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Senior Planning Manager

Reading, United Kingdom

  • Job number: 10164
  • Job field: Consultancy Planning
  • Job posted: 04/03/21
  • Job status: 22/03/21
  • Job schedule: Full-time

The opportunity

Project: This is a defence programme based in central south-east England. The current phase 1 commission (secured) is the first 18 months of a 10+ year programme. The scope is to define manufacturing capability options within the existing facility versus the new build and submit the outline business case to the client.

The Mace Defence business has undergone rapid growth since its inception. Today we advise a range of clients, including governments, front line commands and private sector defence organisations, where we advise on some of the most nationally significant projects.

Our service lines continue to grow as well, offering commercial, procurement, project management and project controls consultancy services, drawing on our cross-sector experience and priding ourselves on being able to bridge between strategy and delivering practical benefits to our clients.

You would be joining Mace at a time of exciting growth and Mace prides itself on giving its employees the opportunity to excel and to grow with the company.

At Mace Defence, our clients entrust our employees with great responsibility on significant programmes across the project lifecycle where you have the platform to make lasting, tangible improvements to clients’ organisations.

The programme is in a highly secure site and will require successful candidates to work in live and strictly controlled environments that are operating at the highest levels of safety and security.

This position is responsible for planning and managing the development, change and improvement of the client level 4 IMS and providing planning guidance to the project and programme team.

The role will be managing a portfolio of project programmes and supporting planning engineers or junior planning engineers including supervision and checking of work to ensure that all work complies with company standards and procedures.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Being accountable for the technical quality and integrity of the applicable elements of the client level 4 IMS programme.

  • Developing and maintaining schedules for specific scopes of work to be included as one of many current schedules representing the engineering, licensing, construction and commissioning.

  • Preparing robust tender and contract programmes using the designated planning tool.

  • Providing fully resource programmes, produce resource histograms, resource level programmes, understand and communicate the effect on programme schedules to the project team.

  • Incorporating appropriate financial data in the programme to produce a project cost/time distribution profile and communicate the results to the project team.

  • Displaying and evaluating the project critical path and advise the project team of the results and any appropriate corrective action.

  • Producing and maintaining project baselines and execute the change control process as appropriate.

  • Managing and recording correctly all project progress in the programme, reschedule programme to take effect of the progress data and communicate the results to the project team and advise of any appropriate corrective action.

  • Producing project reports or data directly from the planning software arranging the data to align with the company accounting software.

  • Understanding and reporting on a project using earned value analysis techniques and interpret/communicate the results and any corrective action to the project team.

  • Producing programmes that satisfy contractual requirements.

About you

You have a degree in construction management/engineering or BTEC equivalent qualification and a member of APM or a similar professional body. You are digitally savvy, can build lasting client relationships and lead strong, motivated teams. You will have a construction or consultancy background and be hungry to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities Mace has to offer.

  • Job number: 10164
  • Job field: Consultancy Planning
  • Job posted: 04/03/21
  • Job status: 22/03/21
  • Job schedule: Full-time

About us

Mace is an international consultancy and construction company, founded and built on exceptional people, a commitment to service excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit.

We develop, consult, construct and operate some of the world’s most inspiring buildings and infrastructure programmes, and our people have built a reputation for delivering projects that seem impossible – challenging convention, innovating, and proudly moving our industry forward.

Today, we remain a privately owned business that has grown organically. We now employ over 6,300 people across five global hubs in Europe, Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Asia Pacific.

With an incredible breadth of opportunity across our global business, we attract the very best and support everyone to unleash their potential.

Our people are what makes Mace the business it is today – they are our strength. We actively encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in every market, sector and geography we work in - fully appreciating the benefits of a culture that embraces new ideas, encourages everyone to have a voice and celebrates differing beliefs and views. People at Mace are appreciated for their individualities and are encouraged to be themselves, every day and with everyone they work with.

Wherever you are on your career journey, Mace is the place to bring ambitions alive.

We will welcome your application irrespective of background, culture and disability. Should you need to discuss any reasonable adjustments or require guidance about our recruitment process, please contact to speak to a member of our team.


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