Portfolio Planner – 12 month contract

About the Role
You will competently manage all relevant aspects of the project lifecycle including the following;

  • Develop and administer a system of planning and controlling the work of the Projects department, the Annual Project Portfolio and the 5-year plan.
  • Aid cost control of the portfolio plan and individual projects.
  • Perform all aspects of project administration to support the management of projects
  • Contribute to the management of contracts and improvement projects
  • Manage the capital project funding process

Main Role and Responsibilities
Including but not limited to the following;

  • Executing a multi-project plan as directed by the Engineering Projects Manager.
  • Ensuring specific objectives for the projects department are met and key milestones are identified.
  • Development and maintenance of additional schedule and progress tracking tools.
  • Providing reporting of actual performance and variance against plan and forecast.
  • Reviewing vendor / contractor schedules both prior to project kick-off and throughout the project phases to ensure compliance with project intent and to identify possible risks.
  • Attending and contributing to meetings at all levels, internal and external.
  • Establishing and promoting the adoption of PMO frameworks, tools, techniques and processes on project / program delivery ensuring adherence to standards and methods.
  • Providing planning and scheduling guidance and training to wider team.
  • The development of all aspects project workflow and procedures, ensuring best practice is adopted, commensurate with local culture and organization.
  • Input into the development of project Scope of Work, Investment Requests, Value Engineering, Risk Reviews and other key project documentation and processes.
  • Supporting the continuous improvement of the Project team, procedures and processes.
  • Producing documentation for/and maintaining the Health and Safety File as part of CDM requirements.
  • Management of the CAPEX project funding process from submission to approval at the required level.  This includes organisation of required meetings with stakeholders and expiditing aprovals.
  • Managing all aspects of project controls, including subcontractors and team members
  • Ensuring ongoing compliance with all relevant legislation, standards and procedures.
  • Cashflow management, including tracking, purchase requsition creation and milestone invioce management.
  • Development of improvements to project acccounting and cashflow manageement in line with industry best practice.

Your Profile

  • Excellent working knowledge of relevant software applications (e.g. Microsoft Project/Primavera/SAP)
  • At least 5 years managing full lifecycle multidisciplinary projects in heavy process industries.
  • Mining, materials processing/handling, and rail/road logistics experience would be of benefit.
  • Understanding of executing projects on brownfield sites.
  • Proven track record and ability to deliver.
  • Experience in remediation and refurbishment projects.
  • Understanding of engineering design workflows, reviews, and deliverables.
  • Working knowledge of construction processes and methodologies.
  • Experience of working with CDM, understanding the requirements of all roles.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to develop good working relationships and influence at all levels.
  • Good numerical and analytical skills
  • HSEQ first approach, with the ability to demonstrate this through example.
  • Flexible, with the ability to identify changing priorities within a complex multi-location project environment.
  • Working knowledge of project scheduling and monitoring techniques / software.

In addition, it would be desirable you bring or are prepared to work towards the following qualifications:

  • Batchelor’s Degree (or equiverlent training) in a relevant project and/or engineering related discipline.
  • Project Management qualifications (Desirable).
  • NEBOSH General Certificate (Desirable).
  • SHEQ Auditing (Desirable).
  • Risk Assessment (Desirable).
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