Project Planner


Irvine, CA

Industry: Aerospace / Defense


Less than 5 years

Posted 265 days ago

  by    Rahul Raj

This job is no longer available.

?        "What if? scenarios, production of reports, customer interaction, control and monitoring.

?        The Project Planner should be the project organization top expert on Ericsson recommended tool for tracking and reporting purposes.

?        The Project Planner drives the implementation and adherence of relevant tools and systems required to be used by the Customer Project Manager, for example Sitehandler / Continuus / EriSite, EriDoc, EriColl, QASIS. REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

The Project Planner will report into the NRO/NDO Delivery Unit Head Reports to the CPM from a Project function



? Review project planning inputs - Review and understand the contractual terms and conditions regarding scope, schedule, sales price, PO issuance, invoicing/acceptance process and transpose these into clearly defined deliverables

?        Identify the correct order, dependencies & interconnections of the specific work packages

- Establish baseline and forecast dates in Sitehandler / Continuus / EriSite

- Define and manage the critical path, including buffers for both time & material in the project schedule

- Secure alignment of customer inputs (IWO, RND, NTPs etc.) to align with overall schedule and escalate delays, lack of quality etc. to the CPM.

- Secure alignment with ASR/CEM for Supply delivery schedule to match commitment to customer - Create Excel/MS Project Schedule and financial trackers

- Use SAP12 Entry Form as a key input for the detailed project plans in Sitehandler / Continuus / EriSite

- Support CPM with defining project budget for project planning phase (before TG2)

- Review and contribute to the identification of applicable process to be used for the project execution

- Identify clear measureable lead time for specific tasks including acceptance planning

? Create project milestone template

- Break down the project work into clearly defined work packages, including adequate costs and duration estimates

- Work closely with the CPM and PSP in developing the project milestone template / project plan according to project scope and ensure that POs are available for ASPs

- Create project milestones for a structure to be used in the applicable tool (e.g. Sitehandler/ Erisite/ Continuus) for tracking and reporting

- Finalize on upcoming build schedules taking into account required predecessor

- Develop work plantemplates with clearly defined milestones

- Ensure that main project process requirements are included in the project schedule; project milestones and tollgates

? Monitor, maintain & improve performance

- Maintain forecast, run rates and date logic and secure timely adjustments of the project schedule in Sitehandler / Continuus / EriSite

- Monitor critical path and perform re-planning by tracking changes affecting rollout plans and maintain deliverables in Sitehandler / Continuus / EriSite

- Actualize the progress of individual activities/work pages and prepare and distribute accurate and timely project reports for CPM on project performance, process adherence/forecasting compared to project schedule, accomplishments, key issues/red flags along with a response plan

- Maintain change requests and tracker

- Establish predictions of deviations from project schedule and keep the CPM informed about consequences

- Perform performance/delivery analysis and actively search for opportunities to shorten lead-times, reduce cost and working capital (e.g. WIP and RUC)

- Analyze project progress and make forecasts for remainder of project(s) based on project constraints

- Understand the complexity of mobilization and ramp-up of site production, efficiency factors for planned or started attempts versus failing rate and successful implementation and handling of back log

- Support Implementation Manager to ensure compliance of customer operational processes for project implementation (i.e. access to customer facilities and systems, equipment/material storage, issuance of proper documentation, work orders and reports) and to control/implement cost reduction plans

- Ensure project conformance with Company QMS and ISO Close Out Package Management

- to work with the Construction Managers and our partners to close out COP milestones in an efficient manner Behavioral Competences

? Planning & Organizing

? Analyzing ? Communication: Both written (reporting) and verbal

? Delivering results & meeting customer expectations

? Following instructions & Procedures; Creating & Innovating Applicable process connected to Job Role

? See PROPS-C Project Planner Role Typical Interfaces


- Project Management Office, Competence Center Heads, Operations Heads, Customer Project Managers (CPM), Program Managers, Database Administrators, Site implementation supervisors, Implementation Management, Project Support Professionals (PSP)

- Project Core Team (CPM, PSP, CEM/Supply Chain Managers including IMs), and the CORE 3 (ACR, CSR, CFR)

- Competence Domains and Support Functions (HR, Sourcing, Supply, Finance etc.).

? External: - Customers - Partners / Vendors / Suppliers Tools & Resources

? Site Handler / Continuus / EriSite


?MS Excel/Project/ PowerPoint



? Global Chronos

? EriDoc

? EriColl

? Customer-specific tools (e.g. PACE, NORAD) Qualifications and Experience

?Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience in a project management, business, science or telecommunications discipline

?2-3years of relevant work NRO/NDO experience (e.g. deployment in rollout projects as Implementation Manager)

? Current CAPM/PMP certification a plus or is actively pursuing professional project management certification, recommended to be complete within 1year