Project Planner - Three Month Contract


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Florence, KY - (USA) 8860 Bankers Street KY Florence , KY - 41042 Phone : 859-525-1030



Job Description

Manpower is hiring a Project Planner to work for our client, one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., located in Lawrenceburg, IN.

Functions/ Basic Duties:

- Working with individual project managers, develop project plans, creating task lists, editing and modifying tasks types, building a work breakdown structure

- Create task dependencies with understanding of constraints, and build project schedules using MS Project, including subprojects and various views

- Assess progress on completion of tasks and deliverables and maintain up-to-date status in the project schedule

-Monitor schedule deviations and variances, record scope changes, and trends that potentially affect schedule performance

- Take initiative to collaborate and communicate effectively with team members having diverse professional backgrounds

- Develop and communicate weekly status reports and "dashboard" reports on overall project progress

- Responsible for communicating any schedule conflicts, resource constraints, and time constraints to the project team.

- Works with staff from throughout the company as well as with Project Managers to develop detailed project plans (with all tasks, durations, resources, etc.) from concept through completion for approved projects with all the interacting departments.

- Utilize MS Project to manage projects and develop and socialize schedule reports.

- Support the preparation of progress reports, standardized reporting procedures and the monitoring of overall project performance

- Communicate and publish plans to appropriate involved individuals to ensure each person understands the overall scope of the project and when tasks are required to be begun and completed.

Ability To:

- Partner with Program Manager and Project Team for new projects to develop and integrate the master schedule from high level WBS.

- Demonstrate the use of modern planning and scheduling principles, methodologies, techniques and tools.

- Report with status updates as project progresses.

- Create, manage, maintain and update schedules in a complex project environment.

- Develop work breakdown structures; Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules; and resource, cost and budget plans.

- Perform critical path analysis and develop timelines for completion of tasks, measuring the deliverable work packages of the project against the project plan.

- Keep Project Managers informed of impacts to project schedule.

Computer Skills:

- Experience using Microsoft Project with a good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office software products.

Qualifications/Education Preferred

- Bachelors or better in Management or related field.

Experience Preferred

4+ years of experience and demonstrated success in a project management/scheduling role.

Additional Information:

Enterprising attitude with strong self-motivation.

Strong business acumen and curiosity.

Able to explain complex concepts to diverse audiences.

Exceptional attention to detail.

Strong organizational skills.

Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and work efficiently under tight deadlines; must thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.

Apply now at then call or text our recruiters at 859-525-1030.