Planning Manager

April 1, 2019
East Grinstead
Job Type
Ref No
£75k-85k plus package


About this Role:

Experienced Planning Manager or Senior Planner looking to step up, required to work with the Regional Office of this busy main contractor group, based in East Sussex, to set up and run the Planning function within the business.

You will provide detailed construction planning input to projects at tender stage, second stage preconstruction, and throughout live site construction phase.

You will be responsible for producing detailed and fully linked programmes of construction works, resource charts, logistics plans, plus have input to methodology, and lead-ins for design and procurement.

The role will also involve site visits for progress assessment and reporting.

Working with site teams you will have input to re-programme construction activity to maintain progress on target programme.

You will ideally a Senior Planner (looking to step up)or Planning Manager currently;  You will be hands on in this role, and longer term you will recruit and manage your team and set / develop / continue to improve standards of performance within the business.

You will ideally have a main contractor background, with live site construction experience, and the ability to programme a project for tender and in detail for construction.

Working with the Head Office and project teams you will be likely to have input to 2-3 schemes at a time, initially working predominantly in the office with some early site visits, client interviews, etc;  As the role progresses you will split the role 2-3 days in the office, 1-2 days visiting the sites.

About the Company/Client/Project:

The role is with the East Sussex regional office of this busy main contractor covering the London and South East.  The business turns over in excess of £250m, with zero debt and a positive cash position.

Scope of works includes new build residential and regeneration, education and healthcare, with projects ranging in value from £25m to £150m in value;  Workload is secured for the next 2 years with a mixture of long term schemes and new contract awards.

Requirements including certificates and qualifications:

You will be a Planning Manager or Senior Planner looking to step up;  Ideally from an Engineering and site management / project management background with a main contractor, you will possess excellent communication skills, planning and problem solving ability, technical knowledge with excellent attention to detail, with a positive, ‘get it right first time’ approach.

Experience of and ability to use ASTA Powerproject and ideally MS Project proficiently is essential, plus the ability to effectively program construction activities for projects and previous practical site experience to support this.

You will possess sound technical knowledge together with the experience of working with a large project main contractor construction team.

High standards, attention to detail and the drive to deliver the job on time, spec and budget will be well rewarded with excellent salary and package, promotional and development prospects.

For more information on this contract please contact Martin Olney on 02380 682 662 or send your CV to

Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK

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