Construction Planner

Randstad CPE
Maidstone, Kent
22 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

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Construction Planner

Location: Canterbury, Kent

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £35-45k basic

Randstad CPE contact: Haseeb Kaiser - Maidstone branch

Looking to take on an experienced Construction Planner to enhance our existing team. The role encompasses the development of programmes for both tender and contract requirements. Previous planning experience should ideally cover Retail, Commercial, Industrial, Health and Education sectors. Experience on civil engineering projects would also be beneficial. The post will require regular travel and will be located at various sites around London.

The client is very well known leading construction contractor. They are a multi-disciplined construction company working in the building, civil and rail sectors. They are a reputable company who will look after employees and support long term career progression.

Responsibilities include:

* Create, maintain, review and administer construction programmes and schedules.
* Liaise with managers and engineers to review the progress of projects and address issues.
* Liaise and co-ordinate work activity with external contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders.
* Monitor live projects and provide progress reports to present to both the project team and the client.
* Present information for internal meetings.
* Identifying programme risks and problem solving.
* Produce programme information (including narratives) to support bids, quality submissions and live construction project.
* Assisting with consultations and negotiations with consultants and developers.
* Assisting with the provision of services to clients and contributing to projects.
* Develop pre-construction requirements and produce schedules to achieve construction dates.
* Liaising with managers and engineers to review the progress of projects and address issues which arise.
* Have knowledge of the planning requirements of different forms of construction contracts.
* Have an understanding of modern building techniques, plant & equipment and an appreciation of logistical needs/issues.
* Have an appreciation of the impact of cost in the compilation of a programme and development of a construction solution.
* Provide planning input/information for PQQs, tender responses (including Quality Submissions) to support bids and also for live projects.
* Provide information for and attend pre-tender, mid-tender and post tender interviews.
* Creating, maintaining, reviewing and administering construction schedules and plans.
* Present information internally on a project and keeping the client team informed on the status of projects.
* Monitor live projects and provide progress reports to present to both the project team and the client.
* Identify programme risks, make provision for them and apply solutions and problem solving techniques.

Ideally the applicant will be able to demonstrate the following key skills:

* Previous experience in a similar role
* Experienced user of Power Project, or alternatively Microsoft Project or Primavera.
* Ability to work under pressure and to strict timescales.
* Excellent skills of programme development and implementation of project monitoring techniques including baselining & resource modelling.
* NEC project experience would be beneficial.
* Ability to work on own initiative.
* Team player.

What's in it for you:
* Basic Salary up to £45k (d.o.e)
* Company Car or Allowance
* Pension

* Healthcare
* Work life balance with Projects based in Kent / London
* Internal progression and training

If you are a Planner looking for the opportunity to oversee multiple projects and progress within a company, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Get in touch with Haseeb in the Maidstone office on .

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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