Senior Planner
Balfour Beatty
London, UK
16d ago

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Planner to join our Regional team to work in Canary Wharf.

Role Purpose

Under supervision of the Project Lead and Planning Director, to be responsible for implementing the requirements of the tender and / or project planning procedures, ensuring compliance with the business management system as well as effective monitoring of planned deliverables forecasting multiple completions of interfacing trades.

To establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with customers and project team members.

What you'll be doing

As a Senior Planner , your main accountabilities are as follows :

  • Responsible at tender stage to the Planning Lead, Bid Manager and project lead for the range of activities involved in the project planning life cycle.
  • Ensuring that the programme content is functionally compliant with the planning procedures and guidance.
  • Identifying planning scope, major constraints and contract requirements.
  • Identifying major quantities and factors affecting the programme.
  • Establishing and agreeing with Operations construction outputs and agree working hours with appropriate Estimator.
  • Establishing and agreeing with Operations and Bid Team key methods of construction, sequencing, installation and commissioning.
  • Producing and documenting the planning deliverables including programmes, planning philosophy, presentations and reports.
  • Producing the Tender Programme and supporting information in accordance with the tender requirements
  • Developing overall programmes, issuing to all parties for review and implementing recommendations, innovation and best practice as applicable.
  • Reconciling company and sub-contract plant / labour and major materials elements in conjunction where appropriate Applying resource levelling techniques as necessary.
  • Interfacing with third parties to identify and resolve issues.
  • At contract stage the Planner is accountable to the Planning / Project Lead.
  • Ensuring that the Contract Programme is produced, managed and maintained in accordance with the planning procedures.
  • The overall planning strategy and the timing & sequence of the Contract Programme activities.
  • The issue and communication of the Contract Programme to the Project Lead for onward issue to Client and Project Team.
  • Identify from the contractual documents scheme milestones including notification times in conjunction with the commercial function to serve appropriate notices.
  • Ensuring that all other project planning and programming necessary for the execution of the contract is properly undertaken.
  • Daily monitoring of work activity with appropriate key performance indictors set up and in place to identify programme gain / slip.
  • Develop short, medium and long term look ahead programmes in conjunction with the production team and supply chain whist securing buy in from the relevant parties.
  • Identification of programme float and reporting on its status to the project and planning directors.
  • Consider alternative methods of delivery and accurately assess potential sequence changes to the critical path.
  • Provide support, as required to the BIM Co-ordinators to meet the project requirements or tender submission deliverables.
  • Set up appropriate lean visual programme to assist the Project Team to timely deliver projects and improve productivity, performance and safety of projects.
  • Who we're looking for

    The following qualities / experience are essential :

  • Operational experience (i.e. site engineer / site agent) together with previous significant experience of planning services in medium to large residential sized projects within the construction industry.
  • Proficiency in the use of planning techniques and the required planning toolsets
  • An understanding of various forms of tender documents, contract documents and specifications including JCT, NEC or bespoke forms of Construction Contracts.
  • An understanding of various methods of planning, programming and progress monitoring.
  • An understanding of risk and opportunity management with particular reference to planning programming.
  • An understanding of the events that initiate, and of the methods used to demonstrate, delay or change entitlement.
  • An understanding of various forms of tender documents, contract documents and specifications.
  • An understanding of various methods of planning, programming and progress monitoring.
  • Good understanding of risk and opportunity management with particular reference to planning / programming.
  • An understanding of the events that initiate, and of the methods used to demonstrate, extensions of time and relevant events or similar under a contract.
  • An understanding of the construction market, methods of construction, plant, equipment and labour requirements.
  • Relevant CSCS Card.
  • An OND / HND in a relevant subject is desirable, as is Professional membership of one or more of the following : RICS / CIOB / RIBA / ICE / CIBSE.

  • Plus additional skills from the CSUK Planning Development and Gap Analysis Tool.
  • Why work for us

    Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

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