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Senior Planner

Senior Planner

  • London

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Senior Planner – Main Contractor – London 

£75k – £85k base salary + package

A unique opportunity to join an established and reputable Main Contractor, who work on exciting and challenging residential projects. 

This main contractor is looking for a Senior Planner to join the team and to have the opportunity to work on a new project. This will be working on £150million residential development in London. This development consists of 500 units over 2 RC Frame blocks and up to 18 storeys, mainly focused on private and PRS.  

Due to recent growth within the business they are looking to expand the business and bring new talent into the company. 

They offer staff excellent training and development to upskill and progress their career. They have great fun and family feel culture with many benefits. The opportunity has a great platform for someone who wants to succeed. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop the accuracy of our forward planning and accurate forecast for project completion across the business
  • Creating, maintaining, and reviewing programmes of work
  • Liaising with surveyors, engineers and architects and other applicable parties
  • Producing progress reports and forecasts for team members, clients, and stakeholders
  • Meeting with contractors and suppliers as required
  • Completing tender bids, working with estimating teams and producing programmes/logistical diagrams and construction strategies
  • Managing several projects with the support of junior planners
  • Working between offices and construction sites
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports on progress against programme & input into the production progress reports as applicable
  • Acquire consistent and accurate data from project team and suppliers for measuring progress
  • Participate in the communication of the programme to the production team to ensure they understand the constraints, risks, and issues
  • Liaise with external contractors and suppliers to organise the phases of the construction development
  • Planning contingency programmes in case time frames change
  • Creating, maintaining, and reviewing programmes of work
  • Producing progress reports and forecasts for team members, clients, and stakeholders
  • Liaising with managers and engineers to discuss the progress of the project and address any issues that arise
  • To be an integral member of the team providing a planning & programming service to a portfolio of residential projects in all stages of the project lifecycle
  • Provide a structured approach in the development and management of the project time model, including providing advice on appropriate phasing strategies and construction methods, identification of constraints, risks and other issues
  • Utilise all available expertise within the organisation and the supply chain to develop the most innovative solutions and opportunities for the project
  • Manage and co-ordinate the programme information from 3rd parties – client, consultants, suppliers etc
  • Develop and communicate the optimum project time model through all phases of the proposed project including planning, design, procurement, pre-construction, construction, commissioning, handover, and occupation
  • Proactively seek data and learning experience from current and past projects to inform & challenge of new programmes


  • Methodical, imaginative, and analytical thinker, with practical construction experience combined with sound knowledge of planning, programming and control processes
  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability to work harmoniously within a team of professionally qualified people and perform effectively and efficiently when working to demanding timescales
  • Must have enthusiasm, drive, and conviction, inspire confidence, and bring their own knowledge and that of others together to the benefit of the projects
  • Candidate will most likely have several years practical on-site experience combined with experience of tender stage planning and/or onsite planning within a developer / contracting organisation
  • Identify project constraints, critical resource requirements, and recommend time risk contingency allowances
  • Ensure compliance with business planning & control procedures
  • Input into contractual programme issues (Delay analysis, entitlement assessments etc.)
  • Excellent IT skills and relevant knowledge of Planning software including MS Project, Asta PowerProject and Primavera P6 (Noting Asta software will be used)
  • An excellent appreciation of the issues and challenges of developing and managing project programmes for residential building projects through all lifecycle stages.
  • An excellent knowledge of modern construction methods & techniques.
  • An excellent knowledge of the construction process from feasibility to handover.
  • A keen understanding of the importance of Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality issues and a good awareness of relevant legislation
  • Excellent numeric skills and the ability to think analytically with proficiency in identifying sequence of operations for project delivery and representing these in a logically linked resourced programmes
  • Communicates clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; listens actively to others, asks questions to understand their needs; gives clear instructions; handles disagreements and conflict effectively. Ensures others fully understand the message being conveyed. Communicates their views & concerns openly, honestly and will constructively challenge others
  • Possesses good presentation skills and able to present the methodology and programming aspects of a project in a manner appropriate to the target audience
  • Generates and applies new ideas; identifies alternatives to traditional methods; open minded and thinks outside of own area; encourages new ways of working; questions existing ways of doing things. Looks for different application of existing ideas and generation of new ideas to deliver improvements to the business
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Job Overview
Planning, Residential Developer
Offered Salary
£75 - £85 Per Annum

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