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Project Manager - 31269

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/10/2016
  • Duration: 22 weeks
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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.

The Role:
The client are currently transitioning from excel based planning to an integrated schedule driven plan using Primavera P6. The successful candidiate wil be part of the Vehicle Planning team which is leading this transition. They will operate as a programme planner/scheduler supporting the programme team in transitioning to this new way of working and ensuring on-time delivery of a vehicle programme to its plan/schedule:
- 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. The 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 Required:
1) Strong schedule management skills including critical path analysis, risk management, change management and network planning methods and principles
2) Confident schedule management use of Primavera P6 and MS Project software
3) Stakeholder management skills able to negotiate and embed the use of schedule management within a programme previously unfamiliar with this approach
Skills Preferred:
Experience Required:
- Strong track record of successfully managing schedules on large programmes
- Experience of using P6 Primavera Software

Experience Preferred:
- Experience of supporting the transformation of an organisation to schedule management (eg a new implementation into a business and/or setup of a new programme/project with a new team).
- Experience of development of P6 toolset to meet requirements of all stakeholders including functional design, process definition, and continuous improvement
- Administrator use of Primavera P6
- 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)
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