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Senior Planner – Rail

  • £60,000 - £75,000 + Package
  • Civil Engineering
  • Oxford

Senior Planner 

Rail/Civil Engineering 

£60,000 – £75,000 


About the company 

Our client is one of the UK’s leading Construction and Infrastructure companies. A multi-disciplined tier one main contractor, turning over £4.6 billion. Trusted to deliver a multitude of once-in-a-lifetime projects such as Crossrail, Hinkley Point C, HS2, and Highways England schemes. The company is well known for its magnificent reputation in the construction industry. Working across highways infrastructure and maintenance, rail infrastructure, a diverse range of utility infrastructure, and nuclear and environmental projects. The business is a worldwide corporation, with the UK as its hotspot. Located in areas such as London, Birmingham, Leeds, Cardiff, Bristol, Newcastle, Manchester, and many more. Project values range from £1million to £200+ million, displaying the business has adaptability across the board with its forward-thinking and innovative approach toward projects. Values are a key aspect of this firm’s approach: Collaborative methods of enjoying the workplace trusted with delivering to the highest calibre and being Focused on the clear approach of being disciplined when delivering work to clients and customers.

About the Role

My client was selected as a tier-one contractor who is working on a major rail infrastructure project. This project involves enabling works, highways infrastructure, railway bridge, platform extensions, a new station entrance, demolition, and interior fit-out. As well as working on a great variety of schemes you will also have a great leadership team on top of you, a leadership team with a great amount of experience within Civil Engineering, working for some brilliant companies within the UK Civil Engineering industry, allowing you to learn from some of the best.

Due to my client continuing to grow they are now looking for a Senior Planner to join their Pre-Construction and delivery team. This project is set to be a 2-year project valued at around £65M. In this exciting Senior Planner role, you will produce the programme for acceptance by the tender programme and complete monthly contract programme updates. You will develop the detailed construction programme with the operations team made of agents, engineers, and foremen, and lead the look-ahead programme and programme meetings. The Planner will work with the possession planner to ensure all requirements are satisfied to facilitate railway possession works.

Benefits & rewards 

You will be working for one of the most respected contractors in the UK, a contractor that has built its reputation due to the quality of its work, this means you will be working with some of the best professionals in the industry, allowing you to improve and develop. Your industry knowledge will improve due to the diversity of works, the opportunity to oversee and manage lots of different sections of projects as well as major infrastructure projects will also make your skillset diverse. Due to a large pipeline of work my client can offer you long-term stability, this will also allow you to progress and develop. Finally, there is also an opportunity for flexible working, the chance to work from home if you’d like to.


I am looking for someone who has at least 4 years of experience working as a Senior Planner for a Tier One Main Contractor within Civil Engineering, ideally within rail infrastructure. The successful candidate needs to be a proactive leader, with effective and reliable problem solving and communication abilities and good attention to detail. It is essential to be degree level qualified or equivalent Management qualification or HNC/NVQ Level 3. Along with being commercially aware with good organisational skills and having a proven track record in successfully managing a large construction scheme.