Assistant Construction Planner


Atkins Search are currently recruiting for an Assistant Construction Planner vacancy to join an award-winning, regional construction main contractor based in Nottingham.

Site Managers and Project Managers looking to progress into a Planning role will also be considered.


Based in Nottingham, our client has an enviable reputation as one of the leading construction main contractors delivering varied projects across the public and private sectors.

As one of the most established construction main contractors across the East Midlands, our client is a family-owned main contractor with a people-focussed approach. They champion their team members to develop their careers, positively promoting development and progression.

  • Operating across various local frameworks, providing a full order book
  • Profitable, long-standing construction main contractor
  • Varied, interesting projects ranging from £1m to £30m in value
  • Award-winning main contractor with solid reputation
  • Exciting growth plans to increase turnover and expand regionally
  • Well-connected, accessible senior leadership team
  • Transparent, team-oriented culture
  • Local, regionally based projects across the East Midlands


As the Assistant Construction Planner, you will be working as part of a forward-thinking preconstruction and operational team to deliver a mix of commercial, healthcare, education and residential schemes with values of between £5m to £30m.

Working closely with the Planning team, you will be assisting with planning, programming and project reporting and programme management to ensure projects are running on time and to budget.


  • Gathering of information from site team, subcontractors, design team etc for progress reporting and programme development
  • Liaison with site team to ensure all works are accurately reflected in the programme scope
  • Identification of major quantities, constraints, logistics, design, procurement times, and other factors affecting programme
  • Production and update of phasing plans, Marketing Suite access plans etc
  • Ensure compliance with Planning Procedures
  • Regular visits to site to conduct reviews of progress against Contract and Target programmes (identification of critical delays)
  • Help to identify programme issues, and produce commentary, analysis and corrective (mitigating) measures


The ideal candidate for the Assistant Construction Planner job will have a proven track record of planning as either a Construction Planner, Project Manager or Site Manager in a construction main contracting environment. You will also need to be proactive, positive and confident communicating at all levels and able to work as part of a team.

  • Experience using planning softwares such as Asta, MS Project or Primavera
  • Experience planning and programming
  • Ambitious, career driven attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


As the Assistant Construction Planner, you will be joining an established main contractor with excellent growth plans for the future. You will have a forum to build an established career, surrounded by like-minded individuals.

  • Competitive salary
  • Company car or car allowance (including electric cars)
  • Fun, team-oriented atmosphere
  • Regular social events
  • Generous holiday allowance and pension contributions

Atkins Search act as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. We specialise in Construction, Consultancy, Residential and Infrastructure recruitment and service the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough and Northern Home Counties regions.

Apply for job