Senior Planning Engineer

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  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Project Management

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  • Contact:

    Janet Mottram

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Planning Engineer Job Summary:

Within the group discipline "Planning & Scheduling" department, the post holder is responsible and accountable for the project scheduling preparation and reporting for one or several (typically up to 3) programs of Earth Observation and Science Space projects, including supporting the Project Management's representation to senior internal management and external customers as needed. The post holder shall follow departmental processes and contribute to their improvement through lessons learned and specific improvement activities. Short term travel within Europe or beyond may occasionally be required.

Job Profile

Integrated within one or several project teams, in support to the Project Manager and Industrial Manager and by detailed co-operation with the project Work Area Managers, the post holder ensures:

Project duration data consolidation
Project planning creation and update
Project schedule report edition towards customers and internal contributors
On demand Planning simulations
Critical path analyses and full consideration of schedule impact in the planning decision making at all levels
Trend Analysis
Support to the Estimate At Completion process via close co-ordination with the Project Controller and Project Management for delivery of consistent schedule input at appropriate level of breakdown and milestone filtering per Work Area, and support to cross-checking data consistency between scheduling and control
Appropriate engagement with project and senior internal management, other contributing schedule actors, and external customers and subcontractors as needed

Job Detail

Define the schedule tree
Collect schedule information
Create, sequence with logical relationships and organise activities and milestones in the project management software for scheduling
Allocate resources and estimated duration's to scheduled tasks
Develop the original baseline schedule
Revise and update Original Baseline Schedule with agreed changes to establish Current Baseline Schedule
Maintain current master and detailed network and schedule, updating with progress data regularly
Consolidate schedule information from contractors into schedule and network
Conduct Critical Path Analysis, schedule compression, what-if scenario analysis, resource levelling, leads and lags adjusting
Update current schedule progress
Provide master schedule and trend charts for the internal monthly progress report
Prepare and issue schedule reports as part of the Progress Report
Perform the schedule variance analysis, Distribute and archive planning.

Comprehensive knowledge of satellite or other highly skilled engineering processes

Graduate Level

Technical Skills
Project scheduling methodology
Primavera (P6) and Microsoft Project

Behavioural Skills
Requires excellent two-way communication skills and attention to detail
Responsiveness, proven team working capability, reliability, and the self-drive to proactively address and resolve issues
Ability to successfully engage with internal project and senior management, other contributing schedule actors, and external customers and subcontractors (in support of other interface lead personnel), as needed to ensure best project outcomes.