Building Envelope
South East

Planning Manager

Ref: 9946| Posted: 10th Nov 2020

Brief Overview

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Planning Manager to join a very well established contractor


£70 k to £80k

About our Client

My client has been established for over 50 years working on some of the most prestigious projects across the UK. They are now looking to add a Planning Manager to their team.

About the Role

  1. Demonstrate and promote core values at all times.


  1. Role model the highest standards of personal presentation through use of open and engaging body language, inspiring vocal tone & appropriate words.


  1. Constantly demonstrate proactivity & responsibility whilst seeking to understand, learn, develop and grow.


  1. Active ownership, management, promotion & coaching of Health, Safety, CDM, Environmental & Quality affairs, to ensure that the business, suppliers, sub-contractors & clients continuously operate at, and strive to exceed, the required legal and company standards.


  1. Facilitate ‘on time in full’ delivery to meet agreed targets.


  1. Describe and set policies for best practice and train/coach stakeholders both in the Project Planning Team and wider supply chain.


  1. Promote ‘zero defect’ mentality.


  1. Guide team members in collecting and sharing data to enable learning and focused management reporting.


  1. Visibly employ a Plan-do-check-act philosophy


  1. Serve the Planning Department to ensure that they deliver the highest standard of service & output to meet the needs of their internal & external clients.


  1. Support the Planning Department in a manner that engenders teamwork, communication, self-organisation and continuous improvement; providing hands-on coaching & guidance to optimise individual performance.


  1. Actively engage in the development, and own the delivery of the Planning Department action plan and ensuring KPIs are met or exceeded.


  1. Continuous enhancement of the Team’s performance, ensuring that improvements support business operations and comply with statutory obligations.


  1. Own the Planning Department capability matrix, ensuring skills/experience are understood, utilised and improved; providing direct support to team members when required. With the Commercial Director, review against project discipline mix to ensure that suitably qualified/experienced resource is always available to meet the company’s commitments.


  1. Responsibility for advising the Commercial Director on whether team resource levels are matched to current & future workload.


  1. Demonstrate a passionate approach towards employee retention & the development of team members; ensuring effective appraisals are carried out regularly and individual development & training plans are created to support business growth and succession planning.
  2. Own the set-Up & control of project planning, progress/performance measurement & reporting frameworks to enhance Project Teams' ability to successfully deliver a project through the identification of risk & opportunity, understand & deal with change & disruption, recovery from EoT claims & variation. Provide foresight & insight to the business management team and to meet the company's contractual obligations.


  1. Instigate the set-Up & regular monitoring of contract compliant, strategic, logical & usable Master Project Programme's, which incorporate contract milestones, client deliverables, pre-construction & construction activities etc.


  1. Effective implementation & oversight of coordinated medium & short-range project programmes for use by the project team to plan & communicate intent & requirements, and to maximise focus on critical path delivery.


  1. Initiate creation & continuous review of weekly/fortnightly/monthly programme droplines, metric-driven reports & dashboards; to easily inform project stakeholders of plans, progress, risks & opportunities.


  1. Willingly engage with the Tender Planning Team to ensure that programmes submitted with bids are strategically formatted to maximise opportunity & minimise risk.


  1. Proactively communicate with the project management teams & department heads to effectively communicate the status of projects & recommend specific actions to address risks & opportunities.


  1. In order to increase project & business performance, drive the review, trial & implementation of appropriate Planning & Reporting KPI's, the "Last Planner" system, Agile Design Management systems, as well as Earned Value Analysis.


  1. Through active collaboration with the Commercial Director & other functions, lead the continuous enhancement of the service & value provided by the Planning Department.


  1. Attend both internal & external meetings during tender, pre-construction & construction periods when necessary. Including but not limited to; tender strategy meetings, tender settlement meetings, project launch meetings, lessons learnt meetings, mid-bids, post-tender meetings, project design meetings.



About the Candidate           

Previously held a Planning Manager position

Have good attention to detail.

Excellent verbal and communication skills

Experience of working for a constructions company preferably a specialist sub-contractor

Broad construction

Manage project supply chain partners effectively and efficiently.

Points of Appeal 

  • Freedom within the role with a route to higher management
  • Interesting Projects
  • A company with a full order book