Project Planner - MS Project

Job Title: Project Planner - MS Project
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: High Wycombe
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Start Date: 2018-04-30
Reference: 19766
Contact Name: Wayne Pavitt
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 10, 2018 17:24

Job Description

Are you an Expert user of Microsoft Project as a planning tool?
Do you have previous experience of aiding Project managers & project engineers in the planning and monitoring 20-30 different project & programmes?
Would you be interested in working with one of the local areas most technically advance companies?
If so, please read on.

We are seeking a switched on, dynamic project planner with expert skills in MS Project to aid our clients project engineers & project managers to plan out the progress of very diverse & sometimes very different projects.
These projects will be multiple projects of varying difficulty and all at very different stages of lifecycle.
If you feel you be motivated by working on a constantly changing & eveolving Project Team please apply for further details.

We have included a more detailed job description below, but if you can demonstrate a good knowledge of Project Planning & a high proficiency in MS Project please apply for more details.

In addition, the salary has been deliberately left off of this as we are looking to attract applications form project planners more interested in scope of work & diverse nature of the role. It will be a genuinely competitive rate and fit in with current market conditions

Role purpose (position scope)
Core competencies

Project Planner is responsible for working closely with Programme/Project Managers, Technical Experts and the Bid teams in creating and managing project plans & schedules.
Works closely with others in linking critical activities across multiple projects and providing accurate resource forecasts at the Portfolio level. Creating and publishing high level integrated master schedules.
•Goal orientation balancing task, team and individual needs to achieve the right outcomes
•Strong interpersonal skills (communication, motivation, team working).
•Drive, enthusiasm, initiative and a willingness to develop others
•Methodical and organised
•Analytical and highly numerate
•An ability to work as part of a virtual team and under own initiative
•Commercially aware.
•Demonstrable PMO competences
•Service oriented
•Further competencies will be provided via the competency matrix, and linked to the relevant job level.

Key Responsibilities
Qualifications and Experience
•Coordinates and tracks multiple key projects and tasks.
•Performs as a lead scheduler while assisting department with change projects.
•Maintains a resource loaded and networked program schedule for on-going and change projects that can be utilized to analyse resource allocations, mission completion dates, and what if analysis.
•Tracks and updates personnel and projects progress and critical path on a daily basis.
•Creates tracking reports for various levels of management.
•Coordinates project schedules and recommends appropriate lead-lag times.
•Highlights and provides support for resource management.
•Provides forward looking schedule analysis to Leadership.
•Interfaces between PMO Leads and Programme/Project to gather data and adjust scheduling parameters.
•Contributes to Bid proposal preparation efforts.
•Performs other duties and assignments as required.
•Degree plus at least 6 years' experience working in project teams or 8 years' experience of working in project teams
•Highly numerate and analytical
•Expert user of Microsoft Project to manage resources
•Knowledge and demonstrable experience of PPM techniques
Key measures and milestones
•Completion of project reports and analysis accurately, on time and within cost to the required quality parameters.
•Provision of consulting services in areas of specialism
•Generation and delivery of all required project metrics/reports to the required company standards and in a timely fashion

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