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  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £45k - 50k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted over 1 year ago

  • Sector: Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Harry Sharrard
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0121 200 5520
  • Expiry Date: 17 April 2023
  • Job Ref: 401330HS1

Anderselite are currently recruiting for a Planner based in Manchester, on behalf of a tier one contractor. This is role is to provide planning, programming, prelims, methodology and benchmarking input for projects at prequalification, tender and contract stage by developing an accurate assessment of sequence, methodology and time for all project types. Reproduction of best timeline going forward in the design & construction period.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Planning and programming input into prequalification’s 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, operational team, temporary works department and specialist subcontractors as necessary.
• Preparing presentation material using PowerPoint, Sketch-Up, Paint or similar and presenting our construction proposals at interview.
• Experience of 4D planning desirable, and worst case ability to work with a specialist consultant like a Parametrix or similar.
• At contract stage preparation of programme and works with the site teams to prepare detailed construction programmes, design and procurement programmes and other supporting information.
• Provide on-going support to site teams to review progress or update programmes and report as necessary.
• May directly supervise a technician or operational staff on rotation.
• To support and be familiar with own role and responsibility in respect of Business Continuity Planning. Ensuring that team members are also aware of the plans and communicate the same.
• Carry out benchmarking based on previous project experience and risk analyse programmes.
• Working collaboratively and communicating effectively with other areas of the Construction business to provide exceptional support.
• To work to the Company’s Quality, Environmental and Safety Management System standards and performance criteria including delivering the objectives set.
• To co-operate on matters of health and safety and follow the training provided. To take reasonable care of personal and other’s health and safety at all times.
• Any other duties consistent with the role of Planner as may be required from time to time.


• Keen interest in and a good knowledge of industrial, internal refurbishment, commercial fit out and general construction techniques and methodology.
• Suitable level of safety training and to hold an appropriate CSCS card.
• Ability to absorb and assimilate project information quickly and to demonstrate clarity of thought in developing and presenting solutions.
• Ability to work independently and manage own workload but must also be able to work effectively as part of a team.
• An understanding of the design and procurement process and an awareness of contractual matters.
• Lean programming skills JCT D&B or NEC compliant programmes.
• Track & re-schedule monthly reports.
• Site experience on a variety of projects covering common construction techniques.
• 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, Asta.
• Membership of a professional body e.g. CIOB or ICE is encouraged.
• Early Contract Involvement experience.
• An ability to think laterally and apply innovative solutions can be an advantage.
• Working towards a degree (or equivalent) in construction management, building planning or a similar field.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience working as a planner or gaining industry knowledge in a relevant field or onsite as part of the construction team.
• Excellent IT skills – proficient in Microsoft suite of programmes (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Awareness of and adherence to company policies and health and safety requirements.

• Can demonstrate commercial awareness and a strong understanding / have a willingness to learn all elements of the construction process.
• Able to balance competing priorities and meet personal targets within a fluctuating & demanding workload.
• Able to create and follow clearly written processes.
• Methodical, analytical and organised with an attention to detail.
• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
• Personable and effective team player.
• Open to feedback with a willingness to learn and improve.
• Has a customer focus with professionalism honesty and integrity.
• A self-starter able to demonstrate high levels of initiative, tenacity and self-motivation and be comfortable working with a high degree of autonomy.
• Has strong problem solving and considered decision-making skills.

Please contact Harry Sharrard at Anderselite for more info, via LinkedIn