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Senior Planning Manager

  • Job reference: R-054257
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Birmingham

Faithful+Gould is an international company with great strength and a culture of progression. Placing great emphasis on the training, development, and assessment of our staff, we’re dedicated to providing cutting-edge expertise. Join us and you’ll benefit from a development programme across our Infrastructure Portfolio designed to ensure your career objectives are met in full.

We are looking for Senior Planning Manager/Senior Planner/Planners to support project teams and post Covid 19 restrictions, based in our client’s support offices in Birmingham.

As a Senior Planning Manager, you will lead the evaluation of project time for the relevant programme of works and correlate cost and risk assessments. You will lead project Planning systems, policies and standards and ensure compliance of planning activities across individual projects to support the successful delivery of the client Programme.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Drive the overall integrated P6 programme to meet the internal / external reporting timelines for assigned area of work.
  • Liaise with Project Managers to maintain programme schedules and manage the interface between schedules.
  • Provide hierarchical performance reporting to inform processes such as Earned Value Management.
  • Correlate Schedule, Cost and Risk assessments through integrated solutions to influence critical path analysis thus providing robust/quality plans for decision making.
  • Lead in “what-if” scenario planning, providing integrated solutions to programme/project conflicts and recoveries.
  • Lead and monitor processes to integrate scheduling from across all projects within the area of work.
  • Support the Head of Planning in baseline management and ad hoc business requirements.
  • Lead on contractor requirements working with Delivery and Procurement teams.
  • Collaborate with Project Delivery teams, specialist Client Directorates and external stakeholders (including suppliers, regulatory bodies) as required to integrate all time, cost, and quality information to support the monitoring of project progress.
  • Support the Head of Planning and Project Controls Managers in leading the Planners in relation to setting objectives, reviewing performance, and participating in selection/promotion decisions to ensure that Planners have the necessary skills and understanding to deliver the team's objectives.
  • Capture, implement and share best practice Project Planning policy, processes, and procedures across the business to drive continuous improvement and provide specialist advice where required.


  • Qualified Project Manager, or possessing a similar professional qualification, with a track record of achievement in Planning and Project Management within large scale construction or infrastructure projects.
  • Experience in leading teams of professionals in a complex business environment.
  • Construction Project Planning expertise gained across a range of large, complex, multi-disciplinary projects, with a sound understanding of Project Management principles and application.
  • Understanding of commercial elements within large, complex projects, and a track record of achievement in driving value within complex projects.
  • Communication and presentation skills to effectively engage, promote, and influence across a large range of stakeholders including the Executive, and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to integrate and analyse complex data from several sources to compile reviews and reports for internal and external distribution and presentation.
  • Knowledge of project and programme planning systems, processes and lifecycles including Project Management and MS Office packages or equivalent.
  • Experience in leading teams of professionals in a complex business environment.


You should possess a willingness to continue to develop your career through our structured training programme. Faithful+Gould provides a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents and encourage Continuous Professional Development Activities. 

Rewards and Benefits:

Faithful+Gould offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices. All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:

Security Clearance:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not refer to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Faithful+Gould recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

Faithful+Gould,a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.