Project Planner / Project Controller

Location

Bristol, UK

Deadline

4th June 2018

Main Purpose of Role:

 

Reporting to the Head of Project Services, the Project Planner is responsible for creating and maintaining a project planning package, measuring and monitoring project performance against baselines. Identify deviations, making recommendations to recover the plan, enabling appropriate actions to be taken by the Project Management Team.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Be fully conversant with Primavera P6 with the ability to construct a project WBS and develop an integrated planning package for assigned projects.
  • Develop criteria to be used for progress monitoring to satisfy internal and contractual requirements.
  • Report against established key performance indicators (earned value, productivity etc) against which the project performance can be monitored and assessed providing variance analysis.
  • Fully resource load and cost load the project plans for the intention of providing accurate in period and cumulative data to be submitted by the project manager, internally and externally.
  • To produce a critical path analysis and report any variations against baseline.
  • Assess, identify and report on the impacts of potential and actual changes to the project, including resources, costs and durations.
  • Understanding schedule interfaces and dependencies to produce various key milestones and / or Milestone Definition Sheets to be submitted for acceptance.
  • Integrate project schedules, progress measurements and reports from Sub-contractors / Vendors.
  • Interact with various groups of design and management to ensure schedule compliance remains and is respected by all parties.
  • Prepare periodic reports on the status of the project, and look ahead schedules the next period, using information from the Document Management System, the PMT and the Engineering Disciplines.
  • Provide input to the project risk register.
  • Troubleshooting, assessment, presentation, recommendations and action follow up related to planning of risks, issues and recovery planning.
  • Make recommendations for updates to schedule for recovery programmes.
  • Support the Head of Projects to report on the overall resource availability for the Company and maintain an overall, integrated Resource Plan.
  • Prepare reports as stipulated by Penspen and/or the client on agreed cut-off dates to assess the project progress, shortfalls, concerns etc.
  • Prepare / provide inputs to the development of company and project procedures related to planning & project controls.
  • Coordinate and regulate planning and progress meetings.
  • Assist on Proposals, Tender bid documents.
  • Provide planning direction, training and support to key members of the project team.
  • Support project managers at various project meetings.
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Knowledge / Experience (Skills):

  • High-level computer literacy with MS Office, Primavera P6 and MS Project.
  • Competent with understanding NEC 3 contract models (desirable).
  • Communication & Interpersonal skills to build relationships with Project Teams.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills to support discipline teams in planning issues.
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Qualifications:

 

  • Ideally an HNC or equivalent with an engineering sector.
  • Professional registration with PMP / APMP, etc. is desirable.

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