Construction Planner




Downing has been operating for over 30 years, across three successful divisions: mixed use development, property management, and construction and an award winning, leading provider of innovative, high quality student accommodation across the UK.


As our pipeline of developments continues to grow, with a range of impressive schemes already in progress, we are looking for an experienced Planner to join our hard-working Construction team. The successful candidate will oversee the coordination and logistics throughout a selection of projects, from the very early stages right through to completion.


You will be predominately based at our modern Head Office within Liverpool City Centre, but travel throughout the UK will be required regularly.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare a programme at tender stage in-line with the prelims and procurement of materials issue to Contracts Manager and Estimator for approval, upon being awarded the contract review programme and re-issue as construction programme.
  • Visit site at tender stage to ensure safe access and record any possible hazards, take site record photographs and issue to site team estimators.
  • Update all programmes in-line with actual site progress, update progress reports for site meeting liaising with site teams with regards to progress.
  • Prepare Tender Programme.
  • Prepare Construction Programme.
  • Prepare short-term, target and finishes programmes for each site, if required.
  • Ensure adequate time is allowed in tenders and programmes to complete the works safely and monitor during the work process


Key Requirements:

  • Previous experience within consistent Construction Planner roles is essential to this position
  • A background in the design/build sector of the construction industry preferred
  • Must have the ability to travel throughout the UK
  • Strong knowledge of software’s such Microsoft Project or Asta
  • A knowledge of architecture/Civil Engineering/Surveying
  • Exceptional organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent mathematics and IT skills
  • The ability to write monitoring and progress reports
  • Ability to forecast and create recovery plans
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Construction, Health and Safety regulations and Environmental regulations



  • 25 days annual leave (+ bank holidays)
  • Life assurance cover
  • Pension contribution
  • Private medical insurance
  • Car allowance / Company car
  • Modern office spaces (including on-site)
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