Senior Planner

Seascale, UK

Job Type


About the Role

As a Senior Planner you will be:

  • Ensuring that the programme content is functionally compliant with the planning procedures and guidance

  • Identifying planning scope, major constraints and contract requirements

  • Identifying major quantities and factors affecting the programme

  • Establishing and agreeing with Operations construction outputs and agreeing working hours with appropriate Estimator

  • Establishing and agreeing with Operations and Bid Team key methods of construction, sequencing, installation and commissioning

  • Producing and documenting the planning deliverables including programmes, planning philosophy, presentations and reports

  • Producing the Tender Programme and supporting information in accordance with the tender requirements

  • Developing overall programmes, issue to all parties for review and implement

  • recommendations, innovation and best practice as applicable

  • Reconciling company and sub-contract plant/labour and major materials elements in conjunction where appropriate Applying resource levelling techniques as necessary - Interfacing with third parties to identify and resolve issues


Personal Qualities and Experience:

  • Substantial experience of planning services within large complex environments within the construction and engineering industry

  • Good experience in the use of planning techniques and the required planning toolsets

  • Good understanding of various forms of tender documents, contract documents and specifications

  • Good understanding of various methods of planning, programming and progress monitoring

  • Good understanding of risk and opportunity management with particular reference to planning/programming

  • Good understanding of the events that initiate, and of the methods used to demonstrate, delay or change entitlement

  • Good understanding of the construction market, methods of construction, plant, equipment and labour requirements

  • Relevant CSCS Card

About the Company

Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick (BBK) is a market leading mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) and mechanical, electrical and instrumentation (ME&I) solutions provider with over 100 years of engineering expertise.

We design, install and maintain the systems that make building infrastructure work. Emphasising environmentally efficient technologies, digital construction and offsite manufacturing, our experienced teams deliver high quality solutions across the following sectors: Aviation, Buildings, Civils, Defence, Energy and New Build Nuclear.

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality.

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role

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