PMO Planner

Zoek Pin Reading, England

£40000 - £43000/annum

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 29 days ago

My client are a large power generation and distribution company, working across the UK generating Power and maintaining the Network in specific regions. They are an excellent employer that offer leading package benefits and have been known to be an employer of choice for job satisfaction and career growth.

They are currently looking for a PMO Planner to working their distributed energy department. This role is working from the office in Reading. You will be offered a good salary and company car or cash allowance, performance bonus and other company benefits. This would be working with a team dedicated to climate change and a member of COP26.

The position

We're seeking an experienced infrastructure Project Planner. This is an exciting time to join a growing Distribute Energy team as we progress a wide range of new and innovative infrastructure solutions across the UK and Ireland. Learning a new industry and being part of something that makes a difference.

The core purpose of the role is driving the set up, coordination and management of project plans with a focus on cost, resource, milestones and deliverables.

The projects involved will vary in size and complexity with multidisciplinary scope across a number of our sectors (for example: EV, Battery, Solar, Electrical and Heat Networks).

We're keen to hear from candidates with relevant experience who can perform immediately in role, however we'd also consider individuals with less planning experience who can demonstrate an aptitude and appetite to grow into the role.

The support you provide may involve the planning the development of a small number of large scale, complex projects and /or a larger number of small projects across a range energy infrastructure solutions.

The role also requires the flexibility to support the development and operational delivery of the wider PMO /Business Planning services. This will include the development of planning standards, process, governance and reporting needed to set projects up for success as our business grows at pace.

Key accountabilities will include:

- Developing and maintaining a range of individual and complex work packages, project plans, and master plans in Primavera P6. This will include planning the full programme/project lifecycle (development through to construction and commissioning), dependency management, ensuring alignment with PMO standards and processes and ongoing critical path analysis

- Maintaining a clear view of the project baseline and tracking the milestones, resource, cost loading and spend profiling including coordinating inputs and plan updates across multi-disciplinary teams

- Actively driving the development of plans, including close working with project teams, and interacting with the wider teams, sub-contractors and external partners or clients to ensure plans are coherent and up to date

- Actively supporting project collaborative planning and recovery planning exercises

- Developing, amending and maintaining resource utilisation and cost loaded plans, including forecasting

- Support the quantification of risk and issue impacts on project schedules, agreeing mitigating actions, and tracking progress and delivery of those actions.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Planning experience in the infrastructure and/or major projects sector (electricity, water, oil/gas, highways, major buildings etc.) is essential for this role (development and/or construction)

- Demonstrable experience in planning using Primavera P6, demonstrating competence in working collaboratively to develop plans from conception through to construction and completion

- Experience of large, complex multidisciplinary projects including cost and resource scheduling at scale within commercially diverse teams

- Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to communicate to various levels up to senior management

- Proactive, forward thinking with the ability to work in an agile and fast paced working environment

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