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Senior Planner

  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Senior Planner
  • Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: CM0104_1523982896
Job description

My client is one of the country's fastest-growing and leading construction companies, working across public and private sectors. They have offices worldwide and have been operating in the UK for over 20 years. They have delivered some landmark projects and work in a number of sectors including Leisure, commercial, education, healthcare and residential.

My client is currently working on some high-profile and exciting projects in the Midlands with a very strong pipeline and are recruiting for a Senior Planner to join their team.

As Senior Planner, You will be involved from the tender stages through to project completion.

Key Responsibilities;

The purpose of the role is to establish, maintain and operate a planning system in accordance with the planning procedures, providing a consistently high level of service. To effectively and professionally lead the planning function on multiple live projects ensuring the production teams are delivering the project time objectives.

Duties;
  • Working as part of project team, but with dual role as independent assessor of progress, giving confidence in project status to senior management
  • Ensuring the company procedures and planning standards are being implemented
  • Contributing to the capturing of output rates to ensure company database remains current and competitive
  • Liaison with broader planning community, especially technical department
  • Line Management of less senior planners
  • Ensuring compliance with all Quality, Safety and Environmental requirements


It is essential that you have:
  • Significant experience of construction projects across a broad range of sectors
  • Ability to manage multiple project programmes running in parallel
  • Demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of development; design, procurement, construction (structure, architecture, services), commissioning
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to quickly and clearly articulate key issues and to listen and capture concerns of others
  • Use of specialist planning software (ideally Primavera P7 and Synchro)
  • Knowledge of the key features of common forms of contract entered into in UK


Desirable experience includes:
  • Knowledge of other sectors
  • Experience/ expertise in 4D/ BIM
  • Experience of managing other planners
  • Experience of mentoring planners