Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum

Type: Permanent

Location: London

Job Reference: VR/05973

Title: Transition Scheduler
Location: London (Home Office) with regular national travel
Salary: £45,000 – £50,000

Transition Scheduler, London. We are currently looking for a Transition Scheduler to join one of the world’s largest engineering, procurement, and construction companies and work on a national project replacing the current emergency services Airwave system with a new mobile communications network.

About the Programme

The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) will provide a new communication system for the 3 emergency services (ES) and other public safety users. The ESCMP will be replacing services provided by Airwave with a new national mobile communications service. This system will be called the emergency services network (ESN). ESN will be a mobile communications network with extensive coverage, high resilience, appropriate security and public safety functionality. This allows users to communicate even under the most challenging circumstances. The UK Home Office is procuring three main Lots to deliver this programme:

Lot 1 (Delivery Partner (DP): they will provide programme management, and reporting to assure the build of ESN, provision of training materials and training trainers, and reference vehicle installation documents. They will also assure the Emergency Services and Civil Contingency Responders transition on to ESN including procurement of user devices and upgrade of their vehicles.

Lot 2 (user services): is a service integrator to provide end-to-end systems’ integration, manage user accounts, and provide user services including public safety functionality.

Lot 3 (mobile services): is a network operator to provide a resilient national mobile network.

About the Transition Team

The Transition Team within the ESN Management Team is focused on the planning, assuring and reporting of User Organisations (UO’s) transition from Airwave to ESN. Transition will take place following a substantial period of transition readiness and assessment. The transition strategy has organised the UO’s into 12 Transition Groups, and one National Transition Group which includes Civil Contingency Responder and Other User Organisations (OUO’s). A key component of the Transition Team is the DP who amongst other functions provides a Transition Planning and Reporting (TPR) capability on behalf the Authority.

Core Responsibilities and Duties

Based primarily in the Home Office, in London, the Transition Schedulers will be required to provide support and assistance to User Organisations in the production of schedules to include both transition readiness and transition activities and milestones with the aim of base lining schedules. They will be required to work regionally with UO’s review and validate project activity durations, engaging with Transition resources as necessary for 3ES experience and expertise. They will be expected to review UO schedules to ensure that they include tasks and milestones as defined in the National Transition Plan to enable effective tracking and reporting to be undertaken. They will be expected to verify the critical path of individual UO Transition Plans and advise the DP Project Management team of significant risks/issues/concerns that need to be actively investigated and fed back to the Transition Planning and Reporting Manager. As required to do so and in a proactive, supportive and collaborative manner they will provide advice to User Organisations on best practise approaches to ensure that schedules are contently updated with any issues and or delays reported to the Programme through the Transition Tracking and Reporting Tool and National Transition Plan.

In addition to supporting UO’s the Transition Planners will be expected to provide assistance to the DP’s PM’s and the Transition Planning and Reporting Project Manager (and deputy’s) in the production of Group Transition Plans and in the update and maintenance of the National Transition Plan.

Programme contextual requirements

The Transition Scheduler will:
– Deliver professional planning services, representing the Delivery Partner, the Authority (client) and the Programme at a local level
– Integrate effectively into a diverse team comprising several organisations including the client (Home Office), Emergency Service organisations and other suppliers, recognising the importance of professional conduct, behaviour, collaboration and building effective relationships
– Maintain the required standards of information security, data protection and discretion, as expected when delivering Government programmes


The Transition Scheduler role will be based within the Home Office in London but there will be a requirement to travel regularly to other regions as necessary. It is anticipated that the Transition Schedulers will spend approximately 75% of their time travelling to UO’s locations to provide the necessary support and advice.

Experience and Skills

The candidate shall have previous experience with technology, telecoms or other service based delivery programmes and ideally also have experience of working in government programmes.

– Experienced Senior Planner with a proven track record over a minimum of 5 years managing and executing the planning of major complex programmes using a range of scheduling tools including but not limited to Microsoft Project
– Good leadership, man-management and interpersonal skills with a track record of leading a successful and organised planning team
– Proven ability to influence planning teams to achieve optimal time, cost and performance goals
– Good client facing skills with the confidence to deal with people at all levels
– Capable of working independently and collaboratively as part of a wider team
– Can demonstrate expert knowledge in a range of planning tools
– Good verbal and written communication skills including report writing and presentation skills
– Proven ability to work as part of a team to proactively identify and problem solve when required
– Ability to train individuals in planning techniques and the use of planning software such as MSP


– Educated to Degree level or equivalent project/industry experience
– Certified Practitioner in one of the Recognised PM methodologies, PMI, APM or Prince2

This position may require the successful candidate to undergo severity checks to allow them to work within secure environments.

To be considered for this position and find out more information about this opportunity please apply.

Due to high volumes of applications we will endeavour to respond to all applicants. If you have not received a formal response to your application within 2 weeks, it unfortunately means that you have been unsuccessful at this stage.

Damia Group is an Equal Opportunities employer that is happy to welcome applications for any applicant who fulfil the role requirements for this position. Damia Group is a company exclusively supporting the Engineering and IT sectors. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.