Lead Planner

Lead Planner

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Project Controls

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £60000 - £65000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Samantha Ballentyne

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8905

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:


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Role - Lead Planner (permanent)

Salary - £60-65,000pa + car allowance

Location - Manchester 

I am recruiting for a leading global construction consultancy based in Manchester. This company works with organisations to deliver value from their assets and work on many of the worlds biggest projects. They offer services covering the full range of consultancy, project delivery and post-project operations. 

The lead planner will work as part of the project controls team on a number of high profile infrastructure projects, providing performance reporting and analysis support. Typical activities include working with cost, planning and risk management professionals, establishing progress and cost monitoring methods


  • Create and maintain project schedules that support and align with project requirements
  • Reduce uncertainty, understand objectives and improve efficiency
  • Interact with project team to define scope of work to develop and update detailed schedules, cost information and identification of variances from original plan
  • Interact with and assist project managers to schedule work and coordinate assignments
  • Analyse critical path and constraints to determine effect of changes to schedule and recommend work-around
  • Adhere to NEC contract processes for management of schedule data and submissions
  • Monitor and advice on status of project KPI’s

Essential Criteria
  • Strong communicator
  • Working in a project controls enviornment on a major project or programme within the infrastructure sector.
  • Planning experience within Highways and/or Rail/Nuclear/Pharma/Utilities/Airports
  • Experience with Earned value, progress updating, cost control, change control and baseline measurement.
  • Experience in both Contractor and Client planning roles
  • Experience in P6

Should this position be of interest to you, or if you would like more information on this role, please send your CV to or call me on 0151 666 8905.

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