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Job Description


Job Description

Are you an experienced Planner seeking a new challenge?

Interested in joining a leading multi-million-pound organisation to work on one of the most exciting rail projects in recent years?

Do you wish to take on a role with excellent opportunities for long term career progression?

If so, please read on…

A bit about us
Mott MacDonald is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the world. We are a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace.

About the division
The advisory and programme delivery division delivers services to projects ranging in scale and complexity from a few million pounds to £20bn through the technical disciplines of land advisory, programme management, project management, project controls, scheduling, cost management, estimating, infrastructure finance, management consulting, digital consulting, education and healthcare management. Our transportation portfolio is primarily a UK based business working in four key sectors of rail, highways, land and aviation. We deliver programme, project and commercial management services to clients in mainland Europe, Africa, Middle East, India and Australasia while supporting other parts of the transportation business across the globe.

What is our vision?
Our vision, with your help, is to deliver major transportation projects as part of a global business and to establish our wide-ranging consultancy as credible and preferred for our existing and new clients.

Candidate Specification

A bit about the role
As Planner, you will be responsible for creating and updating the progress baseline schedule plans and recording of progress, resource loading and expenditure as well as working within multidisciplinary project teams providing planning support to both the project team and clients.

Job Profile

Required criteria for the ideal Planner:

A degree in a construction management, engineering or related project management subject.

Working towards a relevant professional qualification (APM or equivalent).

Demonstrable planning experience in multiple construction, design or an engineering-based project environments across all of the implementation phases.

Practical experience and competency in using schedule management tools (e.g. Oracle P6).

Able to develop and maintain a programme of work autonomously in collaboration with the project team, from first principle through an outline project scope of work, scheme drawings, contract works information, contract data and key dependencies.

An understanding and practical competency of contract (NEC3/4), cost and risk management, and the related dynamic co-dependency of these in conjunction with the programme.

Monitor key activities and interfaces based on the project schedule and advise project management of key risks, issues, dependencies and opportunities.

Experience of working in high-performing teams and for taking responsibility for deliverables and of the output of others, e.g. assistant planners’ output.

Excellent oral and written communication and organisation skills.

Be proactive and focused in driving the project to achieve its key objectives and in doing so, enhance the capability and performance of the project.

Excellent client-facing skills and ability to build positive relationships.

Equality, diversity and inclusion statement:
Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture; Our dedicated inclusive recruitment page provides more information on our efforts and recognitions.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Flexible working:
At Mott MacDonald, we support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

We can offer:

Pension matched up to 7%

Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave

An annual professional institution subscription

Life insurance

Enhanced parental leave

Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance

Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.

Does this sound interesting to you? Get in touch today!

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