Construction Planner

Our client is a respected Tier 1 contractor that specialise in new build projects with construction values that exceed £1bn. The are currently recruiting for an experienced project planner for a new build residential scheme in Birmingham.


Manage the planning and monitoring of projects to which they are assigned throughout all project stages. Work with the operations team to develop the most efficient project methodology and execute the timely delivery of a project. Identify any rectification actions required and influence the parties responsible to complete these actions.


  • Develop the project plan, programme and planning report in accordance with contractors planning procedures
  • In conjunction with the project team, develop the preconstruction and construction methodology to enable the most efficient and effective delivery of the project
  • At agreed regular intervals report project progress against the contract and delivery programmes
  • Support the project team in the creation and statusing of medium and short range programmes
  • Produce a weekly project dashboard to provide weekly updates on progress and key issues
  • Act as the project conscience and the project directors right hand person advising on critical issues and strategy as appropriate
  • Assist in chairing the weekly planning meeting to coordinate project programmes, progress update, delay records and key forthcoming milestones
  • Review change proposals for time impact
  • Assess and record time impacts of delays Event Analysis
  • Record as built production rates and delays to provide benchmarking for future projects
  • In conjunction with the BIM Coordinator, coordinate the 4D BIM model
  • Facilitate project team understanding and ownership of the plan and programme
  • Note: the project team are primarily accountable for the preparation and statusing of medium and short range programmes.

Key Competencies

  • Drives Accountability and Ensures Effective Delivery Drives Continuous Improvement Manages Risk & Opportunity Engages Stakeholders Makes Evidence Based Quality Decisions Drives Safety


  • Good understanding of construction methodology and building technology
  • Good understanding of pre-construction processes and procurement methods
  • An appreciation of the primary forms of construction contracts and the key commercial terms
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, stakeholders and senior management
  • Ability to produce reports and diagrams to convey proposed sequences and methodologies
  • Working knowledge of P6
  • Knowledge of CPA planning techniques and project controls


  • Experience of the specific industry sector to which the project relates
  • Strong Excel (use of formulae, pivot tables etc) and PowerPoint skills
  • 4D BIM software knowledge
Birmingham, England, UK