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  • Job reference: RMS0184333

Programme Planner/Scheduler (vehicle)

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/09/2017
  • Duration: up to 6 months
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (06/10/17)
This vacancy has now expired.

The Role:
The client are currently transitioning from excel-based planning to an integrated schedule driven plan using Primavera P6. The successful candidate will be part of the Vehicle Planning team which is leading this transition. Your role during this exciting transition will be to operate as a Programme Planner/Scheduler, supporting the programme team to switch over to this new way of working whilst ensuring on-time delivery of a vehicle programme to its plan/schedule.

Your responsibilities will include:

- Development and management of an integrated critical path schedule of work
- Identify areas of high risk within the plans, and develop contingency actions
- Compile management reports and associated metrics to support senior management reviews
- Guide the programme through the initial contracting of schedule management at the start of the programme
- Creation of the programme plan and associated sub-plans, and the management and tracking of the plan through to fruition
- Provide guidance, advice and coaching to the programme team and the wider planning function

Skills:
- Strong schedule management skills including critical path analysis and planning methods and principles
- Confident schedule management use of Primavera P6 and MS Project software
- Strong stakeholder management and communication skills to drive solutions to cross functional issues

Experience Required:
- Experience of using P6 Primavera Software Experience managing schedules using schedule management techniques

Desired:
- Experience of introducing schedule management techniques and tools into projects or user groups with little experience of planning
- Experience using Primavera P6 Web & cloud hosted tools
- Automotive or other new product development engineering experience (Aerospace / Defence/Rail etc) Project Management Qualification (Axelos, APM, PMI)

The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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