An exciting opportunity has arisen for Senior Planner with experience in heavy civil projects ideally with a highways background. You will be an expert in planning, having the ability to produce programmes from first principles. You will be expected to manage the planning of a portfolio of works producing and managing programmes themselves and managing more junior staff members and coordinating their day to day work. 

  • Creating programmes from first principles and in accordance with the contract requirements;
  • Managing the programme throughout the project life cycle;
  • Earned value Management
  • Change Management
  • Attending and leading and presenting at planning meetings;
  • Drawing up plans and presenting schedules of work, often with visual aids such as bar charts and procedures diagrams.
  • Preparing logistics plans and pricing schedules for individual projects.
  • Liaising with the site management and commercial staff throughout the process, making adjustments to projects as necessary.
  • Providing advice and support on the development of specific systems.
  • Provide planning direction, training and support to key members of the project team
  • Reporting to the Head of Planning.

Person Specification

  • A sound knowledge of engineering principles, rail and civil and structural works
  • Extensive experience in programme and project management, project planning, including programme controls, project review, and cost and risk analysis
  • Experience of working with the NEC3 contact
  • Strong maths and IT skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Creative ability
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Qualifications and Experience

Relevant qualification preferably engineering related, with significant demonstrable experience working in a similar role.
Computer literate in planning software

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