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Assistant Planner

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Assistant Planner
North West England
Contract type:
Full time permanent
Applications close:
24 June 2022
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Assistant Planner

Location: North West

Talented people are the key to our success

About us:

Would you like to work for a progressive and ambitious company which is also one of the most successful within the UK construction and infrastructure industry? 

Morgan Sindall provides national construction and infrastructure services to private and public sector customers across a comprehensive range of markets. We aim to create great results for our customers, partners and ourselves.


We have a fantastic opportunity within our Construction business for an ambitious and talented Assistant Planner

The successful candidate will be joining the existing team of passionate and dedicated Planners.

As an Assistant Planner you will provide planning support to both the pre-contract and delivery teams in accordance with Company policy, procedures, and quality standards, under the guidance of the planner / senior planner.

Work across multiple projects assessing progress; producing trend analysis data and doing some of the detailed work to support our projects under the guidance of a planner / senior planner.

We are looking for people who share our passion for the project at hand whilst also being able to work within a fun and hardworking team environment.


Tender Stage:

  • Assist the planner / senior planner with production of the tender programme and programme narrative.
  • Assist the planner / senior planner with the production of site logistics plans, phasing plans, methodology, temporary works and other tender deliverables as required.

Construction / Delivery Stage (As directed by the planner / senior planner):

  • Capture and input ‘actual data’ to the current programme of site works.
  • Assist with production of the monthly and period updated programme, progress reports and revised forecasts and its communication to the site team, client and all major stakeholders
  • Provide planning support to assist the project to enable the team to monitor pinch-points on the critical path and test logic where previously agreed to either improve upon the baseline programme or to mitigate potential delays
  • Assist in the production of reports and programme commentary
  • Produce reports and / or extract filters as required by the project team, including indication of deviation from the baseline programme
  • Attend progress meetings with internal customers
  • Ensure planning processes are followed on all projects


  • HNC (or equivalent) in Building Studies.
  • CSCS Construction Planner
  • Competent in project management software; must be competent with Asta PowerProject
  • Good level of construction knowledge and experience in programme and project management, with 2 to 3 years experience in a construction role, with a main contractor.


About the North West team:

The North West Team are currently involved in a number of high-profile projects within the Greater Manchester and Merseyside regions. 

Morgan Sindall are active across the North West with strong presence across Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

Recently completed schemes include the Arts and Humanities Building for MMU. Live schemes include a new Engineering Building for Salford University, New Bailey and Islington Wharf Residential Developments, The Spine for Liverpool City Council and the Birkenhead Redevelopment for Wirral Growth Co.

We work primarily in the Education, Commercial, Industrial, Retail, Leisure and Health sectors. Our key clients include MUSE, Liverpool City Council, Manchester Council and Merseyside Police.

Our projects are delivered to the highest quality standards and our teams are exemplary in providing exceptional customer service; truly embracing the ethos of collaborative working. We are passionate and take pride in our projects which ensures that working with us is a positive experience.  As part of our growth, we are now looking for likeminded people to share in our passion and perfect delivery philosophy


We can potentially consider certain types of flexible working in this role for the right candidate, subject to meeting business needs.

Morgan Sindall is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ accreditation.  We are also an Investors in People company.

Morgan Sindall is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

In the recruitment process all applicants are required to provide the necessary right to work information and documentation.







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