Senior Planner
Water (Non - Infrastructure)

Senior Planner

Ref: 707| Posted: 8th Jul 2024

Senior Planner – Water (Non-Infrastructure Projects – Water Treatment Plants / Pumping Stations / Water Building Assets)

Exeter / Plus Some Remote Work

(Also open to consider experienced candidates transferring over from other Civil Engineering sectors such as Highways / Bridges / Power Generation / Power Stations etc)


What Makes it Great?

-Opportunity to work on a long term stable water framework.

-Mix of office/ site and home working

-Long term local projects in the South West region.


Opportunity to join one of the UK's leading Civil Engineering contractors, working on long term local regional South West projects.


Role / Requirements:

To provide construction planning, programming, prelims and methodology input for projects at qualification, tender and contract stage

  • To provide construction planning, programming, prelims and methodology input for projects at qualification, tender and contract stage by developing an accurate assessment of sequence, methodology and time. Reproduction of best timeline going forward in the design & construction period.
  • Planning and programming input into prequalification’s and bids which will involve developing the construction methodology;
  • Preparing tender programmes, method statements phasing drawings and other supporting information;
  • Liaising with our bid managers, estimators, designers, temporary works department and specialist subcontractors as necessary;
  • Preparing presentation material using PowerPoint, Sketch-Up, Paint or similar and presenting our construction proposals at interview;
  • Experience of 4D planning desirable; not essential
  • At contract stage preparation of programme and works with the site teams to prepare detailed construction programmes, design and procurement programmes and other supporting information;
  • Provide on-going support to site teams to review progress or update programmes and report as necessary;
  • Keen interest in and a good knowledge of building, civil engineering or general construction techniques and methodology; Suitable level of safety training and to hold an appropriate CSCS card
  • Familiarity with the standard Microsoft Office suite of software (particularly Word, Excel and Power-point)
  • Ability to absorb and assimilate project information quickly and to demonstrate clarity of thought in developing and presenting solutions
  • An ability to think laterally and apply innovative solutions can be an advantage
  • Ability to work independently and manage own workload but must also be able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Confidence to communicate within the company as well as clients, industry professional and suppliers outside the company
  • An understanding of the design and procurement process and an awareness of contractual matters; i.e. NEC programme requirements
  • Lean programming skills (desirable)
  • Track & re-schedule monthly reports.



To be considered for this Planner role you must meet the following criteria:

-Previous planning and/or project delivery theoretical and practical experience in a manufacturing or construction environment is essential.  

-You must be proficient using planning software including resource management functions.  

-Experience using MPP Microsoft Project and Primavera P6 and linking programmes to digital models is desirable but not essential as we will work with the successful candidate to acquire these skills.  

-Professional qualification in a construction/manufacturing related subject is desirable. 

-CSCS Card desirable

-Membership of a Professional body is encouraged



-Competitive basic  (dependent on experience)  

-Car Allowance 

-26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday)

-Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)

-Matched pension scheme up to 8%

-Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)

-Employee Assistance Programme

-Flexible Benefits scheme which includes benefits such as cycle to work

-Retail discount scheme

-2 days volunteering opportunities

To be considered for this vacancy or to find out more information please apply now.
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