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Project Planning Engineer / Senior Planning Engineer

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering & Design, Construction

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + package

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -012021-72355_1610374918

  • Published:

    11 January 2021

  • Expiry date:

    12 March 2021

Job Title - Senior Planning Engineer / Project Planner

Location - London

Salary £55,000 / £70,000 + £6000 car and an excellent benefits package

Project - Civils - Water Treatment

Client / Project

Cobalt are working with a tier one contractor that are currently looking for a Senior Planning Engineer as well as a Planning Engineer to join their Environmental team based in London. The business provides 'source to sea' asset delivery capability across the UK and Scotland working on both Frameworks and Standalone projects. Since AMP3 we have delivered in excess of £2bn assets for clients such as Yorkshire Water, United Utilities, Anglian Water, Thames Water, Southern Water, Welsh Water and Scottish Water. As an established player in the market this a great opportunity to join the team at a time of transformation as we shape ourselves to be fit for delivery in a future digital world. We have recently secured a plethora of places on the AMP7 Frameworks for Yorkshire Water Complex Civils Framework, Southern Water and Thames Water Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure projects ranging from £1-40m over the next five years.


As Senior Planner role for the Framework you will assist the business unit by ensuring effective planning techniques are provided in the planning, monitoring and reporting across a wide range of projects of varying scale and complexity.

You will

  • Ensure that the programme content and functionality is compliant with our clients Planning Processes and Procedures

  • Provide full life-cycle planning across multiple projects; bids, pre-construction and live projects

  • Review documents, specifications and scopes, identifying contract requires and major constraints

  • Provide detailed bid programmes, method statements and logistics proposals for inclusion in the final submission

  • Provide outline plans and methodologies at bid stage

  • Visit sites to ascertain conditions and constraints to be taken into account when preparing programmes and method statements

  • Produce detailed fully integrated design, procurement and construction stage Contract Programmes, that may also require to be fully resourced and cost-loaded

  • Use Earned Value or similar techniques to demonstrate performance

  • Prepare progress data and produce relevant progress reports

  • Identify alternative methodologies/sequences that improve project completion date(s)

  • Liaise with internal and external key stakeholders and third parties to establish optimum, compliant programmes

  • Ascertain and report progress on pre-construction and live projects, foreseeing potential delays and advising of mitigation measures

  • Develop Sectional Construction, Completion and Mitigation Programmes at relevant stages of the projects, whilst maintaining Contract integrity as required

  • Assist the Business in claims and/or disputes

  • Assist and develop Junior team members where required


Our client are looking for passion and a willingness to deliver excellence. If you can demonstrate the following be sure to get in touch.

  • Degree or HND in an engineering or project/construction management discipline although relevant experience or related qualification will be considered

  • Experience in planning, progress measurement, Performance reporting and change management on all project phases from front end design through to construction and commissioning gained with an engineering contractor

  • Good IT skills including software skills in Primavera P6 (essential), MS Excel & Word,

  • Ability to interact with project, design and central office team members.

  • Ability to work collaboratively

  • Ability to prioritise activities in a challenging environment

If you feel that this is the job for you, then please apply with your up to date CV below.