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PMO Project Planning & Assurance Lead
Active GOV SC clearance required
April 2023 start
6 Months minimum
Location: Bristol/Hybrid Based 2-3 days a week
Day Rate: up to £390 Daily
Inside IR35 via Umbrella
REQUIRED SKILL SET
It is essential that the post holder has experience of working within a project controls environment, in particular planning and/or scheduling, and also has experience of undertaking project assurance reviews and/or health-checks. Experience of other areas of project controls, and project governance/audits would be advantageous.
The post holder must have extensive experience and knowledge of project planning using Microsoft Project Server (Project Web App - PWA), as well as strong Microsoft Excel skills. Experience /knowledge of Primavera P6, Power BI, and SharePoint would be advantageous.
Prior experience of coaching, process development, improvement initiatives, and community of practices would also be advantageous, as would prior experience of working in UK Defence or similar industries.
HNC or equivalent level of education.
Project management / project controls qualification (e.g. APM Project PFQ/PMQ) would be beneficial, though training/qualification opportunities will be provided.
The Project Planning & Assurance Lead is a key role in supporting the Submarine Support Engineering (SSE) business area within Babcock Naval Nuclear. The Project Planning & Assurance Lead is part of the SSE Operations team and reports to the PMO Manager, based in Bristol.
The opportunity is being offered as a permanent member of the team as the organisation experiences the introduction of new and exciting project controls and business management tools and systems.
The Project Planning & Assurance Lead role offers an exciting opportunity for candidates with a project planning/scheduling and assurance background who are passionate about driving project delivery improvements through enhanced project controls within a complex and forward-looking environment.
The Project Planning & Assurance Lead provides support across all SSE contracts, leading project assurance reviews, health checks, and improvement initiatives. The role works alongside other project controls specialists, and provides the interfaces into the central Babcock Group project controls team to ensure industry best practice is utilised across all SSE contracts.
The Project Planning & Assurance Lead also provides ownership of the local SSE planning tool (MS Project Server) to ensure this fulfils current and future SSE business requirements. This entails delivering training and support to users, and also leading on the development and improvement of the tool.
The Project Planning & Assurance Lead is central to successful project delivery through the assurance of project controls processes, quality of the data held, and the functionality of the supporting tools.
Babcock's SSE business area operates as a satellite of Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth, and works closely with the MoD in Abbey Wood, Bristol. The successful candidate will be joining a recognised global organisation which can offer a wide range of career opportunities and associated benefits