Planners - Intermediate - Construction - Dublin

Location: Ireland


Job Type: Perm

Industry: Construction-Infrastructure-Jobs

Job ID: JO-1902-12927

Consultant: Sheila McNeice

Are you a Planner with 3-8 years’ experience working with main building contractors?

Are you ready to take the next step in your career path to either an intermediate or senior planner level?

This is a great opportunity for current Planners & Schedulers to develop with a tier 1 contractor who offer an extensive training programme and work on some of Ireland's largest construction projects.

If you are interested in discussing these opportunities further, contact Sheila on +353-1-7978720 or send your CV to

Planners - Intermediate - Construction - Dublin


Our client is a Tier 1 Contractor with buildings projects throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. 

They have successfully completed projects across a range of sectors including Restoration / Refurbishment, Hospitality, Commercial, Industrial, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical.

Job Description

To support the management team with the planning and programming of the design, procurement and construction activities associated with the works

To lead the programme and planning management for the team in the pre-construction and construction phases 

To develop regular reports to feedback on progress and performance on a weekly and monthly basis

Lead in the development of the baseline contract programme, covering all aspects of design, procurement, construction, commissioning and handover

All elements to be fully logic linked and have a critical path

To lead in the preparation of a construction (target) programme highlighting areas of improvement against the contract programme

Prepare a tender event programme for the procurement of subcontractors incorporating design release and lead in activities

Maintain electronic files and administration of planning and programme documents to facilitate retrieval as required, Utilising the common data environment (CDE).

Provide all programme information as required support the management team

To develop a 4D graphical model, where required or 2D phasing plans. To represent the sequence of build, phasing and logistics

To review risk and opportunities for every programme produced and highlight potential mitigation measures in the programme. Including float and time risk allowances.

Produce a construction methodology in close cooperation with the project team to effectively demonstrate the construction techniques and sequencing in order to successfully deliver projects.

Use the construction programme to produce / assist in the production of project prelim books including, but not limited to, staff resource, logistics and temporary works requirements.

To engage with the supply chain to develop the project programme with regards to design, lead-in's, construction periods, plant & labour requirements

Develop tracking schedules as required to maintain information and control the production of programmes by the subcontractors

To keep an as built programme, highlighting where the programme has deviated from the baseline programme

Input to change requests as required to advise on programme impacts for approval and instructions as necessary to facilitate the works

To use the 4D model and/or 2D phasing information to highlight the current progress position of the programme

Produce validated output rates with appropriate clarifications to track live progress on projects, as well as feedback into the pre-construction department to inform new tenders.

Undertake proactive peer reviews of other planner's programmes to ensure consistency and continuity within the planning department

To report back to the Regional Planner the current programme position on all projects they are working on a weekly / monthly basis. To regular review programmes, outputs and phasing with the Regional Planner.

To carry out PDP's with all assistant planners and to drive through actions/activities identified in the individual's development plan

To lead and coordinate with others in the duties under planning and programme management in the preconstruction process & onsite

Input to the assessment of the programme and entitlements under the contract - coordinate outputs with the management team

Lead input to the programme reporting weekly and monthly as required

Check the quality of the production of planning and programme documents generally under their control. Including the site teams and assistant planners

Prove programme periods by means of sub-contractor liaison, benchmarking from previous or similar projects and project team consultation


Relevant Degree or diploma

Qualifications in construction management

Certification for use of planning and programme software, Asta Power

Progress Analysis & S-curve reporting. Managing costs & resources.

Membership of relevant professional body, where applicable

Successful track record of working with clients, contractors and other stakeholders on live construction projects.

Experience of working within a team.

Extensive knowledge of UK and EU legal framework, in particular contract management. Understanding JCT and NEC forms of contract.

Good communication and interpersonal skills required.

Excellent IT skills.

Knowledge and understanding of industry best practice


Competitive Salaries and negotiable, dependant on experience and qualifications

Options for Contract hourly rates with long term contract durations OR Full time permanent staff roles with full benefits package

Excellent career prospects with extensive CPD training in Advanced Asta Power, Project Training, Contract awareness, presentation techniques, basic BIM


Sheila McNeice is the consultant managing this position. 

If you have any queries about this role, you can contact her by e-mail or phone +353-1-7978720


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