Project Planner

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  • Location:

    Basildon, Essex

  • Sector:

    Project Services

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  • Salary:

    £27000 - £31000 per annum + Excellent

  • Contact:

    Harry Garvin

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

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Graduate Project Manager ( Planning)



Our prestigious client is looking for a entry level project planner to work on complex, state of the art aerospace and defence projects working with a highly expereinced project planning team.

Key Responsibilities -Graduate Project Manager ( Planning)

  • Maintain the accuracy of project plans, ensuring they reflect the project objectives, are updated in a timely manner and are communicated to all IPT members.

  • Ensure plans are integrated into overall project requirement, with dependencies to other functions identified through scenario planning.

  • Work for and as part of the IPT to interrogate and identify cost and schedule variance.

  • Prepare and analyse data (earned value, critical path) required to influence programme decision making.

  • Contribute to the preparation, management and review of bids, and communicate to the relevant internal stakeholders in order to support the defined requirements.

  • Creating and maintaining detailed project plans in a professional scheduling tool.

  • Assist with the maintenance of the risk and opportunities register.

Skills, Qualifications - Graduate Project Manager ( Planning)

  • Good team working skills including coordinating other planners to balance workload, support in appropriate plan definition and with planning technical issues.

  • Proactive and a 'can-do' attitude approach.

  • Task focused and able to provide accurate, repeatable information in a timely manner.

  • Striving for continuous improvement, effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Ability to influence internal stakeholders, using data and analysis to support reasoning

  • Good computer literacy, including all Microsoft Office applications and Microsoft Project.

  • Proficient in use of SAP Tool. Training in the use of planning and project management aspects will be provided.

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.

  • Understanding of the principles and practice of Life Cycle Management (Product, Business Winning and Project Lifecycles).

  • General product and manufacturing process knowledge will also be an advantage.