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Senior Planner

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Location East Midlands
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This is a Full Time/Flexible Working, Permanent vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

We have an opportunity for a Senior Planner to join our Construction Midlands team to provide an effective and professional planning and programming service for pre-contract and project teams.


Wates Construction is a UK-wide contractor specialising in maximising value for customers in the public and private sector, with an uncompromising focus on safety and quality. We have a proven track record in all our core markets: commercial and mixed-use developments, education and student accommodation, heritage, local authority frameworks, inner-city residential, senior living, industrial and research, we’re also experts in sustainability and ensuring we create a better tomorrow.


As a Senior Planner, some of your Key Accountabilities will include:


  • Instigate and monitor a balanced suite of performance measurement criteria throughout a project’s lifecycle
  • Ensure proper integration of design and procurement elements of programmes with construction
  • Produce integrated tender programme and method statement and present proposals to settlement meeting
  • Change management: review programme effect of changes and advise on EOT issues
  • Produce schedules as well as obtain and analyse quotes for all time-related preliminaries
  • Accountability for the most complex, largest or several significant projects and manage all to a successful conclusion with minimal supervision, this may involve supervising other Planners


We are looking for a professional Senior Planner with knowledge of commonly used forms of construction contracts as well as an awareness of a variety of performance measurement techniques, such as Critical Path Analysis, Earned Value Analysis and use of Key Performance Indicators.


To be successful in this role you will be a qualified Planner with effective communication skills and solid experience on Construction projects of over £50 million.

Wates Group is one of the largest, and most successful family-owned private construction, development, and property services companies in the UK. We are building a place to work where everyone belongs, by one small act of inclusion at a time. We celebrate difference and welcome diversity.

As a responsible and inclusive employer, we are committed to equality and are proud to have been recognised for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditation with Investors in People, we are also a Disability Confident employer. Being a family owned, business means we understand and value long term relationships. 

The Wates Group are committed to three ambitious environmental targets for 2025: Zero Waste, and Zero Carbon, from our operations and Positive Nature Enhancement. Wates are pushing to take a leading role in reducing our industry’s environmental impact.


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