Planner - Military veterans preferred

2018-11-28
Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Eng
United Kingdom

Title: Planner

Location: GB-ENG-London

Job Number: 1075845

Britain’s emergency services work 24/7 to serve the public in some of the most dangerous and challenging situations. To help them do their job even better the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) is creating the next generation mobile communications network, including secure and resilient voice and broadband data services, which will be used by thousands of front line police officers, paramedics and fire-fighters.

This new Emergency Services Network (ESN) will transform how our blue-light services respond to incidents, offering better mobile coverage, leading to faster response times. ESN will allow emergency service professionals to work together more efficiently and effectively when incidents and accidents occur by sharing data across the new digital network. The new network is dynamic and can take advantage of new technology as it develops, making sure that those doing the vital job of protecting the public and saving lives get the best and most modern communications tools available.

ESMCP is a pan-government, cross departmental, programme based within the Home Office.

The programme has representation from the emergency services at both operational and departmental levels and has close working involvement from the suppliers of the ESN technology.

This is an exciting programme, delivering cutting edge technology which will directly impact people’s lives.

It is required that all people working on ESMCP perform their roles according to the overarching principles and ways of working with suppliers and customers, and in line with the collaborative behaviours framework.

Job Purpose:

As a Planner/Scheduler on ESMCP, you will be responsible for the delivery of plans/schedules to one or more areas of the ESMCP programme. You will accurate and timely schedules in line with PMO controls and standards, managing, reporting and escalating non-conformance of Programme delivery area. You have responsibility for reviewing programme information, raising appropriate challenge and identification of trends that may impact the programme meeting its objectives. You will provide support, mentoring and technical insight to other Planners within the team. You will build trusted relationships with the programme delivery areas to which you are assigned.

The Project Complexity level is ‘High’ which is generally characterised as having a high degree of uncertainty, are large in size, politically sensitive, technically complex, have a large number of stakeholders and often need procedures and methodologies to be adapted to suit unique situations.

Responsibilities:

The post holder will report to one of the Senior PMO Manager on the Programme, will be accountable for their own work and have responsibility for the following:

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Support and feedback on improvements to Planning standards and ways of working

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Ownership of Product plans (Level 2 – Level 3)

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Act as key interface to the PMO Planning lead, representing the Planning team.

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Monitoring of progress vs plan and facilitation of external stakeholder buy-in

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Escalation of risk and issue in relation to schedule

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Co-Ordination of schedule review meetings with relevant stakeholders

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Providing Critical Path Analysis

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Interface with Change Control processes, provide impact assessment and scenario analysis

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Take the lead on dependency management processes, driving management of dependencies within area of responsibility

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End to end project monitoring of the production of all Programme deliverables in accordance with the plan

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Produce programme status reports in accordance with the reporting schedules and in the agreed format.

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Maintaining the content of planning and reporting tools

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Provide support and regular reports to senior management team as required

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Able to provide some insight to trends and potential risks and issues identified through the schedule forward look.

Key Experiences & Qualifications Required:

Essential:

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Strong leadership and management skills including team management.

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Demonstrable and relevant experience of schedule management within Portfolio / Programme / Project management in a complex delivery and contractual environment.

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Able to demonstrate experience of working effectively with stakeholders to achieve results in line with complex governance arrangements.

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Able to demonstrate strong problem solving and solution finding across multiple stakeholders.

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Strong interpersonal skills. The ability to establish credibility and exert influence with key stakeholders and suppliers at an operational level.

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Able to demonstrate experience of working in a matrix structure.

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Experienced in identifying, escalating challenges and resolving issues with demonstrable ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems. Maintain effective performance in difficult and challenging circumstance, encouraging others to do the same.

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Extensive experience of various scheduling software, such as Primavera 6, MS Project

Desirable:

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Line management experience desirable.

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Experience gained from working on a complex Major Programme, preferably in a mix of Government and Public sectors.

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APM Practitioner Qualification, APM Registered Project Professional, , MSP, SP-PMI

Key Competences and Behaviours:

Civil Service Core Competencies –

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Collaborating and Partnering (G7)

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Delivering at Pace (G7)

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Changing and Improving (G7)

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Making Effective Decisions (G7)

Project Management competencies drawn from the Home Office PPM Competency Framework -

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Project Risk Management (TC05)

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Stakeholder Engagement (TC03)

Job: Scheduling/Planner