Prima Uno

Prima Uno commence working with Direct Rail Services

Prima Uno, specialist project controls and project delivery consultancy, has entered into a contract with Direct Rail Services (DRS).

DRS has joined forces with its fellow Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) transport subsidiaries, International Nuclear Services (INS) and Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd, to create Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS) which launched in April 2021.

 

Prima Uno previously secured a two plus two-year framework for project delivery for INS in April 2020 and will work across NTS.

Prima Uno is undertaking various project delivery services such as project management, planning, project controls and programme management and the framework will entail providing Programme Management, Project Management, Risk Management and Project Controls specialist services at NTS offices in Warrington and Cumbria.

Sarah Purdham, MD of Prima Uno, said: “Delivering a service to DRS is a wonderful opportunity for Prima Uno.  This is a new growth area for us, and we will endeavour to deliver a first-class service like we do to all our clients. We can continue our successful relationship with NTS whilst starting a new relationship with DRS on a journey to deliver their mission”.

 

 

 

Vacancies

We currently have the following positions to fill with us (staff, PAYE or Umbrella) so please do not hesitate to send us your CV:

Senior Cost Engineer

Role:

To provide a professional cost management service to independently and robustly manage, measure and report costs on a significant, dynamic and rapidly changing programme of work within the bounds of the Client’s project controls framework and with a level of professional input in the execution of the role.

Scope:

  • Independently manage, interrogate and maintain costs on significant projects / programmes of work with the ability to positively change and constantly strive for improvements
  • Integral part of project teams and work closely with other project controls disciplines using experience to and knowledge to influence teams and reduce costs / demonstrate efficiencies where possible
  • Earned Value Analysis, identify critical areas, trends and recommend recovery options, and contribute to clear and concise reporting
  • Provide accurate forecasts for expenditure and performance within the financial year and project lifetime
  • Maintain cost control databases for areas of work, and ensure validation and integrity of data across systems
  • Strong knowledge of forms of contract and how these impact on cost forecasting and management
  • Experience of working in a client / subcontractor environment and demonstrable experience of positively managing relationships and information as part of this
  • Control project expenditure as part of an authorisation chain
  • Provide a governance role within the project controls framework by assisting in the preparation and maintenance of project control policies and procedures, and actively promote adherence to them throughout the business
  • Lead and develop baseline change proposals ensuring adherence with internal and client requirements
  • Provide assurance and quality checks in support of sanction and baseline change submissions
  • Contribute to the ongoing update and resubmission of project and programme business cases as required
  • Assist in mentoring and supporting colleagues in their development
  • To provide support to the application of risk processes and to the Project Teams, Risk Co-ordinator and Risk Manager in risk identification, reviews, workshops and upkeep of risk registers
  • Contribute to on-going project controls systems development

Requirements:

  • Graduate (min 2:2) in relevant discipline or equivalent, possession of appropriate professional qualification, together with substantive relevant experience.
  • A proven track record in programme / project controls management.
  • Wide knowledge of procedures and methods relevant to his/her field together with full understanding of underlying principles
  • Conveys strong communication and interaction skills, externally and internally and has the ability to influence key stakeholders
  • Demonstrates ability to produce and present information to high standards
  • Able to work under pressure and adapt to changes in the work environment, managing competing demands and meeting tight deadlines
  • Confidentiality
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent IT skills.

Cumbria based, currently remote working but may resume into West Cumbrian office at Drigg, Holmrook or Calderbridge. Long term work until September 2024.

DSRL Framework – Dounreay based and Remote office based. Long term work until September 2024.  Must have BPSS as a minimum.

 

Senior Project Controls

Role:

To provide a project controls service to independently and robustly manage, measure and report performance of a significant, dynamic and rapidly changing programme of work within the bounds of the Client’s project controls framework and with a level of professional input in the execution of the role.

