Project Planner / Defence / Berkshire / 12 months
Job Title: Project Planner
Rate – Up to £550 per day (DOE) Umbrella Co
Hours – Typically 38 hours per week
Location – Aldermaston, Berkshire – Possibly some travel required
Determination – Inside IR35
Duration – 12 Months
Industry – Nuclear, Defence
Security Clearance – Live and active SC or DV Security Clearance
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Project Planner to join one of our clients in the defence and nuclear sector. In this contract role, you will play a critical role in ensuring the successful execution of complex projects by developing and maintaining project schedules.
Your responsibilities will include:
Scheduling Expertise: Utilising industry-standard programming/scheduling software, such as MS Project and MS Excel, to develop and maintain project schedules that align with project requirements, objectives, and constraints.
Collaboration: Collaborating closely with project managers and stakeholders to gain a deep understanding of project needs and resource availability, ensuring schedules are aligned with these factors.
Detailed Scheduling: Utilising scheduling software to create detailed project schedules, including task sequencing, dependencies, durations, and resource assignments.
Progress Monitoring: Monitoring and tracking project progress, regularly updating schedules to reflect actual progress, and promptly identifying deviations or delays.
Resource Management: Conducting resource planning and allocation to optimize the utilization of resources and identify potential conflicts.
Risk Mitigation: Collaborating with project teams to identify critical paths, potential bottlenecks, and areas of resource conflicts, and proposing effective solutions to mitigate risks and optimize project timelines.
Reporting and Communication: Generating reports and visualisations from scheduling software to effectively communicate project status, critical milestones, and resource allocation to stakeholders.
Schedule Refinement: Continuously evaluating and refining project schedules to accommodate changing priorities, scope adjustments, and fluctuations in resource availability.
Scenario Analysis: Conducting what-if scenarios and simulations to assess the impact of changes, delays, or resource constraints on project schedules, enabling proactive decision-making.
Facilitation: Facilitating schedule review meetings and discussions with project teams, stakeholders, and management, addressing schedule-related issues and proposing actionable solutions.