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  • Sector:

    Technology & Digital

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  • Salary:

    Up to £45000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Stephen Sutton

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  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    24 July 2024

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Project Planner - MS Projects - Defence - Marine - Technology - Hybrid - 2 Stage Process - Up to £45000 - 1st Planner in the company - South Wales - progression opportunities - PMO

Yolk recruitment are looking for an experience Project Planner to join a leading Technology company who's services and technology help increase protection and sustainability across the world.

You would be the first project planner int he company joining a newly created PMO, With a lot more growth planned int he PMO function this role offers great progression opportunities as the PMO office grows and an opportunity to be part of the senior project leadership team. you would be building detailed project plans from scratch, presenting to key stakeholders and external stakeholders across the world.


  • Build project schedules from scratch encompassing full project scope, milestones, timelines and resource allocation, using critical path methodology
  • Ensure clear responsibility and ownership for all project outcomes is defined via Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Ensure there is a clear method in place for developing, managing and baselining project schedules and manage periodic updates
  • Identify and emphasise critical milestones to key stakeholders to maintain project timelines
  • Manage the fully integrated project schedule and structure it to allow review at a range of levels and details
  • Negotiate and mediate timelines and project inter-dependencies between key partners
  • Produce consolidated, high quality view of planning horizon
  • Prepare high quality status reports and dashboards for project stakeholders, which include resource allocation and KPIs
  • Review external customer / in-country partner schedules to ensure that they are compiled using scheduling best practices
  • Support PMO in facilitating risk and opportunity activities, governance documentation, project procurement activities and general project administration when needed


  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role, environment and / or industry of at least 3 years
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Project.
  • Ability to understand the status of a project and link the schedule to the reality of the execution.
  • Quickly understand the risks and opportunities in the schedule, identify and drive appropriate actions
  • Ability to challenge at a senior level
  • Ability to build and maintain productive relationships with key stakeholders


  • Competitive Salary
  • Matched company pension contributions up to 5%
  • 25 days annual leave rising to 28 days with service
  • Private health care
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Company sick pay
  • Development opportunities
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