Planner – Main Contractor

About the Company:

Our client is a main civils & building contractor who undertakes new build projects. They have an excellent reputation, in part, through the innovative hands-on approach of the company’s directors.  In addition to this they continually invest in people development to ensure they have the best staff at the sharp end providing knowledge and expertise to guarantee excellence on every project.  They undertake work for a wide range of public sector and commercial clients.


Our client’s sustained growth is founded in its traditional approach to providing quality building work to its clients, ensuring their specifications are met to the highest possible standards.  They pride themselves on their professionalism and quality of workmanship which have given our client an enviable client list working in both the public and private sector for local and national businesses.  Their proven track record has helped to secure projects from a number of market sectors from national civil infrastructure projects to new build housing contracts.


About the Role:

We are currently recruiting for a Planner to work closely on general build contracts throughout the main build contracting division of the business.  The role will entail preparing analytical programmes for given projects to be used within tender submissions. You will be required to attend submission and pre construction meetings and record all changes to the tender programme. You will work closely in assisting the Senior Estimator and Estimating Manager in the preparation of bids. Other duties will include but not be limited to:


  • Establish and promote best practice in health, safety and environmental matters in conjunction with the SHQE department.
  • Attend project start-up meetings.
  • To prepare analytical programmes
  • Prepare and maintain detailed engineering and construction
  • In conjunction with Senior Estimator establish the plan and document scope, develop project schedules and or preliminary cost estimates.
  • Maintain liaison with Estimating Manager regarding project planning by conducting analyses and preparing reports.
  • Make presentations to Estimating Manger, Senior Management & Clients as required.
  • Monitor hours and costs to determine trends and to assist in forecasting.
  • Evaluate scope changes, cost trends, additional work orders and other elements.
  • Competent use of industry software in particular Primavera P6.
  • Prepares project budgets and cost estimates, schedules and coordinates resources and tasks to complete projects on approved budget with aid of Senior Estimator.
  • Participates in the development of timetables and schedules for projects.
  • Coordinates the review of estimated design costs including equipment, installation, labour, materials, preparations, and other related costs.
  • Coordinates projects with all affected parties to ensure projects are completed on schedule and government regulations and health and safety requirements are maintained.


About the benefits and reward:

The base package is circa £40,000 – £75,000 and the company main ambition is to bring an individual into the organisation with the ability to grow and become a valued member of the team. A generous benefits package will also be included which offers a car, healthcare and pension.



The individual concerned will have previous experience as Planner and be highly motivated, idea-driven and capable of exceeding expectations. Lateral thinking and highly developed problem-solving abilities are crucial for this role. You will need to be conversant with Microsoft Project & Primavera Programming software.


Contact: jon @ or call 01923 750 095

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