Scope:

  • Independently develop, manage and maintain significant programmes of work in accordance with Client’s established project controls framework through detailed volume production and the trending and change control process
  • Provide an effective planning and reporting service including maintenance of integrated resource loaded schedules, application of rules of credit where appropriate, and robust challenge to contractor progress submissions
  • Provide earned Value Analysis, identify critical areas, trends and recommend recovery options, and contribute to clear and concise reporting
  • Provide accurate forecasts for expenditure and performance within the financial year and project lifetime
  • Maintain planning and cost control databases for areas of work, and ensure validation and integrity of data across systems
  • Control project expenditure as part of an authorisation chain
  • Provide a governance role within the project controls framework by assisting in the preparation and maintenance of project control policies and procedures, and actively promote adherence to them throughout the business
  • Assist in mentoring and supporting colleagues in their development and provide one to one training/support as required
  • To provide support to the application of risk processes and to the Project Teams, Risk Co-ordinator and Risk Manager in risk identification, reviews, workshops and upkeep of risk registers
  • Prepare and implement Change Controls
  • Contribute to on-going project controls systems development

Requirements:

  • Graduate (min 2:2) in relevant discipline or equivalent, possession of appropriate professional qualification, together with substantive relevant experience.
  • A proven track record in programme/project controls management.
  • Wide knowledge of procedures and methods relevant to his/her field together with full understanding of underlying principles.
  • Conveys strong communication and interaction skills, externally and internally and has the ability to influence key stakeholders
  • Demonstrates ability to produce and present information to high standards
  • Able to work under pressure and adapt to changes in the work environment, managing competing demands and meeting tight deadlines
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent IT skills.

Cumbria based, currently remote working but may resume into West Cumbrian office at Drigg, Holmrook or Calderbridge.  Long term work until September 2024.

DSRL Framework – Dounreay based and Remote office based.  Long term work until September 2024. Must have BPSS as a minimum.

 

Senior Planner

Role:

To provide a professional and technical project planning service to a significant, dynamic and rapidly changing programme of work.

Scope:

  • Provide an effective planning and reporting service including build and maintenance of integrated resource loaded schedules, application of rules of credit where appropriate, and robust challenge to contractor progress submissions
  • Develop schedules at the most effective level for differing requirements; including detailed working schedules and the ability to advise and implement roll up of these to a higher level where appropriate
  • Experience or understanding of working within a regulated environment and the requirements of working within a ‘gated’ project structure
  • Ensure baseline adherence, demonstrate excellence in maintaining an accurate baseline position and be proficient in the development of baseline change proposals
  • Independently develop, manage and maintain significant programmes of work established project controls framework through detailed volume production and the trending and change control process
  • Provide Earned Value Analysis, identify critical areas, trends and recommend recovery options, and contribute to clear and concise reporting
  • Provide accurate forecasts for schedule performance within the financial year and project lifetime
  • Maintain planning databases for areas of work, and ensure validation and integrity of data across systems
  • Provide a governance role within the project controls framework by assisting in the preparation and maintenance of project control policies and procedures, and actively promote adherence to them throughout the business
  • Assist in mentoring and supporting colleagues in their development and provide one to one training/support as required
  • To provide support to the application of risk processes and to the Project Teams, Risk Co-ordinator and Risk Manager in risk identification, reviews, workshops and upkeep of risk registers
  • Contribute to on-going project controls systems development
  • Assist in Ad-Hoc requirements including annual inflation exercises, implementation of Change controls within systems etc.

Requirements:

  • Graduate (min 2:2) in relevant discipline or equivalent, possession of appropriate professional qualification, together with substantive relevant experience.
  • A proven track record in programme/project controls management.
  • Wide knowledge of procedures and methods relevant to his/her field together with full understanding of underlying principles.
  • Conveys strong communication and interaction skills, externally and internally and has the ability to influence key stakeholders
  • Demonstrates ability to produce and present information to high standards
  • Able to work under pressure and adapt to changes in the work environment, managing competing demands and meeting tight deadlines
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Advanced skills in Primavera P6 and some system administration experience would be advantageous.

Cumbria based, currently remote working but may resume into West Cumbrian office at Drigg, Holmrook or Calderbridge. Long term work until September 2024.

DSRL Framework – Dounreay based and Remote office based. Long term work until September 2024. Must have BPSS as a minimum.

