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Senior Project Planner Highways

  • Location:

    Northampton, England

  • Sector:

    Engineering, Construction, Engineering & Design

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + package

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -122020-72248_1612537622

  • Published:

    05 February 2021

  • Expiry date:

    06 April 2021

Job Title - Senior Planner

Projects - Major Highways

Location - Northampton

Salary - £60,000 / £70,000 + 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.


We are recruiting for a Senior Planner to work on an exciting Highways Scheme in Northampton. The project is part of Highways England's flagship Smart Motorways Programme and is being delivered in joint venture between two of the UK's biggest contractors. They are improving the 37.9km (23.6 miles) section of the M1 between junctions 13 and 16, which passes through Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire and links to the towns of Bedford, Milton Keynes and Northampton. The project will involve upgrading this section to an All-Lane Running (ALR) smart motorway. Worth in excess of £370m the scheme has a further 18 months left to run.


As Senior Planner 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 of 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 an advanced 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.