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Job Description:
Wide Effect Talent Solutions has partnered with an industry leading shipyard contractor with an immediate need for a Planning Manager. The Planning Manager must exemplify excellent organization, resource, and time management. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, problem-solving and analytical abilities, and leadership initiative will all be needed to succeed in this role. Planning Managers and their team members form an integral part of the Project Management Organization (PMO) supporting the customer base.

Job Duties:

Understand the planning process and (work package and cost tracking) requirements by contract and customer and work to stand up supporting processes as needed.
Define a work breakdown structure (work packages) for budget and cost tracking in alignment with the program manager and larger PMO team.
Understand the scheduling requirements by contract (with the appropriate Project or Program Manager) and customer. Work with the project functional leads to support scheduling/planning needs by role (engineering, production, quality, procurement, etc.)
Understand the standard project lifecycle, work breakdown structure, EVMS principles, the roles and interactions across different functional stakeholders (supply chain, engineering, program management, production) and have a clear awareness of contractual requirements and scope definition
Support reporting requirements internally to Program Management and Senior Management on planning and scheduling strategy, key activities, issues, and opportunities
Support reporting requirements externally with Program Management to align customer with status or to meet contractual requirements
Work with location General Managers on manning requirements to support scheduled contractual obligations
Ad hoc analysis, proposal support, and special projects may also be assigned outside of standard contractual planning and execution

Other duties may be assigned, including special projects.

Education and/or Experience
2 to 5 years of management experience overseeing planning/scheduling, resource organization, or equivalent processes
Familiarity/experience with understanding and monitoring project schedules, financials, and deliverables is required

Resource management on DoD programs
Manufacturing/construction industry experience
Maritime industry experience

Language Ability:
Communicate effectively with both internal stakeholders and external customers, both in written and oral form.
Effectually present information, write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
Ability to respond professionally to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

Math Ability:
Able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Able to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

Reasoning Ability:
Effectively define and resolve problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Can interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:
Microsoft Excel Minimum of 2 years of experience
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, and Teams.
Oracle Primavera P6
Additional experience with any of the following software is a plus:
Autodesk DWG TrueView and Navisworks.
Microsoft Power Apps
Microsoft Visio
Any other enterprise scheduling software solutions

Supervisory Responsibilities
The Planning Manager is responsible for overseeing the execution of Planning and Scheduling tasks in support of major contracts and programs; thus, the Planning Manager will have direct oversight of any planning and scheduling staff within their locations and/or programs.

Location and Travel Expectations:
This position is not expected to have significant travel needs.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk or stand.

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