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Project Planner

Chelmsford, Essex
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

Job Details

Would you like to join a business recognised as one of the 'Best Big Companies to Work For'?

Murphy is seeking a dynamic Project Planner to join our team in the delivery of Beaulieu Park Station, the first new railway station on the Great Eastern Mainline in over a century. 
This landmark project will provide a new three platform station and is strategically located approximately three miles northeast of Chelmsford station, playing a crucial role in a major £252m regeneration programme to transform road and rail infrastructure and support 14,000 new homes.


What you will be doing

  • Collaborate with site teams and the supply chain to oversee, develop, and revise the delivery programme, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of progress and intended delivery strategy.
  • Input into project reporting, contribute insights, identify issues and propose effective solutions.
  • Play a vital role in the management of change, working closely with the commercial and operations team to carry out impact and mitigation assessments.
  • Evaluate supplier programme submissions (NEC: Clause32) in conjunction with commercial and operations team.
  • Work closely with other planners/sections to identify and plan critical interfaces.
  • Input into collaborative planning and interface workshops.
  • Extract and assimilate information from multiple sources and present in a manner that clearly communicates work scope to multiple stakeholders.
  • Provide staff & labour forecast analysis using a resource loaded programme.
  • Undertake schedule risk analysis and contribute to the project risk register.
  • Manage personally controlled project documentation in an orderly fashion.
  • Contribute to coaching, supporting and formal training of others.
  • Cooperate with the design engineer to establish a design brief for temporary works.
  • Contribute to the required written submission material.

Who we are looking for:

  • An effective and clear communicator, skilled in building relationships and thrives in large, fast-paced teams.
  • Capable of identifying, challenging and succinctly articulating issues that impact project outcomes.
  • Driven by the positive influence they can have on project outcomes.
  • Independent and proactive with a passion for acquiring knowledge and supporting others.
  • Experienced in multi-disciplinary, whole lifecycle projects, adept at handling multiple tasks and interfaces.
  • Proven track record of Planning in a rail or civil engineering environment.
  • Active experience of working with a wide range of planning techniques in serving both tendering and contract delivery.
  • Possesses an understanding of the commercial and contractual interfaces with the planning function.
  • Experience project delivery under the NEC form of contract.
  • Proficient in use of primavera P6


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


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 07483305548 to discuss in more detail.


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.



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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