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Programme Planner

Ref no. BHN560533
Location Havant, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Our Water framework client is seeking a Programme Planner to join their major reservoir build project in Havant.

Key skills required for this role

Planner, Construction, Water, Primavera, MS Project, Reservoir


Primavera P6 experience is essential

Job description

Our Water framework client is seeking a Programme Planner to join their major reservoir build project in Havant.

Our client has embarked on a major project to build a reservoir at Havant Thicket. This environmentally led project will safeguard future water supplies and provide a place of natural beauty for the community to enjoy. The reservoir will provide wetland habitats, paths for walking, cycling, running and horse-riding, and a visitors' centre providing a café and educational resources for schools. The project will be mainly delivered through a main reservoir contract and two pipeline contracts, with some additional related contracts. The project will protect world renowned chalk streams of the River Test and the River Itchen.

The Programme Planner will support our clients' PMO Finance Manager to fulfil duties for the project to include working closely with our contractors, stakeholders and the team to ensure the project has successful outcomes.


  • Create, monitor, and maintain the integrated, master programme
  • Monitor progress of individual projects, identifying critical activities and reviewing forecasts and progress achieved to date to ensure accuracy of project schedules and to inform decision making
  • Track, analyse, and report information appropriately to allow the project teams to manage their areas including the regular review of programmes submitted by the NEC, main contractors
  • Track baselines, perform what-if analysis, and develop contingency plans
  • Integrate Contractor programmes
  • Prepare monthly reports, including programme and risk reports, and inputs from the rest of the team
  • Supported by the Senior Quantity Surveyor (Risk and Cost) maintain the change control process to manage the integrity of project schedule, risk and cost.


  • Schedule management software (Primavera P6 is essential)
  • Experience of reviewing contractor NEC programmes is desirable
  • Excellent and adaptable communications skills
  • Organisation and self-management
  • Good analytical skills, with the ability to review and write progress reports, minutes of meetings and decision support papers
  • Excel/PowerPoint/Word/Teams,
  • Risk management (Monte Carlo analysis is desirable)
  • Experience of using ERP Systems and contract management software would be an advantage
  • Bachelors degree in engineering (Desirable)
  • At least 4 years of relevant industry experience (Essential)
  • Chartered Engineer or member of APM, PMI or similar (Desirable)
  • Project management qualification (PRINCE2, APM, PMI) (Desirable)
  • Hold a valid driver's licence. All applicants will be required to undertake a driver assessment (Essential)


  • Salary between £66,377 and £70,762 depending on experience
  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays rising to 31 based on years service
  • Pension contribution up to 15%
  • X4 Life assurance scheme
  • 1 or 2 days working from home discussed at interview
  • 5 hour working week - pattern determined in conversation with our client pending successful interview
  • Car allowance tbc

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