This contract with our defence client is for a Project Planner for 12 months. The role is located in Aldermaston and is hybrid part time working with 2 days per week onsite. The pay rate is £280 UMB.
Some of the main responsibilities for this role include:
1. Develop and maintain project schedules using industry-standard programming/scheduling software such as MS Project and MS Excel.
2. Collaborate with project managers and stakeholders to understand project requirements, objectives, and constraints, ensuring alignment with resource availability.
3. Utilise scheduling software to create detailed project schedules, including task sequencing, dependencies, durations, and resource assignments.
4. Monitor and track project progress, regularly updating schedules to reflect actual progress and identifying any deviations or delays.
5. Conduct resource planning and allocation, ensuring optimal utilisation of resources.
6. Collaborate with project teams to identify critical paths, potential bottlenecks, and areas of resource conflicts, proposing solutions to mitigate risks and optimise project timelines.
7. Generate reports and visualisations from scheduling software to communicate project status, critical milestones, and resource allocation to stakeholders.
8. Continuously evaluate and refine project schedules, considering changing priorities, scope adjustments, and resource availability.
9. Conduct what-if scenarios and simulations to assess the impact of changes, delays, or resource constraints on project schedules.
10. Facilitate schedule review meetings and discussions with project teams, stakeholders, and management, addressing schedule-related issues and proposing solutions.