KBR Transition Scheduler in ENG, United Kingdom
Title: Transition Scheduler
Job Number: 1054036
ESMCP (Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme)
OSCH45 – Principal Specialist, Scheduling / Planning
National TPR Project Manager
London (Home Office) with regular national travel
About the Programme:
The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) will provide a new communication system for the 3 emergency services (ES) and other public safety users. The ESCMP will be replacing services provided by Airwave with a new national mobile communications service. This system will be called the emergency services network (ESN). ESN will be a mobile communications network with extensive coverage, high resilience, appropriate security and public safety functionality. This allows users to communicate even under the most challenging circumstances. The UK Home Office is procuring three main Lots to deliver this programme:
Lot 1 (Delivery Partner (DP):
KBR ): we will provide programme management, and reporting to assure the build of ESN, provision of training materials and training trainers, and reference vehicle installation documents. We will also assure the Emergency Services and Civil Contingency Responders transition on to ESN including procurement of user devices and upgrade of their vehicles.
Lot 2 (user services:
Motorola ): is a service integrator to provide end-to-end systems’ integration, manage user accounts, provide user services including public safety functionality
Lot 3 (mobile services:
EE ): is a network operator to provide a resilient national mobile network.
About the Transition Team:
The Transition Team within the ESN Management Team is focused on the planning, assuring and reporting of User Organisations (UO’s) transition from Airwave to ESN.
Transition will take place following a substantial period of transition readiness and assessment. The transition strategy has organised the UO’s into 12 Transition Groups, and one National Transition Group which includes Civil Contingency Responder and Other User Organisations (OUO’s). A key component of the Transition Team is the DP who amongst other functions provides a Transition Planning and Reporting (TPR) capability on behalf the Authority.
Based primarily in the Home Office in London the Transition Schedulers will be required to provide support and assistance to User Organisations in the production of schedules to include both transition readiness and transition activities and milestones with the aim of base lining schedules. They will be required to work regionally with UO’s review and validate project activity durations, engaging with Transition resources as necessary for 3ES experience and expertise. They will be expected to review UO schedules to ensure that they include tasks and milestones as defined in the National Transition Plan to enable effective tracking and reporting to be undertaken. They will be expected to verify the critical path of individual UO Transition Plans and advise the DP Project Management team of significant risks/issues/concerns that need to be actively investigated and fed back to the Transition Planning and Reporting Manager. As required to do so and in a proactive, supportive and collaborative manner they will provide advice to User Organisations on best practise approaches to ensure that schedules are contently updated with any issues and or delays reported to the Programme through the Transition Tracking and Reporting Tool and National Transition Plan.
In addition to supporting UO’s the Transition Planners will be expected to provide assistance to the DP’s PM’s and the Transition Planning and Reporting Project Manager (and deputy’s) in the production of Group Transition Plans and in the update and maintenance of the National Transition Plan.
Programme contextual requirements:
The Transition Scheduler will:
Deliver professional planning services, representing the Delivery Partner, the Authority (client) and the Programme at a local level.
Integrate effectively into a diverse team comprising several organisations including the client (Home Office), Emergency Service organisations and other suppliers, recognising the importance of professional conduct, behaviour, collaboration and building effective relationships.
Maintain the required standards of information security, data protection and discretion, as expected when delivering Government programmes.
The Transition Scheduler role will be based within the Home Office in London but there will be a requirement to travel regularly to other regions as necessary. It is anticipated that the Transition Schedulers will spend approximately 75% of their time travelling to UO’s locations to provide the necessary support and advice.
Flexibility - Be adaptable in responding to change and uncertainty to deliver what is needed and added value. Level = Proficient
Building Relationships – Be able to engage with and maintain productive relationships with a diverse team
Level = Proficient
Communication skills - Be articulate and engaging.
Demonstrate ability across different styles for example, passionate, empathetic, assertive, reflective etc.
Level = Proficient
Self-motivation - Be able to add value without being prompted.
Take responsibility for actions and provide support as needed.
Level = Proficient
Transferrable Competencies for this role.
Influencing – establishes communication channels, actively listens, clarifies, gives/seeks feedback, clear and concise, persuasive/negotiates with others.
Organisational skills – plans well in advance, sets clear objectives, manages time/delegates, reviews progress against plan, ensures sufficient resources, encourages improvements.
Results orientation – satisfies internal/external customers, effective performance management, addresses cross functional issues and technical issues, knowledge of systems and processes.
Interpersonal skills – builds positive relationships, demonstrates emotionally stability, confident in own ability, approachable to all staff, shows respect and tolerance .
Educated to Degree level or equivalent project/industry experience
Certified Practitioner in one of the Recognised PM methodologies, PMI, APM or Prince2
Experience and Skills:
The candidate shall have previous experience with technology, telecoms or other service based delivery programmes and ideally also have experience of working in government programmes.
Experienced Senior Planner with a proven track record over a minimum of 5 years managing and executing the planning of major complex programmes using a range of scheduling tools including but not limited to Microsoft Project.
Good leadership, man-management and interpersonal skills with a track record of leading a successful and organised planning team
Proven ability to influence planning teams to achieve optimal time, cost and performance goals.
Good client facing skills with the confidence to deal with people at all levels
Capable of working independently and collaboratively as part of a wider team
Can demonstrate expert knowledge in a range of planning tools.
Good verbal and written communication skills including report writing and presentation skills.
Proven ability to work as part of a team to proactively identify and problem solve when required.
Ability to train individuals in planning techniques and the use of planning software such as MSP.
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