Senior Planner – High Rise Residential Development – Canary Wharf

About the Client: SSA are proud to be working with one of the most recognised Residential Developer’s in the UK. Named as one of the top 10 companies in the industry, they have grown from strength to strength over the past decade and continue to grow.

Their main goal is customer satisfaction and they aim to create beautiful, award winning developments that set them aside from their competition and provide outstanding homes for the community.

The Focus of this role is for the candidate to come on baord for the next 7 months of an already estabilished project with the view of them moving over to a brand new site and project for 2020, which has a significant number of years until completion.

About the Role: The ideal candidate will preferably have a Degree in Construction Management or a related discipline with a sound knowledge of on-site construction processes. A varied experience in various methods of construction is preferable, especially RC Frame. Reporting directly into Construction Director, overseeing planning of this particular site.

Key responsibilities

  • Create, monitor and review Construction schedules and plans
  • Produce Access and Logistics Plans and Mark-up drawings to show construction phasing
  • Liaise with the Project Manager, Site team and Design team to discuss progress and address any issues that arise through the length of the project
  • Work closely with the procurement team with regards to the procurement of materials and packages and provide timescales
  • Liaise with the Client’s project team, external consultants, sub-contractors and suppliers to plan and phase the project
  • Produce short-term (look-ahead) programmes for the site team every 2 weeks
  • Weekly progress reporting to the Construction Director / PM’s on all live projects
  • Present programmes and updates in Project Progress reviews with Client
  • Conduct delay and forensic analysis to assist the Commercial team with financial claims
  • Create Cash Flow forecasts and Earned Value analysis
  • Produce tender plans to support bids

Key skills

  • Planning skills in a range of packages (ASTA / MS)
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Able to work with various teams
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent mathematics and IT skills
  • A knowledge of Architecture / Building Construction / Surveying
  • Sound knowledge of construction processes and management
  • The ability to write progress reports
  • A can-do attitude
  • Ability to forecast and create recovery plans
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Construction, Health and Safety regulations and Environmental regulations
  • Attention to detail
  • To be dependable and self-motivated


  • Minimum 5yrs Experience in similar role
  • Construction Degree

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