Planning Manager

Planning Manager / London / Six-month contract

Your new company

The transport system for Greater London is looking to recruit a Planning Manager to support the Project Management Unit (PMU) Planning function by providing direction, leadership, guidance and management of the embedded planning resources.

Your new role

The Planning Manager will be responsible for;

  • Plan and manage complex multi-project programme time schedules to ensure delivery of intended business benefits.
  • Analyse, review and highlight critical time schedule issues and ensure viable resolution plans are in place.
  • Act as coordination lead for the production of outward facing topical summary reports discussing programme/project progress, critical issues, impact and mitigation.
  • Management of the implementation of planning work processes and procedures in accordance with Pathway and otherwise approved deviations.
  • Provide direction and supervision to any assigned project planners and / or possess extensive technical expertise.
  • Conduct Project Controls orientation/training sessions for Programme team(s) and assist Senior management with the interpretation of periodic time schedule/cost reports.
  • Analysis of programme controls data and create summary programme reports/analysis for Senior Managers/Sponsors.
  • Assess the need for change to planning processes and methods and implement changes to deliver improved performance.

What you'll need to succeed

My client is looking for the following skills;

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of capital projects and programmes.
  • Extensive knowledge of PPM Systems and Tools.
  • Knowledge of the professional disciplines of programme and project management in the context of complex capital projects with expertise in Planning.
  • Knowledge of different Commercial arrangements, NEC contractual obligations and their impact of project controls management with an emphasis on Planning methodology.
  • Domain knowledge of the planning, design and construction activities undertaken across a number of TfL project areas.
  • Experience of creating, adapting and monitoring planning in major projects managing to time, quality and budget.
  • Experience using Primavera, Primavera Enterprise or similar project time scheduling software.
  • Experience of a complex operating environment including NEC contract management in a project delivery environment.
  • Experience building critical path schedules from knowledge and first principles, interviewing and leading workshops with project resources to understand progress and performance across a programme of critical path projects.

What you'll get in return

This is a full-time six-month role. The role is paying £359.86/day PAYE Premium rate or £407.08/day Umbrella rate.

What you need to do now

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Job type:
Working Pattern
Government & Public Services
The role is paying £359.86/day PAYE Premium rate or £407.08/day Umbrella rate.
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Talk to a consultant

Talk to Zaqar Rahim, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Victoria

1st Floor, Ebury Gate, 23 Lower Belgrave Street

Telephone: 02072598796

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