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Site Planner-East Midlands

Job Title: Site Planner-East Midlands
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 10380
Contact Name: Ash
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 05, 2016 14:11

Job Description

Role: Site Planner
Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands
Salary: £38,000 to £42,000
Sector: Construction
Start Date: ASAP

Job purpose:
A site based planner is required to support the construction of a key Infrastructure project in the East Midlands. The Planner is a key part of the delivery team, reporting to the site based Project Manager. The candidate must be able to manage/coordinate all aspects of planning, programming and associated logistics to facilitate timely and efficient construction.

•    Planning and programming input into preconstruction activities and bids which will involve developing the construction methodology;
•    Preparing tender programmes, method statements phasing drawings and other supporting information;
•    Liaising with our bid managers, estimators, designers, temporary works department and specialist subcontractors as necessary;
•    Preparing presentation material and presenting our construction proposals at interview;
•    At contract stage  - prepare programmes of works with the site teams to facilitate a detailed construction programme,
•    Prepare design and procurement programmes and other supporting information;
•    Provide on-going support to site teams to review progress or update programmes as necessary;
•    Formulating and developing short term programmes and monitoring progress against these;
•    Coordination of contractors operations at preconstruction and construction stage;
•    Proactively support commercial and design teams;
•    Keep Project Manager fully informed at all times;
•    Ensure risk is eliminated or reduced in construction by sequencing, methodology and phasing works appropriately;
•    To be aware of business continuity processes via Line Manager.

Knowledge skills & experience
•    Educated to degree level in a relevant field;
•    Suitable level of safety training and to hold an appropriate CSCS card.
•    Membership of a professional body e.g. CIOB or ICE is encouraged;
•    Familiarity with the standard Microsoft Office suite of software (particularly Word, Excel and Powerpoint) and Microsoft Outlook;
•    Experience in the delivery of large scale (£30m plus) D&B projects;
•    Experience in delivery of high quality civic/schools/office or police buildings;
•    Good knowledge of building and general construction techniques and methodology;
•    An understanding of the design and procurement process and of contractual matters;
•    Ability to absorb and assimilate project information quickly and to demonstrate clarity of thought in developing and presenting solutions within rigid timeframes;
•    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, with clients, industry professionals and suppliers;
•    Capable of preparing programmes using Powerproject;
•    Track record of successful multiple project delivery;
•    Keen interest in and a good knowledge of building, civil engineering or general construction techniques and methodology;
•    An understanding of the design and procurement process and an awareness of contractual matters;
Considerable site experience.

All above attributes are ESSENTIAL. 

•    Technical construction knowledge and commercial appreciation;
•    Ability to supervise others to achieve tight deadlines;
•    Strong attention to detail;
•    Effective communication – both written and oral;
•    Ability to work with and motivate a team;
•    Ability to seek and take on board feedback and implement corrective action;
•    Innovative and strong at finding solutions/alternatives;
•    Previous experience in a similar role.

All above attributes are ESSENTIAL.

This role is initially based in Monmouthshire; however the role is UK wide potentially involving living away from home during the week on future projects.

To be considered for the role please apply with an updated CV.