 

Senior Project Manager

(variation of the below PM role)

Scope:

The individual shall demonstrate significant experience of successfully managing complex project solutions with a pragmatic, can-do attitude and a strong focus on detail and delivery, the individual will have a strong track record of project management methodologies. In depth experience in developing Codes of Accounts, Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Estimating, Budgeting, Cost Performance based (earned value) reporting including Cost and Schedule Variance (CV & SV) analysis and cost forecasting. In addition:

  • Trending and Change Control processes
  • Near Term and Life Cycle Baseline planning
  • Engineering, Procurement & Construction methods, tools and work processes
  • Contracts Methods and Processes
  • Ideally with some knowledge of the NEC contracts.

The individual will be responsible for:

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects in conjunction with the Client’s project procedures.
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within Specification and within budget.
  • Developing project Specifications and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring feasibility.
  • Develop a detailed project plan with the Project Controls team to track progress.
  • Manage changes in project Specification, schedule and costs.
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques.
  • Report and escalate to management as needed.
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders.
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks and escalate as necessary.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors.
  • The creating and maintaining project documentation relevant to the Client’s procedures.

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and management skills.
  • Experience ideally in nuclear transportation projects, essential to have experience in the nuclear industry or other highly regulated industry
  • APM/PRINCE2 & MSP or equivalent
  • Professional Project Management Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering/Scientific (preferable) discipline field with a minimum of 5 years demonstrated successful experience in overall project management
  • Relevant experience in a Project Management position, with a track-record of successfully delivering project outcomes and associated benefits
  • Knowledge of construction or engineering contract management and administration
  • Contracts Methods and Processes

Cumbria or Warrington based, currently would be working remotely due to the COVID situation.  Long term work until April 2024. Must have BPSS as a minimum.

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VACANCIES

We are looking for:

Cost Engineer, Senior Cost Engineer, Project Manager & Senior Project Manager

Candidates must have BPSS (SC desirable).

COST ENGINEER – job description:

  • Independently manage, interrogate and maintain costs on projects / programmes of work with the ability to positively change and constantly strive for improvements
  • Integral part of project teams and work closely with other project controls disciplines to provide an effective and value added service
  • Earned Value Analysis, identify critical areas, trends and recommend recovery options, and contribute to clear and concise reporting
  • Provide accurate forecasts for expenditure and performance within the financial year and project lifetime
  • Maintain cost control databases for areas of work, and ensure validation and integrity of data across systems
  • Understand forms of contract and how these impact on cost forecasting and management
  • Control project expenditure as part of an authorisation chain
  • Provide a governance role within the project controls framework by assisting in the preparation and maintenance of project control policies and procedures, and actively promote adherence to them throughout the business
  • Lead and develop baseline change proposals ensuring adherence with internal and client requirements
  • Contribute to the ongoing update and resubmission of project and programme business cases as required
  • To provide support to the application of risk processes and to the Project Teams, Risk Co-ordinator and Risk Manager in risk identification, reviews, workshops and upkeep of risk registers
  • Contribute to on-going project controls systems development

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Graduate in relevant discipline or equivalent, possession of appropriate professional qualification, together with substantive (typically 5+ years) relevant experience
  • Strong knowledge of procedures and methods relevant to his/her field together with full understanding of underlying principles
  • Knowledge of NEC contracts
  • Conveys strong communication and interaction skills, externally and internally and has the ability to influence key stakeholders
  • Demonstrates ability to produce and present information to high standards
  • Able to work under pressure and adapt to changes in the work environment, managing competing demands and meeting tight deadlines
  • Confidentiality
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent IT skills.

 

SENIOR COST ENGINEER – job description:

  • Independently manage, interrogate and maintain costs on significant projects / programmes of work with the ability to positively change and constantly strive for improvements
  • Integral part of project teams and work closely with other project controls disciplines using experience to and knowledge to influence teams and reduce costs / demonstrate efficiencies where possible
  • Earned Value Analysis, identify critical areas, trends and recommend recovery options, and contribute to clear and concise reporting
  • Provide accurate forecasts for expenditure and performance within the financial year and project lifetime
  • Maintain cost control databases for areas of work, and ensure validation and integrity of data across systems
  • Strong knowledge of forms of contract and how these impact on cost forecasting and management
  • Experience of working in a client / subcontractor environment and demonstrable experience of positively managing relationships and information as part of this
  • Control project expenditure as part of an authorisation chain
  • Provide a governance role within the project controls framework by assisting in the preparation and maintenance of project control policies and procedures, and actively promote adherence to them throughout the business
  • Lead and develop baseline change proposals ensuring adherence with internal and client requirements
  • Provide assurance and quality checks in support of sanction and baseline change submissions
  • Contribute to the ongoing update and resubmission of project and programme business cases as required
  • Assist in mentoring and supporting colleagues in their development
  • To provide support to the application of risk processes and to the Project Teams, Risk Co-ordinator and Risk Manager in risk identification, reviews, workshops and upkeep of risk registers
  • Contribute to on-going project controls systems development

