Planner (Construction/ASTA)

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  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Building, Construction and Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum + car/benefits

  • Contact:

    Ben Pascall

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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Our client operate within the construction sector and are looking for an experienced Planner with experience using ASTA Power Project and Primavera P6 on construction projects within residential and commercial environments.


Job Overview Purpose

The Planner will be responsible for supporting the planning & controls function on tenders, projects or programmes of works (low to medium complexity).

The Planner will develop, maintain and manage programmes, project controls and other time-related and production control deliverables, (sequence drawings, phasing diagrams, (BIM 4D would be advantageous), logistics and site management plans, S curves, milestone/key date trackers, resource histograms, plant schedules, etc.), with developing experience, skill and knowledge in producing these deliverables from first principles (volumetric, unit rates and benchmarks).

The Planner will be required to develop their comms skills regarding project planning & controls + performance measurement to key stakeholders, including: project/regional colleagues, professional team, the client and trades contractors, etc.

Early warnings, including exceptions reporting and mitigation proposals will all be key components of the role.

The Planner will be required to challenge live projects to ensure delivery is in line with all company, regional and project business objectives.

Develop an ability to innovate & drive planning + controls initiatives

* Regional Planning Manager
* Senior Planner
* Project Manager
* Bid Manager
* Pre-Construction Manager
* Planning Staff
* Construction Manager
* Engineering Staff
* Package Engineer
* MDG Staff
* Estimators
* Commercial Manager
* BIM Manager
* Business Development Manager

* Client
* Professional Team
* Sub-contractors
* Suppliers
* Professional Bodies

* Support company in meeting its objectives e.g. 100% projects completed on time, etc.
* Demonstrate and apply the necessary values of the company: Honourable, Family, Enterprising, Engineering Excellence & Responsibility
* Support all necessary project controls providing: status, trends, forecasts, early warnings & exceptions reporting-and contribute to mitigation measures to meet objectives

* To plan and utilise planning software to a high standard e.g. Asta Powerproject/Teamplan (or Oracle Primavera P6, if required)

* Provide exemplary planning on tenders/projects as required and support staff/reports to meet their full potential

* Develop exemplary planning functional support to project colleagues


* Support business strategy, aims and objectives
* Customer focussed/recognition of Employers Requirements
* Detailed knowledge of planning techniques
* Detailed knowledge of construction methods and techniques

Detailed knowledge of planning software e.g: Asta power Project/Teamplan; Oracle Primavera P6 (mainly Civils); TILOS Time Location Software (mainly Civils); Microsoft Project
* Competent user of Microsoft Office Suite
* Developing knowledge of BIM/4D/Asta 4D BIM (Desirable)
* Team player
* Ability to establish priorities and manage deadlines
* Detailed knowledge of Asta Power Project/Teamplan
* Good communication skills
* Can-do approach
* Good knowledge of construction methods and techniques
* Willingness to learn, absorb and apply detailed information from multiple sources into a fully-integrated precedence networked master programme (design, procurement, approvals, construction, testing & commissioning, handover, etc.)
* Able to understand project controls information/data, e.g.:
* Programme status
* Milestone/key dates trackers
* Critical path analysis (CPA)
* Production controls S curves & histograms (key trades packages)
* People (resource S curves & histograms)
* Pounds (utilise cash flow forecast (CFF) and forecast final costs (FFC)-cross-referenced to schedule & other controls data)
* Phasing and sequence diagrams
* Logistics and site management plans

* Earned Value (EVA/EVM)
* TILOS (Mainly Civils)
* Primavera P6 (Mainly Civils)
* BIM 4D Modelling

* Graduate Diploma/Degree in Construction or equivalent
* Graduate Diploma/Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
* Graduate Degree in another subject with substantial work experience and/ or trades background
* Relevant Construction Skills Certificate Card
* Successful applicants will have opportunities to develop their careers in line with the Planning and Controls Career Development Toolkit; and in accordance with the Company's Objectives have opportunities for everyone to meet their full potential

* Organised
* Ability to establish priorities and manage deadlines
* Good Knowledge of Asta Power Project/Teamplan
* Good communication skills
* Can-do approach
* Enjoys a challenge
* Adaptable/flexible
* Team player

Interested? Please send your CV to me on or 0161 707 1516