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Project Planning Engineer

  • Location:

    Halifax, England

  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering & Design

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus, package

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -042021-73200_1619090635

  • Published:

    22 April 2021

  • Expiry date:

    21 June 2021

Job Title - Project Planning Engineer

Projects - Major Highways

Location - Halifax / Huddersfield

Salary - £,45000 / £55,000 + an excellent package


Cobalt is working with one of the UK's most formidable construction businesses with a vision to be a people-orientated, progressive business, driven by their values to deliver lasting change for their stakeholders and the communities they work in. Their purpose is to improve people's lives through building the facilities and infrastructure that communities need, providing opportunities for their people to learn, grow and progress, working with our supply chain to promote the very best working practice and caring for the environment in which we work.


The works to improve the Calder and Hebble junction form Phase 1b of a wider project to improve the A629 between Halifax and Huddersfield. The project is fully funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority through the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund.

As part of the design and build scheme, our client has appointed consulting engineer WSP to work on the design elements. The improvement plans focus on the key areas of Huddersfield Road, Stainland Road and Wakefield Road. A new link road will be created via a bridge spanning the Calder and Hebble Navigation to a roundabout on Stainland Road. A new signal-controlled junction at the interchange of A629/Jubilee Road and an improved approach lane will also be introduced, as well as landscaping along Stainland Road and additional access points to the canal tow path.

When complete, the scheme will deliver improved access to Copley, Sowerby Bridge and Halifax and aims to improve journey times between Huddersfield and Halifax by up to 30%.


As Planning Engineer, you will develop, update, and manage the construction programme to support on time delivery.

You will;

  • Manage Clause 32 submissions to Highways England on monthly basis

  • Provide leadership, line management, coaching, and mentoring to planner and assistant planner

  • Programme Package management of major subcontracts up to a value of £30m

  • NEC contract administration to client and supply chain (Clause 62 programmes)

  • Integrating with the delivery team to promote key milestones and communication of the schedule

  • Accountability for formulating and delivering the strategic medium-term programme

  • Drive team contribution to the collaborative planning and production control process

  • Ensure team provide programme outputs as required by the project planning process

  • Co-ordination of designers, multiple contractors, and other stakeholders

  • Liaise effectively with the team to collect progress updates to feed into Clause 32 programme

  • Complete 'What If' programme assessments to assist Early Warning Notifications (EWN) submissions

  • Ensure programme reflects the latest works information

  • Implement and maintain Project Controls within Clause 32 schedule


We are looking for passion and a willingness to deliver excellence. If you have a solid track record of planning major civils projects with experience in some or all the following disciplines earthworks, piling, FRC, drainage, pavements, structural steelwork and vehicle restraint systems then be sure to get in touch as I want to hear from you. You'll be a confident P6 user confident with resources, costs, project controls and any demonstrable experience of Tilos will be hugely advantageous.

If this sounds like you and you are ready to strive for exceptional levels of performance in a collaborative working environment, then please apply with your latest CV.