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Vacancy title
Senior Planner
Contract type
Full time permanent

Role: Senior Planner


Are you looking to develop your career as a planner?  Would you like to work for a progressive and ambitious company within the construction and infrastructure industry?  If so, please read on.


Morgan Sindall provides national design, construction and infrastructure services to private and public sector customers across a comprehensive range of markets.  We aim to create great results for our customers, partners and ourselves.


We are currently recruiting for a talented, motivated and ambitious planner to join our growing team in Hull, East Yorkshire.


As a planner, you will provide planning management and support to both the pre-contract and contract operations for the business and coordinate with bid and construction teams to manage and control the planning and programming aspects of bid proposals and projects in progress.


Already experienced as a planner, you will be educated to professional level with a relevant degree or equivalent in a core business discipline.  You will provide planning support to both the pre- & post-contract operations for the Saltend WwTW project and coordinate with pre- & post-contract teams to manage and control the planning and programming aspects of Saltend WwTW.


Responsibilities and accountabilities:

It is the intention to use CS Project Project Management software internally,  however, all contractual programmes to be submitted to the client are required in to be in Primavera. The candidate will be responsible for converting from CS Project into Primavera format for formal submissions. Instruction will be given on how to achieve this.

Develop and produce fully logic linked and integrated pre-contract programmes comprising the design, procurement, construction, commission and handover.

Produce, manage and update the contract programme in accordance with YW’s Enhanced Programme Specification (EPS) and its subsequent communication to internal and external customers and major stakeholders.

Manage and incorporate change events into the contract programme in accordance with YW’s EPS and, together with the commercial team, secure full entitlement under the contract.

Provide detailed support and assistance to the project in order to enable the team to monitor pinch-points on the critical path and test and change logic where previously agreed to either improve upon the baseline programme or to mitigate potential delays.

Produce reports and programme commentary to customers on particular reporting requirements.

Produce programmes, reports and / or extract filters as required by the project team, including indication of deviation from the baseline programme.

In conjunction with the commercial team, produce earned value analysis data in compliance with the requirements of the YW EPS.

Attend progress meetings with internal and external customers and deliver presentation on project progress where required.

Manage the planning and programme process by closely monitoring and controlling the development and implementation of the programme and checking completeness of supply chain packages.

Ensure planning and programming is produced on time by understanding the planning process to meet challenging deadlines, understanding the interface and reliance between elements / disciplines, and developing and monitoring integrated design, procurement, construction, commissioning and handover programmes.

Identify, communicate and add key programme risks to the risk register



Qualifications, training and technical knowledge:

Educated to professional level with a relevant degree or equivalent in a core business discipline.

Through understanding and experience in the use of project management software.

Extensive experience in programme and project management, project planning, including programme controls, project review, and cost and risk analysis.

Ability to plan construction works from first principles, with experience in multi discipline water-related major projects.

Extensive site experience on water-related projects in a management or supervisory capacity.

Extensive experience of the impact that commercial events have on the baseline programme.

Extensive pre- & post-contract planning experience on construction projects.

Experience in recognition and recording of any change in requirements

Experience of actively measuring and monitoring performance and the presentation of the results in a logical manner to support continuous improvement.

Experience in the interpretation of data and information and communicating it in a clear and logical format.


Attributes and skills:

Ability to work in a team environment contributing across the YW Framework.

Good management skills, with the ability to motivate self and colleagues to achieve high standards of compliance.

Good operational planning and time management skills; able to manage projects simultaneously without compromising on standards and quality.

Ability to ensure standards and specifications are met.

Ability to work with colleagues to deliver project and operational performance.

Sound knowledge of construction practices and standards.

Specialist knowledge in planning and programming of large water-related schemes.


To be part of a successful team and build your future career with Morgan Sindall please apply now.



Morgan Sindall is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People.

Morgan Sindall is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.


In the recruitment process all applicants are required to provide the necessary right to work information and documentation.

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