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Lead P6 Construction Planner

Job Introduction

Founded in 1968, Griffiths is one of the leading civil engineering and rail contractors working throughout Wales, the midlands and south-west England. With an annual turnover of circa £225m our 1000+ directly employed, well-trained, dedicated and highly competent workforce deliver client solutions which includes Welsh Government, Network Rail, Highways England, local authorities, Utility Companies and selected private sector organisations.


Operating out of strategically located centres, with a large directly employed workforce and extensive plant fleet we have the flexibility and resources to respond swiftly to clients’ needs. Our experience embraces both the public and private sectors and includes major and minor capital projects, framework and term maintenance contracts, partnering and joint venture alliances. As a regional company, we have an inherent interest in the social, economic and environmental well-being of the areas within which we live and work. We invest in these local communities through every project we undertake. 

In 2018, Griffiths became part of Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials business and a wholly owned subsidiary of CRH. Griffiths has over 1,000 employees operating across 100 sites or schemes at any given time. 

We are currently looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Lead P6 Construction Planner reporting to the Engineering Manager, Rail.

As the Lead P6 Construction Planner, you’ll be managing a team of planners ensuring adequate resources for both tendering and Operational schemes as well as mentoring and developing more junior members of planning team.

In addition you’ll be responsible for the planning of portfolio of own projects of Alun Griffiths contract works and also ensuring that the works are planned in accordance with Network Rail GRIP Stage standards and local best practice.

Role Responsibility

The Project Planner is accountable for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Manage the preparation, integration and co-ordination of project programmes, enabling resource and material requirements to be forward planned and meet project deliverables
  • Compliance with all applicable legislation, Network Rail and Group Standards
  • Liaison with Contracts Managers, Site Agents, client, designer as required
  • Update programmes as per Network Rail Standard each period

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the planning of projects of all Alun Griffiths contract works
  • Ensure you follow the requirements of the company handbook
  • Ensure assigned projects are developed as per the GRIP stage process
  • Maintain the programme of deliverables and report to the Contracts Manager
  • Support the tender process including review of pre-tender information, planning, estimating and quality submissions
  • Ensure within your responsibilities the staff development and training needs are identified and undertaken
  • Ensure that programmes are submitted in a timely manner as per Network Rail Periodic updates and are to the correct standard     
  • Maintain technical knowledge and status in line with post           
  • Participate in and contribute to, project review meetings                                    
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility of this post, for which the post holder has the necessary experience and / or training to fulfil


The Ideal Candidate

  • BSc Civil Engineering or similar equivalent qualification through experience
  • Ideally have around 6-10 years’ experience in the use of Primivera P6, but any other relevant experience may also be taken into consideration
  • Have experience of working within the construction industry
  • Knowledge of the GRIP Process
  • Excellent leadership, communication and IT skills

Desirable experience, qualifications and training:

  • Relevant professional membership
  • First Aid / Fire Marshal
  • Temporary Works Coordinator / Crane Appointed Person
  • ALO Responsible Manager


Why Tarmac

At Tarmac we are passionate that our workforce reflects the communities where we operate. Our ambition is that everyone regardless of level, role, or background will enjoy an environment of respect, inclusion and belonging. We actively remove barriers to ensure everyone is supported and can reach their potential with us. We take active steps to encourage people from a broad range of backgrounds to apply for jobs at Tarmac as we believe a diverse, inclusive company will enable everyone to thrive. We are a disability confident employer and will make reasonable adjustments as required. We are committed to support part-time and flexible working and believe getting the balance right is critical to personal and professional success. 

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