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Consultant Engineering Planner - DV Cleared - Newbury

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Recruiter: LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
Listed on: 19th January
Location: Newbury
Salary/Rate: Market rate
Salary Notes: Market rate
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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One of our clients are looking for an experienced Consultant Engineering Planner to join them on a contract basis.

DV clearance required
Inside IR35
Based in Newbury
Until the end of March initially but will definitely be extended for the right candidate

Duties will include:
*Develop and maintain the integrated master plan, capture assumptions and identify dependencies.
*Development of breakdown structures, quality criteria and product descriptions.
*Lead the activities to create an appropriate reporting pack based on data within the IMS.
*Support project managers to identify options to optimise delivery through resource smoothing, levelling and rescheduling of activities.
*Challenge and test project assumptions to ensure that plans are realistic and achievable.
*Apply advanced knowledge in the discipline of planning for the analysis and successful resolution of risks and issues and identification of opportunities.
*Share knowledge of best practise and drive efficiencies within the plan.

Applicants will need to hold valid security clearance and also be qualified in, an accredited Project Management Certification E.g. Prince 2, PMP or APM.

A working knowledge and demonstrable experience in the following areas is requested:
*Consulting experience within client environments, ideally including government and potentially with knowledge of excellent practices from other sectors that can drive client business process improvement
*A solid understanding of one or more project and programme management methodologies
*Practical and formal experience of both waterfall and Agile planning principles and methods
*Primavera 6 experience to an advanced level
*An understanding of Agile delivery tools
*An analytical thinker with creative and innovative problem-solving skills
*Experience or knowledge concepts such as resourcing and resource levelling, progress measurement, earned value analysis, completion forecasting and status reporting?
*Good Demonstrable report writing and presentation skills.?
*Ability to develop effective communication channels with key stakeholders
*Strong Excel Skills and the ability to manipulate big data using spreadsheets

Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 18 weeks. LA International is a HMG approved ICT Recruitment and Project Solutions Consultancy, operating globally from the largest single site in the UK as an IT Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, LA International welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds.

Award Winning LA International, winner of the Recruiter Awards for Excellence, Best IT Recruitment Company, Best Public Sector Recruitment Company and overall Gold Award winner, has now secured the most prestigious business award that any business can receive, The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade, for the second consecutive period.