Planning Manager - Rail

  • Location

    Stratford, London

  • Sector:

    London Underground

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  • Salary:

    £400.00 - £450.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Hayley Murray

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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We are currently recruiting for a Planning Manager to work on a range of London underground related projects.

The day to day duties of the Planning Manager will be s follows:

  • 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.
  • Management of the implementation of planning work processes and procedures in accordance with Pathway and otherwise approved deviations.
  • 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 contractual schedules and compensation events and support the business in schedule related commercial aspects.

The Skills, Knowledge and Experience expected of the Planning Manager will be as follows:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Domain knowledge of the planning, design and construction activities undertaken across a number of TfL project areas. Namely track, signalling, stations, civils or surface projects.
  • 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 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.

***This role is working in the public sector and therefore must be set up on a PAYE or Umbrella basis. No limited companies are permitted. ***

In order to apply for the Planning Manager, please submit your CV and contact details via this advert.