£45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus, package
26 July 2021
24 September 2021
Job Title - Construction Planner
Location - London
Salary - £45,000 / £55,000 + an excellent package
Projects - Infrastructure / Highways / Power
Cobalt are currently working with a leading specialist consultancy, that provides engineering, design, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects of the built environment. They are looking for a project planner / planning engineer to be based in London, serving projects and clients predominantly in and near London. The Construction Planning team is a centre of excellence within our clients Project Planning services for all stages of programmes and projects. A particular focus of the person sought for this role is to support the planning/scheduling of the design and construction stages of various engineering projects.
To work as Construction Planner/ Scheduler within the specialist Construction Planning team that is part of our clients Programme & Project Management practice in London. To support programme and project management commissions won by PPM and engineering design commissions won by the rest of the teams.
The Construction Planning team is a centre of excellence within the business for Project Planning services for all stages of programmes and projects. A particular focus of the person sought for this role is to support the planning/scheduling of the design and construction stages of various engineering projects.
The Construction Planner/Scheduler will be required to, as part of a planning team:
Develop project programmes/schedules from first principle for allocated work streams/projects
Set up and roll out planning functions/process across projects/the programme including schedule assurance and control
Undertaking schedule and progress updates and report back to senior stakeholders (deputy directors and directors)
Produce technical reports & progress reports that capture issues and be able to advise Senior Management team members of the impact of issues and provide mitigation
Develop visual techniques to aid communication of project phasing and constraints to the other members of the project team
Support the improvement of planning on the programme undertaking whatever tasks are necessary which may include authoring and presenting planning processes and supporting more junior schedulers.
Requirements and Skills
Essential Skills and Knowledge: Able to work at different Project stages e.g. Feasibility/Options stages;
Good understanding of modern construction methods and constructability issues
Good understanding of construction logistics
Able to test and analyse multiple complex scenarios
Good experience of application of Planning/Scheduling best practice
Fully conversant with planning and scheduling techniques and competent with scheduling software such as Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project
Self-starter with ability to work without independently and meet key deadlines
Able to work with and across multiple teams and build rapport
Good communication skills - written and orally - with a broad range of people
Be based in central London, with occasional trips beyond
Self-motivated, proactive and flexible with regard to types of projects and responsibilities
Smart and presentable
Professional qualification, ideally to degree standard
If you feel that this is the job for you, please apply with your latest CV