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Planner

Date: 30-Mar-2021

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: metrotrain

Metro is a multi-award winning organisation, and we pride ourselves on our team of honest, high performing professionals who are talented, inclusive and safety focused and who are at the core of our success. You will be joining an organisation that is known as a global leader in its field but also prides itself on being dynamic, embracing new technologies and focused on customer service. Our aim is to promote work/life balance, allow team members to bring their best to work and to truly be focused on a common goal which is to provide a world-class railway service.

 

About Us

 

We are currently seeking a Planner to work within Metro’s Franchisee Projects Division. The Franchisee portfolio includes all projects delivered by Metro Trains on behalf of the Department of Transport (Formerly PTV – Public Transport Victoria). Reporting directly to the Senior Planner, the Planner will be responsible for the development and management of detailed schedules for the Franchisee portfolio, for the monitoring and reporting of project progress and for the provision of project controls advice and support to Project Managers and Program Managers within the portfolio. The role supports the projects across the project life cycle providing technical and strategic advice, analytical oversight and support and guidance to maximise business outcomes.

 

About the Role

 

  • Develop and maintain schedules in order to provide progress reports for projects throughout their lifecycle to enable rollup of project schedules into overall program schedules.
  • Assist optimisation of portfolio level plan by leading and integrating the planning deliverables including, work breakdown structure, resource loading etc.
  • Produce project status reports (dashboards, curves, histograms, baseline variances etc.). Provide guidance to project teams on schedule development. Identify critical paths, areas of concern and suggestions for improvement.
  • Apply consistent WBS, baseline, project ID's, coding, resourcing, logic, relationships, layouts etc. across projects.
  • Contribute to project specific Basis of Scheduling documents for required projects.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with estimating and cost control groups to ensure all awareness of all aspects of Project Controls. Align schedule and cost breakdown across projects.
  • Assist delivery of planning awareness and training programs to the wider project teams to ensure awareness and compliance to requirements for Project Control.
  • Apply earned value management tools and techniques to interpret data and provide timely insight and recommendations on project and program performance.
  • Interface with external work parties and participate in internal planning sessions with all disciplines to create robust schedules in line with the works readiness.
  • Be actively involved in all occupation pre planning sessions, lesson learnt and other sessions as required with the wider occupation & construction teams.

 

About You

 

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering, Project Management and/or relevant discipline.
  • High level of proficiency in using Primavera P6, Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in project planning and scheduling.
  • Experience in planning projects of varying size and complexity throughout the entire project lifecycle.
  • Demonstrate competency in understanding different level of schedules.
  • Knowledge of current best practices and techniques in planning, cost control and project management.
  • Rail experience preferred but not essential.
  • Ability to contribute to process improvement of planning related processes, procedures and methodologies.
  • Ability to schedule work priorities to ensure deadlines are strictly adhered to.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to analyse quality of schedule, schedule health and metrics.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff (verbal and written).

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the career you’ve developed to date and take it to the next level by making a tangible impact that matters. If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you! Please submit your application by close of business 23 April 2021.

 

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the career you've developed to date and take it to the next level by making a tangible impact that matters.

If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you!

 

Metro Trains is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We encourage all interested applicants to apply but please do note only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.