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9288 - Senior Project Planner and Scheduler

  • Salary: Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Sector: Project Manager
  • Date posted: 23/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH91100

Senior Project Planner and Scheduler




Specific Responsibilities:

  • Deliver comprehensive delivery plans from high level strategic POAP's, to detail level schedules.
    * Link together and test work estimates, integrating them into appropriate schedules.
    * Produce EPM plans and validate against SAP and other data sources, review and advise S&OP process & reviews.
    * Manage proposals through the DP stage process from inputting to the slide pack to ensuring diaries are aligned to expedite governance approvals
    * Produce and run multiple complex gold packs to support quick turn round multi million pound international prospects
    * Manage highly complex interdependencies between linked schedules from external and internal organisations for UK & international customer delivery.
    * Produce 'what if' scenario plans to advise project & senior management decision points
    * Application of Monte Carlo probabilistic modelling, Earned value reporting and schedule float analysis
    * Identification of critical path and near critical activities, highlighting areas for regular & detailed scrutiny & review.
    * Deliver schedule and cost reporting to management reviews
    * Ability to analyse and control the data in SAP relating to NMSC IDT
    * To contribute to the maintenance and continuous improvement of business processes.

Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required:

  • Ability to quickly and without any direction assimilate data and deliver the needed outcomes in terms of schedules and cost / price plans
    * Experience of managing highly complex & interdependent project schedules where the programme involves internal and external supply, multiple year timescales and in excess of £10m value.
    * Excellent knowledge of current planning tools, Excel and SharePoint
    * Excellent communication skills to present programmatic / schedule issues in a clear and understandable manner are essential
    * Good understanding of the technical operating environment of QinetiQ or similar organisation
    * Adoption of a culture of continuous improvement
    * Have the flexibility and gravitas to manage and deliver whole minor bids including writing proposals when alternative resources are not available
    * High level understanding of naval ships and combat systems.
    * Willingness to learn and develop
    * Problem solver who always looks for benefits for both QinetiQ and customer
    * UK driving licence (highly desirable)
    * UK National


  • Communicating to an audience of widely varying knowledge, experience and ability.
    * To integrate well with the rest of the Maritime Integrated Delivery Teams & supporting functions
    * To be able to successfully apply current knowledge to the scheduling of complex delivery programmes covering a wide variety of contractual scopes.

    Key Accountabilities

  • To the appropriate Integrated Delivery Team Lead, Programme & Project Managers for the provision of detailed schedules and supporting analysis for campaign, capture and delivery projects.

    Behavioural requirements

  • Ability to be flexible
    * Dynamic, proactive and confident
    * Good interpersonal communication skills (including customer facing)
    * Willingness to acknowledge limitations but seek to develop and learn
    * Team player and ability to network
    * Desire and willingness to take on responsibility and show initiative

We look for outstanding technical people, creative and analytical thinkers, decisions makers, influencers and excellent communicators. Join us today.

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