Senior Planner

  • Permanent
  • Anywhere


About the role
Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Planner to join our BB Kilpatrick team to work at Sellafield, Seascale.
Role Purpose:
* Under the supervision of the Project Lead, Bid Manager or Planning Manager, to be responsible for implementing the requirements of the tender and / or project planning procedures, ensuring compliance with the business management system and for some aspects of team management, as and when required
* To establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with customers, project team, partners and bid teams.
What you'll be doing
As a Senior Planner you will be:
* Ensuring that the programme content is functionally compliant with the planning procedures and guidance
* Identifying planning scope, major constraints and contract requirements
* Identifying major quantities and factors affecting the programme
* Establishing and agreeing with Operations construction outputs and agreeing working hours with appropriate Estimator
* Establishing and agreeing with Operations and Bid Team key methods of construction, sequencing, installation and commissioning
* Producing and documenting the planning deliverables including programmes, planning philosophy, presentations and reports
* Producing the Tender Programme and supporting information in accordance with the tender requirements
* Developing overall programmes, issue to all parties for review and implement
recommendations, innovation and best practice as applicable
* Reconciling company and sub-contract plant/labour and major materials elements in conjunction where appropriate Applying resource levelling techniques as necessary – Interfacing with third parties to identify and resolve issues
Who we're looking for
Personal Qualities and Experience:
* Substantial experience of planning services within large complex environments within the construction and engineering industry
* Good experience in the use of planning techniques and the required planning toolsets
* Good understanding of various forms of tender documents, contract documents and specifications
* Good understanding of various methods of planning, programming and progress monitoring
* Good understanding of risk and opportunity management with particular reference to planning/programming
* Good understanding of the events that initiate, and of the methods used to demonstrate, delay or change entitlement
* Good understanding of the construction market, methods of construction, plant, equipment and labour requirements
* Relevant CSCS Card
Why work for us
Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.
About us
Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick (BBK) is a market leading mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) and mechanical, electrical and instrumentation (ME&I) solutions provider with over 100 years of engineering expertise.
We design, install and maintain the systems that make building infrastructure work. Emphasising environmentally efficient technologies, digital construction and offsite manufacturing, our experienced teams deliver high quality solutions across the following sectors: Aviation, Buildings, Civils, Defence, Energy and New Build Nuclear.
At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality.
To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.
As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role

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