 

Skills & qualifications

  • Graduate in relevant discipline or equivalent, possession of appropriate professional qualification, together with substantive (typically 7+ years) relevant experience
  • A proven track record in programme / project controls management
  • Wide knowledge of procedures and methods relevant to his/her field together with full understanding of underlying principles
  • Knowledge of NEC contracts
  • Conveys strong communication and interaction skills, externally and internally and has the ability to influence key stakeholders
  • Demonstrates ability to produce and present information to high standards
  • Able to work under pressure and adapt to changes in the work environment, managing competing demands and meeting tight deadlines
  • Confidentiality
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent IT skills.

 

PROJECT MANAGER – Job description:

  • Running a competitive tender
  • Transitioning some of the existing scope away from the contract
  • Prepare all project management paperwork in line with Client’s processes. Produce an integrated programme plan
  • Lead the project board meeting through to delivery
  • Manage the programme for 5-6 different activities to ensure delivery on time, within specification and within budget
  • Individually project manage some of the projects within the programme, others will be directly managed by the teams
  • Preparation and set up of data room
  • Collect all business document and information to ensure level playing field for suppliers
  • Manage other projects internally – bunkering/agency
  • Programme internal process/operational changes
  • Process Time line Monitoring
  • Manage Issues Log, Risk Log, Actions Log
  • Creating and maintaining project documentation relevant to the client’s procedures
  • Chase Information from relevant parties
  • Organise Events
  • Keep All Tender Team members up to date on any changes
  • Report on Progress
  • Control Document Storage and locations
  • Keep everything in logical format
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Graduate in relevant discipline or equivalent, possession of appropriate professional qualification, together with substantive (a minimum of 5+ years) relevant experience.
  • Relevant experience in a Project Management position with a proven track record of successfully delivering project outcomes and associated benefits
  • Conveys strong communication, management and interaction skills, externally and internally and has the ability to influence key stakeholders
  • Demonstrates ability to produce and present information to high standards
  • Able to work under pressure and adapt to changes in the work environment, managing competing demands and meeting tight deadlines
  • Confidentiality
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • APM/Prince2 & MSP or equivalent
  • Contracts methods and processes.

 

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER – variation of the above role

Winter Newsletter

We hope this newsletter finds everyone safe and well.

It has been a strange year for people and businesses alike. One we will never forget.

Since our summer newsletter Prima Uno has continued to have a successful year gaining new clients and staff. November saw us break records in taking on five new people which is more than we’ve taken on in a year! We took on two people in April which is a total of seven for the year.

These people consist of project controls, lead cost engineers, specialists, programme management & a risk manager.

Our long term contractor Jon Mullin has joined us as a permanent member of staff. It is wonderful that Jon, who is exceptional at his job combined with a great personality and strong values, can see a long future with us.

Jon Mullin

“Having recently completed a contract I was looking for a new career challenge and Prima Uno were the perfect fit.  Previously contracting with them it was clear that they were an ambitious company with a great team in place, a strong order book and a real potential for growth.  This coupled with the culture in place made it an easy decision.

I am excited to be joining Prima Uno at this time of growth and look forward to helping build on our strong reputation and adding real value to our Clients”.

We have recently started working with Direct Rail Services (DRS), Nuclear Decommissioning (NDA) and the Radioactive Waste Management  (RWM) team and forging long term relationships for work outside Cumbria including Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) delivering Project Management Capability (PMC), Risk, Integrated Assurance, Project Controls and Subject Matter Expert related services.

Our new long-term frameworks at LLWR and INS have started gaining momentum and we are continuing to work with our long standing clients.

We have all adapted well to a new way of remote working and it will be interesting to see what the future brings.

