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Project Planner / Planning Engineer

  • Location:

    Weybridge, England

  • Sector:


  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus, package

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -052021-73405_1621590703

  • Published:

    21 May 2021

  • Expiry date:

    20 July 2021

Job title: Project Planner

Location: Weybridge

Salary - £60,000 / £70,000 + an excellent benefits package.

The Client / Role

Cobalt is working with a leading Construction Consultancy that delivers bespoke buildings across the Residential, Commercial, Logistics, Education sectors. Our client has an impressive property portfolio with a steady growth plan and therefore looking to bring on board a Senior Project Planner to assist and oversee the development process of their schemes from initial feasibility through to completion across the UK. The successful candidate will support project leaders in generating a high standard of service delivery, achieving successful outcomes for our clients, capturing and sharing knowledge across projects, enhancing our culture of innovation and reinforcing our reputation as preferred service provider.

This will be an office based and site-based role where you will be reporting into the Associate Director and be part of a close-knit team of 10 and assisting in delivering schemes that value between £20 million and £100 million. Our client is one of the world's leading physical assets management and construction consultancies, dedicated to advising clients in respect of the management and utilisation of their physical assets, and is differentiated by innovation, expertise and experience.

The Candidate

  • Technical delivery experience gained within a construction consultancy or contractor.

  • Experience in varied sectors and procurement forms including NEC.

  • Experience in use of programme software: Elecosoft (Asta) PowerProject preferred. Oracle Primavera (P6) software &/or Microsoft Project experience is an advantage.

  • Experience within Project Controls / Programme Management environment.

  • Pre- and post-contract experience.

  • Good technical writing, client-facing and communication skills.

  • Articulate: Able to communicate complex issues in a clear manner, both verbally and written.

  • Analytical thinking: Able to demonstrate a logical approach to problem solving.

  • Ability to achieve buy-in to work from clients and other project stakeholders.

  • Well-organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute.

  • A team player with a 'can do' attitude, outgoing, polite, patient, diplomatic, personable, respectful and flexible.

  • APM / CIOB Qualification obtained.

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level.

Responsibilities for the successful candidate will include:

  • provide a Planning and Programming service to both external and internal clients, ensuring that all time related issues within projects are effectively considered and are able to be controlled or addressed. This programme offer can span all stages of the construction project life from concept and feasibility stages through to occupation.

  • Provide consultancy advise on all programming and monitoring issues

  • Prepare high level strategic programmes to identify and assess impact of key sequence, responsibilities and key strategies

  • Monitor and report against programmes at all stages of pre-construction and construction, including the use of S-curves, trend analysis, baselines, Critical Path analysis, rescheduling etc.

  • Undertake analysis of tender and contract programmes from Contractors.

  • Prepare Critical Path analysis.

  • Establish sequence, durations and options for all stages of projects including design and procurement, legal, financial, gateways, construction & commissioning.

  • Co-ordinate with project teams including clients, project managers, cost consultants, design and other consultants, and contractors, to negotiate and co-ordinate project programme issues.

  • Provide consultancy advice on delay mitigation and undertake comprehensive delay and forensic analysis activities.

  • Develop site logistic and phasing management plans.

  • Resource programmes to demonstrate key inputs & outputs.

  • Working in any or all sectors of the Construction industry including residential, retail, commercial, life sciences, health, education and transport / infrastructure.

  • A key contributor in the Project Management team assisting in the successful implementation and delivery of large, complex projects.

  • Actively involved in business development and maintaining client relations.

  • Delivering all work outputs in an accurate and timely manner

  • Representing the company in a professional and diligent manner; meeting, negotiating and corresponding with clients to form strong working relationships

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