Senior Planner

Dependent on experience
Job Type

Primary Role Requirements

  • Responsible for delivery of the designated Project Programme(s) in accordance with Client requirements
  • Provide innovation, collaboration, and technical excellence to ensure time efficient, exemplary quality outputs in terms of schedules, reporting, etc.
  • Responsible for provision of support to Junior/ intermediate Planning Engineers to aid in delivery of the above.
  • The ability to deliver Project Schedules at various GRIP stages, developing from first principles and ensuring the schedules are maintained effectively
  • Build and maintain long lasting Client relationships, providing “best in class” service
  • Uphold, and indeed showcase, D2 Rails Core Values


  • A minimum of 6 to 8 years relevant planning experience.
  • Relevant experience in the successful delivery of major projects of work in the construction and/or rail industries.
  • Experienced in all aspects of Planning, including development, management, and delivery of detailed Level 6 Project Programmes:
    • Advanced user of Primavera P6
    • Developing schedules from first principles
    • Ability to understand and utilise CAD drawings/ specifications/ schedules to facilitate build-up of the Project Programme
    • Cost and Resource Loading/ management/ forecasting
    • KPIs/ Contract Milestone identification, allocation, and management
    • Management and Analysis of the Critical Path(s)
    • Strong understanding of Risk Analysis and Management within the programme
    • Strong experience in change analysis/ implementation within the working programme
    • Earned Value Management experience i.e., analysis of project performance, development of dashboards and outputs
    • Production of hour-by-hour schedules
    • Understand the principles behind “access Planning”
    • Understand principles behind the QSRA
  • HND or equivalent in Engineering.
  • Demonstrable exposure to work package ownership from a planning point of view.
  • APM or equivalent.
  • Experience in EVM and respective EVM Software (e.g., Power BI).
  • Experience in NEC Contracts.
  • Exposure to basic principles of 4D Planning


The candidate must be able to demonstrate a level of leadership, such that junior members of the team can be provided support, direction, and mentorship accordingly.

The potential candidate needs to be of a proactive, enthusiastic nature, and should be able to effectively communicate to all stakeholders, building relationships and ensuring a quality output in terms of development and maintenance of the project schedule(s).

A calm, collective and organized nature is vital, such that the candidate can navigate multiple packages of work, stakeholders, and respective deadlines.

The candidate should be detail oriented, and confident enough to challenge the information given, to underpin the integrity of the project schedule(s) and their respective outputs.

Confidence is key – the candidate must be able to demonstrate independent working, and an ability to make challenging decisions to ensure efficient delivery of the project whilst maintaining strong relationships and following best practices.

Core Values

All prospective D2 Rail employees should strive to uphold D2 Rails Core Values:

    • Trust – ensuring the client can trust in our reputation, passion, and commitment to deliver
    • Innovation – A core part of any delivery role, the candidate should aspire to innovate with fresh, creative ideas, utilizing lessons learned wherever possible
    • People – Encouraging diversity and inclusion within our teams as we continue to develop and expend on our presence within the industry
    • Collaboration – building relationships and ensuring we work collectively with the client/ partners to ensure we deliver as effectively as possible
    • Sustainability – not just focusing on the here and now, but focusing on the future, for generations to come

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