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Project Planner

Date: Aug 10, 2019

Location: Crespin, NPC, FR

Project Planner-TCEC-FRCP01969766


At Bombardier Transportation, our trains and rail solutions move millions of people safely and reliably around the world, every single day. Join us, and you’ll be part of a global team, sharing knowledge, experience and ideas across countries and cultures, and boosting our reputation as a global leader in rail technology. Your work will have a truly human impact, connecting communities, cities and businesses, and helping people to get where they need to be. It’s all about progress.

If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as a

Project Planner in multiple locations

Purpose of the role:

The Project Planner is responsible for guiding the Project Core Team in the management of all planning, scheduling and progress control related aspects of the project in accordance with the Planning & Scheduling Process. He or she either leads all planning & scheduling activities on the project or reports to the Lead Planner of the project (especially on bigger projects).

He/She provides the knowledge and the tools to plan the project scope of work and all related deliverables during project launch. This includes the application of the generic WBS and using it as a cost and progress management tool throughout the project.

The Project Planner establishes and updates the Detailed Project Schedule (DPS), including leading the harmonization and integration of sub-schedules from all parties (functions, subdivisions) involved in the project. The Project Planner needs to challenge all inputs from all parties. The Project Planner regularly tracks and reports progress against the baseline schedule and continuously monitors risks and opportunities as well as proactively develops scenarios, mitigation or back-up plans if required. The Project Planner produces schedule-related KPI’s as required by the project. The Project Planner is an important member of the Change Control Board.

Key responsibilities:

1. Functional duties to the Project Core Team

• Responsible for guiding the Project Core Team in the planning of activities to deliver the project using standard tools (e.g. generic Product Breakdown Structure and Work Breakdown Structure)

• Responsible for establishing and updating the DPS based on common objectives within the project

• Responsible for monitoring and reporting on schedule progress and deviations within all parties involved in the project

• Responsible for communicating the DPS to all parties involved in the project, including any changes to the DPS

• Responsible for regularly monitoring critical path(s) of the schedule to identify risks and opportunities and develop mitigation or recovery plans

• The role is mandated to make any internal contacts, and in a consortium, any external contacts, needed to perform the duties

2. Leadership duties within the Project Core Team

• Lead meetings related to DPS topics within the Project Core Team and with other functions

• Manage, with the support of all Project Core Team members, the effective communication of the current DPS to all relevant stakeholders, including any updates

• Ensure that schedule implications of change requests are made visible and clear prior to presentation and decision making in the Change Control Board

3. Specific responsibilities to other Project Core Team roles

• Regularly update the Project Controller with any and all progress or delays to the DPS to secure that implications to the EAC are monitored

• Ensure that the Risk & Opportunity Manager is regularly updated with possible threats or opportunity derived from present or future deviations to the DPS


• Engineering or Business degree

• Or a tertiary qualification and planning & scheduling experience

• Additional qualification in planning & scheduling is an advantage.

• Typically minimum 4 years of experience in relevant role, established professional with working experience on projects, ideally in similar business areas (e.g. railways, oil & gas, technology, energy)

• Working experience either in Engineering, Project Management, Operations, Procurement, Bids, Sales, or Finance

• Working experience in a multicultural environment is desirable (e.g. working in international teams, international projects etc.)

• Knowledge of relevant software is an advantage (Primavera)

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signaling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,850 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

Job: Project/Program Management
Primary Location: FR-NPC-Crespin
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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18.03.2019, 9:14:56 AM

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