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Lead Scheduler / Senior Project Planner


Job Description:

Position Description

Responsible for the development & definition of Level 1 or Level 2 schedules from Statement Of Work (SOW) / Project Control Account (CA) requirements aligning to the naval Ships WBS.

Responsible for the Project budget derived from Control Account Plans.

Monitor feedback and report on the network schedules to both internal and external customers.

Highly experienced in analysing and proposing solutions to slippage of key milestones by reviewing critical and near critical paths.

Core Duties

  • Translation of the ship design into Level 1/Level 2 schedules, logic, resourcing & budget
  • Responsible for delivery of an enabled network schedule in line with the Integrated Master Schedule, declared cardinal dates and Quarterly look-ahead aspirations
  • Responsible for the allocation of task budgets & alignment of work scope budgets with Project/CAM (Control Account Manager) targets
  • Accountable for maintaining quality standards within Plans and compliance to governance measures
  • Provide key support and guidance to the CAM and IPT Managers through regular engagement and a visible presence "on the Floor" as the project moves through all phases, Engineering, Supply Chain, Build, Commissioning and Acceptance
  • Be informed and able to validate, advise & challenge progress & completion forecasts, identifying schedule risk and required enablers
  • Maintain a focus on the customer needs coupled with a desire to remove non value added activities and establish best practice
  • Verify that functional outputs comply with business quality standards
  • Represent Lead Planner on certain occasions i.e. annual leave, delegated authority at meetings
  • Mentor and educate newer planners and apprentices in Planning and Shipbuilding practices to ensure their output meets functional/business quality standards

Functional Knowledge

  • Comprehensive understanding of Planning Tools, key operating principles and other Integrated Business Systems (IBS)
  • Strong understanding of network techniques and scheduling principles
  • Proficient knowledge of Planning structures and principles (Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Product Breakdown Strucutre (PBS) etc.)
  • The job holder demonstrates advanced IT skills and is proficient in the use of appropriate packages. (Primavera, Microsoft Office, etc)
  • 5-10 years Planning experience desired or demonstrated skills

Business Expertise

  • Detailed knowledge of the business phases of engineering, supply chain, Build, Commissioning and Acceptance
  • Understanding of Ship build manufacture processes across the build cycle and delivery requirements of Engineering & Supply Chain to support
  • Understanding of Engineering, Supply Chain & Operations requirements & processes to ensure delivery of incoming/outgoing data is appropriate and to standard
  • Understanding of cross-functional process interfaces and impact on functional delivery & quality
  • Understanding and compliance with Company HR,SHE, & Quality policies and processes


  • Ability to plan, prioritise and schedule work in a changing environment
  • Ability to influence stakeholders through effective communication, clear presentation of data
  • Ability to support and offer guidance through Coaching and Mentoring skills
  • Display behaviours in keeping with performance centred leadership
  • Have a personal responsibility of Schedule progress, through regular engagement and a visible presence "on the Floor" as we move through all phases

Problem Solving

  • Competent in problem solving techniques/tools
  • Able to undertake complex analyses of data to identify root cause
  • Able to develop solutions to complex issues
  • Recognises opportunities for continuous improvement within functional processes

Nature of Impact

  • Engineering, Supply Chain & Operations delivery dependant and influenced by functional outputs
  • Feedback and supporting advice to CAM and Delivery Teams will influence team performance

Area of Impact

  • Planning function delivery
  • Programme Milestones, Engineering, Material delivery to support Operations deliver the ship

Interpersonal Skills


  • Ensure your contribution supports the team performance
  • Consistently meet your customers' time, cost and quality requirements
  • Maintains regular, clear communications with customers to ensure things are running to plan


  • Sets high standards, lead by example and create a positive climate
  • Provide practical support and guidance to help others, enabling them to do their jobs
  • Use logical argument to change people's minds, and call on data or evidence to support your views
  • You anticipate and prepare for the reactions from others


  • Co-operate and collaborate when delivering work to meet agreed plans
  • Develop trusted relationships which support delivery of business objectives

Pay Rate £31.03 PAYE

Pay Rate £39.88 Umbrella

Pay Rate £35.71 Deemed

  • Job Type

    Contract, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Other

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