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|Senior Project Schedule Analyst||Closing date: 2023-08-04
|An exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Schedule Analyst with extensive experience in EPC management to join an international, multicultural organisation and support the construction of the world largest radio telescope.
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The SKAO Project Management Group holds the project management and control expertise within the Observatory. During the construction phase, the Senior Project Schedule Analyst will be a key member of the Project Controls Team who is responsible for maintenance of the Project Management Control System including scheduling, earned value management (EVM), budgeting, risk and change control, ensuring storage and retrieval of schedules, cost and related planning data, and produce several high-level documents such as the SKAO Monthly Reports.
The Senior Project Schedule Analyst will manage the entire schedule of key elements for both telescopes based in Australia and South Africa. The Senior Project Schedule Analyst will be based at the SKAO HQ in the UK and occasional international travel will be required to SKAO offices in the host countries (typically for one week once a year).
The role is known internally as Senior Project Schedule Analyst, SKA Mid and Low Telescopes and will report to the Project Controls Manager. They will work closely with project controls team members, project managers, engineers, procurement specialists, assurance, configuration, and operations staff to support effective and proactive control of project plans and schedules.
This position requires a strong commitment to excellence in the development and support for schedule control and project management systems, processes, resources and tools.
SKAO is committed to providing an inclusive and flexible working environment, meeting the requests of our Colleagues whilst also fulfilling the needs and objectives of the Observatory.
We encourage applications from under-represented groups such as women and individuals with disabilities, as well as open conversations during the recruitment process in relation to any specific requirements.
There may be occasions where this role requires the post holder to work across different time zones and, in line with SKAO policy, flexible working hours will be supported in agreement with the line manager.
Key Responsibilities, Accountabilities and Duties
-Manage the Construction Schedule and associated documentation/reports, complying with relevant legislation, policies, processes and frameworks.
-Provide specialist advice to senior management or senior programme/project leaders to support change through understanding and insight, and have an impact on overall programme/project performance.
-Manage, coach and mentor other scheduler(s) on the team to ensure staff have the necessary skills and understanding to deliver their requirements.
-Take prompt action to resolve any issues in accordance with relevant project managers, including managing and mitigating schedule variances.
-Manage schedule quality reviews; identify, assess and take action to mitigate risks to project success.
-Lead (or prepare) Level 1 to Level 3 schedule in a complex project environment with particular emphasis on critical path analysis.
-Coordinate the overall planning and scheduling activities on programme/project by interfacing with project managers, engineers and other stakeholders.
-Manage project schedules, analyse schedule variations, and evaluate project trends and schedule forecasts.
-Assist in the preparation of schedule data for proposals or contracts.
-Perform in-depth what-if scenario analysis and logic analysis of schedules.
-Perform variance analysis in close collaboration with Risk and Cost Analysts.
-Provide regular training sessions around Primavera P6 and Schedule activities.
-Perform other duties as reasonably requested by the line manager and/or senior management.
Mandatory Knowledge, Skills and Experience
-Degree qualified or equivalent experience supported by a relevant professional project or programme management qualification, with deep understanding of the theoretical principles which apply to project and programme management.
-Significant planning and scheduling experience in an engineering, procurement or construction (EPC Management) environment (typically around ten years).
-Expert in using Primavera P6 software and strong MS Excel skills to monitor, plan and manage an agreed schedule within a defined area, producing reports and analysis.
-Experience in managing and coaching team members and providing Schedule training to all stakeholders.
-Ability to interpret and apply policy to the specific service area of a function, including best ways to achieve objectives within the policy framework.
-Ability to organise own work and plan ahead for others, taking account of priorities and the impact on other people.
-Good communication skills with the ability to influence behaviours of internal and external stakeholders at all seniority levels.
Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience
-Experience working with multicultural and/or geographically dispersed teams across different time zones.
-Experience in managing delivery in multi-disciplinary, multi-national projects.
-Science and industry experience and/or a track record in successful collaboration with industry.
-Experience working with Microsoft Office and Google suites applications, Jira, Confluence and Acumen.
-Experience or knowledge of NEC and associated procedures and processes.
-Quality-focused with strong attention to detail and the ability to maintain a ?whole project? perspective.
Equality Diversity and Inclusion Statement
SKA Observatory recognises that our diversity is a strength. We aim to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong, and diverse perspectives and ideas thrive. As such, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion are at the core of SKA Observatory?s agenda.
SKA Observatory welcome all candidates, especially those from member countries. Our aim is to recruit and retain the most talented individuals, regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, nationality or background.
Women have traditionally been under-represented in the fields of science and engineering; SKA Obser
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