Oversee the delivery of projects with Complex capital Delivery from a
schedule management perspective. This will mean identify the key business
issues through monitoring of the plan for project control purposes. It will also
involve challenging contractor’s schedules and defending value to the company
by using robust scheduling techniques to challenge change orders from
and support the activities of other team members, providing advice and coaching
Accountable for building project plans across a program of work within
a Jurisdiction. The plans will be built from first principles using the agreed
work breakdown structure to support Project Development Engineers and Project
Progress each project every month to ensure all projects are monitored
for project controls in line with the monthly reporting cycle, checking
accuracy and consistency of data, as well as supporting the end of year
reconciliation process. As an example this includes the progression of National
Grid schedules in line with the Work Breakdown structure.
Accountable for using the schedule and previous forecast to challenge
contractor costs and change orders to ensure that only the right and fair
amount is being agreed to.
Co-ordinate across a program of risk registers to identify generic
risks across the portfolio and ensuring they are uploaded into Risk Management.
Ensure outage requirements are being agreed with the Independent System
Operator and that linkages between individual projects are in place and managed
to enable change impact assessments to take place
Accountable for ensuring schedule data is accurate to allow Project
Controls to report milestones, planned value and earned value data, % completed
on projects and project commentaries.
Provide expert technical input
and define policy as to the best way of using the primavera tool to model
projects e.g. interface milestones or links between activities, portfolio views
Technical Capabilities (Knowledge, Skill, Experience):
7+ years’ experience in project management, construction or schedule
management or equivalent relevant experience.
A Bachelor’s degree or significant relevant project management, engineering
and construction experience.
Considerable proven experience and expert knowledge in schedule
development and analysis including milestone management, critical path
analysis, understanding of float and time risk allowance and earned value
Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative, integrity and ability
to interact with company personnel, contractors and regulatory representative
Valid driver’s license with a safe driving history required.
Expert using Primavera to create project plans and progress them using
a pre-defined work breakdown structure
Expert using Primavera to optimize the performance of a portfolio of
projects and familiar with the issues that arise on projects and how to
Knowledge of the typical projects that National Grid undertakes
including their durations, issues, typical durations etc.
Expert understanding of how individual projects interact with each
other as a result of the National Grid outage plan
Good knowledge of the environment in which Complex Capital Delivery
operates. Examples of this include health & safety legislation, planning
legislation including the process around article 7.
Must have Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
Experience working under tight deadlines
Experienced in influencing, persuading, communicating, challenging and