Planners / Planning Engineers

Planning engineers develop the most appropriate method and sequence of construction operations for a particular project, in conjunction with the site manager. They plan and oversee the entire programme of work and must anticipate a contract's demands in terms of labour, materials, equipment and technical challenges. As well as ensuring that construction is completed safely to a high technical standard, the planning engineer is also responsible for specifying the timing of the contract. This can be a major responsibility when penalty clauses for late completion are written into project contracts.

Typical planning activities include:

  • selecting the appropriate techniques and sequence of events for a particular project;
  • analysing construction sites and local environments to determine appropriate logistics solutions and resources;
  • drawing up plans and presenting schedules of work, often with visual aids such as bar charts and procedures diagrams;
  • using specialist planning computer software;
  • preparing logistics plans and pricing schedules for individual projects;
  • monitoring progress throughout the construction process and comparing this with the projected schedule of work;
  • liaising with the site agent and surveyor throughout the process, making adjustments to projects as necessary;
  • providing advice and support on the development of specific systems.

If you would like to discuss the roles we have at present then please call +44 1995 605137 to discuss.

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