Senior Planner wanted for a large Pharma project in Cork for one of Irelands biggest Building and Engineering companies. Contractor or PAYE positions available with amazing packages on offer. Lengthy career for the right canditate. At least 5 years Senior Planner experience.

To lead the planning management function. To set the standard for planning and project controls and regularly review the function in the preconstruction and construction phases. To develop a consistent approach and produce regular reports to feedback on progress and performance to the group board.

Key Responsibilities
Programme development & control

  • Lead in the development of the baseline contract programme, covering all aspects of design, procurement, construction, commissioning and handover. All elements to be fully logic linked and have a critical path.
  • To lead in the preparation of a construction (target) programme highlighting areas of improvement against the contract programme.
  • Prepare a tender event programme for the procurement of subcontractors incorporating design release and lead in activities.
  • Maintain electronic files and administration of planning and programme documents to facilitate retrieval as required. Utilising the common data environment (CDE).
  • Provide all programme information as required support the management team.
  • To develop a 4D graphical model, where required or 2D phasing plans. To represent the sequence of build, phasing and logistics.
  • Use the construction programme to produce / assist in the production of project prelim books including, but not limited to, staff resource, logistics and temporary works requirements.
  • To engage with  the supply chain to develop the project programme with regards to design, lead-in’s, construction periods, plant & labour requirements
  • To review risk and opportunities for every programme produced and highlight potential mitigation measures in the programme. Including float and time risk allowances.

Reporting, progress and as built information

  • Develop tracking schedules as required to maintain information and control the production of programmes by the subcontractors.
  • To keep an as built programme, highlighting where the programme has deviated from the baseline programme.
  • Input to change requests as required to advise on programme impacts for approval and instructions as necessary to facilitate the works.
  • To use the 4D model and/or 2D phasing information to highlight the current progress position of the programme.
  • Produce validated output rates with appropriate clarifications to track live progress on projects, as well as feedback into the pre-construction department to inform new tenders.
  • Undertake proactive peer reviews of other planners programmes to ensure consistency and continuity within the planning department

Management Responsbilities 

  • To report back to the Regional Planner the current programme position on all projects they are working on a weekly / monthly basis. To regular review programmes, outputs and phasing with the Regional Planner.
  • To carry out PDP’s with all assistant planners and to drive through actions/activities identified in the individual’s development plan
  • To lead and coordinate with others in the duties under planning and programme management in the preconstruction process.
  • To lead and coordinate with others in the duties under planning and programme management on site.
  • Input to the assessment of the programme and entitlements under the contract – coordinate outputs with the management team.
  • Lead input to the programme reporting weekly and monthly as required.
  • To report the programme position at the monthly contract review meeting.
  • Check the quality of the production of planning and programme documents generally under their control. Including the site teams and assistant planners.
  • Prove programme periods by means of sub-contractor liaison, benchmarking from previous or similar projects and project team consultation.

Experience & Skills

Successful track record of working with clients, contractors and other stakeholders on live construction projects.

Experience of working within a team.

Extensive knowledge of UK and EU legal framework, in particular contract management.

Experience managing Planning teams

Qualifications / Training

Relevant Degree or diploma

Qualifications in construction management

Certification for use of planning and programme software

Membership of relevant professional body, where applicable

Advanced Asta Powerproject Training – Progress Analysis & S-curve reporting.

Advanced Primavera P6 Training Managing costs & resources.

Managing People Training

Advanced contract awareness – Understanding JCT and NEC forms of contract