Our client is looking for an experienced Planner to join the team in Birmingham looking after projects across the Midlands region. The successful candidate will manage the timely delivery of the construction programme, ensuring operations and the commercial teams are fully aligned to the plan. Assure programme submissions are compliant with NEC contractual guidelines. Lead on programme review sessions with internal and external stakeholders. Own and update the programme risk & issue plan.


Specific Duties:

  • Build, manage and maintain detailed construction programme(s) for FTTP delivery, monitoring progress and ensuring GBC are on track to achieving key milestones and THP.
  • Submit fortnightly programme updates into the client in line with NEC contractual clauses.
  • Update daily the latest progress into the Microsoft Project schedule coordinating with subcontractors.
  • Inputting risk/delays into the schedule, assessing the impact and reporting into the GBC project team.
  • Capture any early warnings, compensation events or project management instructions into the project schedule.
  • Liaise with the internal operations team to understand the resource profile & productivity assumptions ensuring the schedule is up to date with the latest information.
  • Liaise with the project coordinators and subcontractor coordinator to advise of key delivery dates in the programme.
  • Understand the critical path of the programme and work with the wider team when slippage is identified.
  • Work closely with the relevant quantity surveyor to ensure they are aligned with the programme for commercial forecasting.
  • Own, update and drive resolution of the Risk & Issue log(s).
  • Build strong Client relationships.
  • Find efficiencies and improvements in internal and external processes.
  • Input data into internal and client systems where required to ensure alignment.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Set a good example to others by working safely.
  • Take reasonable care of yourself and any other person who may be affected by your actions and omissions.
  • Adopt a positive attitude, cooperate and assist the company in all aspects of Health, Safety and the Environment.
  • Ensure the team understands all relevant health and safety policies and arrangements based upon the policies and implements this way of working within the team.

Personal Skills:

  • Organised.
  • Time management / ability to work to deadlines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • A strong understanding of contracts and SLAs.
  • Good problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • People-management skills including performance management.
  • Problem-Solving skills.
  • Self-motivated and proactive.
  • Ability to develop, establish and maintain customer and internal relationships.
  • Ability to drive results through planning the delivery of the project within the project timescales, making decisions and providing solutions.


 Technical Skills

  • Microsoft Project experience is essential / Ideally within this field.
  • Good level of IT skills including excel, and other Microsoft packages.
  • Adept at manipulating client tools/reports on a regular basis.
  • Health and Safety Qualifications.



  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Company pension.
  • Life insurance.
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Wellness programmes.


Additional Information:

  • Must be highly computer literate including Microsoft Office and confident in managing and working with large data sets.
  • This job is a full-time permanent role, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday from our Birmingham Office.
  • Opportunity to spend time in and working closely with other departments will be provided to ensure the successful applicant gains a wide depth and breadth of experience and understanding of the company and industry.
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