Project Planner

Employment Type:
Permanent Employee

Role Summary

We are seeking a highly skilled Program Planner with expertise in NEC contracts to join our project management team. The ideal candidate will possess in-depth knowledge of the NEC contractual framework and a strong project planning, scheduling, and monitoring background. This role requires a strategic thinker with excellent analytical skills and a commitment to ensuring project timelines and resources are managed per NEC requirement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, maintain, and update the project programme in accordance with NEC contract requirements, ensuring integration of all project activities and alignment with project goals.

  • Work closely with the project management team, site leads, project coordinators, and engineers to understand project objectives, scope, and deliverables, translating these into detailed plans and schedules.

  • Proactively identify and report on project delays, offering solutions and adjustments to senior management to mitigate programme impact.

  • Implement and manage the planning, monitoring, and control processes stipulated by the NEC contract, ensuring timely communication and reporting progress, risks, and changes leading to revised programme submission.

  • Collaborate with the project team and stakeholders to facilitate the early warning process, identify potential risks and changes, and contribute to developing mitigation strategies.

  • Ensure the accurate and timely submission of revised programs, forecasts, and revisions, supporting the management of compensation events and contract modifications.

  • Facilitate collaborative planning sessions with the client and other stakeholders to ensure a cohesive approach to project execution, delivery, and programme updates.

  • Utilise NEC's tools and techniques for planning and progress monitoring, such as critical path analysis and earned value management, to ensure project objectives are met efficiently.

  • Prepare and present detailed reports and analyses on project progress, performance, and forecasts to senior management and stakeholders, highlighting potential issues and recommending solutions.

  • Collaborating closely with client design leaders to assimilate and analyse progress data, ensuring timely communication of insights to the project management team.

  • Cultivating and maintaining robust relationships with project teams and clients, ensuring open lines of communication and client satisfaction.

  • Ensure that senior management understands all issues within the programme and advice appropriate planning.

  • This role requires the Planner to carry out their Project Control duties with limited supervision and work under their own initiative in the production of Project Programmes and Tender Programmes.

Knowledge, Skills, Attributes and Experience

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

  • Proactive team member, ensuring the business governance is met.

  • Work under your own initiative in the production of Project Programmes and Tender Programmes.

  • Team player.

  • Willingness for continuous improvement.

  • Good motivational qualities.

Experience & Attainments

  • A basic understanding of performance analysis data and CPI/SPI information.

  • Member of the APM preferred but not essential.

  • A good working knowledge of MSP, Primavera P6, and MS Excel using advanced formulas is preferred.

To submit your application for this role, email your CV to our recruitment team at