We are pleased to see our former colleague Angie Dean successfully running her own company called The ISO Specialists. With her vast experience and knowledge Angie has been supporting Cumbrian businesses in establishing, managing and, being a qualified Lead Auditor, also auditing their quality management systems.  Angie assisted Prima Uno with a successful re-certification to ISO 9001:2015 and we continue our fruitful co-operation wishing her all the best in 2021. You can find more details about The ISO Specialists on their website – www.theisospecialists.com

It has been a sad time in closing the doors of our lovely Cleator Moor office which has stood empty since a week before lockdown in March 2020. I made a decision not to re-mobilise due to the threat of a second wave of COVID-19 which we found ourselves in. On a bright side, we are very excited about our new office with views that will look onto the Irish Sea on the left and onto the fells from the front & right. We’ve had many happy years at Cleator Moor but we saw a property which could be ours in March so took the plunge.

What does the future look like for Prima Uno?

We are currently working on two major long term framework bids which would create more jobs for the local area. We hope to re-start the plan to employ some graduates and new apprentices next year which was cut short with the pandemic. Prima Uno has a long order book spanning until 2024 and during this time we aim to grow our own project control, project and programme management professionals.

I wish you the very best for Christmas and 2021. I hope you can take a rest and enjoy some precious family time.

Take care & stay safe

Sarah

Sarah Purdham

Autumn Newsletter – Prima Uno new Head Office!

Prima Uno is to move from the Head Office at Cleator Moor to a new base at Gosforth.  We are sad to leave our office at Phoenix Court, Cleator Moor where we have been residents for six happy years. We found new premises in March but due to the lockdown we have only recently given our notice to Phoenix Enterprise Group that we are moving.  You will agree the view from our new office is spectacular!

A person standing on a lush green field

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Picture: One of the views from Prima Uno’s new Head Office which will be based at Gosforth, Cumbria

The spring of 2020 is one we will not forget for many reasons, the main reason being the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020 we were celebrating three major framework wins at Prima Uno then we were immediately into a global pandemic of the COVID-19 virus. I decided to close the office on Friday 20th March, prior to the official government lockdown and it is an experience I will not forget. Another resident of our building was also closing his office, it was surreal and we both were overwhelmed by the developing situation. I do not think any of us had an idea of what was in store for us in the future. Fast forward six months and we have all experienced and adapted to a new way of life. These last two weeks a lot of us have children going back to school for the first time since lockdown and some of us are back working in our offices.

In March Prima Uno celebrated securing the following contracts:

  • Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) Project Controls Framework spanning four and a half years.
  • International Nuclear Services (INS) Project Delivery Framework (project controls, project management, programme management and risk management) spanning two years plus two years.
  • Sellafield Limited Calder Landscape Clearance Framework with IDS.  Prima Uno are part of the IDS Joint Venture which is on the DDP Framework at Sellafield.

Prima Uno during Covid-19 – continuity of business as usual, working remotely.  We have been successful working during the pandemic and employed two new people in April. 2020 is proving to be our most successful year to date. We are looking at employing some more staff in the autumn 2020 to work on long term contracts.

We have had a busy summertime successfully recertifying for ISO 9001:2015 and Cyber Essentials Plus. ISO:9001:2015 recertification involved a lot of extra work as our policies needed amendements due to COVID-19 but Bogusia Gruszka, Lydia Drummond and Angie Dean did a sterling job in producing all the new documents for the certification. 

We have forged new business relationships this year such as the GHD relationship where we have been undertaking Assurance work on Transport for London projects. Working with GHD has been seamless. They have the same strong values as Prima Uno and we are excited to see how that relationship grows.

Lydia Drummond successfully completed her Business Admin apprenticeship and has been promoted to Payroll Assistant. She has also embarked on a new Data Analysis course which will complement her role in Finance, but all complement any schedule, cost and risk analysis we undertake in our Forensic Laboratory.

We are waiting to hear if we have been successful on other long-term frameworks we have tendered for and are forging new partnerships with many new companies. Collaboration is key to business relationships.

I wish you a safe autumn.

Sarah Purdham

Managing Director.

Covid-19 company statement

At Prima Uno the health, safety and wellbeing of our personnel is paramount for us.

We also recognise that there are still deadlines to be met and we are doing our best to support our Clients during pandemic. The office is closed but we continue with business as usual and our staff have been working from home having full access to our systems and supporting ongoing projects remotely.

