About the role

Are you looking to be part of an exceptional workplace that values your expertise and technical skills? We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Planner to join our Rail Team in London and make a meaningful impact.

Following successful contract awards with Transport For London on London Underground for the Piccadilly Line power upgrade and Beckton Depot. We are excited to have a wide range of works to accomplish.

The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and managing comprehensive construction project schedules, optimizing resource allocation, and ensuring timely project delivery.

What you'll be doing

  • Ensure that the programme content is compliant with the planning procedures and guidance.
  • Develop and agree in collaboration a logical sequence ensuring that the most efficient design, procurement & construction strategy is adopted for the delivery of the works.
  • Generate the tender programme and supporting information in accordance with tender requirements.
  • Produce, manage and maintain the Contract Programme in accordance with planning procedures under the guidance of the Planning/Project Lead.
  • Display and evaluate the project critical path and advise the project team of the results and any appropriate corrective action.
  • Produce and maintain project baselines and execute the change control process as appropriate.
  • Manage labour, equipment, and materials efficiently to meet project objectives while minimizing costs and delays.
  • Manage contracts with subcontractors and suppliers, monitoring performance, and resolving contract-related issues.

Who we're looking for

  • Demonstrated experience in successfully planning and managing projects from initiation to completion using planning software and tools like Excel, MS Project, Primavera P6 or ASTA.
  • Strong knowledge of construction, including construction methodology, processes, and requirements, to facilitate effective project planning.
  • A background in construction or another sector with transferrable skills aligned with construction demands.
  • Understanding of project management methodologies.
  • Knowledge of various forms of tender and contract documents, and specifications.
  • Previous experience of managing relationships with project stakeholders, demonstrating effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Why work for us

Our people are our biggest asset and we focus on recruiting, training and developing the people who can apply innovation to deliver the infrastructure of the future. We nurture these talents, offer a great benefits package in addition to a competitive base salary and continually invest in developing the skills of our people at every level. Some of our key benefits are:

  • Company car
  • Medical health cover
  • BB Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Payment of an annual professional membership
  • Enhanced maternity & family friendly policies
  • Flexible working
  • Real career progression opportunities
  • Access to our Employee Referral Scheme
  • Discretionary annual salary reviews

About us

Balfour Beatty Rail Limited is an international leader in rail infrastructure engineering projects and the UK's largest rail engineering and services provider. We offer a full range of rail infrastructure activities from high-speed rail to mass rapid transit, covering urban, rural and commuter routes, for both public and private railways.

For an example of the exciting work our rail teams undertake click here:


We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the workingmums.co.uk Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

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