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Planning Manager - Project Controls

  • Salary: Up to £400 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Sector: Management, Engineering, Other, IT, Other
  • Date posted: 14/09/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH87624

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Planning Manager - Project Controls

6 months


Devonport Royal Dockyard


To organise and manage a planning capability for the business unit and support Projects Managers in the delivery of their projects by providing a high level Planning service for the preparation of project plans, producing baseline scheduled tasks, resource profiles and financial models.

Principal tasks and responsibilities to include:
* Organise and manage a planning capability for the business unit
* Prepare robust tender and contract programmes using the designated planning tool
* Fully resource programmes, produce resource histograms, resource level programmes, understand and communicate the effect on programme schedules to project team
* Include appropriate financial data in the programme to produce a project cost/time distribution profile and communicate the results to the project team
* Display and analyse the project Critical Path and advise the project team of the results and any appropriate corrective action
* Produce/maintain project baselines and execute the change control process as appropriate
* Correctly record project progress in the programme, reschedule programme to take effect of the progress data and communicate the results to the project team and advise of any appropriate corrective action
* Produce project reports/data directly from the planning software arranging the data to align with the company accounting software
* Understand and report on project using Earned Value Analysis techniques and interpret/communicate the results and any corrective action to the project team
* Produce programmes that satisfy contractual requirements
* All programmes and documentation to be produced to company practices and procedures
* Manage a portfolio of project programmes and supporting Planning Engineers/Junior Planning Engineers including supervision and checking of work to ensure that all work complies with company standards and procedures
* Act as mentor to Planning resource to assist in their personal development
* Review planning capability requirements and interview/recruit resources accordingly

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences

10 years planning experience in a project based engineering environment using Primavera planning software. Project portfolio planning and change management for small, medium and large sized projects.
Worked with Project Managers to deliver successfully packages of work on major multi-disciplined projects.
Supervision, selection & recruitment of planning staff.
Worked in a tender planning environment.

HNC or equivalent in a relevant engineering subject.

Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements (this may include obtaining security clearance (SC) or developed vetting (DV) level of security clearances)

Company Information
This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. The Marine Sector delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services. Ranging from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training delivered through unique owned and managed infrastructure to defence and civil customers across the globe.

We continue to demonstrate our support for diversity in engineering by growing our relationships with universities and schools to encourage young people to take up science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) internationally and we are proud to be official partners of the UK Government's 2018 Year of Engineering campaign.

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