Job Description

PMO Planner

Job title
PMO Planner

Purpose of job
To play an integral role in the ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK Project Management Office, providing support to the Project Management community.


Reporting relationships
Head of PMO

Staff responsibility

Budget responsibility

Winfrith, Dorset.

Employment status
Permanent full-time position

Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required

The PMO Support role;

  • A proven track record at planning high value, complex engineering projects which include the full project lifecycle.
  • A strong individual who will ensure that best planning practice is always adhered to.
  • A sound understanding of the Project Management lifecycle and reporting tools / principles.
  • A sound understanding of Earned Value Management principles with practical application.
  • An appreciation of the Commercial and Financial aspects within the project environment.
  • Advanced Microsoft office, Excel, and Microsoft Project skills.
  • The ability to challenge project managers and contribute to process and reporting improvements.
  • Experience of an ERP system, in particular experience of Microsoft Dynamics AX within a project environment.
  • Knowledge of Risk standards, specifically Management of Risk (MOR).

Key responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Creation and maintenance of Microsoft Project plans, opportunities and delivery projects, working with the project teams to ensure estimates and forecasts are correct and published frequently.
  • Scheduling of all project activities to produce an integrated project plan with a critical path, update as required, and report potential problems/problem areas to the Project Manager/Work Package Manager for action.
  • Maintenance of a project baseline and change control log in order to report on cost and schedule variances to the Project Manager on a monthly basis, with suggestions for corrective actions.
  • Support to the Project Manager in the monitoring and tracking of project budget, providing a full forecast for all phases of the project and ensuring overspends or underspends can be justified.
  • Support to the work package manager: reviewing and where necessary raising change requests; performing scenario analysis in the schedule; and implementing changes.
  • Support the Project Manager with Risk, Issues, and Opportunities management by ensuring the various registers are reviewed and updated frequently with the project teams. To perform schedule risk analysis on projects and project opportunities as and when required.
  • Support the Project Managers in the creation and maintenance of Earned Value Management data set and reporting requirements.
  • Support to the generation of the Business level reporting and Business Intelligence (BI) data in support of the project and divisional level reviews and attend where necessary.
  • Support to continuous project management improvement initiatives and project management standards across the project community.
  • Provide guidance to the Project Management community on the templates and processes to be adhered to when managing an Atlas Elektronik project.

Behavioural requirements

  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and project delivery focussed.
  • Ability to work unsupervised, under own initiative, with the drive to influence and improve project reporting and performance.
  • Prepared to multi-task and work flexibly to achieve deadlines.
  • Ability to interpret technical, engineering and operational issues and relate these back to delivery implications.
  • Ability to challenge forecasts, identify, and highlight conflicts of data.
  • Ability to work in a team and to develop an empathy with colleagues, understanding their roles and priorities.
  • A positive can-do attitude.

Other requirements
Candidates must hold or be able to achieve the required level of security clearance.

More information
Please contact Jason Pietruszka for further information

Winfrith Newburgh
Dorset DT2 8ZB