Senior Planner

Posted 2 days ago by Galldris Services Ltd

EN3, Enfield Lock, Greater London

Senior Planner

Galldris Group

Location: EN3 7FJ, Enfield, England, United Kingdom

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Planner to join our team. To be considered, you will come from a Construction or Civil Engineering background.

The Senior Planner will manage the Planning and Programming function in selected key bids in Tender, Preconstruction and concluding in Construction, liaising internally with the Galldris team, and externally with the Client, Consultants, and other Key Stakeholders to ultimately produce and manage well-considered, professional and accurate plans and programmes.

Key Accountabilities to include but not limited to:

As the Senior Planner you will proactively lead the planning function on selected projects producing well-considered, professional, and achievable methodologies and programmes for both Pre-Construction and Construction activities.

Collaboratively create, maintain, review, and administer construction schedules and planning deliverables including planning philosophy, presentations and reports. As the Senior Planner you will provide technical assistance with planning and zoning activities, identifying planning scope, major constraints, and contract requirements along with identifying major quantities and factors affecting the programme collaboratively with the team and supply chain.

You will establish the critical path of the programme. Review and analyse the critical path with the wider team as necessary. Communicate effectively with key members of the team throughout the bid, tender, pre-construction and construction phases, seeking advice where appropriate.

  • Applying resource and resource levelling techniques as necessary
  • Present the project programme and sequence in detail or high level as appropriate
  • Understand and implement the requirements of the building contract(s) about submitting initial and updated programmes
  • Where necessary, provide periodic programme updates with appropriate supporting information to assist the delivery team in reporting
  • Liaise with Third Parties critical to the planning process (including but not limited to Statutory Authorities, Utility Providers, Planning Authorities other Design Consultants) and ensure their requirements and contributions are understood and communicated in the programme

In addition to the above, at the Contract stage the Senior Planner is accountable to the Head of Planning / Project Lead for:

  • Implementing and monitoring the overall planning strategy and the timing & sequence of the Contract Programme activities
  • Identify and alert the wider team on any issues affecting the project programme delivery
  • The issue and communication of the Contract Programme to the Project Lead for the onward issue to Client and Project Team, including periodic progress reporting
  • Ensuring that all other project planning and programming necessary for the execution of the contract is properly undertaken
  • Provide timely and accurate reports explaining the progress of work and critical issues in the design period, with a clear plan of action
  • Thinks commercially, and focuses on activities that will deliver real value for the projects
  • Undertake other duties commensurate with the level of this position
  • Comply with Company policies & procedures


Operational experience (site engineer/site agent) together with previous experience in planning Civil / Infrastructure / Structure projects. Proficiency in the use of planning techniques and the required planning toolsets.

An understanding of:

  • Forms of tender documents, contract documents and specifications
  • Methods of planning, programming, and progress monitoring
  • Risk and opportunity management with particular reference to planning programming
  • Events that initiate, and of the methods used to demonstrate, delay or change entitlement
  • Risk and opportunity management with particular reference to planning/programming
  • An understanding of the construction market, methods of construction, plant, equipment, and labour requirements
  • In-depth understanding of the Planning requirements of the JCT and NEC forms of Contract
  • Civils, Groundworks, Structures


  • IT literate - Planning and Programming Software Proficient in the use of P6 and Asta Powerproject
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to deal with clients & internal staff
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Meticulous, organised, proactive with a positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills


  • Relevant experience in the construction industry
  • Recognised Construction or technical discipline qualifications

Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in the UK.

Should you feel you have what it takes to be successful in this role then we would love to hear from you.

Employee referral scheme - refer a friend or family member to work for Galldris. We look forward to hearing from you.

Galldris is an Equal Opportunities employer and does not discriminate against any protected characteristic.

Please note: We are not using recruitment agencies for this role. In the event of speculative CV submissions, no fees will be applicable.

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