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Project Planner / Defence / Berkshire / 12 months

Project Planner / Defence / Berkshire / 12 months

Job TypeContract
Real Time Recruitment Solutions https://www.rtrs.co.uk

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.

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