Senior Planning Engineer

Job Title: Senior Planning Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: AM66638_1553526559
Contact Name: Anthony Moore
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 25, 2019 15:09

Job Description

We have a wonderful opportunity to join a large and growing business that has a core focus on delivering large infrastructure projects throughout the UK, but they have a worldwide business delivery capability.

We are seeking a Senior Planner that is happy to work on projects along the M4 corridor and would have a home base near to Reading, Swindon or Bristol, and be prepared to travel to those locations as part of the job. Alternatively the company could base you in East London, as they have lots of work in and around the London area.

The client has an abundance of new work, and a strong order book, so job security is high.

The job summary

  • Experience of Tender Planning within the rail environment.
  • Contribute to bid winning strategy, including written submissions.
  • Proven skills in planning software, principally Primavera P6, and can coach others.

Role accountabilities

  • Ability to develop detail within an existing programme and can coach others.
  • Ability of update and monitor progress within the working programme and can coach others.
  • Ability of introducing change into a programme.
  • Ability to resource and cost load programmes.
  • Have an understanding of the introduction and evaluation of risk in programmes.
  • Using appropriate methods to check programme robustness.
  • Ability to provide routine and one-off programme outputs.

Tender Specific Planning skills

  • Assimilate and interpret information from tender documentation.
  • Contribute to bid winning strategy.
  • Develop programme structure and content independently working with bid team.
  • Ensure communication and transfer of knowledge post award.
  • Contribute to tender written submission.

Additional Duties

  • Any other duties consistent with you status and seniority, as necessary to meet the needs of the business of the company.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Gather and monitor information for both progress and feedback and can coach others.
  • Ability to produce and communicate programme information in a variety of forms.

Required Project Knowledge

  • Demonstrable, broad understanding and working knowledge of construction methods and outputs.
  • Proven understanding of commercial and contractual requirements and awareness of change.
  • Proven skills in planning software, principally Primavera P6, and can coach others.
  • Thorough experience and understanding of programming techniques.
  • Give advice and support on short-term programmes to construction teams.
  • Ability to evaluate supply chain programmes.
  • Understand and comply with business processes and systems.
  • Ability to work to defined timescales.
  • Establish and maintain Internal and External Project Controls reporting.


We are looking to pay up to £70,000 per annum salary, plus a great benefits package.