Planning Manager

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  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Rail Jobs and Transportation

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  • Salary:

    £360.00 - £430.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Connah O'Keeffe

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Planning Manager

Here at Morson we are looking for a Planning Manager to join our client in London, England.

Key Accountabilities
*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.
*Establish and maintain a highly motivated programme planning team.
*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.
*Establish and maintain a good, professional and pro-active relationship with other project management/ planning teams.
*Conduct Project Controls orientation/training sessions for Programme team(s) and assist Senior management with the interpretation of periodic time schedule/cost reports.
*Liaise with Senior Planning Managers other Planning Managers & Planning Assistants regarding common planning issues for the purpose of providing a common solution for all parties.
*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.
*Assess contractual schedules and compensation events and support the business in schedule related commercial aspects.
*Contribute to driving and leading a positive safety culture within MPD projects and ensuring their team is invested in managing and improving HSE performance.
*Contribute to equality of opportunity, social inclusion, fair employment and environmental sustainability, creating open, inclusive and engaging environment within MPD and across stakeholders, customers and supply chain.

*Extensive knowledge and understanding of capital projects and programmes with an emphasis on Planning and how this supports and integrates with a wider high functioning environment.
*Extensive knowledge of PPM Systems and Tools especially in regard to the Planning discipline.
*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 metholdogy.
*Namely track, signalling, stations, civils or surface projects.
*Awareness of safety issues in an operational environment.
*Sound knowledge of relevant project planning software.

*Good influencing skills to manage and motivate teams.
*Ability to embed Planning Management methodology and process in support of delivery of high risk, value and complex projects/programmes.
*Analysis of complex data to draw conclusions and produce reports.

*Experience of creating, adapting and monitoring planning in major projects managing to time, quality and budget.
*Experience of dealing with a range of stakeholders at all levels across the organisation influencing improving process and guidance to support project delivery and reporting.
*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.
*Experienced in defining and agreeing progress reporting approaches with contractors.

If you are interested and have relevant qualifications and experience, apply now and I will be in touch with you shortly.

Alternatively, contact Connah O'Keeffe at Morson International for more information about this position.