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Senior Planner

  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Senior Planner
  • Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Pension, Car Allowance, Healthcare
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: CM051_1499966567
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Job description

My client is a major projects main stream contractor, they carry out work across all sectors and have a group turnover of in excess of £1.5billion, they have ambitious growth plans and have two prestigious projects going to site in August worth in excess of £230M combined. They are in the market to recruit a Senior Planner to join their team in the North West.

As Senior Planner, you will be reporting to the Regional Planner. You will take the lead one of these developments. This is a client facing role set in the heart of Manchester City Centre. You will take the lead and be responsible for covering all aspects of design, procurement, construction, commissioning and handover.

Key Responsibilities;
  • To lead in the preparation of a construction programme highlighting areas of improvement against the contract programme
  • Prepare a tender event programme for the procurement of subcontractors incorporating design release and lead in activities
  • Maintain electronic files and administration of planning and programme document to facilitate retrieval as required, utilising the common data environment (CDE)
  • Provide all programme information as required support the management team
  • To develop a 4D graphical model where required or 2D phasing plans to represent the sequence of build, phasing and logistics
  • To review risk and opportunities for every programme produced and highlight potential mitigation measures in the programme, including; float and time risk allowances
  • Produce a construction methodology in close cooperation with the project team to effectively demonstrate the construction techniques and sequencing in order to successfully deliver projects
  • Use the construction programme to produce/assist in the production of project prelim books including, but not limited to, staff resource, logistics and temporary works requirements.
  • To engage with the supply chain to develop the project programme with regards to design, lead-ins, construction periods, plant and labour requirements


Management Responsibilities;
  • To report back to the Regional Planner the current programme position on all projects they are working on a weekly/monthly basis. To regularly review programmes, outputs and phasing with the Regional Planner
  • To carry out PDP's with all Assistant Planners and to drive through actions/activities identified in the individual's development plan
  • To lead and coordinate with others in the duties under planning and programme management in the preconstruction process
  • To lead and coordinate with others in the duties under planning and programme management on site
  • Input to the assessment of the programme and entitlements under the contract-coordinate outputs with the management team
  • Lead input to the programme reporting weekly and monthly as required
  • To report the programme position at the monthly contract review meeting
  • Check the quality of the production of planning and programme documents generally under their control. Including the site teams and Assistant Planners
  • Prove programme periods by means of sub-contractor liaison benchmarking from previous or similar projects and project team consultants


Skills and Experience;
  • Holds the relevant degree or diploma
  • Qualification in construction management
  • Certification for use of planning and programme software, preferably Asta Powerproject
  • Successful track record of working with clients, contractors and other stakeholders on live construction projects
  • Extensive knowledge of UK and EU legal framework, in particular, contract management
  • Understand JCT and NEC forms of contract
  • Presentation techniques training
  • Basic BIM training and understanding of the common data environment