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Date: 21-Jun-2022

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Overall Purpose of the Job:


The role is responsible for the delivery of planning and scheduling support across assigned projects and programmes in the C&I business


Key Accountabilities:

  • Working knowledge of programme management principles and how project planning, scheduling and control activities underpin them
  • Work closely with Project Managers to develop and maintain detailed resource loaded schedules of projects using PPM2016
  • Develop and maintain summary level schedule reports Gantt, PERT, milestone charts, and other program management tools used to support critical path analysis, near-term tasks work authorisations, priority based resource allocations, performance variances and to support cost/schedule integration
  • Identify major milestones, decision points, project life-cycle and other project events
  • Troubleshoot and monitor potential scheduling problems
  • Report on trends, forecasts, project contingency, and schedule risks and opportunities.
  • Update the schedule and compare the actual work performed against the baseline program
  • Develops and maintains project schedules based on input from proposal schedule, Project Manager and Project Engineers
  • Oversees monthly progress updates from the Project Team
  • Reviews schedule status of purchased materials, subcontractors, manufacturing and engineering accomplishments. Identified issues must be communicated to the Project Team timely
  • Provides monthly update reporting for the project including 6 week look ahead, critical path analysis and manpower/resource reporting and forecasting.
  • Monitors schedule progress and identifies variations as early as possible (CPI and SPI).
  • Assists with the development of a recovery plan when significant variations in actual vs planned earned value is identified
  • Responsible for determining and reporting any risk events or issues that arise that can affect Project Cost or Margin
  • Supports Project Controls Analyst with Monthly Project Reporting
  • Supports proposal planning and development
  • Incorporate contractual and programmatic changes into the IMS in order to maintain realistic, current contract schedule baselines


Key Capabilities/Knowledge

  • Construction and development of project schedules from first principles in a proprietary scheduling tool such as PPM2016;
  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply a variety of schedule analysis and optimisation techniques (such as Critical Path analysis, schedule variance)
  • Understand how to work with key stakeholders to monitor and control the project through the various phases of the project lifecycle
  • Understand schedule performance tools and techniques, such as Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Maintain project schedules and keep project resources on track, provide regular project updates to stakeholders, and maintain contact with staff to monitor job progress.
  • Using EVM techniques such as Cost Performance Index (CPI), Schedule Performance Index (SPI), Estimate at Completion (EAC) and Estimate to Complete (ETC)


Successful outcomes of this role:

  • Assist in defining and implementing schedule software management processes and procedures
  • Troubleshoot and monitor potential scheduling problems
  • Significant knowledge of the development and delivery of project schedules using proprietary planning tools, specifically PPM2016 or Primavera P6
  • Detailed knowledge of a number of technical areas, such as: project controls, EVM, governance and assurance, risk analysis and management, cost management/control/reporting, benchmarking, data analysis and reporting.
  • Development, introduction and implementation of project schedule analytics and reporting methodologies and techniques (such Critical Path analysis) into an IDT
  • Able to engage, report and challenge at senior stakeholder level


Person Specification

Essential Education and Qualifications:

  • Programme or Project Controls Qualification – Practitioner or equivalent
  • Project management qualification; APM membership desirable.
  • Experience of operating as a project scheduler in a variety of complexity environments
  • Experience of managing a project or programme is desirable



  • Strong work ethic, team player, dedicated, reliable, self-motivated and positive attitude
  • Organized and detail oriented with an ability to work independently
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Must be accurate and efficient
  • Flexible and able to drive/ guide change
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-entity, global environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate effectively
  • Risk identification and management skills advantageous but not essential
  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience advantageous
  • Knowledge and experience in assisting Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) in planning, scheduling and cost estimating tasks advantageous
  • Familiarity with ancillary scheduling programs (COBRA, MPM, Milestones Professional) advantageous



Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.