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Date Added: Mon 20/05/2024

Senior Planner

Cardiff, CF10, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £55000 - £65000/annum

About The Role
Morrison Energy Services is currently looking to recruit a Senior Planner to work on our Transmission Networks Division, covering projects UK wide, with initial projects based in South Wales and the South West. 
As a Senior Planner you will be part of our planning department who are responsible for producing robust and detailed programmes for all works associated with the design, procurement and construction phases of the projects. Also, a key part of the role will liaising with the Project/Construction Manager and Site Engineers to ensure that the programme keeps abreast of any changes.
As a Planner your duties & responsibilities will be:

Build, optimise and implement construction planning and programmes (including resources, outages, consents and wayleaves) in conjunction with interested parties to deliver the work
When necessary, produce detailed trackers to be used to collect and report progress made on a weekly basis
Work with the Head of Commercial and the planning team to develop a planning culture throughout the business units and projects
With other members of the team deliver full integration of the company's cost management system to help deliver automatic CPI/SPI reports together with robust processes and disciplines
Champion programme management policies, procedures and the standards required to deliver projects
Participate in project handover meetings involving the Bid team, Project Manager and Q.S
Work closely with the Project Manager and Project Q.S. to maximise the potential of each project, attend site meetings when necessary
Provide planning input at tender stage
Represent the business at client meetings and ensure deadlines are achieved (KPI requirements)
Gather benchmarking information to aid the value for money assessment on each project
In conjunction with the risk management and value engineer produce and manage the risk, issue and opportunity register for assigned projects within the change management
Keep abreast of current and new planning techniques, technologies and initiatives which may have a benefit for the business
Maintain ongoing development and delivery of a co-ordinated change agenda for business improvement
Work cohesively with the commercial and financial members of the Planning and Systems team
Monitor and control programme compliance in respect of our contractual obligations
In conjunction with other members of the team, take responsibility for meeting agreed business and project targets, control costs in achieving to achieve targets, managing risks effectively and delivering all agreed outputs, within the agreed economics and safety regulatory framework
Contributing to the identification and formulation of strategic objectives
Hybrid working with 2-3 days on siteSkills & Knowledge Requirements

Full UK driving licence - happy to travel across sites.
Competent in the following planning software: Primavera P6 & Microsoft Project
Experience of earned value management and NEC contracts.
Change management process.
Experience of working in the energy sector on Substations or OHL advantageous. What's in it for you?

25 days' annual leave plus 8 days' bank holiday
Pension scheme
Life Assurance
Private health care                                        
Company car and fuel card

About The Company
M Group Services delivers a range of essential infrastructure services within the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sectors in the UK & Ireland. We have built and maintained relationships with our clients over a number of years and have a strong culture that continuously focuses on safety, operational delivery, efficiency and customer service. We are committed to profitable growth both organically and through acquisitions. M Group Services, a trusted employer to over 10,000 skilled specialists working from 240 locations, operates a divisional structure aligned with its end markets.
At M Group Services we recognise and value the benefits from our workforce diversity. We work hard to build and maintain inclusive environments and develop a culture where our people feel included and valued
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