Face to face meetings have been replaced by virtual meetings and we are committed to supporting our Clients by providing a continuous and high-level of service with the minimal disruption possible.

We follow Government advice doing our part to help stop the spread of the virus. We are monitoring the situation and will implement any necessary changes based on the advice provided by the government.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Stay safe.

Prima Uno

Prima Uno win LLWR four and a half year £4 million framework

More wonderful news for Prima Uno!

We have secured a contract to provide Project Controls support across a range of Projects and Programmes to Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR Ltd).

We have been working on the LLWR Portfolio for five years and were the incumbents for the previous Project Controls contract. This is the first of the Frameworks issued by LLW Repository to provide Project Controls (Planning / Estimating / Cost Engineering & Risk Management) under the new Business and Technical Services (BATS). LLWR has established the Business & Technical Services (BATS) Marketplace, on behalf of the NDA group, to deliver professional services across 13 business categories. BATS replace the Business Services Marketplace. LLWR has used the Dynamic Purchasing System procedure to deliver this opportunity, which offers a simple and efficient procurement route for both buyers and suppliers.

SP outside Pelham HousePhotograph: Sarah Purdham Managing Director of Prima Uno at LLWR Headquarters Pelham House

Sarah Purdham Managing Director of Prima Uno: “Winning this framework means so much to me and the people of Prima Uno. We can continue our relationship with LLWR on a journey to deliver its long term goal and mission.  We want to improve our current service and continue to deliver an exceptional service.  We have been given another chance to make a difference. We have an extraordinary relationship with LLWR and have always been a fully integrated team. Our demonstrable experience helping blue chip clients achieve sector leading performance puts us in a wonderful position to deliver value to LLWR”.

“Through our programme delivery and performance improvement approaches we support clients to achieve increased levels of efficiency, cost savings, assurance and predictability to contribute to our client’s goals and targets”.

LLWR PU team photo 2Photograph: LLWR Prima Uno and LLWR Head of Project Controls Georgina Wilson [from the left: Andy Garnett (Framework Manager), Claire Skimming, Jack Mitchell, Georgina Wilson (LLWR Head of Project Controls), Jon Mullin, Allen Winter-Moore, Mike Wilson]

Andy Garnett, Framework Manager at Prima Uno: “Winning this framework allows us to continue providing an exceptional project controls service to LLWR, building further on our already successful relationship.

LLWR continue to excel in delivery of their strategic goals, both internally and across the NDA Estate and we are very proud to part of this.

The cornerstone of our ability to deliver high quality consultancy services is the quality of our people. Every member of the company is committed to demonstrating personal and professional integrity in everything we do, which is reflected in this success. The team has worked tirelessly to achieve this goal and, as always, gone above and beyond with their support”.

Georgina Wilson, Head of Project Controls at LLWR said: “I am delighted that we are able to continue our successful collaboration with Prima Uno and maintain the provision of an exceptional project controls service across the LLWR organisation”.

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Photograph: LLWR Head of Project Controls Georgina Wilson, Prima Uno’s Helen Carty and Rachel Starkey

Lead planning & planning roles

Lead planning & planning roles in Basingstoke / Reading area

Candidates must have BPSS (SC desirable)

Willingness to travel is required

Lead Planner – Requirements:

  • Ability to utilise P6 software to build schedules, establishing work breakdown structures/cost breakdown structure, activity structures, cost and resource load schedules.
  • Take a lead role within the PMO Office to give advice, best practise guidance to team members/exec team, coaching and mentoring on structuring schedules, applying costs at appropriate levels and general planning advice.
  • To maintain a planning overview for the full programme and report to key stakeholders/exec members on progress/issues and recovery options.
  • To implement and run baseline change control processes
  • To act as the super-user for the P6 system – including administration, EPS Setup and other P6 general maintenance.
  • To develop and update an integrated schedule to inform key stakeholders of project health and report on movement in key contract milestones.
  • To develop ad hoc reports to inform resourcing decisions / Earned value management and others as requested by PMO.
  • To complete monthly performance reports with EVM stats and performance progress and provide explanations to the exec team.
  • Have high earned value management skills and knowledge.
  • Candidate must have a working knowledge of NEC forms of contract and from a planning perspective how to implement PMIS/CENS into baseline schedules and be able to give advice to the planning team on implementation of the above.
  • To assist in project assurance reviews and be the Subject Matter Expert for planning within the PMO team.
  • Candidate to have excellent communication/ interpersonal skills – have the ability to liaise with different internal/external stakeholders from client to exec level within the business.
  • Candidate to have at least 5yrs + experience in planning ideally lead planning experience for 2ys+.

