Senior Planner

£72,000 - £75,000 + package

Our client a major civil engineering contractor requires a Senior Planner / Senior Planning Engineer to join their team on a permanent basis.

The project is based in West London – delivering the Crossrail West Stations upgrade, based in Harlington.

As Senior Planner;

Provide support to bid teams through the provision of an efficient and effective planning, scheduling and planning deliverables function for any work type and any value, and subsequently contribute to post tender negotiations and handover to the project team.

Provide support to the project management team through the provision of an efficient and effective planning, scheduling and project performance reporting function.

The role requires a self-sufficient Planner with a background of delivery for a main civils contractor and experience of managing change. The job-holder will be the sole Planner for the project reporting to the Project Director with dotted line reporting to the Head Of Planning.

It is a circa £50m project and includes:

  • New or modified station buildings
  • New footbridges
  • New lifts
  • Upgraded electrical supplies and wiring
  • Upgraded mechanical systems
  • Upgraded revenue collection

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Ability to develop detail within an existing programme and can coach others.
  • Ability of update and monitor progress within the working programme and can coach others.
  • Ability of introducing change into a programme.
  • Ability to resource and cost load programmes.
  • Have an understanding of the introduction & evaluation of risk in programmes.
  • Using appropriate methods to check programme robustness.
  • Ability to provide routine and one-off programme outputs.
  • Tender Specific Planning skills.
  • Assimilate and interpret information from tender documentation.
  • Contribute to bid winning strategy.
  • Develop programme structure and content independently working with bid team.
  • Ensure communication & transfer of knowledge post award.
  • Contribute to tender written submission.

Skills and Experience :

  • Demonstrable, broad understanding and working knowledge of construction methods and outputs.
  • Proven understanding of commercial and contractual requirements and awareness of change
  • Proven skills in planning software, principally P6, and can coach others.
  • Thorough experience and understanding of programming techniques.
  • Give advice and support on short term programmes to construction teams.
  • Understand how to make an analytical assessment of programmes.
  • Ability to evaluate supply chain programmes.
  • Understand and comply with business processes and systems.
  • Ability to work to defined timescales.
  • Establish and maintain Internal and External Project Controls reporting