Senior Planner

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We’re recruiting for a Planner with the strategic mind and drive to deliver the best for our customers and our business. Overseeing the Planning process, you’ll exemplify our commitment to Health & Safety, and ensuring quality and best practice will be second nature to you. Based in Elgin, you’ll manage the planning process of a large construction project for our Construction Northern business.


You’ll be joining a business that thrives on achieving results that benefit people and communities, and offers fantastic opportunities for career development.

Your new role

What you’ll do:

  • Strategic development of planning procedures to ensure best practice and robustness, including regional protocol for bid and construction stage planning, programme control and reporting
  • Provide planning support to all regional bids, managing the appraisal and review process to identify programme constraints, statutory and contractual obligations, analyse and manage programme risk, and develop efficient programme and logistics solutions and material in support of bid submissions
  • Support the bid team to achieve commercially attractive tender solutions
  • Co-ordinate / assist in the preparation and delivery of Client presentations / interview
  • Manage the transfer of programme intelligence from bid to contract stage, including programme assumptions, resource and output calculations, supply
  • Ensure operational programme reporting follows Critical Path Analysis principles and provides analysis and commentary on consumption of programme float
  • Undertake and prepare delay analysis and collation of reports in conjunction with Project Management Teams
  • Ensure that the regional planning function is kept abreast of the latest changes in legal opinion and case law 

What you’ll need:

  • Experience in a Planning role or significant experience in front-end construction project management
  • The ability to operate at a strategic level, reviewing and developing procedures to reflect industry best practice
  • To be able to demonstrate a sound working knowledge of design, procurement and commercial processes, and the interdependencies and impact on planning and programming
  • To be able to demonstrate a sound working knowledge of forms of contract, construction law, construction technology, modern construction techniques and time and resource management 

Who we’re looking for:


People are at the heart of everything we do and achieve at Robertson. To fit right into the team, you’ll be committed to understanding the needs of our customers and show positive determination, working collaboratively towards our shared goals; get the best from teams and individuals, be confident in your decisions, and calm and quick to adjust to unexpected challenges; and help us make progress towards the best, most sustainable future, for ourselves and our communities.


What's in it for me

We also look after our people just as much as we look after our clients. On top of a competitive salary and pension, you’ll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you’re based.


Robertson Construction Group works with public and private sector customers throughout the UK. Our diverse portfolio reflects the expertise and capabilities that allow us to bring projects of all sizes to life, and work across sectors including commercial, education, food and drink, healthcare, hospitality, PRS and student accommodation.


We are proud to be the Construction News Awards Contractor of the Year 2019 (turnover over £500m), testament to the calibre of Team Robertson and the work we do for our customers and in our communities.


Robertson is one of the largest family-owned construction, infrastructure and support services businesses in the UK. For over 50 years our sustainable growth has enabled us to invest in our business, the future of people and communities, and to deliver on major projects, housing schemes and facilities management for customers nationally. Ultimately, our approach is about making progress safely towards a sustainable future. It’s the Robertson Way.


Location: Elgin


Closing Date: 30th September 2021


The working hours for this role are 38.75 per week.


Robertson is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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