PMO Planner

  • Location

    Dorchester, Dorset

  • Sector:

    Project / Programme Management

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Vanessa Theobald

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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  • Client:


ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK, has a requirement to expand its Project Management Office (PMO) capability to support current and future growth in the maritime defence market. They develop, supply and support cutting-edge maritime technology for customers worldwide. Based in Winfrith, Dorset, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK work closely with the UK Royal Navy to create products which protect lives at sea.

We are keen to hear from individuals who are looking to pursue a career in the PMO who are interested in the field of project planning/management. We are looking for qualifications in Association of Project Management (APM), Prince 2, Microsoft Project.

You will be given guidance and mentoring to develop your skills in the field of project planning as well as the understanding the processes and principles of project management.

Role responsibilities include:
• Creation and maintenance of Microsoft Project plans, opportunities and delivery projects, working with the project teams to ensure estimates, actual costs and forecasts are correct and published frequently.
• Scheduling of all project activities to produce an integrated project plan with a critical path, update as required, and report potential problems/problem areas to the Project Manager/Work Package Manager for action.
• Maintenance of a project baseline and change control log in order to report on cost and schedule variances to the Project Manager on a monthly basis, with suggestions for corrective actions.
• Support to the Project Manager in the monitoring and tracking of project budget, providing a full forecast for all phases of the project and ensuring overspends or underspends can be justified.
• Support to the work package manager: reviewing and where necessary raising change requests performing scenario analysis in the schedule and implementing changes.
• Support the Project Manager with Risk, Issues, and Opportunities management by ensuring the various registers are reviewed and updated frequently with the project teams. To perform schedule risk analysis on projects and project opportunities as and when required.
• Support the Project Managers in the creation and maintenance of the Earned Value Management data set and reporting requirements.
• Support to the generation of the Business level reporting and Business Intelligence (BI) data in support of the project and divisional level reviews and attend where necessary.
• Support to continuous project management improvement initiatives and project management standards across the project community.
• Provide best practice support and guidance to the Project Management community on the templates and processes to be adhered to when managing a project.

What we are looking for in you:
• Previous and demonstrable experience in Project Control, PMO or Project Management
• Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to interact with people at all levels both within the company and externally
• Computer literacy in order to operate information systems. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Any experience with MS Project or similar scheduling toolsets is required
• Able to build rapport and develop good working team relationships
• Strong team focus
• Strong time management skills
• Ability to work independently at times under own initiative
• Ability to use own initiative when working under pressure
• Prioritise and manage personal workload to ensure deadlines are achieved.
• Willingness to travel in the UK and overseas