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Operations Planner

Posted 25 January by Cordant Technical and Engineering Easy Apply Ended

Utility Planner - Kent - £25,000 - £35,000 + Health-care + 28 Days Holiday ( Including bank holiday ) + Pension + Accident & Life Cover + Mobile + Laptop

Excellent opportunity to join a leading business within the Gas industry

Company Overview

Our client is one of the UK's leading utility contractors and services supplier to gas network operators in England. An investor in people, they are committed to the training and development of their employees. They have a huge order book, with multi-million pound contracts with DNO's all over the UK. They are continuously expanding due to the repeat business and contract extensions awarded by their main clients.

Role Outline

This role doesn't require any formal qualifications, just proven experience at organising and coordinating multiple projects within a utilities, construction, or similar environment. An integral part of the role is developing relationships with key stakeholders, such as: local councils, and other departments within the organisation. This role is fast-paced and can at time be pressured, however it is a key role and there is the potential to gain leadership / management experience as the planning department grows.

Ideally you will come from a Utilities business where you are involved in understanding developers requirements, coordinating with the council, liaising with asset (land or development) owners, the design department, and the delivery department. Expert organisational skills are essential.


Create, maintain, review and administer plans and schedules. .

Interfacing with key stakeholders.

Building relationships with developers, other departments and local authorities

Liaise with supervisors, managers and operational teams to discuss the progress of the plan and address any issues that arise

Keep internal and external clients up to date with plan progress

Mitigate risk by constantly monitoring plans vs actual

A typical working week for a planner would be 40 - 45 hours, however you would be required to work longer if there is a deadline fast approaching.


Excellent communication skills, including writing reports and presenting

Highly organised.

Very proficient in the use of Excel, and other software packages.

Able to build strong professional relationships.

Strong problem solving skills



Previous experience in similar role or Utilities


Negotiable salary


West-field Health-care Cover

Accident & life Cover

Location - Kent -

If you are interested in this position or would like to know more, please forward your CV or contact us in the following ways:

Jordan Hamer.

Cordant is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Required skills

  • ("Project Planner" or "Planner" or "Senior Planner") and ("NES" or "Variations" or "Primavera" or "Primavera P6")

Reference: 34315675

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