Vehicle Planning Scheduling Expert

£30 per hour
06 Sep 2017
18 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Vehicle Planning Scheduling Expert / Manager

Location: Gaydon, Midlands

KCIG is a forward thinking, highly motivated company that actively works hand in hand with some of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers and suppliers. With offices in the UK, Germany and Spain, we are dedicated to providing the uppermost level of quality standards and service within a highly competitive industry.


Based in the vehicle product development phase responsibilities include the efficient and successful management of the programme planning for vehicles from a specific carline.

  • Responsible for initiating planning of vehicle programmes in product development phase within projects at the start, ensuring the adoption of schedule management and organising adequate resource to support the project throughout
  • Responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with project and portfolio leadership ensuring effective leverage of the operating model and the high quality insights available
  • Responsible for capacity-managing, supporting and continually developing the team
  • Schedulers, maintaining a well-regarded service to Project Teams
  • Responsible for supporting portfolio leadership with pan-portfolio insight and analysis
  • Responsible for continuous improvement of schedule management processes and planning software both within and across the planning teams
  • Accountable for schedule data quality adherence, plan credibility and governance date alignment within all of the portfolio's project
  • Accountable for the correct configuration and set-up of planning software to support the portfolio's projects, in-line with agreed software quality standards
  • Accountable for the quality of plan reporting and data insight provided to the projects Key Performance Indicators
  • Credible, baseline schedules in place on all relevant projects using PrimaveraP6 software
  • All in-flight projects utilising agreed schedule management operating model and adhering to operating principles
  • Planning Team capacity and capability managed well, with project support risks mitigated in advance
  • Strong relationships formed with business leadership on the basis of high quality insight and guidance related to planning


  • University degree in an engineering field (minimum Bachelor degree)
  • Expert project planning / schedule management skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, able to negotiate and embed the use of schedule management within a portfolio of programmes previously unfamiliar with this approach
  • Experience and strong understanding of common software engineering development methods and combining with hardware /mechanical development
  • Experience of coaching and developing others in the adoption of schedule management
  • Extensive experience in associated PrimaveraP6 software
  • Understanding of common scheduling software (e.g. PrimaveraP6, MS Project etc.) and MS office software (Excel, Powerpoint etc.)


1) People Management skills: ability to lead people, experience to develop people
2) Transformation improvement background: experience in product development of complex products, ideally in automotive, aviation or rail
3) Strong background in programme planning and usage of scheduling software PrimaveraP6
4) Professional experience in either: new technologies and agile software development background (e.g. electro mobility, autonomous driving, etc.) or automotive complex vehicle product development understanding and background

We are looking forward to your application with the following information and documents ideally via our career site\apply-now with:

  • CV (as a Word document)

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