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Senior Planner at Balfour Beatty

Senior Planner

Balfour Beatty Slough, Berkshire Full-Time
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About the role

Balfour Beatty is currently recruiting for a Senior Planner to join our Regional team in Langley.

You will working within the civils team tendering and delivering a variety of local projects up to the value of GBP100m. Projects include; highways, structures, rail, flood alleviation and defence.

We are looking for a civils Planner with both pre-construction and delivery experience. Whilst highways experience is preferred, we will consider Planners from a variety of sectors.



What you'll be doing

As a Senior Planner you will be:

  • Responsible at tender stage to the Planning Lead or Bid Manager 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;
  • In addition to the above, 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;
  • Providing the overall planning strategy and the timing & sequence of the Contract Programme activities;
  • Issuing and communicating the Contract Programme to the Project Lead for onward issue to Clients and Project Teams;
  • Ensuring that all other project planning and programming necessary for the execution of the contract is properly undertaken;
  • Providing support, as required to the BIM Co-ordinators to meet the project requirements or tender submission deliverables;
  • Setting up appropriate lean visual programme to assist the Project Team to timely deliver projects and improve productivity, performance and safety of projects;
  • Living the Balfour Beatty Values;
  • Ensuring a relentless focus on Zero Harm;
  • Supporting the delivery of the CSUK Sustainability 2020 road-map.


Who we're looking for

Personal Qualities and Experience:

  • Operational experience (ie site engineer/site agent) together with previous significant experience of planning services in small to medium sized projects within the construction and engineering 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;
  • An understanding of various methods of planning, programming and progress monitoring;
  • An understanding of risk and opportunity management with 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, compensation event entitlement;
  • 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.



About us

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the workingmums.co.uk Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.



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