Location: North West
About Colas Ltd
Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a ‘Gold Investor in People’ award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.
About the Role
Colas North or looking to recruit a planner to provide planning management and support to both the pre-contract and contract operations of the business. Coordinating with bid and construction teams to manage and control the planning and programming aspects of bid proposals and multiple projects in progress.
Produce tender programmes compliant with tender sum, design (where appropriate)
Produce tender deliverables as required (agreed at initial tender meeting with planning manager / bid manager)
Construction / delivery stage:
Produce, manage and update the construction programme and its communication to internal and external customers and major stakeholders
Manage and incorporate change events into the construction programme and jointly with the commercial team, secure full entitlement under the contract
As well as a highly competitive salary, Colas are also offering some great benefits with this role, which include:
Competitive pension contribution
A company car allowance or a company car with a fuel card
25 days annual leave per annum + the option to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave
Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification fully funded
Ongoing training, and personal professional development
Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal
The successful candidate will be educated to professional level with a relevant degree or equivalent in a core business discipline. You will have experience in programme and project management, project planning, including programme controls, project review, and cost & risk analysis. Showing an ability to plan construction works from first principles, preferably with experience in multi discipline civil projects.
You will also have
Thorough understanding and experience in the use of project management software
Extensive site experience on business related projects in a management or supervisory capacity
Extensive experience of the impact that commercial events have on the baseline programme
Extensive experience of working on multi-discipline projects within the highways and sector
Bid and project planning experience on highway maintenance and construction projects
Experience in recognition and recording of any change in requirements
Experience in the interpretation of data and information and producing it in a clear and logical format
Ability to work in a team environment with minimum supervision
Organisational planning and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise workload and meet tight deadlines on multiple projects
Ability to deliver project planning to demanding deadlines
Excellent negotiation and diplomacy skills and the ability to convince senior colleagues of the need to develop solutions to the benefit of the business
The technical knowledge required to be able to review, check, comment on drawings for change, build-ability and quality, health and safety, and compliance with contract and legislation
Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met.
Colas is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity and maintaining a culture of fairness, transparency and respect for all employees, clients, communities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders. Colas aims to be inclusive, meet diverse needs and promote awareness and ownership in the workplace and the communities in which we serve.
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