Would you like the opportunity to work on interesting and dynamic projects, influencing the future development of Project Planning & Control across our latest submarine platforms? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Planner to be based either out of Frimley or Portsmouth.
As a Project Planner, you will support the Project Manager to deliver their scope of work by developing and maintaining accurate Level 3 and 4 schedules and supporting documents (for multiple programmes). The Planner will also create regular reports to inform the Project Manager and offer recommendations /options when forecasting and planning. The Planner will also perform an essential role when implementing change into the schedules and ensuring governance and accuracy is maintained.
This is a growing part of the organisation and is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the Complex Systems and Support area of Maritime Submarines, which designs, builds, integrates and supports all the Submarine Combat Systems in the UK fleet. We operate an excellent flexible working policy and welcome all applicants including possible job share and flexible working hours.
Your main responsibilities as a Project Planner will involve:
Producing/maintaining a set of Level 3/4 schedules, ensuring the accuracy of the plans and BAE planning rules are followed.
Gathering monthly project progress (from internal and external stakeholders) in order to update schedules in line with project reporting timelines and best practice.
Assisting the Project Manager in regular reporting requirements, including creation and analysis of Earned Value Management and other schedule performance metrics
Ensuring correct governance and project change procedures are followed and accurate schedules are maintained
Preparing reports and recommendations to inform Project Manager and aid decision making for Estimate at Completion and Rolling Wave planning/forecasting activities. This will include Milestones data, Man-hour & cost analysis, resource planning etc
Producing scenario plans in line with project manager's requirements.
Your skills and qualifications:
Previous experience in planning / project controls within a complex environment
Foundation Degree/ HNC / HND / Certificate in Planning or equivalent level of qualification
Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders
Previous experience of Primavera P6 is desirable but not essential
What we're looking for in you:
You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with a variety of stakeholders. You will be a team player and able to prioritise your workload effectively.
This role will enable you to develop your skills and experience and open opportunities in the wider BAE Systems.
Location: Frimley or Portsmouth
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.
Complex Systems and Support:
Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers. Our team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.
Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer’s affordability, technology and capability challenges. It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.
We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.
As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.
BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.
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