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Full time

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We’re looking for a Planner (Planning Engineer) to join the Highways team in West Midlands. The successful candidate will be working as a member of integrated planning and project controls team, under the direction and leadership of the project planning manager. Within this role, you can enjoy private healthcare, company car or car allowance, competitive annual holiday entitlement with opportunities to buy/sell leave and even more.

Location: Flexible working available, where you will be initially based out of one of our offices in Gloucester or Bristol with home working available and some travel to other offices and sites

Contract: Permanent, Fulltime

Salary: £competitive


As a Planner, you’ll be working within the Highways Major Projects, supporting A417 Missing Link project.

Your day to day will include:

  • all aspects of planning, phasing, coordination and sequencing for tenders and live projects
  • the incorporation of design, procurement and pre-construction activities into a fully integrated, logic linked programme
  • timely and accurate progress updates, development and maintenance of the integrated schedule, and provision of time-related data and analysis

Who are we looking for?

This role of Planner is great for you if have:

  • experience in a similar role gained on major projects with a main contractor or design consultancy
  • understand and demonstrate knowledge of highways design and construction methodology
  • able to develop survey, design and construction programmes based on agreed methodology
  • good IT skills and experience of using professional planning tools such as Primavera P6, TILOS and MS Office

We’re all about finding potential here at Kier, and transferable skills are always welcome! So even if you don’t tick every box, please apply and we can have a chat. We want to hear from candidates from all backgrounds and experiences, and we especially encourage those from underrepresented communities to get in touch with us.

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please get in touch at [email protected] to discuss and arrange these.

Benefits at Kier

We’re proud to be able to offer our fantastic employees a wide variety of benefits that you can tailor to your needs. Some of our favourites include:

  • new and enhanced family friendly policies, including eight weeks paternity leave, 26 weeks maternity leave, pregnancy loss leave, surrogacy leave, menopause guidance and more
  • fantastic matched pension scheme
  • share in the success you help to create by investing in Kier through our Sharesave and Share Incentive Plans.
  • 24/7 virtual GP service for you and your family
  • Green Car Scheme

And so much more! You can read the full details of all of our benefits on our website:

Who is Kier?

We’re made up of six business units, Group Functions, Construction, Highways, Infrastructure, Utilities and Property, and as a group, our purpose is to sustainably deliver construction and infrastructure services which are vital to the UK. Take a look at our sustainability objectives:

At the core of all our projects is technical excellence, utilising the latest building methods and innovations to ensure we offer the best value to our clients as sustainably as possible.

Our projects are those that support the local communities we work in, helping them thrive and progress. We are collaborative, trusted and focussed in all that we do, and our people are essential in helping us achieve our goals.

Diversity and inclusion

Making Kier a diverse and inclusive place to work is a huge priority for us. We’re proud of the steps we’ve taken so far, but we know we must always do more. Our employees are key in shaping Kier’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, and our people have made a huge impact on how we work, by using their experiences to shape our policies and initiatives.

You can see more about our D&I action plan here:

Closing date: 22 February 2023

Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.


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