Planning Manager

Website AdvanceTRS Advance Training and Recruitment Services

Technical recruiters for the built environment

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Planning Manager or Senior Planner wanting a step up. This is a hybrid role based between Manchester/Home.

The Planning Manager will be responsible for managing a team of Senior Planners and Planners across the Northwest but also have input into overall Planning function nationwide.
If successful, you will be working on multiple Rail projects within this region. This contractor is a specialist within OLE, P-Way and Civil Engineering so experience in one these areas is essential.
* Development and implementation of a business strategy that identifies and embeds planning lessons learned. Establish and maintain a highly motivated programme planning team.
* Head up Monthly Rail business reports to executive team, control and update tendering pipeline program and business look ahead resource schedule
* Undertake regular team reviews with the wider planning function, reviewing people performance, systems, improvements
* Assess and review contractual schedules and compensation events to support the business in schedule related commercial aspects.
* Delays, corrective actions, and claims. Where entitlement requires to be demonstrated offering support to the planning and projects teams around training on Compensation Events, Extension of Time (EOT) because of delay/ disruption/ loss of efficiency.
* Prepare timely and accurate reports and P6 schedule reviews with the planning team.
* Assess and determine need for change to planning processes and methods and implement changes to deliver improved performance.
* Analyse, review and highlight critical time schedule issues and ensure viable resolution plans are in place. Identify and analyse performance across a programme of critical path projects.
* Undertake training sessions for Programme team(s) and assist Senior management with the interpretation of periodic time schedule/cost reports. Provision of on-going training for those in the business unit planning pool to manage capability assessment/development. Collation of best practice intelligence from both external and internal sources to be shared with central areas/business unit.
* Implementing formal training in the use of time-change and traditional planning techniques.
* Maintain work breakdown structure, project and activity coding and resource loading, monitoring the scheduling of project milestones and ensure any potential delays or risks are met with appropriate solutions. This will support the wider business initiatives and goals.

Key Requirements:
* Strong Rail Infrastructure Knowledge
* Primavera P6 Professional Advanced
* MSP (Microsoft Project)_
* Microsoft Packages – Visio / Excel / Word / Powerpoint etc.
* Knowledge and capability of working on OLE Projects within Primavera P6
* Extensive experience / understanding of The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015
* NEC 3 / 4 / NR Form of Contracts
* Good knowledge of Power BI

For further information on this opportunity contact Joe Moss at Advance TRS.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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