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Assistant Planner

  • Location: City of London, London
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Planner
  • Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: asplan_1520335951
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Job description

My client a top tier main contractor based in Central London are looking for an Assistant Planner to join their team.

As Assistant Planner you will provide assistance to the Senior Planners within my clients business unit, offer planning management and support to both the pre-contract and contract operations for my clients business, coordinating with bid and construction teams to manage and control the planning and programming aspects of bid proposals and multiple projects in progress. You will help produce and update the construction programme and its communication to internal and external customers and major stakeholders.

As an experienced Assistant Planner you will be educated to professional level with a relevant degree or equivalent in a core business discipline and you will have extensive experience in programme and project management, project planning, including programme controls, logistics reviews, cost and risk analysis. You will show a keen desire to develop your knowledge of construction works.

Duties & Responsibilities Include:

Tender stage:

Assist in the production of tender programmes compliant with tender sum, design (where appropriate) and methodology

Assist in the produce tender deliverable as required (agreed at initial tender meeting with planning manager / bid manager)

Construction / delivery stage:

Help to produce, manage and update the construction programme and its communication to internal and external customers and major stakeholders

Incorporate change events into the construction programme and jointly with the commercial team, secure full entitlement under the contract

Provide detailed support and assistance to the project in order to enable the team to monitor pinch-points on the critical path and test and change logic where previously agreed to either improve upon the baseline programme or to mitigate potential delays

Assisting in reports and programme commentary to customers on particular reporting requirements

Produce programmes, reports and / or extract filters as required by the project team, including indication of deviation from the baseline programme

In conjunction with the commercial team, produce earned value analysis data in compliance with the customer and my clients requirements

Formally issue programme updates to the customer as required by the contract

Attend progress meetings with internal and external customers and deliver presentation on project progress

Develop and produce fully logic linked and integrated tender programme comprising the design, procurement, construction and commission compliant with tender sum, design (where appropriate) and methodology without assistance

Ensure planning and programming is produced on time by understanding the planning process to meet challenging deadlines, understanding the interface and reliance between elements/disciplines, and developing and monitoring integrated design, procurement, construction and commissioning programmes

Ensure processes are followed on all projects - producing robust master and managing programmes, following the programme management plan, and understanding supply chain scope

Input to the risk management process

Work with allocated operations support in the production of method statements etc and ensure that tender programme aligns with the pricing methods

Develop and produce (or lead if outsourced) logistics and phasing plans

Engage with supply chain and bid team members to discuss and achieve optimum programme and method solutions

Attend all tender meetings as required and assist in the preparation of bid submission documents

Identify, communicate and add key programme risks to the risk register

Ensure effective communication of bid strategy and solutions to the project team



If you are interested in this opportunity please respond with your CV. Alternatively you can contact James Roney directly.