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Senior Planner

Date: 01-Apr-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 the Role

 

Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) is a multi-award winning organisation and we pride ourselves on our team of high performing talented professionals who are safety and delivery focused, and are at the core of our success. You will be joining an organisation that is known as a leader in its field but also prides itself on being dynamic, embracing new technologies and focused on customer service. We are passionate about promoting work/life balance so our people feel comfortable to bring their best to work, and to truly be focused on a common goal which is to provide a world class railway service. 

 

We are currently looking for a Senior Planner to work within Metro’s Franchisee Projects Division. This role represents Metro's interest in support of the State’s vision for Victoria’s public transport system and leads a team to ensure the safe and profitable delivery of Metro’s interests in major Third Party Projects. With the Victorian Government announcing extra funding and fast tracked projects in light of the current global pandemic, MTM Projects team will continue to play a vital part in revitalising the Victorian economy. 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

 

  • Co-ordinate and develop the program planning team to ensure consistent and robust implementation of planning and scheduling processes across a program of works.
  • Develop and maintain schedules in order to provide progress reports for projects throughout their lifecycle. Rollup project schedules into overall program schedules and present overall program reports where required.
  • Assist optimisation of portfolio level plan by leading and integrating the planning deliverables including, work breakdown structure, resource loading etc. across the program.
  • Input to the development of standard planning procedures, guidelines, templates, coding etc. to allow consistent planning protocols across the planning team and support compliance to the standards.
  • Produce project and program 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. Integrate project status information to enable schedule performance reviews. Employ creative data visualisations techniques and applications to facilitate project team awareness.
  • Apply consistent WBS, baseline, project ID's, coding, resourcing, logic, relationships, layouts etc. across projects.
  • Deliver planning awareness and training programs to the wider project teams to ensure awareness and compliance to MTM Project Management Framework.

 

About You

 

  • Tertiary qualification in project management, engineering or equivalent.
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in Planning & Scheduling.
  • Experience in planning large scale complex projects throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Knowledge of current planning cost control, project management techniques.
  • High level of experience in using Primavera.
  • Ability to motivate, mentor and develop others.
  • Demonstrate competency in understanding and developing different levels of schedules, including program summaries.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff (verbal and written).

 

This is fantastic opportunity to build on the career you have developed to date and be part of the legacy that ‘connects people and places for a growing Melbourne’.

 If what you have read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then please submit your application by COB Friday 16 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.