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Laura Stephenson

Date Posted: 5-Apr-18


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Reading, UK


£42,000 - £54,000 per annum


Senior Planner – Highways

Location: Reading

A Tier 1 Civil Engineering Main Contractor is currently seeking a Senior Project Planner to join their Reading based team to work on a Smart Motorway Upgrade project on a permanent basis.

As a Senior Planner you will have ownership of the project programme and all associated planning activities including monitoring and the coordination of subcontractor and designer programmes.


  • Producing Programmes and supporting information in accordance with the project requirements

  • Developing overall programmes, issuing to all parties for review and implementing recommendations, innovation and best practice as applicable

  • Reconciling company and sub-contract plant/labour and major materials elements in conjunction where appropriate Applying resource levelling techniques as necessary

  • Ensuring that the Contract Programme is produced, managed and maintained in accordance with the planning procedures.

  • The overall planning strategy and the timing & sequence of the Contract Programme activities

  • The issue and communication of the Contract Programme to the Project Lead for onward issue to Client and Project Team

    Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Academic qualification (BSc, HNC/D etc.) in Civil Engineering.

  • At least 5 years track record in a project planning role & a strong Civils and/or Rail Civils background

  • A proven track record of working on civils and rail bids/tenders.

  • Ability & experience of managing / mentoring team members

  • Both tender & live work experience & an in depth knowledge of Primavera P6

  • Experience of dealing with site issues & liaising with Project Managers, Directors etc

  • Knowledge of computer hardware & software programs, including Microsoft Office

  • Full clean UK Driving Licence

  • A background, in Construction / Civils as well as Rail Have experience working with NEC suite of contracts Experienced operator of Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project software.

  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card is desirable.

    This Contractor has enjoyed phenomenal success worldwide over the past few years; as a result they have just secured new schemes and a solid pipeline of work for the next 10 years. There is a solid support network and a great opportunity for growth within the company for the right candidate.

    For an immediate response please send in your CV to l.stephenson@oandb.co.uk


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