Senior Planning Engineer


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Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
Vacancy title
Senior Planning Engineer
Contract type
Full time permanent

Senior Planner - Construction 

Location: Cumbria but Flexible working

As well as a great salary, look at the benefits that are on offer: Here

  • Holidays
  • Flexible & adaptable working
  • Pension scheme
  • Bonus
  • Car scheme (If applicable to role)

Talented people are the key to our success 

About us: 

Would you like to work for one of the most successful construction and infrastructure companies in the UK?  

Morgan Sindall Infrastructure delivers some of the UKs most complex and critical infrastructure across six core sectors of energy, water, nuclear, highways, rail and aviation for public and private customers. Working on projects and long-term frameworks, we believe in connecting people, places and communities through innovative and responsible infrastructure. Our people are our business. Through their expertise, we harness innovative ideas and approaches that enable us to safely and responsibly design and deliver resilient infrastructure upon which we all rely. Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of over £3 billion. 

Who We Are Looking For:

Are you an experienced Senior Planner with a strong background in Civil's Construction? If you have a comprehensive understanding of the entire construction process, from design and procurement to installation, and can confidently tackle EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) projects, we want to hear from you.

Join our dynamic team within the Sellafield Programme and Project Partners (PPP) framework, where we have formed a strategic alliance with Sellafield Limited. As a Senior Planner, you will play a pivotal role in Construction Management, working in collaboration with our partner, Morgan Sindall.

Key Requirements:

  • Civil Construction Expertise: You should have practical experience in civil construction projects, from start to finish.
  • EPC Project Knowledge: A strong grasp of EPC projects and the ability to effectively engage with key delivery partners is highly preferred.
  • Primavera P6 Proficiency: Demonstrated expertise in Primavera P6 software is expected, allowing you to manage complex project schedules with precision.
  • BIM and 3D Modelling: An understanding of 3D BIM models and the capability to use them for detailed reporting and visualization are essential.
  • NEC Experience: You should have hands-on experience with NEC contracts, change management, and regular program acceptance.


  • Planning Management: Provide expert planning management and support for both pre-contract and contract operations.
  • Bid and Project Coordination: Collaborate with bid and construction teams to effectively manage and control the planning and programming aspects of bid proposals and multiple ongoing projects.
  • Construction Program Management: Create, manage, and update construction programs, ensuring clear communication with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Change Event Management: Efficiently incorporate change events into the construction program and work closely with the commercial team to secure full entitlement under the contract.
  • Design and Procurement Tracking: Keep a close eye on design deliverables and update procurement schedules to ensure seamless project execution.
  • Earned Value Management (EVM): Utilize EVM and reporting processes to maintain project performance transparency.
  • Risk Management: Proactively employ Quantitative Schedule Risk Analysis (QSRA) and effectively manage project risks.
  • Mentorship: Act as a mentor and coach to assistant planners and planners, fostering professional growth within the team.

Location and Flexibility:

The role is primarily based at the Sellafield Site, where you will collaborate closely with the project delivery team and manage key partner interfaces. We offer the flexibility of one or two days of remote work, subject to agreement with the project team.

Why Join Us:

This is an exceptional opportunity to expand your expertise on a complex project that heavily utilizes 4D visualization and 3D models produced by our design team. You'll also be responsible for detailed progress reporting and Earned Value Management (EVM), making this a unique and rewarding role in the construction industry.

If you're ready to take on this exciting challenge and contribute to the success of our construction projects, we encourage you to apply.

This revised job advert is more detailed and engaging, highlighting the requirements and responsibilities clearly while emphasizing the unique aspects of the role. It also conveys the benefits of the position and encourages candidates to apply.

We believe in delivering responsible nuclear and defence infrastructure. 

Morgan Sindall is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ accreditation.  We are also an Investors in People company. 

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. 

Morgan Sindall has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please note that any CV’s submitted will be deemed as gifted to Morgan Sindall and any agency terms & conditions associated with the use of such CVs will be null and void. 


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