Milton Keynes
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About The Role

EKFB are proud to have been appointed to an 80km stretch of the HS2 line, working on the detailed design and construction of the train line between London and Birmingham (Phase 1).
We're shaping the Infrastructure industry for a better tomorrow and are looking to recruit a Design Planning Manager to join us in our Milton Keynes office. This role will be flexible as we are also open to remote working.
In this role you will lead the Planning function of a section of the C23 Mains Civil Works contract in order to prioritise and co-ordinate construction and design activities to maintain delivery. You must take ownership of the project plans during Project execution (from engineering process to project hand over).
We will also expect you to support the Project Managers in all scheduling related matters both internally and externally with the client. It is essential that you ensure the accurate verification of data on Project progress across all functions such as procurement, design, logistics, consents, construction etc. from Project Managers, Subcontractors or other project personnel.
You will also have overall responsibility for the management and interface with Subcontractors project plans in order to set robust Contractual baselines schedules with progress monitoring accountability thereafter. You must be able to challenge internal and external stakeholders to ensure all plans are valid, realistic and appropriate.

We'd like you to take responsibility for taking actions to improve and optimise Construction project plans ensuring recovery plans are in place where required. You must also be able to articulate the programme in presentations, conference calls and meetings to internal and external parties.

It's essential that you take ownership of regular, timely and accurate reports (to agreed formats and timetable) on planning matters for both internal and client stakeholders. In this role you'll also oversee the linking of cost estimates to the programme for time phase budget forecasting.

About You

Key Skills and Qualifications:
  • Extensive experience using Primavera P6, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Power BI
  • You will need to be recognised by a professional body such as ICE, APM or PMP.
  • Experienced professional within a private sector organisation
  • Ideally knowledge or experience of working within a multi-site or contracting environment

About Us

EKFB is a joint venture that brings together international, market leading expertise from four leading civil engineering and construction companies: Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall. All four partners have specialist expertise in the design, construction, operation, financing and maintenance of railway networks, including the construction of one of Europe’s latest high speed rail projects.

EKFB is proud to have been appointed by HS2 to deliver civil engineering works across an 80km section of the new high speed rail link between the Chiltern Tunnel and Long Itchington Wood. Our scope of the works includes 15 viaducts, 5km of green tunnels, 22km of road diversions, 67 overbridges and around 30 million cubic metres of excavation. EKFB is committed to improving lives, communities and the engineering and construction industry by providing sustained employment opportunities and being a good neighbour, protecting the environment and the places we work. 

If you would like to be part of our collaborative, enthusiastic and forward-thinking culture, then please apply today. 

In return, we’re offering a competitive salary & benefits.

EKFB brings together international, market leading technical expertise. We have an industry leading track record of delivering major infrastructure projects, including Crossrail, the Millau Viaduct, Mersey gateway and the Bretagne-Pays de la Loire High Speed Rail link.
We are committed to, and strongly believe in, inclusiveness and equality of opportunity. Everyone who works with EKFB has a contribution to make; this is why we welcome applications from different backgrounds, experiences and abilities. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels they are able to be themselves. Please contact us if there is any additional support you might require making an application. 

Please note your CV may be shared with joint venture partners on this project.

Pre-employment checks: 

It’s worth remembering that we’ll undertake the relevant/standard employment checks if you’re successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

NB. BPSS security clearance will be required (to be undertaken as part of onboarding process)

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