As a Planner you will be expected to develop the most appropriate method and sequence of construction operations for a particular project, in conjunction with site management. Planning and overseeing the entire programme of work, anticipating a contract’s demands in terms of labour, materials, equipment and technical challenges.


  • Selecting the appropriate techniques and sequence of events for a particular project/tender
  • Analysing construction sites and local environments to determine appropriate logistics solutions and resources
  • Drawing up plans and presenting schedules of work, often with visual aids such as bar charts and procedures diagrams
  • Using specialist planning computer software
  • Preparing logistics plans and pricing schedules for individual projects
  • Monitoring progress throughout the construction process and comparing this with the projected schedule of work
  • Liaising with the site management and commercial staff throughout the process, making adjustments to projects as necessary
  • Providing advice and support on the development of specific systems

Requirements and Qualifications

Person Specification

  • A sound knowledge of engineering design principles
  • Strong maths and IT skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and construction methods
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Creative ability
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Qualifications and Experience

  • Relevant BTEC HNC / HND or equivalent qualification, with significant demonstrable experience working in a similar role

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