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Gatwick Airport
London Gatwick Airport
Closing date
27 Sep 2022
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Are you an experienced Planner looking to Grow with Gatwick?

To support our growth the construction team is expanding. The Construction Department comprises several programme and project teams, along with technical support functions and is accountable for the delivery of the airport CIP and strategic growth over the next 5 years, encompassing projects across the campus to deliver fit for purpose critical infrastructure.

What is the role?

Gatwick Airport is changing at an outstanding pace and this is an exciting opportunity for a Planner to be part of a high performing team building Gatwick's future infrastructure.

The Planner will operate across all stages of the project process, beyond early optioneering stages, across projects up to value of approximately £50m and play a key role in Gatwick's future, providing a full planning service. The Planner will manage schedule development, maintenance, monitoring, and recovery plan development activities. In addition the planner will provide technical support and guidance including Work Breakdown Structure, Cost Breakdown Structure and Resource Loading.

What will you do?

  • Develop and maintain robust delivery schedule for work activities with clear milestones and monitoring activities to support the project schedule including interdisciplinary constraints or interfaces that define activity sequences. Work with delivery team to coordinate work sequences with the total project plan (programme integrated schedule).
  • Perform schedule monitoring, including identifying critical activities and updating functions for specific applications, disciplines, or specialties. Assist the development and implementation requirements for updating and monitoring the schedule.
  • Develop and apply installation rates to quantity takeoffs and developed quantities for assigned projects. Review and analyse the contractor's schedules submitted for acceptance and provide the required recommendation to the project team. 
  • Evaluate quantities, job hours/staffing, and schedule logic for a specific discipline or specialty. Prepare schedule, staffing, and quantity progress and performance reports for assigned disciplines or specialties.
  • Manage contract programme assessment and acceptance/rejection, assessing compensation events and performing delay analysis.
  • Review quantity logs to ensure total quantities are represented for assigned projects. Assists in the development of the required job hour expenditure for assigned projects.
  • Review and analyse contractor's schedules against the GAL baseline, identifying critical path activities and performance variance.

Do you have what we are looking for?

  • Educated to Degree/Post-Grad level or equivalent in construction or business related field.
  • Experience (typically associated with three years' experience) as a planner on projects with a value typically in excess of £10m highly desirable.
  • Significant experience with Primavera software (P6) and MS Excel.
  • Experience in planning infrastructure projects in a live operational environment desirable.
  • Experience in performing quantity takeoffs, statistical analysis, and computer operations.
  • Understanding of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and start-up work processes.
  • Understanding of mathematical and financial reports.
  • Understanding of NEC types of contract
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Awareness of airport environment desirable.
  • Personal resilience and the ability to operate within ambiguity.

What is it like to work here

Our people tell us that working here is something special. No day is like another as there are so many moving parts that make air travel possible. And it's only possible because of the people who work here. 
We want exceptional people to help us deliver the great service our passengers have come to expect. You can be part of helping Gatwick to rebuild and grow.  

Ready to join us

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Our employees enjoy a range of personal, health and financial benefits, including annual leave as standard. 

We are passionate and committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer, encouraging different perspectives and experiences to make us a more innovative and creative workplace, whilst valuing our people for their differences and valuing them for it!

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