Construction Planner

Orchard Recruitment Solutions Ltd
£45000 - £55000/annum car, bonus, package
19 Jul 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Construction Planner
Location: Birmingham
Package: £45,000-55,000, car, bonus, package

About our client

Our client are a truly international business with a global turnover in excess of £3bn and total employees totalling more than 80,000. Dating back to the late 1800s, our client are consistently at the forefront of the support services and construction sectors, delivering projects and operations based on a core set of long-standing values.

Job purpose
The role will include the provision of planning and programming input into projects within the region at prequalification, tender and contract stage through the development of accurate methodologies and sequences. Supplementing programmes with relevant Stage drawings and written methodologies to meet the projects contractual requirements.

·Planning and programming input into prequalification's and bids which will involve developing the construction methodology
Preparing Preconstruction/tender programmes, method statements phasing drawings and other supporting information
·Liaising with bid managers, estimators, designers, temporary works department and specialist subcontractors as necessary to develop accurate programmes
·Preparing presentation material using PowerPoint, Sketch-Up, Paint or similar and presenting our construction proposals at interview;
·Review opportunities to develop 4D planning opportunities
·At contract stage work with the site teams to develop the detailed construction programmes, design and procurement programmes and other supporting information
·Provide support to site teams to review progress or update programmes and report as necessary
·To support and be familiar with own role and responsibility in respect of Business Continuity Planning.

Knowledge skills & experience
·Keen interest in and a good knowledge of building, civil engineering, general construction and refurbishment techniques and methodology; Suitable level of safety training and hold an appropriate CSCS card;
·Ability to absorb and assimilate project information quickly and to demonstrate clarity of thought in developing and presenting solutions;
·An ability to think laterally and apply innovative solutions;
·Ability to work independently and manage own workload but must also be able to work effectively as part of a team;
·Effective verbal and written communication skills;
·Confidence to communicate within the company as well as clients, industry professional and suppliers outside the company;
·Capable of preparing programmes using one or more of the project management software packages in use in the company e.g. Power-project, Microsoft Project, Primavera;
·NEC Compliant Programmes;
·Track and Reschedule Monthly reports;
·An understanding of the design and procurement process and an awareness of contractual matters;
·Early Contract Involvement experience;
·Site experience (desirable);
·Lean programming skills (desirable);
·A understanding of Bim and 4d planning;
·Familiarity with the standard Microsoft Office suite of software (particularly Word, Excel and Power-point);
·A proven ability to develop logical and economical construction sequences together with associated supporting documentation;
·The ability to demonstrate previous examples of innovating project experience where solution have benefited the project will be an advantage;
·Knowledge of Asta Powerproject;
·Understanding of Temporary works processes;
·Understanding of TG20 scaffolding procedures and ability to prepare scaffold schedules.

·Qualified to HND/Degree Level
·Membership of a professional body e.g. CIOB or ICE is encouraged (desirable)
·CSCS Card - Appropriate Level