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Assistant Planner

  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Planner
  • Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: CMSP001_1574432765
This vacancy has now expired.
Job description

My client is an international business who turnover in excess of £1bn as a group. They have completed a number of flagship projects and have a very healthy pipeline of work. An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Planner to join their Midlands region. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Planner to join a very strong planning team who have an excellent reputation in the industry and are committed to developing their planners within.

Typically, projects will range in value from £35M upwards. The initial project you will be working on is a high-rise development in the centre of Birmingham worth in excess of £100M.

Role and Responsibilities;

  • To support in the development of the baseline contract programme, covering all aspects of design, procurement, construction, commissioning and handover. All elements to be fully logic linked and have a critical path.
  • To support in the preparation of a construction (target) programme highlighting areas of improvement against the contract programme.
  • To support in the preparation of the tender event programme for the procurement of subcontractors incorporating design release and lead in activities.
  • Maintain electronic files and administration of planning and programme documents to facilitate retrieval as required. Utilising the common data environment (CDE).
  • To help develop a 4D graphical model, where required or 2D phasing plans. To represent the sequence of build, phasing and logistics.
  • To support in the development of construction methodology to effectively demonstrate the construction techniques and sequencing in order to successfully deliver projects.
  • To support in the production of the project prelim books including, but not limited to, staff resource, logistics and temporary works requirements.
  • To engage with the supply chain to support in the development of the project programme with regards to design, lead-in's, construction periods, plant & labour requirements
  • Help to develop tracking schedules as required to maintain information and control the production of programmes by the subcontractors.
  • To support in the development of the as built programme, highlighting where the programme has deviated from the baseline programme.
  • To support in the use of the 4D model and/or 2D phasing information to highlight the current progress position of the programme.
  • To support in the use of output rates to track live progress on projects.
  • To support the senior planners on defining the current programme position on all projects they are working on a weekly / monthly basis. To regular review programmes, outputs and phasing with the senior planners.
  • To support the planning team in the duties under planning and programme management in the preconstruction process.
  • To support the planning team in the duties under planning and programme management on site.
  • To learn about the programme and entitlements under the contract.
  • To input to the programme reporting, weekly and monthly as required.
  • To check the quality of the production of planning and programme documents generally under their control.
  • To help prove programme periods by means of sub-contractor liaison, benchmarking from previous or similar projects and project team consultation.


  • Relevant Degree or diploma
  • Qualifications in construction management
  • Membership of relevant professional body, where applicable
  • Some experience of working within a team.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Some knowledge and understanding of industry best practice.