Pegasus EPM and RISK SME (PM)

Closing date for applications: 04/03/2020
Specialist role
Programme manager
Summary of the work
The role is aimed at an experienced planner / risk manager and involves developing and actively managing plans, schedules and risks across ISG. Experience in Microsoft Project Online is essential, recent/relevant experience in the defence sector is essential.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
2 years
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence - Defence Digital, Strategic Command
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Pegasus EPM and Risk SME will work with a variety of Civil Servants, Military Personnel and contractors within the ISS Interoperability Services and Gateways Programme Team
What the specialist will work on
You will be expected to provide planning support across the ISG Pegasus Programme. You will be required to develop and improve existing project plans using Microsoft Project Online to ensure consistency and coherency. There will be a need to work with projects to produce deliverable plans which are fully resourced. You will be expected to provide monthly reports and MI to the PMO. Experience required of PBS/WBS, Critical Path Analysis, IMS & Dependency Management. You will need to have a strong knowledge and understanding of risk management and the use of ARM.
Address where the work will take place
Defence Digital, Strategic Command, Building 405, Spur D1, Westwells Road, MOD Corsham, SN13 9NR
Working arrangements
All tasking will take place from MoD Corsham and you are required there 5 days a week, the working day is 8 hours to include 30 minutes for lunch. This individual will report to the Pegasus Programme Manager.
Security clearance
SC Clearance must be in place prior to the contract start date and for the duration of the contract.
Additional terms and conditions
Off-payroll working rules (IR35) do not apply
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions - 16.6% Have a flexible approach - 16.6% Experience of working with international partners as part of a Multi-National delivery programme, understanding the political aspects of working in the environment - 16.6% Ability to integrate and work as part of a team under a one team ethos - 16.6% Proactive rather than reactive - 16.6% Highly motivated with experience of the Defence Military and Civilian Cultures and able to work within them - 16.6%
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 75% Cultural fit 5% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • Experience of managing project plans, tracking and report progress using Microsoft Project Online
  • Understanding of the management of plans and schedules at different hierarchical levels through consolidation or using Integrated Master Schedules experience of integrating external supplier plans into project/programme plans
  • Experience in performing schedule risk and impact analysis with a detailed understanding of critical path analysis, schedule integrity and progress reporting
  • Experience in developing and managing fully resourced schedules using WBS/PBS (including resource loading and levelling to actively manage workload and over or under allocations)
  • Understanding of planning for technically complex large-scale IT projects and programmes
  • Must have detailed understanding of standard project management principles and techniques (e.g. APM, MSP, Prince2, PMI)
  • Understand dependency linking (internal & external dependencies)
  • Ability to produce adhoc management information (MI) and brief management to enable informed decisions using the MI
  • Experience of Risk Management, including risk identification, evaluation and use of the ARM tool including the exploitation of the tool for specific reports and MI
  • Hold qualifications in risk management
  • Experience of working within Defence on International Programmes to generate Integrated Master Schedules
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience in coaching to the project teams to enable them to work more effectively with minimum direct planner support, hence improving overall efficiency

Closing date for applications: 04/03/2020

Pegasus EPM and RISK SME (PM)

Closing date for applications: 04/03/2020

Specialist role:

Programme manager


South West England


Ministry of Defence - Defence Digital, Strategic Command

Maximum day rate:


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