Project Planner

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Transport, Logistics
West Midlands
Salary Description:
Competitive salary
TalentSpa Recuitment
Job Ref:

Project Planner

Location: 134 Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2ES

Salary: Competitive salary

About the Company:

Following on from the award of West Midlands Trains franchise, we are dedicated to giving people and businesses the rail service they've always wanted. We're investing �1 billion into the region's network, providing new and smartly refurbished trains, better stations, extra benefits and cheaper travel. London Northwestern Railway (LNR) and West Midlands Railway (WMR) are 2 new rail brands to the UK rail market, operating since December 2017.

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Project Planner reporting to the Head of Programme Management Office (PMO) to develop and support the multiple work streams in all project planning activities within the Transition and Projects function. You will produce, own and monitor a project work breakdown plan allowing you to provide effective project performance measurement and reporting.

Project Planner Responsibilities:

* To interact and become a key member of the project management team providing a quality service to support the effective delivery of projects.
* To interact and support the effective information sharing / collection with all the project stakeholders in an appropriate manner.
* Prepare a project work breakdown structure and plan / schedule which is capable of delivering the project objectives and providing effective project performance measurement and reporting.
* To develop the appropriate quality plan / schedule in line with the project scheduling principles and processes.
* Monitor and progress the plan / schedule and make changes as required. Develop recovery schedules and contingency plans in order to meet changed objectives as necessary.
* Input the planning issues into the project's critical issues risk log. Review planning risks and monitor whether the risk register is updated accordingly.
* Report actual performance and variance against plan and forecast outcomes. Highlight key milestone and critical path issues to members of the team, provide an assessment of the impact of such issues and recommend solutions to correct the position.
* Monitor and audit plans. Monitor contractor's planning processes so that they comply with procedure requirements.
* Interrogate contractor's statement of progress for schedule adherence and payment purposes.
* Identify key resource requirements and monitor that these are properly booked, and availability is maintained.

Project Planner Requirements:

* Previous planning experience on rail projects including infrastructure
* Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing planning and scheduling functions
* Ability to produce monthly planning reports
* Understand Network Rail Grip processes
* Experience of leading Planning meetings and Assurance reviews
* Experience of using several project management scheduling tools & techniques
* Strong stakeholder management skills
* Ability to build relationships within a team

Project Planner Benefits:

* Free travel on West Midlands Trains and other Abellio group trains for you, your partner and dependent children.
* 75% discount on all other train operating companies over most of the UK rail network.
* Enrolment of our West Midland Railways Pension Scheme and our pension salary sacrifice scheme - Smart Pensions

If you meet the Project Planner requirements and feel the role would be a good fit, then please apply today!

Contact Details:
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Tel: 0844 8700 926
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