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Planning and Project Controls Manager

London (Greater)
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Planning & Project Controls Manager – London – Water

Would you like to join one of the UK's Best Big Companies as awarded by Best Companies? If so Murphy are keen to hear from you! Due to continued growth and project wins we are recruiting for a Planning & Project Controls Manager who will join the Infrastructure planning team based out of London. 

Take a look at the role outline and if you think you fit the bill and want to work within a team that rewards performance, drives personal development and offers a great place to work delivering exciting projects, then get in touch!  

What you will be doing:

  • Lead the planning team on a day to day basis 
  • Lead roll out and adoption of planning & project controls procedures and processes.
  • Line and / or functional management of planners, including the management of external planning resources
  • Inspire and empower individuals within their portfolio to deliver high quality standards and outputs.
  • Follow a rigorous and proactive regime of audit and review to ensure planning requirements are followed, minimise non-compliance, drive high standards and ultimately improve project / business performance.
  • Manage the proper and controlled use of the Enterprise planning tools.
  • Contribute to the development of business unit and sector plans and strategies.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication and collaborative relationships with the Client and other project stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Accountable for ensuring that integrated, whole life programmes are prepared from first principles in accordance with the Planning and Work Winning procedures.
  • To support the Business and its work winning teams to target, pursue and secure projects.
  • To ensure that the work winning governance processes are adhered to in regards to the elements produced by the planning function.
  • Endure tender programmes are critically analysed to ensure that the planning and scheduling that underpins them is appropriate, contract / procedurally compliant, robust and obtainable.
  • Ensure that integrated, whole life programmes are prepared and maintained from first principles in accordance with the Planning procedure and Contract requirements.
  • Ensure that there is accurate and transparent reporting of progress, risk and issues in relation to the programme.
  • Ensure that programmes and associated progress reports are regularly updated and submitted to the Client in accordance with the requirements of the contract.
  • Follow change control processes in regard to the identification, notification and quantification of time entitlement for delay, disruption and change.
  • Ensure there is alignment between Operations, Commercial and Planning resources on projects – single version of the truth.
  • Support the proactive identification, management and mitigation of project risks.
  • Proactively support the planning and project teams in the identification and resolution of potential and actual risks and issues

Who we are looking for:

  • Experience as a Planning & Project Controls Manager
  • Experience managing a team of planners
  • Contract and tender planning for a Tier 1 contractor
  • Fully conversant and efficent in the use of P6 planning software
  • Stakeholder management & experience of representing the company in front of Clients at planning and business performance meetings
  • Mentoring / coaching and professional development experience

About Murphy

  • Charity is at the heart of Murphy values; you will receive 2 days leave per year to donate your time to a charity of your choosing. Many teams choose to support a charity together to positively impact our communities. 
  • Access to Murphy Wellbeing: you will have access to a host of online tools, mental health trained colleagues, and if needs be external professional support because we understand that work and life offers challenges that sometimes need a little extra support.
  • Murphy is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture, making Murphy a great place to work where we can all thrive. You can get involved in numerous events and even join our committee dedicated to continuously nurturing Murphy’s inclusive culture.

What you’ll get in return

  • Dedicated and continued investment in your professional development.
  • 27 days holiday, plus bank holidays with the option to buy an additional 2 days holiday each year, holidays increase with length of service
  • Discretionary annual bonus and annual salary review
  • Above market rate contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance, health screening and enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay and a maternity returners bonus
  • Extra weeks holiday for all employees getting married and a wedding bonus
  • Subsidised canteen facilities in core locations
  • Other Murphy benefits include retail discounts and cashback, cycle to work scheme etc

As part of our commitment to being an inclusive employer we are proud to have signed up to #BantheBoxUK and reduce barriers to employment for people with criminal records.

If you think Murphy is the place to help you thrive in a great team dedicated to delivery and engineering excellence, and want to work in an inclusive team culture that rewards performance and drives personal development, apply today.

J Murphy & Sons Limited is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

If you are unable to apply via the usual process, please call 07714688040 to discuss in more detail.  


Murphy is a leading international, multi-disciplined engineering and construction company founded in 1951 that improves life by delivering world-class infrastructure. Operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, Murphy provides better engineered solutions to infrastructure sectors including transportation, water, power and natural resources. We also have a number of related businesses – Ground Engineering; Utility Connections; Murphy Plant; Murphy Process Engineering; Pipeline Testing Services; Specialist Welding Services; and Electrical Services.

Murphy is a specialist in delivering pipelines, design, structural steel, tunnelling, fabrication, bridges and piling, and has a substantial holding of plant, equipment and facilities. Murphy employs more than 4,000 engineers, professional managers and skilled operatives around the world. Together, we work as ‘One Murphy’ by directly delivering the people, plant and expertise needed to make projects a success. There’s more to Murphy.  

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