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Senior Planner

74% Flex
Full Remote
Mid-level (2-5 years)

Senior Planner

74% Flex
Remote: Full Remote
Experience: Mid-level (2-5 years)
Work from: United Kingdom

Offer summary

Qualifications: Demonstrable experience in contract planning for a main contractor, proven delivery experience of large-scale infrastructure projects, technical knowledge of construction process, Experience in in-situ reinforced concrete structures and civil engineering in complex environments, good level of competency within Primavera P6.

Key responsabilities:

  • Be responsible for developing, communicating, and monitoring project programs across all stages, collaborating with operational teams, identifying change issues and communicating assessments
  • Working closely with project management team from preconstruction to handover ensuring the efficient delivery of projects within specified timelines
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Kier Group
Construction & Civil EngineeringLarge

10001 Employees

Job description

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We're looking for a Senior Planner to join our Infrastructure Major Projects team. Within this role you can enjoy 26 days annual leave, sharesave scheme, family friendly policies and even more.

Location: Reading/Basingstoke area with travel to Warrington.

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: Competitive + benefits


As a Senior Planner you'll be working within the Major Projects team and will initially be involved in the ECI phase of a major defence sector project.

Your day to day will include:

  • Ensuring the programme is continually developed, communicated, reviewed, monitored, and efficiently delivered across all stages of the project lifecycle supporting the project management team in preconstruction and construction through to handover.
  • Working closely with the operational team to plan the sequence, logistics, and resourcing of the works, as well as monitoring and providing the programme conscience of the project.
  • As expected with a senior planning role, regular identification of change and early warning matters are an absolute, which will require production, and subsequent communication of assessments with the commercial team to manage any change.

Who are we looking for?

This role of Senior Planner is great for you if:

  • You have demonstrable experience in contract planning for a main contractor, including change management
  • You have proven delivery experience of large-scale infrastructure projects with a sound technical knowledge of the construction process
  • You have experience of large in-situ, reinforced concrete structures and civil engineering carried out in a complex environment with consideration of multiple stakeholders
  • Good level of competency within Primavera P6
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong leadership, management, and problem-solving skills and can take the lead with client interfaces
  • A proactive, enthusiastic, and collaborative approach, with good attention to detail

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 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.
  • professional subscription - you will get one professional subscription funded to support your professional development.
  • pension - you will be able to join the Kier Retirement Savings Plan (KRSP)
  • Kier rewards - You will have access to discounted shopping including restaurants, insurance companies, and supermarkets.
  • employee referral scheme - refer a friend or family member to work for Kier

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: 20 April 2023

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

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  • Strong leadership, management abilities, excellent communication skills, proactive and collaborative approach
  • Good problem-solving skills, attention to detail, welcoming transferable skills from diverse backgrounds, promotes diversity and inclusion

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