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Project Planning Manager in Crewe, Cheshire


Crewe, Cheshire


£400 - £450 per day + OUTSIDE IR35



ARMs prestigious automotive client is hiring for a project planning manager, based in Crewe on a contract basis paying up to £450 per day outside IR35. This is a hybrid role and will likely be a long-term contract...

About you...

* Ability to work complex technical systems
* Experience in project planning (Mandatory) especially in the Automotive space/ aerospace
* Familiarity with Microsoft Project (Desirable)
* Familiarity with Cplace (VW group system) - this is not essential
* 3-5 years of experience in the field (OEM) is suitable
* Experience in planning using the System Engineering model
* Degree or equivalent in Engineering, Business or Administration would be advantageous

About the role...

* Creates the connected project plans for a single project at a vehicle level
* Works cross-functionally to ensure system and subsystem plans are generated and connected to Vehicle level
* Run regular cross-functional planning reviews to track progress against agreed plans
* Implement and track mitigation actions from identified risks
* Escalate any issues and risks to the Programme manager
* Dynamically update the plan and coordinate status updates
* Ensures robust change control of the plan
* Identify impacts to plan; including from inputs
* Generate metrics and project status reporting
* Active critical path management
* Extracts resource data/profiles from the schedules to provide a monthly view of resource requirements over the length of the projects
* Responsible for the overall gateway plan
* Create and issues the key dates including issue control

Decision authority...

* Committee chair with decision-making authority
* Process owner of the planning process for one project
* Decision authority to advise methodology and tools for the processes
* Decided based on the Project Decision Policy in which forum, committee the risk and change request is responsible for the decision

If interested - please call Ed on 02392228218 or e-mail

Interview format- Online interview, want to move quickly so they will make decisions quickly.


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission. Where the role is marked as Outside IR35 in the advertisement this is subject to receipt of a final Status Determination Statement from the end Client and may be subject to change.

Job reference 120342_1690190263
Date posted 24 July 2023

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