Job Title: Planner
Contract Type: Freelance
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: Up to £350 per day
Start Date: 05/11/2018
Reference: BBBH67166_1540895213
Contact Name: Connor McMahon
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 30, 2018 10:26

Job Description

Position: Senior Planner

Rate: £330-360 per day

Location: Manchester

Consultant: Connor McMahon

This is a great opportunity for a Project/Senior Planner to join a leading company within their field currently working a very large tender. I'm looking for a Senior / Project Planner to come on board initially to take over site planning on a large city centre project. Job functions will include;

- Undertake the planning function on multiple live projects ensuring the production teams are delivering the project time objectives.

- Work as part of production team, with dual role as independent assessor of progress, giving confidence in project status to senior management.

- Ensuring the company procedures and planning standards are being implemented.

- Contributing to the capturing of output rates to ensure company database remains current and competitive.

- Liaison with broader planning community, especially technical department.

- Ensuring compliance with all current BYUK Quality, Safety and Environmental requirements.

- Understand for each project the level of planning service and anticipated time allocation to provide that service.

- Hands-on planning preparing, in conjunction with production team, optimum working programme to meet project objectives covering design, procurement, enabling, construction, commissioning, handover, client key dates as appropriate.

- Contributing to the capturing of project risks and proposing mitigating actions.

- Communicating with other disciplines within production teams to ensure they are aware of their roles in meeting the programme.

- Meeting / communicating with supply chain specialists to confirm suitable method and programme for scope given project specific constraints.

- Understand the project forms of contract (with specific amendments) and ensure team are aware of actions necessary to 1) demonstrate entitlement 2) protect business from commercial harm.

- Summarise projects status upstream to senior management, highlighting any unresolved major risks and potential overruns.

- Manage time and workload to ensure deadlines are met. Highlight any potential work overload to Line Manager as soon as it is apparent.

Essential Criteria:

- Experience of construction projects across a broad range of sectors (bias towards commercial, mixed use developments, schools, high end residential preferable).

- Ability to manage multiple project programmes running in parallel.

- Demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of development; design, procurement, construction (structure, architecture, services), commissioning.

- Excellent communication skills; ability to quickly and clearly articulate key issues and to listen and capture concerns of others.

- Use of specialist planning software (ideally Asta).

- Knowledge of the key features of common forms of contract entered into in UK

Desirable Criteria:
- Knowledge of other sectors

- Experience/expertise in 4D/BIM