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Assistant Project Planner

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering & Design

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    car allowance, pension, package

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -012022-75585_1641460321

  • Published:

    06 January 2022

  • Expiry date:

    07 March 2022

Job Title - Assistant Project Planner / Project Planner

Location - London

Salary - up to £60,000 + car allowance, and an excellent package


Cobalt is currently working with a Tier one contractor that are recruiting for an assistant planner / planner in the London Region of their construction business. The role is part office based in central London, and site based on projects across the region.

The Role

Initially working with a Senior Planner, specific duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying and selecting the appropriate techniques & sequence of events for each project.

    *Analysing sites & local environments to determine appropriate logistics solutions & resources.

    *Using specialist planning computer software including Elecosoft PowerProject.

    *Preparing logistics plans including awareness of 4D.

    *Writing method statements, incorporating graphics.

    *Risk and opportunity analysis. Implementing recovery strategies.

    *Calculating production outputs, draw up and present plans / programmes.

    *Scheduling labour, equipment, temporary works, scaffold schedule design information requirements procurement and other pre-construction activities for each tender or project.

    *Work closely with the Estimating department to exchange key information for preliminaries pricing.

    *Monitoring progress throughout the construction process & comparing this with the planned programme.

    *Reporting findings & recommending solutions to recover delays.

    *Recording relevant events for potential entitlement claims.

    *Using graphics and narratives to reflect progress, event impacts and forecasts.

    *Assist with the preparation of presentation material and presentations to various teams.

    *Assist with the development of tender submission responses to meet tender deliverable requirements.

    *Commitment to safe working and understanding of Health and Safety policies.

The Candidate

  • Experience of working for a Main Contractor

    *An energetic, proactive, hands-on, confident and self-motivated approach

    *An understanding of planning processes & activities

    *Proficient experience in software use including MS products and Elecosoft Powerproject

    *Some knowledge in simple 3D / 4D modelling

    *Knowledge of general construction techniques and methods

    *Exceptional time management and organisation skills.

    *Health & Safety qualification and training (CSCS + SMSTS)

    *Relevant Degree qualification

    *Excellent communication skills, ability to work within a team environment or as an individual

If you feel that this is the next move for you, please apply with your latest CV.