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Liam Byrne

Group MD

Head of Planning

  • Listed: 02 Apr 2024
  • Civil Engineering & Infrastructure
  • London
Our client is a leading civil engineering and construction business operating across the UK, Ireland & Europe working on schemes up to £80m

Due to a significant workload they now have a requirement for a Head of Planning to join their team in their North West London office.

Our client will consider more qualified candidates for this role, but they must have relevant site engineering and planning experience ideally within the Civil Engineering or Concrete Frame sectors
You would have a good handle on construction methodologies and have produced short term programmes.
Ideally you would have had some planning experience but in a short period of time would be expected to be self-sufficient in planning works for tenders, progress mark-ups, resource loading and be able to advise projects on where they might find opportunity to gain betterment on a project programme.
You will also be expected to contribute to the project reporting using KPIs centred around production rates and outputs.

Planning Overview
The Planning function is key to the success of a project - planning and sequencing the permanent works, logistics and temporary works phasing, engaging our project teams in BIM and assisting with development of the cost plan.

As a Senior Planner you will develop and implement project solutions, recording progress and setting the course for the short-, medium- and long-term project delivery. Working alongside their Heads of Delivery, Project Managers, Construction Managers, Engineers and Supervisors, you will proactively engage with the entire team, gaining vital experience of all roles involved in the construction process.

In addition, you will work closely with the Design and Operational teams, as well as the commercial function who will help to ensure cost controls are in place and monitored. When interacting with their clients, you will be an ambassador for the company
Personal Qualifications/Experience
  • Looking to progress a career as a Senior Project Planner specifically within civils, groundworks and RC Frame
  • Production of Tender Programmes
  • Experience working closely with the Bid team
  • Sector experience ideally includes commercial /industrial /healthcare/education
  • You will be an outgoing, personable individual with exceptional communication skills.
  • Asta/Planning programmes/software experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

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