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About The Role

Job location: Cheadle & Manchester
Workplace Type: Hybrid 2-3 days per week in office 
Are you an experienced project planner/controller with a minimum of 5 years’ experience and want to work for a multinational organisation within the Defence and Aerospace Industry? We have a fantastic opportunity for you!

Our Returners Programme is specifically designed to support professionals returning to work after a career break. We are looking for ambitious returners to work as project planners/controllers for our client.

We support you through every stage of your journey, ensuring you have the confidence, skills, and opportunity to step back into a successful and rewarding career.

Project Planners / Controllers are a critical part of the Project Management team. Day-to-day, you will work closely with one or more Project Managers and Project Technical Leaders, but you will also be part of a much larger project community which will support your professional development with coaching/mentoring, targeted training, and professional certification as appropriate.

We are looking for talented individuals who can bring strength and capability to Project Management teams, with a professional background in Project Planning / Controls. Your primary focus will be on developing and maintaining robust project baselines, deploying best practice controls, using data from the project to proactively identify trends/variances/risks, and preparing accurate and succinct reports for management attention.

The projects are often highly complex, typically including large components of engineering design, in-house manufacture, and the management of complex supply chains. Our Project Planners / Controllers ensure that this complexity is managed through structure and a regular drumbeat that keeps all the different parts of the team in alignment.

What we offer you?
  • A fully supported journey back to full-time work with continuous development throughout your time with FDM
  • 7 weeks of trainer led technical training through the FDM Virtual Academy
  • The skills to become a qualified SCRUM master and BSC practitioner
  • Hybrid working
  • Permanent employment from day 1 of training
  • Training hours of 9.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday during the training period, to help accommodate personal commitments
  • Guaranteed employment as an FDM consultant with our global clients after training
  • Fast-track career progression to get you back into business

About You

Our requirements:
  • Proven experience working as a Project Planner / Project Controller, ideally within the defence (or similar sector).
  • Experience using Primavera P6 to create and maintain Integrated Master Schedules (IMS), conduct Change Control, Forecasting, Deploying KPIs, Variance Analysis, Risk & Opportunity Management, Project Governance and Project Reporting.
  • You will bring structure to complex situations, have a keen eye for detail and the ability evaluate, interpret distil and communicate complex information.
Technical/key attributes:
  • Looking to return to work after a break in your career of 1+ year
  • Able to work full time
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a project planner/controller
  • Experience in Primavera P6 and IMS
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and capable of working independently as well as in a team environment
  • Security cleared

About Us

FDM Group is a global professional services provider with a focus on IT, working with over 200 clients across multiple business sectors. FDM's business model is both unique and robust, bringing people and technology together by providing training and career opportunities for people to work with our prestigious clients. With centres across the UK, Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, FDM is one the fastest growing companies in Europe and is listed in the FTSE250.

Diversity and Inclusion
FDM Group is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, provincial or local laws.

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