Senior Planner

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Closing Date: 30/06/2023
Contracts Contract, Permanent
Working Hours Full Time
Locations Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees
Salary Competitive
Company Esh Group

Job Description

Overall Objective:

Maintaining programmes, supporting professional tenders and leading the Planning Function in Projects across a region.

  • Appropriate Civil Engineering Qualification – HNC/Degree etc
  • Minimum 10 years’ Experience within Civil Engineering – preferably Site based Experience
  • Good IT Skills
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Project, Asta Powerproject & Primavera P6
  • CSCS card – minimum White Card
  • Experience Planning a range of Civil Engineering Schemes – values £5m – £50m
  • UK driving licence, Clean or low on points 

Personal Skills:

  • Conducts themselves in a courteous and professional manner
  • Is open and honest, friendly, and approachable
  • Can manage other planners and encourages and supports colleagues
  • Has a ‘can do / will do’ attitude
  • Excellent communication skills, keeps colleagues/peers informed
  • Remains focused can work to meet deadlines
  • Is open to new ideas and listens to others point of view
  • Can consistently make decisions in line with position and level of authority
  • Can take feedback on own performance and takes steps to improve this. Follows instruction promptly 
  • Is punctual & has excellent time management skills

Health, Safety & Environmental:

  • Understands Health and Safety requirements for Projects & impact on Programme
  • Understands Environmental requirements for Projects & impact on Programme
  • Achieves good standards on site when visiting
  • Has a good understanding of H, S & E procedures within Group
  • Has a good understanding of H&S and environmental best practices


  • Demonstrates good technical all-round knowledge of engineering principles
  • Understands construction sequence of all Civil Engineering activities
  • Can provide ideas / troubleshoot
  • Shows examples of innovation and outside the box thinking

Programme & Progress:

  • Can devise a Level 4 Tender Programme with associated Phasing Plans, Methodology & answer Quality Questions
  • Works to Standard Production Outputs and/or goes back to First Principles in developing Programmes
  • Works with Project Team to ensure programme sequence, constraints and key dates are understood
  • Maintains a realistic Cl32 Programme with accurate logic, constraints, calendars, outputs, correctly progressed
  • Maintains & Updates an Accurate Programme Register
  • Manages the Cl32 Programme Submission & Acceptance Process
  • Has an excellent understanding of Contract Requirements for Programme (NEC Cl31,32 and Cl)
  • Develops Cl62 impact Programmes for issue with Compensation Events
  • Attends both Internal & External Project Meetings providing Programme and Planning Insight


  • Good understanding of commercial reporting requirements
  • Good understanding of forms of Contract (NEC/JCT) and planners’ responsibilities
  • Can confidently assist in production of variations and quotations
  • Can identify Risks and Opportunities and communicates in Monthly reports to management

Record Keeping/Progress Reporting:

  • Attends weekly internal meetings
  • Attends client Progress meetings
  • Produces Monthly Programme Reporting Dashboard
  • Produces Narrative with each revision of the Contract Programme
  • Can chair meetings with Planning Team


  • Can Provide Programme Presentations of Cl32 and Cl62 both Internally & to Client using PowerPoint
  • Has an understanding of Sector QA and demonstrates buy in by compliance

Customer, Client and People Skills:

  • Can adapt their communication style to suit colleagues/client and customer
  • Can Facilitate Collaborative Planning Sessions where necessary with project teams and Client
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