Our Opportunity

We have a unique opportunity to appoint a Project Planning & Programming Lead within our Project Management team. This role provides a challenging and exciting opportunity to develop a rewarding career, alongside talented and experienced professionals across our multi-disciplinary consultancy.

As a Project Planning & Programming Lead, you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of detailed project programmes for complex projects. This role is essential to leading and managing collaborative planning sessions with clients, project teams and contractors, and ensuring excellent programme standards and procedures are maintained.

Other responsibilities of the role include:

  • Working with internal project teams to determine work breakdown structures, sequencing of activities, critical path, logic and dependencies for pre-construction design and management activities, as well as construction phase activities
  • Reviewing Contractors Project programmes to ensure realistic allowance for durations through production rate analysis, logic and dependencies sequencing, critical path analysis and if required resource levelling
  • Undertaking critical path evaluation and overall programme integrity evaluation
  • Production of weekly / monthly dashboards and reports as required
  • Ensuring changes as required by the form of contract are identified on the Contractors project programme, and Pick Everard’s internal programme, identifying programme impacts and development of mitigation options
  • Reviewing change and impact of consultant and contractor performance against programme

With 12 offices across the UK, we are flexible on where the successful Project Planning & Programming Lead is located.

About You

Essential Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years post qualification experience as a planner
  • Degree qualified (in a construction related subject)
  • Professional membership of a relevant professional body (e.g., APM, CIOB) – or progression towards achieving membership

Other skills and knowledge we would like you to have:

  • Proficient in using industry planning software (Primavera P6, Asta Power Project and/or Microsoft Project
  • Ability to plan and organise, considering risks and changing circumstances
  • Excellent communication – both written and verbal
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Good knowledge of standard industry forms of contract (NEC, JCT suites)
  • Excellent commercial and financial management skills
  • NEC PM Accreditation – desirable

The position will require travel to client meetings and other UK sites, therefore a full UK driving licence will be essential.

About Us

At Pick Everard, we work together to make the extraordinary a reality. We are looking for exceptional new talent to be a part of our journey as we move forward through our ambitious five-year Business Plan.

We are an independent award-winning property and construction consultancy firm, operating within the industry, providing complete integrated service delivery to help our clients deliver better solutions across real estate, infrastructure and the natural environment.

We are at the forefront of the industry and enjoy a culture that is centered around being creative, professional, compassionate, client-oriented and fun.

Our recent successes include:

  • Listed as an NCE100 Consultancy and AJ100 Practice
  • Named a Top 150 Consultancy by Building Magazine
  • Recognised as a leading Financial Times Consultancy
  • Winners of the Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE) Awards, Best Business Performance of the Year – Large Consultancy
  • Winners at the RICS Awards – Infrastructure category
  • An Investors in People and Investors in Excellence accredited business
  • Winners at the Enterprising Women Awards

Through our remarkable history we have already established the sound principles of success and we have the vision and ambition to be even better, as we move forward into a very bright future.  We’re growing and we need more experts onboard. Join us and we will provide you with an inspiring environment in which you’ll be able to drive real progress and impact in your career. 

To learn more about why it is good to work here please visit our website and follow us on social media. Be part of it.


Remuneration / benefits

We value and promote a positive work-life balance and encourage every member of our team to get involved with charity, sports, community, and company events. Providing a balanced, enjoyable career is important to us, and we work hard to make sure everyone feels a valued part of our organisation. We are also a responsible employer and Investors in People accredited business.

You will receive an attractive salary that will match your skills and experience, as well as the following benefits:

  • Stakeholder pension
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare
  • 26 days’ annual leave + Bank Holidays + option to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave
  • Discount Scheme
  • Professional subscriptions  
  • Season ticket loan or car loan
  • Cycle to work scheme

Please note we are not accepting speculative CVs or approaches from recruitment agencies for this role.

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