Job Description

Planning Manager - Submarines

A Planning Manager is required to work on a six month contract, with the possibility of extension for our Defence client based in Cumbria.

Overview of the Planning Manger contract role

  • Leading the development of programme level schedules for the Build and Commissioning stages of the programme.
  • Ensuring these schedules are structured to enable effective integration into an Integrated Master Schedule for the programme.
  • Providing expertise in project planning, monitoring and control tools, techniques and procedures to the programme leadership.
  • Developing and growing the capability of the programme planning team to enable it to support the current and future needs of the programme.
  • Working cross-functionally across the Project Controls functional teams to generate a coherent position on programme performance, issues and options

Essential Skills/Qualifications

  • Demonstrable, specific skills and experience in Planning, ideally in a complex programme environment
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and reporting skills to deliver precise insight on programme performance
  • Strong collaborative behaviours and stakeholder management skills in a complex network (multi-site/multi-company/multi-functional)
  • Proven ability to influence and facilitate debates and decisions with diverse stakeholder groups
  • Knowledge of Planning & Scheduling Governance
  • Proven experience of building, developing and leading a high performing team

Desirable Skills/Qualifications

  • A Degree in Project Management or equivalent industry experience
  • APM Project Management Qualification or equivalent

The role is based in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria - commutable from Carnforth, Milnthorpe, Lancaster, Morecambe, Penrith, Workington, Whitehaven and The Lake District

If you are a Planning Manager looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other Defence opportunities please contact Kris Foston on or phone 0161 694 9200

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