 

Planner – Requirements

  • Ability to work as part of a project team, working alongside and supporting the PM providing daily/weekly/monthly planning information as requested.
  • Ability to utilise P6 software to build schedules, establishing work breakdown structures/cost breakdown structure, activity structures, cost and resource loading schedules.
  • To provide weekly/fortnightly/six weekly lookaheads to inform project knowledge and progress on the job.
  • To have an understanding of differing methodologies in capturing progress from a planning perspective advise the project team appropriately and collect progress to inform weekly/monthly schedule updates and reporting.
  • To produce schedules for change control and have an understanding of baseline change control processes.
  • To develop earned value management /resource / ad hoc reports to inform project reports, resourcing decisions and others as requested by PMO or project team.
  • To complete monthly performance reports with EVM stats and performance progress and provide explanations to the exec team.
  • Have high earned value management skills and knowledge.
  • To complete planning documentation for project assurance reviews.
  • Candidate to have excellent communication/ interpersonal skills – have the ability to liaise with different internal/external stakeholders from client to exec level within the business.
  • Candidate must have good team working skills and the ability to perform in a team environment.
  • Candidate must have a working knowledge of NEC 4 from a planning perspective how to implement PMIS/CENS into baseline schedules.
  • Candidate to have at least 5yrs + experience in planning ideally working in the nuclear/rail industry.

 

Senior Project Managers, Project Managers, Sub-Project Managers & Project Engineers

Senior Project Managers, Project Managers, Sub-Project Managers and Project Engineers required for long term roles in our team supporting projects in Cumbria and Risley.

Must have BPSS as a minimum (SC desirable). Must have APM / PRINCE2 & MSP or equivalent and Professional Project Management Qualifications.

Project Manager – Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and management skills.
  • Experience ideally in nuclear transportation projects, essential to have experience in the nuclear industry or other highly regulated industry.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering/Scientific (preferable) discipline field with a minimum of 5 years demonstrated successful experience in overall project management.
  • Relevant experience in an Project Management position, with a track-record of successfully delivering project outcomes on-time, within Specification and within budget.
  • Experience in managing changes in project Specification, schedule and costs.
  • Knowledge of construction or engineering contract management.
  • Experience of successfully managing complex project solutions.
  • Experience in managing the relationship with the client, all stakeholders and third parties.
  • Experience in creating and maintaining project documentation following procedures.
  • Can-do attitude and a strong focus on detail and delivery.
  • A strong track record of project management methodologies.
  • Experience in developing a detailed project plan with the Project Controls team to track progress.
  • Experience in developing Codes of Accounts, Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Estimating, Budgeting, Cost Performance based (earned value) reporting including Cost and Schedule Variance (CV & SV) analysis and cost forecasting.
  • Performing risk management to minimise project risks and escalate as necessary.
  • Engineering, Procurement & Construction methods, tools and work processes; Contracts Methods and Processes;
  • Knowledge of the NEC contracts.

 

Senior Project Manager – Requirements:

  • Prepare all project management paperwork in line with processes. Produce an integrated programme plan
  • Lead the project board meeting through to delivery
  • Manage the programme for 5-6 different activities to ensure delivery on time and to budget
  • Individually project manage some of the projects within the programme, others will be directly managed by the teams
  • Preparation and set up of data room
  • Collect all business document and information to ensure level playing field for suppliers
  • Manage other projects internally –bunkering/agency
  • Programme internal process/operational changes
  • Process Time line Monitoring
  • Manage Issues Log
  • Manage Risk Log
  • Manage Actions Log
  • Manage Meeting Requests, Invites and Updates
  • Chase Information from relevant parties
  • Organise Events
  • Keep All Tender Team members up to date on any changes
  • Report on Progress
  • Control Document Storage and locations
  • Keep everything in logical format.