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Senior Planner

Willmott Dixon
Closing date
19 May 2024

Job Details

Due to an increase in workload Willmott Dixon is looking to recruit a Senior Planner to support our preconstruction team in the North West.

Reporting to the Pre-construction Manager the main role of a Senior Planner at Willmott Dixon is to deliver good quality programmes and associated work for tenders and projects during preconstruction. This role will support our construction projects throughout the North West and see you working on exciting projects valued between £10/£100m.

Supporting our preconstruction team in the North-West You will be based in our Oldham office but we also know that work isn't the only important aspect of your life so we are happy to support flexible working and working from home wherever possible.

The key responsibilities:

  • Ensure thorough planning with a focus on commercial acumen and buildability
  • Create a clear tender planning report for the bid team, highlighting essential project planning elements.
  • Develop well-informed tender programs with input from supply chain partners
  • Produce straightforward tender plans and programs that demonstrate robust planning.
  • Play an active role in project presentations during procurement.
  • Encourage innovation and value engineering during tender preparation.
  • Provide clear program commentaries and planning method statements.
  • Always prioritise a customer-first approach


  • Ideally you will have onsite planning experience and be able to produce accurate programmes and logistics plans, using Astra Power Project
  • Proven experience of accurate programming and sequencing from outputs
  • An understanding of construction technology and methods including steel structures, concrete frames, timber frames etc.
  • Be able to interpret drawings, specifications, and other construction information
  • Have a good understanding of site requirements in respect of setting up, preliminaries and temporary works

What we offer

We reward our people generously with a competitive package that gives you flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities. This includes but is not limited to, an enhanced pension scheme, discounted or full private medical, life assurance, incentive bonus and a car scheme which will make us a market leader in sustainable company travel. Applicable roles will benefit from a motoring expenditure allowance (MEA) and everyone can access a new generation of low carbon and electric cars via the Willmott Dixon run car leasing scheme.

At Willmott Dixon we provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and we are happy to support agile/flexible working wherever possible.

We are a proud member of the Disability Confident Scheme.

About Us

With over 170 years of rich history, Willmott Dixon's purpose is beyond profit; delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment so our world is fit for future generations. Ensuring that we add lasting value to the neighbourhoods we work in; our values, people, innovation, partnerships and focus on sustainability has allowed us to build a successful and solid privately owned business where our people can thrive.

Construction is changing and we are at the forefront of that change. Pioneering new ways to build, innovating the way construction is viewed and establishing ourselves as one of the top employers in any industry. It truly is an amazing company in one of the most exciting industries with a vast array of professional career paths. Adding to that our numerous people awards, we understand everyone has a unique potential and ability to make a difference and succeed; if you want your skills developed and talent recognised, why not join our business!

Willmott Dixon has just been awarded No 1 in the Best "Big" Companies (2022) to work for and already holds the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022 and is the first major contractor and developer to win a King's Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development.


Willmott Dixon is the 2nd largest capital works, regeneration and support services. We pride ourselves on our long history, and in being a sustainable company which respects and care for people in the wider environment.

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