Senior Planner

£70000 to £80000 neg. plus benefits
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Civil Engineering contractor seeks to employ a full time competent first principles Senior Planner to supplement the delivery team on a high-profile project. The fact that you progressed from a site delivery engineering role on civil engineering projects to effectively producing base line programs using first principles the continuously managing and contributing to the project timeline, is sought.  


A split site/home arrangement will be negotiated.

Previous recent UK working history is essential for this opportunity as well as eligibility to obtain the required clearances.


As the lead Planner, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Create the baseline program using first principles coupled with civil engineering construction knowledge and experience
  • Develop detail within the existing programme and review programme robustness
  • Producing periodical updates for submission to the client
  • Introduce and analyse change in programmes in accordance  the NEC form of contract.
  • Highly proficient in loading and tracking resource and costs.
  • Produce and communicate programme information in a variety of formats, using routine and bespoke programme outputs including Power BI
  • Contribute and support numerous operational teams on use of collaborative planning, risk and commercial issues.
  • Evaluate supply chain and subcontract programmes including the Designer’s programme.
  • Collect and distribute feedback.
  • Assimilate and interpret information from tender documentation
  • Ensure compliance with the business processes and systems
  • Undertake analytical assessment of programmes



Core Skills required for this post include -

  • Previous construction experience, preferably for a tier one Contractor, across a wide range of civil engineering projects prior to planning experience.
  • Extensive experience creating a baseline program from first principles using your hands on civil engineering construction experience 
  • A Civil Engineering qualification is preferred.
  • A good understanding of commercial and contractual matters.
  • A clear ability for logical thinking and working in an ordered fashion.
  • Thorough experience and understanding of programming techniques using P6 on NEC contracts.
  • Solid EoT experience and knowledge of Change Management process.
  • A sound knowledge of typical production rates
  • The ability to communicate and report the program effectively.
  • Previous experience on large highly regulated projects like MOD, Nuclear, Network Rail etc advantageous
  • The ability to work to a defined, often challenging, timescales.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships on projects and interface with operational teams and suppliers.
  • Support the commercial teams on projects.
  • The proficient use of Power BI would be advantageous.
  • Take ownership and contribute to planning, programme and risk from the design phase through to project completion.
  • Be prepared and have experience in growing and managing a team of Planners.



If you are interested and have the experienced requested above, then please lodge your CV here now.