Planner - High Speed 2

An exciting opportunity has come up for a Planner to work for the main Joint Venture on HS2 based in Birmingham. This is a freelance role for at least 6 months.

Description of Activities to be undertaken

  • Produce tender programs compliant with tender sum, design (where appropriate) and methodology
  • Produce tender deliverables as required (agreed at the initial tender meeting with commercial manager/bid manager)
  • Produce, manage and update the construction programme and its communication to internal and external customers and major stakeholders
  • Incorporation of change events into the delivery programme and assistance to the commercial team to secure full entitlement under the contract
  • Provide detailed support and assistance to the operation staff in order to enable the team to monitor pinch-points on the critical path and test and change logic where previously agreed to either improve upon the baseline delivery programme or to mitigate potential delays
  • Produce reports and delivery commentary to operation on particular reporting requirements
  • Produce programs, reports and/or extract filters as required by the project team, including an indication of deviation from the baseline programme
  • In conjunction with the commercial team, assist with the production of earned value analysis data in compliance with the customer and client requirements
  • Formally issue delivery programme updates to all parties as required by the contract
  • Attend operation meetings with internal and or external customers and deliver a presentation on project progress
  • Develop and produce delivery programme/duration with tender sum and methodology without assistance
  • Manage the planning and delivery programme process by closely monitoring and controlling the development and implementation of the programme and checking the completeness of supply chain packages information
  • Ensure planning and programming is produced on time by understanding challenging deadlines, understanding the interface and reliance between elements/disciplines, and developing and monitoring integrated procurement,  and delivery programmes
  • Follow the programme management plan, and fully understand supply chain scope
  • Input to the risk management process
  • Work with allocated operations support in the production of method statements etc. and ensure that tender programme aligns with the pricing methods
  • Develop and produce (or lead if outsourced) logistics and phasing plans
  • Engage with supply chain and bid team members to discuss and achieve optimum programme and method solutions
  • Attend all bid meetings as required and assist in the preparation of bid submission documents
  • Identify, communicate and add key programme risks to the risk register
  • Ensure effective communication of bid strategy and solutions to the project team

Minimum Qualifications Needed for Role

  • Educated to a professional level with a relevant degree or equivalent in a core business discipline
  • I.T competent
  • Thorough understanding and experience in the use of project management software
  • Experience in programme and project management, project planning, including programme controls, project review, and cost and risk analysis
  • Good quality site experience on business-related projects in a management or supervisory capacity
  • Ability to plan the delivery of workload from experience in multi-discipline jobs
  • Experience of the impact that commercial events and activities have on the baseline programme
  • Experience in recognition and recording of any change in requirements
  • Experience of actively measuring and monitoring performance and the presentation of the results in a logical manner to support continuous improvement.
  • Experience in the interpretation data and information and producing it in a clear and logical format.

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