Project Scheduler - Aerospace (MSP)

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  • Location

    Chester, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months+

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Microsoft Project EPM 2010 Project Scheduler with an aerospace background required to work within the Integrated Project Team providing Project Planning, including the creation and analysis of variance analysis data to support the programme in reporting and key decision making. Candidates MUST be Planners/Schedulers/Project Controllers with aerospace/defence background, this role is not suitable for Project Manager with some scheduling experience or candidates from an IT/finance background.

The role involves but is not limited to the following:

Responsible for integrity of the Programme Tasking Schedule (PTS) ensuring that all activities, events and milestones are logically linked.
Perform analysis such as critical path, schedule risk analysis and Earned Value variance root cause analysis. Maintain the PTS as required (weekly/monthly), and aligned to the fiscal calendar.
Support the Programme Manager with analysis of trend data and provision of metrics for review at Programme Review Boards.
Ensure contractual and programme baseline control management is adopted to ensure the PTS maintain a true and realistic baseline.
Support the development of Programme Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and Organisational Breakdown Structures (OBS) to ensure effective cost and schedule reporting.
To support Bid and Proposal activities through the collation and transfer of Basis of Estimates into the Pricing Team Ensure consistent application of approved best practice processes and tools using the client's IPDS (Integrated Product Development System).
Cover for Programme Integrated Master Scheduler (IMS) during holiday periods

Demonstrable professional knowledge of working in a Project/Programme Management/Control environment within the aerospace industry is required as is demonstrable working knowledge of Risk Management Processes.
Experience of Microsoft Project EPM 2010, and other Microsoft Office applications (Excel. Word, PowerPoint) and the ability to support and guide Programme Managers and their Teams Ability to multi-task, with good written and verbal communication skills across all levels of the business is also expected of the candidate.
Ability to work with diverse project teams and stakeholders together with commercial and business awareness in a complex projects environment
Educated to Degree Level or equivalent although not essential with demonstrable relevant experience.
Ideally experience of working with complex aircraft or systems engineering type programmes.
Experience of working within the Defence Industry.

Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance.