Project Planner

Thales USA - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Location: Ottawa, Canada
Dans des marchés en rapide évolution, les clients à travers le monde font confiance à Thales. Thales est une entreprise où les personnes les plus brillantes du monde entier se regroupent pour mettre en commun leurs idées et ainsi s'inspirer mutuellement. Dans tous les secteurs où œuvre Thales, notamment l’aérospatiale, le transport, la défense, la sécurité et l'espace, nos équipes d’architectes conçoivent des solutions innovantes qui rendent demain possible dès aujourd’hui.
Depuis des décennies, Ottawa est un chef de file mondial en matière de technologie. Aujourd'hui, la capitale du Canada dispose de l’un des écosystèmes technologiques les plus brillants et les plus diversifiés en Amérique du Nord. Élue par la revue Macleans comme le meilleur endroit où il fait bon vivre en 2017, la ville d’Ottawa offre une qualité de vie élevée avec un faible coût de la vie. Le bureau de Thales à Ottawa est depuis longtemps un fournisseur majeur et un partenaire de confiance du MDN, permettant aux Forces armées canadiennes et à la Garde côtière canadienne d’accomplir leurs missions avec succès.
In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our achitects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.
For decades, Ottawa has been a global technology leader. Today, Canada’s capital holds one of the brightest and most diverse technological ecosystems in North America. Voted as Canada’s best place to live 2017 by Macleans , Ottawa offers a low cost of living with a high quality of life. The Thales Ottawa office has been a major supplier and long-term trusted partner to DND, enabling the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Coast Guard to achieve mission success.
The Project Planner will be responsible to prepare, monitor and maintain schedules, providing accurate and timely reports as required, to support the TCDS projects.

Responsible to meet contracted Key Performance Indicators (KPI) requirements within the program in accordance with Thales guidelines. The Project Planner is responsible for the coordination, preparation, monitoring and maintenance of project schedules. The schedules will be used to identify the program critical paths in conjunction with end customers and other project companies.

Key Responsibilities:
The role of the Project Planner is to develop projects schedules and main duties include:

Liaise with key stakeholders to develop valid and accurate bid and project schedules
Liaise with key stakeholders to maintain valid and accurate project schedules in accordance with a weekly update cycle
Highlight areas of schedule and cost concern and identify potential actions for improving performance
Advise the Project Manager of project tasks or event issues that might impact on key milestones
Ensure data transfer, data coordination between various program management software systems to ensure capture of accurate performance data
Reconcile performance data generated from the systems with real project performance through communication with members of the project team
Prepare and maintain Contract/Task Change proposals (CCP/TCP) and other relevant information
Integrate scope variations via CCP/TCPs into existing project schedules including analysis of any impact to the existing program
Regularly report to the Project team on progress and project performance
Carry out analysis of project schedule and cost performance
Assist the PM in resource levelling and other appropriate suitable techniques to identify suitable project execution strategies to reduce execution costs and improve schedule performance
Assist with planning functions including project structure with relevant documentation including maintaining and updating cost status of work packages

Skills and Experience:
Competent user of Primavera, with knowledge of other scheduling tools (i.e. MS Project, etc.)
5 + years of experience of scheduling projects
Project planning knowledge essential
Demonstrated analytical skills
Prior experience in engineering industry is desirable
A high level of computing skills particularly with MS Office
Excellent communications skills including the ability to prepare and present reports to a range of audiences
Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to promote cooperation at all levels
Ability to qualify for NATO Secret Clearance and Controlled Goods Certification
Post graduate qualifications or training in the area of Business, Finance/Accounting, Project Management, or Engineering is desirable
Able to obtain a Canadian security clearance and meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the Canadian Controlled Goods Registration Program and ITAR
Chez Thales, nous proposons des CARRIÈRES passionnantes, pas de simples emplois. Fort de ses 65 000 collaborateurs dans 56 pays, Thales a mis en place une politique de mobilité permettant, chaque année, à des milliers d'employés de faire progresser leur carrière tant dans leur domaine d’expertise que dans de nouveaux domaines de compétences, cela aussi bien dans leur pays d’origine qu’à l'étranger. Ensemble, nous pensons qu’adopter une politique de flexibilité est une manière plus actuelle de travailler. C’est ici que commence votre parcours exceptionnel, postulez sans tarder!
At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!