Senior Planner in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

My client a leading foundations and geotechnical specialist requires a Senior Planner to join them on a permanent basis. You will be working across sites between Birmingham and Coventry.

As the Senior Planner under supervision of the Senior Operations Planner, you will be responsible for implementing the requirements of the project planning procedures and ensuring compliance with the business management system.

Day to Day Tasks

Responsible to the Senior Operations Planner for the range of activities involved in the project planning life cycle, which includes:

  • Ensuring that the programme content is functionally compliant with the planning procedures and guidance.
  • Identifying planning scope, major constraints and contract requirements
  • Identifying major quantities and factors affecting the programme
  • Establishing and agreeing with Operations construction outputs.
  • Establishing and agreeing with Operations key methods of construction, sequencing, installation and commissioning
  • Producing and documenting the planning deliverables including programmes, planning philosophy, presentations and reports.
  • Producing the clause 31 and clause 32 Programmes and supporting information in accordance with the tender requirements
  • Developing overall programmes, issuing to all parties for review and implementing recommendations, innovation and best practice as applicable
  • Reconciling company and sub-contract plant/labour and major materials elements in conjunction where appropriate Applying resource levelling techniques as necessary
  • Interfacing with third parties to identify and resolve issues

In addition to the above, at contract stage as the Senior Planner you will also be responsible to the Senior Operations Planner for these additional activities:

  • Ensuring that the Contract Programme is produced, managed and maintained in accordance with the planning procedures.
  • The overall planning strategy and the timing & sequence of the Contract Programme activities
  • The issue and communication of the Contract Programme to the Project Lead for onward issue to Client and Project Team
  • Ensuring that all other project planning and programming necessary for the execution of the contract is properly undertaken.
  • Provide support, as required to the BIM Co-ordinators to meet the project requirements or tender submission deliverables
  • Set up appropriate lean visual programme to assist the Project Team to timely deliver projects and improve productivity, performance and safety of projects

Skills and Experience Required

  • Operational experience (i.e. site engineer/site agent) together with previous significant experience of planning services in small to medium sized projects within the construction and engineering industry
  • Proficiency in the use of planning techniques and the required planning toolsets e.g. Project, Primavera 6
  • An understanding of various forms of tender documents, contract documents and specifications.
  • An understanding of various methods of planning, programming and progress monitoring.
  • An understanding of risk and opportunity management with particular reference to planning programming.
  • An understanding of the events that initiate, and of the methods used to demonstrate, delay or change entitlement.
  • An understanding of various forms of tender documents, contract documents and specifications.
  • An understanding of various methods of planning, programming and progress monitoring.
  • Good understanding of risk and opportunity management with particular reference to planning/programming.
  • An understanding of the events that initiate, and of the methods used to demonstrate, compensation event entitlement.
  • An understanding of the construction market, methods of construction, plant, equipment and labour requirements.
  • Relevant CSCS Card
  • An OND/HND in a relevant subject is desirable, as is Professional membership of one or more of the following: RICS/CIOB/RIBA/ICE/CIBSE.
  • Plus additional skills from the CSUK Planning Development and Gap Analysis Tool.

Applicants with experience across piling, groundworks and heavy civils will be strongly considered for this opportunity.

Should this role suit your skills and experience please get in touch to discuss in more detail.

This vacancy is being advertised by Advanced Resource Managers. ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions.

Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.

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