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Planner - Building Southern (South East) at Galliford Try Recruitment

Planner - Building Southern (South East)

Galliford Try Recruitment Guildford, Surrey Full-Time
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Building Southern - Guildford

About us:

Galliford Try is one of the UK’s most formidable construction businesses with a vision to be a people-orientated, progressive business, driven by our values to deliver lasting change for our stakeholders and the communities we work in. Our purpose is to improve people’s lives through building the facilities and infrastructure that communities need, providing opportunities for our 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 do this by holding true to our values, delivering excellence for our clients and the community, being passionate about our role in providing vital services, putting integrity at the heart of our business by doing the right thing, and collaborating with our clients, supply chain and stakeholders to deliver lasting change and long-term value.

As one of the UK’s top principal contractors you’ll have the opportunity to work on some of the UK’s most exciting projects offering you stability as well as the chance to stretch your capabilities and realise long held career goals. You will be joining diverse teams working at a high professional level with exceptional levels of commitment.

Construction Division:

As a major UK contractor, our Construction Division has a diversified workload in the public, regulated and private sectors. The Division boasts a strong reputation for providing whole-life solutions, high standards of project delivery, and an ability to innovate. It predominately operates under either the Galliford Try or the Morrison Construction brands, and is organised into five key segments: Building, Infrastructure, Facilities Management, Investments and Integrated Solutions.

Our Building Business:

The Building Division works across health, education, defence and commercial markets, with a well-balanced spread of both public and private sector clients. Our extensive experience and expertise in building projects enables us to understand our clients’ construction needs and deliver solutions that surpass their expectations.

Role Overview

Reporting to the Building Southern Head of Planning, the Senior Planner will provide a complete construction planning service at pre-qualification, pre-construction and construction stages, in line with Galliford Try’s Planning Processes and Procedures and our number 1 Business Strategy “Delivering Excellence”.

The candidate will be a reliable and established Planner with good construction knowledge and working knowledge of NEC and JCT contracts. 

This is a full time, permanent role that is primarily based at our Guildford office, visiting sites and other regional offices across the South East as required. All Planners work on multiple tender, pre-construction and live projects.

The Planner is expected to support the Project Teams on the larger and/or more complex projects in our portfolio.

Key Responsibilities

Ensure that the programme content and functionality is compliant with Galliford Try’s Planning Processes and Procedures

Provide full life-cycle planning support to multiple projects; tenders, pre-construction and live projects

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

Provide detailed tender programmes, method statements and logistics proposals for inclusion in tender submissions

Provide outline plans and methodologies at tender stage

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

 Promote the company at tender and contract interviews, presentations and meetings

Produce detailed fully integrated design, procurement and construction stage Contract Programmes, that are fully resourced and cost-loaded

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 Construction, Completion and Mitigation Programmes at relevent stages of the projects, whilst maintaining Contract integrity as required

Carry out a continuous programme of research into new and innovative building techniques and advise the Head of Planning, Technical Director and tender/contract teams of any application showing the possibility of positive benefits

Support the Business in claims and/or disputes

Support and develop Junior team members where required

Display strong relationship management skills

Experience & Qualifications

  • Main contractor and planning experience desirable
  • Working knowledge of NEC3 contract
  • Education, healthcare experience prefereable
  • Claims experience preferrable
  • Proficient in Asta Power Project, MS Office and MS Project
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Degree qualified or similar

In Return

We offer an opportunity to work on some of the UKs most exciting construction projects, in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We will always consider flexible working hours and arrangements.

With an ambitious strategy, we’re poised for further growth and success, so if you’re committed, talented and enthusiastic, Galliford Try is the right place for you.​​​​​​​

Galliford Try celebrates a diverse workforce and as an Equal Opportunities Employer, we welcome all applications.


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