Farringdon , London

Senior Planner


Reference number: INT00286

Closing date:


Senior Planner

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Planner to support our fantastic specialist refurbishment team that focusses on projects with a budget up to around £5million (known as PB5) in construction value.
As a Senior Planner you will be providing robust planning support at pre-construction stages developing tender programmes for submission documents supporting our site operations teams as required too. As a Planner you will be delivering good quality logical programmes, associated work and ongoing monitoring for projects on site. One of challenges (but also a positive) with our PB5 team is managing multiple projects and different stages so an organised and pro-active approach is a necessity – so a varied workload can be expected.
You will be instrumental in planning resources for projects (often in live environments) in collaboration with the other members of the project as well as project resource requirements for future workloads.
You will have experience of identifying complex project issues early to reduce the impact on working programmes. You will work in conjunction with site teams, management teams and design teams to update programmes with feasible and workable resolutions.  Assist with the production of short-term programmes and add detail to existing programmes where required.
Experience in the refurbishment and fit out sectors are essential, ideally having a good back ground in both, and across a wide range of project values.
As the specialist interiors arm of the Willmott Dixon Group we are currently involved in some major projects with individual values to circa £55m. These include some major refurbishment to listed and landmark buildings, hotels, universities, flagship stores and offices. We have a very strong pipeline of interesting work for 2022 and beyond nationwide.
This is our specialist refurbishment and fit out service department that recognises that each customer and project matters and focuses on projects with a budget up to £5million and work within a number of key sectors including; commercial, medical, government, blue light, hospitality and education and we would look for either specialists or a mix of sector experience.
Our office (when you need to go to it – how times have changed) is within easy reach of a number of stations: Blackfriars, Cannon Street, Farringdon, Fenchurch Street, Holborn, Liverpool Street and Waterloo and all the fantastic amenities, our customers and food destinations that part of London offers!

What is the benefit of joining Willmott Dixon…?

Willmott Dixon is one of the largest privately owned Construction businesses in the UK. Our unique selling point is our people. We are passionate about people, with a real focus and drive around their continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion has allowed us the success we have enjoyed in recent years. Willmott Dixon Interiors are an Investor in People Gold Award holder. 
You will have a clear plan around your development. Above everything else you will be joining a values based business; our values are at the epicentre of every activity we undertake. Having the right talent coupled with the right culture and values ensures that we have a sustained future and a trusted brand in our respective markets. 
We have very recently been awarded 5th place in the Sunday Times Best Companies Top 100 (2020) to work for, the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021 and we are the first major contractor and developer to win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development (we have 2 other Queen's Awards too).

Essential and Desirable Criteria

Essential Criteria
Minimum relevant level 4 qualification or equivalent (HNC/NVQ4)
Experience of accurate programming and sequencing of complex refurbishment projects
Ideally from a main contracting background
Understanding of latest construction technology
Experience of using Elecosoft Power Project
Experience of reading and accurately interpreting drawings, specification and other construction information
Experience of working with supply chain and having interaction with customers and communities
Desirable Criteria
Relevant degree or equivalent qualification
NEC forms of contract experience
Claims or dispute experience would be advantageous
Appropriate membership of relevant professional body
Valid driving licence
Identify your customers’ needs and expectations and strive to deliver them
At Willmott Dixon we look for a balance of skills and experience but just as important to us are your values and behaviours. 

Additional Information

At Willmott Dixon we provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and we are happy to support agile working wherever possible.
We are a proud member of the Disability Confident Scheme.
In return we provide you a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, the opportunities for you to develop your career with Willmott Dixon and the training to make this happen - but most importantly a great place to work with a true family ethos and a chance to develop your career of a lifetime!

About Us

We are proud to be part of the Willmott Dixon family; a privately-owned contracting and interior fit out group in the UK. With a rich history, amazing track record and strong values, this partnership makes us a stronger and more progressive organisation, allowing us to share knowledge and take on bigger and better projects.
Willmott Dixon has very recently been awarded 5th place in the Sunday Times Best Companies Top 100 (2020) to work for, the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021 and is the first major contractor and developer to win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development.