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Family run
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Project Planner

Vacancy Salary {Advertised Salary}
Location Newbury
Mergefield Title {Mergefield Value}
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This is a , Permanent vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Project Planner to join our Southern Home Counties Construction team.


The primary focus of this role will be to provide an effective and professional planning and programming service for pre-contract and project teams which is recognised as such by Wates, clients and consultants.


Key Accountabilities will include:


  • Clearly establish the company has the experience and resources to carry out the project successfully
  • Identify the advantages for the client and client’s team if Wates are awarded the contract
  • Demonstrate a full understanding of the project and client needs and assess viable alternatives that could give Wates a competitive advantage.
  • Accurately assess site preliminaries including cost of scaffolding, major plants, temporary electrics etc.
  • Obtain programme advice from key trade contractors/supplier.
  • Ensure the project team are fully briefed and issued with copied of Tender plan and Programme at Estimator’s handover meeting.


We are looking for an individual with a strong knowledge of the construction business, methods and technology along with an understanding of planning techniques, the tender process and Asta Powerproject planning software.


To be successful in the role you will be an effective communicator with skills in project management, document and tender preparation as well as an understanding of risk management techniques and value creation.


Being a family owned business means we understand and value long term relationships. We are community minded and our work is guided by inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.


It’s our people who make Wates successful. We will only achieve our strategic objectives if we recruit and retain the best people and operate in an environment underpinned by inclusivity, diversity and opportunity.


We offer industry-leading family friendly and flexible working opportunities that reflect the changing expectations of talent and enable you to manage personal and professional commitments as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.


As a responsible and inclusive employer, offering equal opportunities, we are proud to have been recognised through our Investors in People Gold accreditation and our Disability Confident Committed certification.


So, if you’d like to work for an inclusive organisation which invests in you and your continued career development, and you’re looking for your next challenge, we’d like to hear from you.


Inside Housing Development Awards


What House? 2019 Awards


Investors in People 2020


Considerate Constructors Schemes (CCS) National Site Awards


2019 Construction Manager of the Year Awards

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