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Programme and Project Management

Job Title: Senior Planner                 
Location: London        
Closing Date: 12th May 2021     

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.

The role

The role will involve:

•    An ability to work independently.
•    Develop project programmes / schedules from first principle (e.g. based on production rates and quantities).
•    Take responsibility for undertaking schedule and progress updates.
•    Able to produce a variety of technical reports such constructability reports and progress reports that capture issues and be able to advise senior project team members of the impact of issues and provide mitigation.
•    Able to develop construction phasing and time location plans and other visual techniques to communicate project phasing, constraints to the other members of the project team.
•    Manages own time and budgets and helps mentor junior members of staff.
•    Delivering work to a high standard of client satisfaction and profitably for Arup.
•    Developing own skills to ensure on-going flexibility and value to clients.
•    Supporting the development of new service offerings.  

Requirements and skills

•    Good understanding of modern construction methods and constructability issues.
•    Fully conversant with planning and scheduling techniques and competent with scheduling software such as Primavera P6 and Asta PowerProject.


•    Professional qualification, ideally to degree standard, in an engineering or building discipline.

Desirable skills and knowledge

•    Have an interest in, and ideally some experience of, 4D construction planning.   
•    Have good communication skills – written and orally – with a broad range of people.
•    Be based in London, with occasional trips beyond.
•    Be self-motivated, proactive and flexible with regard to types of projects and responsibilities.
•    Be reasonably smart and presentable.
•    Able to develop relationships with other planners within Arup, as well as Project Managers and Designers, in order to promote, develop and support the firm’s Project Planning capability and services.

Rewards and benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.
In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

Shape your time with us

Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible working, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

Join us in shaping a better world.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

What happens next?

If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.

Stay safe online - Arup will never ask for payment or your bank details as part of our recruitment process.


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