Senior Planner


Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
Vacancy title
Senior Planner
Contract type
Full time permanent
Rugby - Hybrid

Senior Planner – Major Frameworks

Location: National

Talented people are the key to our success

About us:

Would you like to work for a progressive and ambitious company which is also one of the most successful within the UK construction and infrastructure industry? 

Morgan Sindall provides national 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 have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Senior Planner within our Energy division for existing and upcoming major frameworks


The role

Working within the precontract team and operational team you will develop tender programmes for major Energy frameworks with assistance from various subject matter experts and working closely with the supply chain and estimating team. The Upcoming frameworks will also require ECI stage 1 programme development, and this will also be part of the precontract senior planners’ role. The role may also require the newly appointed planner to undertake operational planning requirements due to the precontract workload changes as well as assisting head of planning with key reporting and process development.

You will also be responsible for:

  • Managing the planning and programme process by closely monitoring and controlling the development and implementation of the programme and checking completeness of supply chain packages
  • Building a robust, credible programme from scratch working closely with subject matter experts and capturing key opportunities, assumptions and risks for the projects at tender stage.
  • Managing planners and trainee planners and ensure any development requirements are captured and actioned to progress and grow successful team members.
  • Presenting to senior management and clients regularly and ensuring adequate detailed is captured in presentations.




  • Experience of large construction or infrastructure schemes previously.
  • Advanced in the use of P6 and using client databases.
  • EVM and project controls experience (Working in a PMO would be great but not a deal breaker)
  • Advanced understanding of NEC contract requirements and different options. Clear understanding and previous experience with change management.
  • Great communication skills and able to articulate to all teams clearly and on a regular basis to ensure deadlines are achieved. Ability to drive the lookahead requirements with the project managers and site/ project staff.
  • Programme Resource management and cost management for internal/ external requirements
  • Time Chainage software experience
  • Risk management and experience within a live project environment (Use of SAFRAN is a bonus) but a good understanding is essential.


  • Energy experience delivering large complex schemes.
  • Working for key clients previously such as NG and SSEN
  • Experience working within a PMO for a large portfolio of projects.
  • Experience conducting programme risk workshops and the SAFRAN software.
  • Experience is using ARC GIS software.
  • Civil engineering, project controls or project management background


What we can offer you

Below is a selection of benefits that are available to you at Morgan Sindall Infrastructure.

  • Generous holiday entitlement with the option to buy five days
  • Flexible and adaptable working
  • Family friendly policies and work/life approach
  • Mentoring programmes and continuous development
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme up to 30%
  • Recognition scheme and long service awards
  • Car scheme and Private Medical Insurance

We also provide the option to participate in our share-save scheme; discounts including cycle to work and gym membership; a support and advice service for colleagues and their families, and more.


About our Energy business

We have extensive experience in upgrading and replacing energy networks, delivering asset management for major UK energy companies and network operators.

Our transmission and distribution services involve the upgrading and replacement of electricity assets both above and below ground. Within the electricity sector we install and maintain assets, including excavation, laying and jointing of cables, (fluid filled and XLPe), substations and overhead line, new build, repair and refurbishment services.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team where you will have the opportunity to progress in your career. We are looking for people who share our passion on delivering great customer service whilst also being able to work within an enjoyable  and hardworking team environment. Talented people are the key to our success, so if this sounds like you, apply now.

  • Canterbury and Richborough
  • Electricity Cabling Projects - Sizewell
  • Lynemouth 275KV cable replacement
  • Western Power Distribution WPD Term Contract (Excavation, Cable Laying and Reinstatement Works within WPD's West Midlands region)
  • Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN)


We are keen to speak to applicants who are eager and keen to build on their existing experience.


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.


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