Trainee Planner

21 Jul 2021
22 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
nmcn work in partnership and collaboration with our customers, to deliver major built environment and critical national infrastructure projects across the UK. Our specialist engineering and construction teams bring multi-sector innovation and technical skill - from building and highways, to large-scale water networks and treatment plants.
Through our unique offering, providing services from feasibility and design, to construction and handover, our Water business provides 'Full Asset Lifecycle Thinking' across our projects, in both the clean and wastewater environments. Always ensuring we are supporting our customers with innovative outcome-based solutions and an exceptional experience. We currently deliver infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects for 10 of the largest national water sector companies.

A vacancy has arisen for a Trainee Planner operating across the nmcn businesses at South West. This role would be particularly suited to individuals currently employed as Site Managers or Project Engineers who are interested in specialising in this aspect of our contracting business.
Reporting to the Planning Manager, you will work within a multidisciplinary Mechanical, Electrical & Civil Project Delivery Team. You will be responsible to develop and update resourced programmes for allocated projects within the department. You will be responsible for challenging and aiding the Project management team to help deliver the project and make target gains to overall programme duration and delay mitigation utilising software packages such as Microsoft Project & P6. (Software Training available for the right Candidate).

What you'll be doing day to day

Development of construction baseline project plans in collaboration with the project delivery team
Collaborative Planning
To be pro-active and forward looking to support stakeholders in strategic and management decisions
Investigate and discuss potential gains or recovery actions by reviewing the programme / construction sequence to improve programme delivery with the Project Team.
To challenge project team to identify and correct potential delay situations
Correctly report delays and or corrective actions in timely manner, in order to make all parties aware of any issues that may affect the completion or quality of the project or future projects.
Site visits and programme audits to ensure validity of programme updates
Identify and track all changes or potential changes to the agreed construction scope, ensuring that the NEC 4 contract principles are applied and that the impacts are given immediate visibility to appropriate stakeholders, (training available to the right candidate)
To ensure accurate and timely planning, including progress reporting, effective measurement of key dates and milestones, stretch targets and critical path analysis
To receive and understand all project programme data and integrate all construction activities to mitigate potential resource and workface clashes
Ensuring Compliance with nmcn Management Systems
Compilation of Project and Programme Information
Site Programme reviews to ensure accurate recording of progress
Monitor and Update Project and Programme Information The experience and attributes we're looking for in a candidate

Time management and planning
Methodological approach
Good IT skills
Understanding of relevant Planning software including MS Project desirable but not essential, Training Will be available
Work as part of a team and individually
Ability to remain calm under pressure
Strong Problem Solving and Lateral Thinking
Vocational background, Site Experience important,
A Site Management background is beneficial
Good Construction / Maintenance Knowledge
Strong communication including writing reports and presenting
Understanding engineering principles What we can offer you

Competitive Salary
25 days holiday + bank holidays
Holiday trading scheme
Private Medical Insurance
Perks at work scheme (discount from high street retailers)
Free eye test vouchers
Employee share scheme
3x life assurance
Free Parking
Flexible Working
5% enhanced pension contribution Please note - we may have to close applications to this role sooner than anticipated based on the number of applications received