To assist in the management and delivery of the Planning & Scheduling expertise to drive excellence & compliance through the work-streams within the Altas programme. This role forms an integral part of the Planning Team within the Enterprise Programme Management Office which is responsible for providing the co-ordination between the work-streams and the projects that form the overall programme.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
The prime responsibilities of the EPO Planning & Scheduling Specialist are:
Supporting project planning, scheduling, monitoring and reporting activities in a central Project / Programme office environment.
Developing and maintaining a close working relationship with ATLAS Work-streams as necessary to ensure that planning standards are being adhered to and to support those teams in assuring best practice planning is employed.
Preparation of Project Programme documentation including WBS and project plans, contributes to requirements, risk schedule, dependency management and change control.
Having an understanding of the relationship between the client and the customer
Having the ability to estimate and communicate the impact of change requirements.
Adhering to quality standards
Producing reports for the management team that identify schedule issues and their potential impact on the programme including metrics and performance KPI's
Providing coverage for all required activities during situations of leave or other absences.
Maintain awareness of Project management techniques
Identify and implement other related productivity tools as required
Ensure that Planning Processes are implemented and remain accurate at all times.
Producing management reports according to the agreed reporting cycle
Excellent working knowledge and experience of Microsoft Project 2003 Professional and Microsoft Project Server.
Experience of operating in a Programme Management Office environment
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Good inter-personal skills.
Ability to support and deliver training to existing an new starters
Understanding and good working knowledge of Project management principles
PRINCE2 trained and holding practitioner accreditation.
Good working knowledge and experience of Microsoft Project Server and environment
Good working knowledge of Powerpoint or Visio
Understanding of Sharepoint or similar application