Senior Planning Engineer

  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Senior Planning Engineer required to join the "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.

The role involves but is not limited to the following:

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

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 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

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.