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Project Planner

Location: WALES, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 30.00 - 40.00 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Technology Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 days ago Reference: 3070328
A Project Planner is required at a Large Public Sector client in Newport for a 2 months+ contract.

Our Client requires an experienced planner to assist with the development and management of several plans and schedules across our inflight portfolio and its constituent projects. Experience in MS Project is essential and you will be expected to spend time developing a generic template that conforms with the clients lifecycle and providing knowledge transfer and upskilling staff. Previous experience of developing multiple plans across a large complex portfolio is essential.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
• Developing; maintaining and documenting appropriate plans and controls for the project/programme in line with the departments
• Change Lifecycle/Agile delivery methodology
• Ensuring the appropriate governance disciplines are observed
• Reviewing project and supplier documentation and plans to highlight any issues that may compromise delivery
• Facilitating resolution of project issues and mitigation of project risks
• Maintaining project documentation
• Making a constructive contribution to project management processes
• Making effective use of the departments
• Change Lifecycle;
• MSP Agile standard processes and other required standards
• Produce project documentation eg plans
• Manage dependencies; assumptions and other controls
• Arrange; prepare materials for; facilitate; chair and document meetings
• Monitor and report on progress
• Define project resources including staff; contractors Assure plans; project controls and progress reports Manage QA processes
• Demonstrate learnings achieved on the project Track record of successful delivery in an equivalent role with equivalent level of responsibility in complex Projects Knowledge of industry standard methods and tools eg
• MSP, Experience of working successfully with staff and representatives from business teams to deliver business change initiatives
• Experience of working successfully in large; complex organisations

Demonstrable Experience required:

• Facilitating Planning workshops,
• Experience of managing project plans, tracking and report progress using MS Project
• Experience in performing schedule risk and impact analysis with a detailed understanding of critical path analysis/ network flow, schedule integrity, dependency and constraint management
• Understanding of planning for technically complex large-scale IT projects and programmes
• Must have detailed understanding of standard project management principles and techniques (e.g. APM, MSP, Prince2, PMI).
• Experience of applying Risk Management methods and principles
• Provide coaching to the project teams to enable them to work more effectively and with minimum direct planner support, hence improving overall planning maturity
• Ability to make informed decisions using Management Information (MI)
• Knowledge of both Agile and Waterfall Project Delivery
Please note this is not a Project Management roe, and previous experience of developing multiple plans across a large complex portfolio is essential.

Hourly rate, Inside IR35, Job closes  COB Monday 14th August


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