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  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £60k - 65k per year + Car package, bonus and pension
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Residential
  • Contact: Paul Wilkinson
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 832 7577
  • Expiry Date: 11 July 2024
  • Job Ref: 407633PWI

My clients are looking to appoint a Planner on a permanent basis to be based at their regional office in Leeds. My clients projects include housing, extra care & retirement living projects.

The successful candidate will need to successfully produce, monitor and update the programmes for a number of these concurrent projects at various stages from concept, through design to construction

They will assist in the preparation of short-term programmes to meet interim objectives working with the contracts and site malmanagement teams.; The successful candidate will work as part of the pre-construction team in preparation of tender programmes, logistic plans, qualitive responses and ensure NEC Contract Programme compliance

Principal accountabilities of the role include:

  • Ability to handle information from multiple projects and sites
  • Produce logically linked programmes, and sub routines, from first principles, identifying all contractual & key dates, milestones, resources, and critical path
  • Liaise with design teams and other partners and engage with specialist supply chain partners to understand their outputs and programme sequencing
  • Assist in the production of other associated material, e.g. phasing plans, site, and traffic management layouts
  • Visit and liaise with various design and/or construction teams to obtain progress information
  • Assist project teams, where required, to produce target programmes and to drive these to completion
  • Also assist project teams to produce their weekly and other short-term programmes
  • Attend various meetings, both internally and externally e.g., progress, design
  • Monitor, update and review programmes as required, to meet the operational, contractual, and commercial needs of each project, including progress and change management
  • Be prepared to question the information provided and if necessary present alternative viewpoints for consideration by project teams and senior management
  • Report progress on a regular basis
  • Produce any supporting data that may be necessary for tracking & reporting progress, e.g. histograms, production graphs
  • Identify & consider areas of programme risk and opportunity and advise the project team and senior management as appropriate
  • Produce as built programmes
  • Produce entitlement / delay & disruption programmes to enable the commercial team to reach financial agreements
  • Produce programme commentaries or other narratives that may be required as programmes are issued
  • Issue programmes to comply with internal and Client requirements and maintain registers and other records to suit
  • Report and feedback other information that may be required to assist in monitoring projects and production of databases

Experience, Qualifications and Skills

  • Previous planning experience, preferably gained with a main contractor on projects up to £25m
  • Experience in working across various types of residential construction projects
  • A thorough understanding of construction methods, processes and techniques and the outputs that can be achieved
  • Proficient in Asta Powerproject (MS Project also useful)
  • Experience of the NEC contract and other common construction contracts such as ICE & JCT
  • Good commercial awareness
  • The ability to think logically is essential, as is the ability to work in a fast and accurate manner to achieve deadlines
  • Ability to use MS Office package

On offer is a very attractive salary, car package, annual bonus, generous holiday allowance, contributory pension scheme and life assurance. For more information on this role please contact Paul Wilkinson on the number supplied or via email on