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Senior Planner

Location: Type: Date Posted: Salary: Job ID: Contact:
North West - Greater Manchester Permanent January 16th 2020 £55,000 - £60,000 dep on exp, car allowance, pension, healthcare, 24 days holiday. APh/FP/2020/1601SP Pippa Holland

Senior Planner

£55,000 - £60,000 dep on exp, car allowance, pension, healthcare, 24 days holiday.

North West


Our client, a reputable NW Main Contractor, are looking to recruit a Senior Planner to join their construction business. Working from within the Manchester area, you will be required to work on live projects in the North West ranging in value from £1m up to £50m.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of design, procurement and construction programmes using ASTA Powerproject for pre-qualifications, tenders and live projects.
  • Identifying and selecting the appropriate techniques and sequence of events for each project.
  • Analysing sites and local environments to determine appropriate logistics solutions and resources.
  • Using specialist planning computer software.
  • Preparing logistics plans and phasing layouts, using PowerPoint and Google Sketch-Up.
  • Writing method statements.
  • Scheduling labour, selecting of major plant and access equipment including scaffold schedules, tower crane utilisation and temporary works.
  • Attending and presenting at client interviews.
  • Preparing detailed working programmes.
  • Agreeing subcontractor trade programmes.
  • Monitoring progress throughout the construction process and comparing this with the projected schedule of work.
  • Reporting findings, and recommending solutions to recover delays.
  • Recording relevant events for potential entitlement claims.
  • Using graphical and scheduled media to reflect progress, event impacts and forecasts.
  • Liaising with the rest of Project Team throughout the process, making adjustments to project plans as necessary.
  • Providing advice and support on the development of specific systems of working.
  • Preparing project and activity feedback reports.
  • Helping to develop the companies planning processes and procedures.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrable experience in contract and tender planning.
  • Ideally Degree qualified, minimum qualification to HNC, HND level.
  • Experience in using; ASTA Powerproject, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word.
  • Knowledge in MS Project and Primavera (preferred but not essential).
  • Knowledge and practice in 3D/4D modelling.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work within a team environment or as an individual.