Lead Tender Planner

Location Kent
Discipline: Highways, Construction, Civil Engineering
Salary: £60000 - 80000
Contact name: Luke Norton

Contact email: luke.norton@hsqrecruitment.com
Job ref: 600040
Published: 28 days ago
Startdate: ASAP
We are currently collaborating closely with an international infrastructure provider, offering expertise to major construction projects in the UK and Europe. Originating as a small family firm, they operate across diverse sectors, including residential, commercial, public, technology, infrastructure, and data centre markets. Their extensive range of services encompasses civil engineering, utilities, and construction. The company has earned a stellar reputation for excellence in delivering high-quality projects and proudly operates internationally with a commitment to collaborating with local suppliers.
As a Lead Planner, your role will involve working on multiple projects during both the Tenders and Pre-construction phases, covering a wide spectrum of projects, such as Civils, Utilities, and Infrastructure Projects.
Key Role Deliverables:
  • Collaborating closely with the preconstruction team to formulate winning work programme strategies for tender submissions, ensuring comprehensive assessment of all risks and opportunities within the programme.
  • Foster collaborative efforts with internal and external teams.
  • Assist in building a Tender Planning Team through selection, mentoring, and development.
  • Ensure the availability of an effective and professional planning and programming service for pre-contract and project teams, maintaining consistency across all divisions of the business.
  • Lead programme meetings, whether internal or when presenting to clients, including Tenders and Live Projects.
  • Ensure functional compliance of the programme content with planning procedures and guidance.
  • Establish and agree with Operational Teams on construction outputs, key methods of construction, sequencing, installation, and commissioning.
  • Produce and document planning deliverables, including programmes, planning philosophy, presentations, and reports.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Possess a relevant degree qualification in engineering/construction or equivalent.
  • Operational experience (e.g., site engineer/agent) along with significant planning services experience in medium to large projects in the UK.
  • Prior tender planning experience.
Essential and Desirable Skills:
  • Proficient working knowledge of planning and scheduling systems such as Primavera P6, Asta, and MS Project.
  • Effective communication skills, coupled with commercial and financial awareness.
  • Strong team player.
  • Solid knowledge of the design process, procurement routes, and comprehensive construction understanding.
  • Familiarity with various performance measurement techniques, such as critical path/progress analysis.