Planning Manager

Planning Manager

Location: Plymouth (full time site based)

Duration: 6 months initially

Rate: £45-£50 per hour (LTD outside of IR-35)


Techniche are working with a large Engineering Technology contractor who are seeking an experienced Planning Manager with Design & Safety Construction sector experience for a period of initially 6 months.

This role is responsible for leading a team to develop detailed operational schedules. This will be across a programme or in support of multiple projects

Responsible for identifying material requirements, allocation of budgets, documents required and detailed scheduling of tasks to support Delivery Managers (e.g. Engineering/Operations). As well as providing support to the development of a detailed build method.


Experience Required

  • Recent and relevant experience in a similar sector (Marine, Construction, Defence)
  • A background in construction would be an advantage
  • Production Engineering
  • Proficient knowledge/application of ERP toolsets eg IFS/SAP etc…
  • Practised knowledge of estimating
  • Competent Scheduling experience in a relevant toolset
  • Competent in MS Office
  • Full construction lifecycle experience from manufacturing through to commissioning.


  • ONC in a relevant construction trade as a minimum or an engineering qualification
  • A professional qualification (eg APM/Acoste/RICS)  (or equivalent)


Main Duties:

  • Manage the process of creation and maintenance of the Bill of Material to the Level 4/5 schedule within the relevant toolset and the provision of a budget to reflect this aligned to the project budget (This should include coverage for non-material tasks)
  • Manage 6 week planning process ensuring viability of the plan in line with the Level 3 schedule and 12 week look-ahead aspiration across a programme/multiple projects
  • Manage the Monitor and control of all work in progress using standard reports and KPI’s. Timely release and closure of change codes and the highlighting of issues
  • Manage on the timely planning of Emergent/Additional work, so that the work can be progressed in accordance with Project schedules
  • Performance management and development of the capability within the planning team (incl succession planning)


Additional Duties:

  • Manage the liaising with engineering, purchasing, warehousing, production and others where applicable to ensure compliance to schedules to reduce risk to contracts
  • Attend daily project focus meetings when required
  • Manage the population and manage IFS for relevant work
  • Monitor KPI’s and any resultant issues
  • Manage summary analysis and report on trends
  • Manage the supply information to update labour forecast information
  • Manage the supply delivery forecasts of activities whilst assessing and reporting on late
  • deliverables against schedules
  • Liaise with projects regarding budgetary control
  • Manage the production of shop orders / work instructions in line with schedules
  • Manage the understanding and operation where applicable norms database effectively and be proficient in producing estimates of work
  • Raise and seek solutions to technical queries whilst utilising feedback systems
  • Ensure variation accounts are opened in a timely manner
  • Manage the process of raising emergent shop orders and ensure assist centres have budget allocated
  • Support to development of build method
  • Support to business winning