitec Group. The servicesadvertised by Sitec are those of an Employment Business.
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