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Project Planner

Job Title: Project Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: WG347
Job Published: August 08, 2019 10:22

Job Description

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Project Planner to join our Southern Home Counties Construction team in Basingstoke.


The primary focus of this role will be to provide an effective and professional planning and programming service for pre-contract and project teams which is recognised as such by Wates, clients and consultants.


Key Accountabilities will include:


Clearly establish the company has the experience and resources to carry out the project successfully
Identify the advantages for the client and client’s team if Wates are awarded the contract
Demonstrate a full understanding of the project and client needs and assess viable alternatives that could give Wates a competitive advantage.
Accurately assess site preliminaries including cost of scaffolding, major plants, temporary electrics etc.
Obtain programme advice from key trade contractors/supplier.
Ensure the project team are fully briefed and issued with copied of Tender plan and Programme at Estimator’s handover meeting.

We are looking for an individual with a strong knowledge of the construction business, methods and technology along with an understanding of planning techniques, the tender process and Asta Powerproject planning software.


To be successful in the role you will be an effective communicator with skills in project management, document and tender preparation as well as an understanding of risk management techniques and value creation.


A bit about us:


Wates is one of the largest and most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK.


Within the Group, Wates Construction is a UK-wide contractor specialising in maximising value for customers in the public and private sector, with an uncompromising focus on safety and quality. We have a proven track record in all our core markets: commercial and mixed use developments, education and student accommodation, heritage, local authority frameworks, inner-city residential, senior living, industrial and research, we’re also experts in sustainability and ensuring we create a better tomorrow.


As a progressive and rewarding business we offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers.


The wellbeing and safety of our people is our priority, therefore creating a zero harm culture and encouraging a healthy work-life balance is important to us.  Wates Group are a responsible and inclusive employer and are proud to have been recognised for this through accolades including C2E (Committed to Equality) and Investors in People (Gold).

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