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Construction Planner

Posted 8 March by Cobalt Recruitment Easy Apply Ended

Job Title - Construction Planner
Location - London
Salary - £45,000 / £55,000 + Package

The Client

Cobalt are currently working with a leading specialist consultancy, that provides engineering, design, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects of the built environment. They are looking for a project planner to be based in London, serving projects and clients predominantly in and near London. The Construction Planning team is a centre of excellence within our clients Project Planning services for all stages of programmes and projects. A particular focus of the person sought for this role is to support the planning/scheduling of the design and construction stages of various engineering projects.

The Role

The Construction Planner/Scheduler will be required to, as part of a planning team:

  • Develop project programmes/schedules from first principle for allocated work streams/projects;
  • Set up and roll out planning functions/process across projects/the programme including schedule assurance and control
  • Undertaking schedule and progress updates and report back to senior stakeholders (deputy directors and directors);
  • Produce technical reports & progress reports that capture issues and be able to advise Senior Management team members of the impact of issues and provide mitigation;
  • Develop visual techniques to aid communication of project phasing and constraints to the other members of the project team
  • Support the improvement of planning on the programme undertaking whatever tasks are necessary which may include authoring and presenting planning processes and supporting more junior schedulers.


  • Professional qualification, ideally to degree standard
  • Good understanding of modern construction methods and constructability issues;
  • Good understanding of construction logistics;
  • Able to test and analyse multiple complex scenarios;
  • Good experience of application of Planning/Scheduling best practice;
  • Fully conversant with planning and scheduling techniques and competent with scheduling software such as Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project;
  • Self-starter with ability to work without independently and meet key deadlines
  • Able to work with and across multiple teams and build rapport;
  • Good communication skills - written and orally - with a broad range of people
  • Be based in central London, with occasional trips beyond;
  • Be self-motivated, proactive and flexible with regard to types of projects and responsibilities;
  • Smart and presentable

If you feel like this is the role for you then please apply below.

Required skills

  • design
  • primavera
  • consultancy
  • project planner
  • planning enginner

Reference: 34635980

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