Planner scheduler with P6 experience. Preference given to candidates with nuclear experience.
On behalf of its client, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), at its Historic Waste Program (HWP) Management Office in Port Hope, implements federal programs and projects related to the safe management of historic low-level waste (LLW) across Canada. The scope of work includes characterization, cleanup and interim remedial work at historic waste sites in Canada as well as the construction, operation and environmental monitoring of waste storage facilities. The project is sponsored by Natural Resources Canada, and led by CNL. CNL provides high-level strategic direction and oversight to the project via the General Manager of the HWP.
An integral intermediate-level role supporting the delivery of various HWP projects is the position of Project Control Coordinator (PCC). The PCC helps to establish and adhere to the project management systems used in the planning and control of projects – our growing team requires 2 such individuals! PCCs are responsible for leading production of or updates to Work Breakdown Structures, project schedules, cost estimates, and various control mechanisms. S/he routinely performs analysis and progress monitoring and reporting, while acting as an important resource for their Project Manager. The PCC reports to the Program & Project Controls Lead and interacts daily with work package leaders (Project Manager and/or Project Lead), gathering and analyzing critical project performance information, investigating variances and initiating corrective actions. The PCC may also help lead in the preparation of scope, schedule and cost management plans, writing reports, chairing meetings and delivering presentations. The PCC may also be required to supervise or mentor more junior staff, assume leadership roles in peer groups, and/or take on other duties as assigned by management.
- Coordinate the scope definition and prepare the Work Breakdown Structure
- Work closely with the Project Managers/Leads in the preparation and maintenance of the project baseline and working schedules, and to control schedule changes
- Analyze the schedule performance of assigned HWP projects; determine variances, monitor trends, recommend improvements, take corrective actions and implement changes
- Work closely with the HWP Finance team in order to obtain actual cost expenditure information and measure project progress performance using Earned Value Management methodology
- Work closely with the Program & Project Controls Lead who is in charge of advancing change management, and the Risk Coordinator in the application of risk processes across HWP projects
- Coordinate and control changes to scope and cost and ensure related approval and configuration management documentation is in place before baselines are adjusted
- Coordinate and assist in the production and maintenance of risk registers and/or risk analysis; identify gaps and recommend mitigating actions
- Coordinate the resource and cost loading of schedules and perform schedule and cost analysis
- Support the Program Office team in maintaining the planning and control framework, including definition of the hierarchies, coding and account structures required for tracking, analysis and performance measurement
- Prepare tools, templates, and procedures related to project planning; assuming a leadership role within peer working groups
- Verify the legitimacy of contractor changes and assist in claims management
- University degree or college diploma in a relevant field from an accredited school and a minimum of 4-6 years of progressively more responsible work experience in Project Management or Project Controls
- Demonstrated knowledge of project management principles and processes, as recognized by the Project Management Institute, and a proven ability to apply this knowledge in the control of large and complex projects, especially those related to scope, schedule, cost, risk, and change control
- Formal Project Management training and/or designation as Project Management Professional is desirable
- Advanced-intermediate level capability in the development of project schedules
- Proven ability to conduct variance analysis on schedule and cost performance using Earned Value Management
- Strong working knowledge of the computer-based applications used for project management purposes, particularly with Primavera and Microsoft Excel/Access, as well as Microsoft Word, Outlook, etc.
- Formal training in project risk management, or equivalent experience, would be a strong asset
- Previous supervisory experience and/or the ability to motivate others to perform to expectations would be an asset
- Good organizational and planning skills with a well-developed ability to assess requirements, set priorities, define action plans, and meet deadlines within a dynamic project environment
- Strong interpersonal skills; able to form effective relationships within the project teams and other key stakeholders and to use his/her network to accomplish goals, solve problems, and improve planning and control systems
- Good oral and written communication skills – able to clearly organize and articulate ideas in project plans and reports and in-group settings
- Experience in delivering key presentations and chairing meetings