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Senior Construction Planner - North East England

Ref: 517 Date Posted: Monday 08 Jul 2024

2020 Recruitment are working with an engineering client who are looking to add a Senior Construction Planner to their team on a 12 month contract.

This role will be based in Hersham for the first 6 months before moving to a site in Immingham for the remaining 6 month. The successful candidate must be happy to travel and work away from home. Expenses will be provided by our client.

The Role

As the Senior Construction Planner you will need a solid understanding of the project schedule, the schedule basis and the work process to be followed for plan creation.  Detailed knowledge of the project scope report and the execution strategy, including client reporting requirements to support project management.

Duties & Responsibilities

As the Senior Construction Planner your duties will include the following:

  • Support the Lead Planner in maintaining fully integrated EPC Level 3 schedules.
  • Work with Construction Team to develop LII/LIII Construction Schedules.
  • Assist or Guide Construction contractors to develop Construction LIII schedule.
  • Weekly/Monthly updates of Project Master Level III schedules.
  • Collection of information / and support Lead Planner for production of monthly Status Report.
  • Conduct Critical Path Analyses and recommend mitigating actions where necessary.
  • Production of progress, productive curves and earned value reporting.
  • Preparing ad hoc progress reports to facilitate effective controls within Construction and Commissioning.
  • Provide statistical data for management reviews.
  • Regular project team reviews, Public Planning Meeting and Last Planner Meetings.
  • Initiate day-to-day discussions with all groups involved in a project to assess the change / schedule implication of ongoing work.
  • Schedule reduction exercises to provide ballpark schedule views for alternatives.
  • Assist Construction team in development of action plans to avoid / minimise cost / schedule overruns.


To be considered for the Senior Construction Planner role you must have the following skills & experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years major Construction planning experience including EPC head office and site environments preferably in oil and gas or energy sector.
  • Experience with UK Construction projects.
  • Advanced user of Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project.
  • Demonstrated technical competency in the field of Construction Planning.
  • Very good oral and written communication skills.
  • Proactive approach to the work.
  • Demonstrable interpersonal, teambuilding skills.
  • Preferable to be located closer to Immingham, UK.
  • Willingness to travel and take on site assignment at Immingham, UK.
  • Experience with Deltek Acumen Risk is an advantage.


This role has been determined as inside IR35 and only a PAYE contract will be offered.

Day rates, benefits and expenses are negotiable and will be discussed at submission stage.


To apply for this position please send a CV to Robert at 2020 Recruitment.