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Senior Planner

Location: Princes Risborough
Company: Balfour Beatty
Contract type: Permanent
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Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Planner to join our Regional team to work in Princes Risborough.

Role Purpose:

  • Under the supervision of the Project Lead, Bid Manager or Planning Manager, to be responsible for implementing the requirements of the tender and / or project planning procedures, ensuring compliance with the business management system and for some aspects of team management, as and when required.
    To establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with customers, project team, partners and bid teams.
What you'll be doing

As a Senior Planner you will:

  • Responsible at tender stage to the 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 agreeing 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, issue to all parties for review and implement 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
  • Ensuring that the Contract Programme is produced, managed and maintained in accordance with the planning procedures
  • The overall planning strategy and the timing & sequence of the Contract Programme activities
  • The issue and communication of the Contract Programme to the Project Lead for onward issue to Client and Project Team
  • Ensuring that all other project planning and programming necessary for the execution of the contract is properly undertaken
  • Provide support, as required to the BIM Co-ordinators to meet the project requirements or tender submission deliverables
  • Set up appropriate lean visual programme metrics to assist the Project Team to timely deliver projects and improve productivity, performance and safety of projects
  • Live the Balfour Beatty values
  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
  • Support the delivery of CSUKs Sustainability activities

Who we're looking for

Personal Qualities and Experience:

  • Substantial experience of planning services within large complex environments within the construction and engineering industry
  • Good experience in the use of planning techniques and the required planning toolsets
  • Good understanding of various forms of tender documents, contract documents and specifications
  • Good understanding of various methods of planning, programming and progress monitoring
  • Good understanding of risk and opportunity management with particular reference to planning/programming
  • Good understanding of the events that initiate, and of the methods used to demonstrate, delay or change entitlement
  • Good understanding of the construction market, methods of construction, plant, equipment and labour requirements
  • Relevant CSCS Card
  • A degree, or 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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