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Senior Planner

Senior Planner

Real Time Recruitment Solutions https://www.rtrs.co.uk
Position – Senior Planner
Type – Contract
Rate – £50.00 per hour Umbrella Company
Location – Risley, Warrington, Cheshire
Determination – Inside IR35
Hours – Typically 37.5 hours per week
Security – UK BPSS Security Clearance Required
Industry – Nuclear / Engineering
Start Date – ASAP ?


Job Purpose
At this level a Senior Planning Engineer (PMO Scheduling specialist) is responsible for applying
schedule management independently primarily in complex situations across P3M. Preparing and
maintaining integrated schedules of project and/or programme activities and events, taking into
account of dependencies and resource requirement.

Key Responsibilities
Top 5 Major Tasks and Activities:
Develop/implement and maintain the Project structures (WBS/OBS/RBS/CBS)
Develop/baseline and maintain the Project integrated schedule. (Level 1-3)
Ensure alignment between the integrated scheduling toolset and the companies
financial and material demand toolset. This includes alignment of any Level 4/5
Regular status update of the integrated schedule and the provision of metrics (eg critical
path/total float) and schedule analysis of the impact to the project.
Resource/cost loaded schedules to inform the IBP and also to provide financial status of
the project

Additional Key Accountabilities:
Provision of schedule risk analysis updates on a monthly basis and to inform the
Inclusion of key milestones and status against these
Critical path analysis of the integrated schedule on a regular basis
Correctly record project progress in the schedule), reschedule to take effect of the
progress data and communicate the results to the project team and advise of any
appropriate corrective action.
Understand and report on project using Earned Value Analysis techniques and
interpret/communicate the results and any corrective action to the project team.
Establishing and leading on Interactive Planning workshops
Leading on Rolling Wave (lookahead) meetings
Ensuring that the schedule is cost loaded in line with the Baseline budgets
Ensuring that the schedule is updated with forecast dates and Estimates at Completion
What-if scenarios
Support to commercial change process and impact assessments
Inclusion of key supplier and subcontract schedules
Lead on alignment of schedule to project change register.
Attending and contributing the business Scheduling Community of Practise

Key Outputs / Deliverables: Business Unit
Project Cardinal Date Plan
Level 3 Integrated Baseline Schedule
Schedule Risk Analysis
Schedule variance reporting/analysis
Critical Path reporting/Analysis
Toolset alignment reports
Resource Profiles
EVM Data
Archived Schedules
Scheduling maturity model
PM Controls Framework
Leadership Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Leading Self: Is a role model, demonstrating Cavendish principles, promoting health,
safety and wellbeing, respect and inclusion
Leading Others: Owns the performance and development of their team members,
including effective and ongoing communication and feedback
Leading Resources: Responsible for effective planning and organisation of resources to
deliver on customer promises

HSSE Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Can explain their responsibilities for their own and others health and safety welfare
Can explain their safe systems of work and their empowerment to stop work and
immediately report to their line manager if they feel that something is unsafe or
something is not right
Can explain how to report an HSE unsafe act and not walk by
Can explain and adhere to all environmental processes and procedures as detailed by
the Company

Quality Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Captures issues, risk & opportunities to instigate and monitor an appropriate Quality
Management system for their area of responsibility
Demonstrate and communicate the quality requirements of their function and ensure
that these are being met
Demonstrate an understanding of risks and take action to mitigate that risk
Continuous Improvement Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Responsible for working with the business unit functional departments to identify and
deliver improvements in quality, schedule and cost within the project.
Identification of Lessons learned back into the business
Financial Awareness & Management
Can describe why their financial awareness is important to the Company and to support
them operating within their role
Can explain the processes and practices that apply to their financial aspects of their job
and use them as appropriate and required
Commercial Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Can state how their role contributes to the commercial viability of the site or project
Demonstrates awareness by following appropriate procedures and governance
Considers the risk or other options if appropriate and discusses with their line manager
Seeks involvement of line manager or other internal stakeholders for any business
improvement ideas that will improve commercial viability of all activities.

Company/Industry Knowledge:

Extensive recent and relevant experience in a similar environment / business sector
Awareness of various contracting methodologies (e.g.
Advanced knowledge of scheduling toolsets e.g.
Quantitative risk analysis experience
Forensic Planning
Full project lifecycle experience from bid phase through to close out

A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in engineering / project / construction management or
a related field

Professional qualification (e.g. APM/Acoste/RICS) (or equivalent)

Key Technical Skills:
Expert (applies the competence independently, primarily in complex situations , recognised as an
expert by other senior professionals (who is called on for advice by others on the competence) ,
has an in-depth knowledge in complex situations and can critically evaluate, adapt or develop
new theories and/or methods if required and educate others)
in the following APM competencies Schedule Management The process for developing , baselining and monitoring of an
integrated schedule to inform the direction of the project
Resource Management the process of identifying and scheduling the resources
(people/facilities/materials etc..) required to implement the programme
Proficient (applies the competence independently, primarily in complex situations , supervises
others applying the competence , has a detailed knowledge in complex situations and can
critically evaluate and adapt as required) in the following APM competencies Independent Assurance gathering independent evidence that the information from
projects and/or programmes is valid and are likely to achieve their aims.
Frameworks and methodologies the appropriate adoption of specific frameworks and
methodologies for the management of integrated schedules and tailoring of these
Stakeholder and Communications management the systemic identification and
analysis of stakeholders , and the planning and conduct of interactions to engage and
communicate with them
Governance arrangements (incl quality) the organisational and project specific
processes, standards and guidelines for the governance of projects, including the
process of initiation, review, handover and close out

Competent (applies the competence independently, primarily in situations of limited complexity ,
has a comprehensive knowledge in situations of limited complexity) in the following APM
Budgeting and Cost Control the process for setting agreed budgets and the control of
forecast and actual costs against that budget

Use of tolerances and performance
Reviews the legal, regulatory and organisational requirements for review, the range of
factors that need to be evaluated during reviews, and how these may vary throughout
the lifecycle of the project
Change Control the features of a rigorous change control process , and how to
establish , implement and maintain a change control process
Contract Management – The nature of contracts and statements of work , and the
implications for the contracting organisations and the suppliers into this
* Please refer to APM Competence Framework for full list of competencies and further detail.

Minimum level of Qualifications to be verified
(*N.B. only qualifications essential to the requirements of the role need to be checked)
A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in engineering / project / construction management or a
related field and a professional qualification (eg APM/Acoste/RICS) (or equivalent)

Refer to Group Capability Framework: Team Members OR (if role requires line management
responsibilities) First Line Leader/Professional Specialist