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Master Planner

Master Planner required for the opportunity to work with a world renowned defence client.


Partners with Program Management and directs all phases of program planning from inception through completion.

Architects, prepares and develops the Integrated Master Plan and Integrated Master Schedule to meet all program strategic objectives.
Works with the technical community, operational community and program management to translate authorized customer requirements into the performance measurement baseline.
Develops a compliant Integrated Master Schedule which accurately and comprehensively validates the contractual scope, flow and resources required to execute the program.
Works under consultative direction toward long-range goals and objectives.

Assignments are often self-initiated.

Virtually self-supervisory
Decisions affect the financial, employee or public relations posture of the organization.
Develops and applies advanced concepts, techniques, and standards.

Develops new applications based on professional principles and theories.

Viewed as an expert in field within the corporation.
Develops solutions to problems of unusual complexity which require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovativeness.

Challenges are frequently unique and solutions may serve as precedent for future decisions.
Responsible for the end-to-end lifecycle of planning and schedule management in support of program capture and execution.
Leads proposal preparation planning including development of planning artefacts for solicitation response.

Interfaces with program management, senior management and the contractual customer as the programs planning integrator.
Validates cost and schedule integration for effective program performance management.
Manages vertical and horizontal integration between all schedules and other program artefacts compliant with the client's command media.
May provide leadership, direction and day to day management of other program planners if applicable.
Devises modelling and measuring techniques to integrate risks and opportunities with schedule and cost baseline.

Performs time-phased predictive analyses, critical path verification and schedule risk assessments to assure the capability of the program to meet their commitments.
Resolves schedule conflicts, develops and implements work-around strategies and tactical alternatives.
Utilizes performance and health metrics analyses to drive actions resulting in improved program performance.
Maintenance and status updates of the IMS on a weekly & monthly basis.
Maintenance of the Performance Measurement Baseline.
Creation and Maintenance of the Project Business Rhythm.
Point of contact for both Suppliers and Clients.
Attendance and Presentation of Schedule Information for client and management reviews.
Creation of project status reports and slide decks

Required Skills:

Someone who has experience of undertaking detailed planning and yet see the bigger picture for the programme (can undertake strategic planning)
Good understanding of Schedule Risk Analysis
Good understanding of the DCMA 14 point health check
Good understanding of planning basics - Critical Path Methodology, free float, total float.
Good understanding of earned value including CPI, CPI and TCPI

Regular interfacing with Directors, and Senior Programme Managers
Advisor to the Senior Programme Management and Project Director
Day to day management of staff
Customer and supplier interface
Governance at programme level
Part of a team delivering large change proposals and effective baseline control thereof

Takes ownership of project performance driving others to meet the schedule
Recommends to senior programme management team resolution to issues
Strong focus on stakeholder management
Becomes actively involved in daily operations only when required to meet critical schedules or resolve complex problems
Achieves results by working through others

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Rate: £55.00 - £85.00 per hour + Depending on Experience
  • Location: Bedfordshire, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Military
  • Recruiter: Mane Contract Services
  • Tel: +44 (0)1923 470 755
  • Fax: 0845 833 6486
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  • Posted: 2017-05-18 17:00:24 -

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