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Planning & Project Performance Analyst

Job IDFD-45-6F-56-14-48
CompanyAtomic Energy Of Canada
Date Posted2021-01-13
Posted Until2021-02-12
Job TypeFixed-term
Job CategoryPublic Administration
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) is a federal Crown corporation responsible for enabling nuclear science and technology and protecting the environment by managing the Government of Canada's decommissioning and radioactive waste responsibilities. 

We deliver our mandate through a contractual arrangement with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories for the management and operation of our sites. Details on AECL’s activities and our governance model can be found on our website

AECL is currently looking for a Planning & Project Performance Analyst (term position up to one (1) year) based out of our Chalk River, Ontario or Ottawa office location. 

Reporting to the Manager, Contracts and Business Strategy, the Planning & Project Performance Analyst will support AECL with oversight of program and project plans and performance throughout their lifecycle. This will include review and challenge of strategic level, program and project plans, including project level scope, schedule, estimate and risk plans. As programs and projects are implemented, the Analyst will review performance, identifying areas of concern and coordinating AECL’s review of potential project changes. It is expected the Analyst will be used in all areas of the GoCo contract, including oversight of Planning, Contract Management, Technical, and Financial activities.

Essential Responsibilities:

Assist in planning related activities such as:
the development of AECL’s Corporate Plan
the review of the GoCo Contract Annual Program of Work and Budget, 5- and 10-Year Plans
the periodic review and update of the estimate underlying the decommissioning liability
the review and oversight of cost models related to the GoCo contract
the development of the GoCo Contract’s Performance Evaluation and Measurement Plan
Coordinate the company’s review of the GoCo contract Gating and Sanctioning material
Support reviews of the GoCo contract project plans and provide recommendations related to:
scope definition and work breakdown structures
basis of estimates
project schedules
project risk plans
Assess the GoCo contract monthly performance reporting from a cost and schedule perspective and provide insight for broader AECL consideration
Monitor overall contractor performance and progress, using historical information and analysis to develop strategies for improvement to oversight and incentive activities
Analyze the GoCo contract business performance, trends, and their impact on organizational performance; make recommendations on alternative courses of action
Assist in the management and monitoring of AECL internal plans and targets
Provide input into AECL’s evaluation of contractor performance
Support AECL technical teams in their oversight activities as needed

Education RequirementsBachelor's degree in business, engineering or other analytical discipline.
ExperienceCandidates must have a minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience working with multi-disciplinary functions involving integrating, organizing, planning, coordinating, assessing, analyzing and presenting information and ideas.
Experience working in a finance related environment
Demonstrated expertise in business analysis, financial modeling, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis
Experience in reviewing strategic issues/topics and developing and writing business plans, reports, presentation packages, briefing notes and annotated agendas.
Strong analytical skills in dealing with complex issues and bring them to resolution quickly.
Demonstrated project management experience would be considered an asset.
Knowledge and understanding of project management principles would be considered an asset
Demonstrated ability to use Excel and spreadsheets and other Microsoft office products (e.g. Word, PowerPoint).
Ability to prioritize accordingly and work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
Analytical thinking skills, problem solving and attention to detail required.
Has a sound understanding of the interaction of operations, projects and supporting groups.
Strong verbal and written communication skills to develop and deliver presentations and draft plans and reports.
Experience and judgment to assess, recommend and initiate changes
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