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Jacobs Planning & Scheduling Lead - Major Programmes in London, United Kingdom

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is looking for an experienced programme planning manager to lead and co-ordinate Planning & Scheduling processes across Jacobs Major projects. At a high level:

  • Be the primary point of contact on a programme, ensuring that Planning & Scheduling best practices are implemented across all the programme consistently

  • To grow the maturity/capacity of the planning & schedule management function within the organisation/any assigned Major Programme

  • In consultation with the Programme leadership team, define the planning & schedule management processes, procedures and systems required to deliver accurate schedule information

  • Establish planning guidance for our supply chain to ensure alignment with requirements from Programme schedules

  • Provide leadership to teams of Planners.

  • Schedule Change Management, Quantity Trackers, Progress reports (top-Down, Bottom’s-Up)

  • Act as the subject matter expert for planning related trouble-shooting including disputes, Extensions of Time etc.

  • Develop relationships with internal/external stakeholders, clients and JV partners, to build and enhance our planning capabilities

  • Support reporting processes on Programmes

  • To develop, establish & maintain master integrated schedules (Baselines & current) from which to monitor, analyse, report and forecast performance on Programmes

  • Interface Management

  • To provide robust schedule data and reporting to help Programmes deliver on time and to budget

  • Providing training to roll out the developed schedule management policies, processes and procedures across the programme including the development of in-house planning talent

  • Establish reporting mechanisms and processes, including the integration of schedule data into other systems (cost, Data hub/AWS etc.,)

  • Facilitate the execution of schedule management activities and/or the embedding of these activities into the “business as usual” processes

  • Implementing greater delegation and accountability throughout the organisation

  • Be a key member of Jacobs Planning & Scheduling Community of Practice

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Extensive Senior Programme Planner/Programme Planning Manager level experience, leading teams on major construction/infrastructure programmes

  • Experience in complex telecommunications projects with infrastructure/construction deployments would also be of interest

  • Working experience of Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM, MS Project and understanding of other planning, Cost, Risk, Reporting Tools

  • Innovative, Continuous Improvement through Lean Management

  • In-depth knowledge of Project Management methodology and practices e.g. PMBOK, Prince

  • Ability to prioritize and juggle tasks in a fast-paced deadline-oriented environment

  • Detail oriented and delivery focused with ability to analyse data

  • Proven and demonstrable experience of successfully delivering programmes/projects

  • Excellent stakeholder management experience

  • Excellent communication and team-building skills

  • Excellent ambassador for Jacobs, promoting the organisation and role modelling Jacob’s values.

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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