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  • Job reference: RMS0172169

Project Scheduler

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Stevenage
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 19/01/2017
  • Duration: 6 month renewable
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The Company:
makes the freedom of flight possible by designing, manufacturing and supporting the world’s best aircraft. Its people around the globe are united by a passion for aviation, as well as their desire to create better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly.

The Role:

To provide the projects with regular, clear and concise product progress, resource and facility management schedules. Forecasts and comparisons with actual usage to ensure project timescales and resources are managed effectively to meet customer and management requirements

Main Activities

Provide unified schedules for Project & Operation Managers to assess the total picture

Support the Project Manager in attaining up to date project progress information to consolidate schedules and identify critical paths. Provide advice on alternatives and work rounds based on analysis of the schedules.

Enable effective resource and facilities management of individual products and projects

Communicate with Area Managers on their expected performance activities on a weekly basis.

Support regular monthly project reviews with Operations Manager

Additional Activities

Provide a time/resource activity schedule for each Project by each Product deliverable (including kits) using the Primavera suite of Project Management Software as the system tool.

Provide management and customer schedules on Project/Product progress

Assist to develop and enhance the scheduling process and procedures

Direct liaison with all areas and levels of Client’s Management throughout, and as necessary with the customer, to gain data and report Project progress.

Conduct and facilitate meetings on behalf of the Product or Project Manager (If required)

Liaison with Area Managers concerning resource variance, which may impact schedule.

Produce Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) using Excel to analyse schedule trends with Operations Manager


Issue agreed frozen schedule on a monthly basis in time for the Monthly mechanical platform review and answer ad-hoc requests whilst assuring adherence to Company procedures

Provide monthly analysis of cross project facility or resource clashes.

Skills required for the job


Excellent knowledge and experience of Primavera 6

This vacancy requires a very practical hands on individual who is comfortable and competent in communicating face to face Complex discussions, with the ability to translate complex information into a clear simple format that is understandable to all involved.

This is an urgent vacancy which will required the candidate to hit the ground running and think independently therefore it is critical the selected individual will require to have obtained the correct skills and experience in a similar company within the engineering industry.

HNC or higher in an Engineering or Technology or equivalent Business qualification or equivalent experience.

Project Control experience including creation and maintenance of schedule planning in a complex multinational prime project environment.

Able to work as part of a project team but, whilst retaining independence

Good Interpersonal skills such as presentations skills and communications

Knowledge of spreadsheets and graphs in Excel


Knowledge of the design drivers and production processes associated with the design of spacecraft products.

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.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, Contact David Hogan at Fircroft on + 44 1925 281 478

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