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Planning Engineer

Location:
Grazeley Green
Company:
Costain

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We have an exciting role for a Planning Engineer, based in Reading, Berkshire.

Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

Costain have been contracted to for the design and build of a facility near Reading as well as contracted for the provision of consultancy services. The scope of works for this project will include Programme Management, Construction, Building Services (M&E), Instrumentation and Control Systems and various external works.

Potential candidates for this role must be able to obtain and retain Security Clearance to be able to be considered.


This is an exciting site based role to provide Project management services, on behalf of Costain, for Projects within the project portfolio working as a Consultant.

You will be responsible to the Project Lead from the project for the consultancy work and a Costain Contract lead for internal arrangements.

  • You will work closely with the Designers during the Design Development and Production Design stages to create robust Design Programmes as part of the overall Programme
  • Liaise with the Client, subcontractors, suppliers and designers on all matters relating to planning, and to attend and contribute to site meetings and other associated meetings
  • Involvement with Site Team in all aspects of project planning, programming and progress monitoring, including information flow, procurement, and site works
  • Assist in the management of change in regards of impact on programmes and progress
  • Attend pre-contract meetings to explain the planning aspects of the contract
  • Contribute to Project Reports and the production of data including Earned Value analysis
  • Assist in the management of change and programme impact analysis
  • Own the relationship and maintain a liaison with the client and the supply chain
  • Maintain a good working relationship with the Client and associated personnel
  • Be conversant with all drawings, specifications and relevant information for works package

You will have the following skills and experience:

  • Significant Primavera P6 experience
  • An ability to work in a partnering environment with the client
  • Degree level/HNC/HND qualification in a M&E or Civil Engineering and vocational training in Engineering
  • experience within a similar role with a main contractor in built environment
  • Awareness of NEC Form of Contract and Subcontract.
  • Understanding of Engineering Principles
  • Technical knowledge of construction techniques and best practices
  • Computer competence (MS Word, Excel, Document control system, P6)
  • Relevant CSCS Card

Due to the nature of the project, the Ability to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance of at least SC level is mandatory from the outset. In order to pass the clearance you must have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years. DV will be required soonest after commencement.


We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.

At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

This is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Costain.

The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the Business.

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