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Associate Director - Planning

  1. Project, programme & cost management
  2. West Midlands, London
R-116138

Welcome to AtkinsRéalis, Project & Programme Services

Join us on some of the most exciting and prestigious construction challenges around the globe. As part of a friendly, collaborative team, you'll be valued equally – and together, we'll deliver excellence for people and the environment. You'll also enjoy all the training and progression you need to take you through the glass ceiling.

We encourage our people to find a work-life balance that helps them thrive. So, ask us how our flexible and remote working policies can support your priorities. We hear and recognise all our people's different perspectives. Some of our recent pledges have been for Women's Equality and being a 'Disability Confident' and 'Inclusive Employer.' Learn more.

Link: https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/equality-diversity-and-inclusion-uk-europe.

Having achieved exciting and sustained growth across our complex infrastructure sector and with further growth potential, we are looking to recruit more talent to bolster our client development and delivery teams. We are looking for individuals to lead attainment of our goals; happy clients, great assets, and to unlock our talent.

Join our Complex Infrastructure team and progress your professional career on some of the industry's most exciting and newsworthy construction projects and use your business acumen in an organisation that has multiplied revenues in only a few years.

We have long term contracts across the infrastructure sector, with HS2, Network Rail, National Highways, Combined Authorities nationwide, energy, defence, airports and utility companies amongst our clients. Our growth has been built on our excellent service and expertise of our people.

We are a multi award winning business. So, you'll be part of a team where our standards are high, as are the rewards. You'll support that continuous improvement and benefit from the expertise that comes with a global Project and Programme Management consultancy.

As an Associate Director Planning, you will manage the evaluation of project time and quality targets for the Project, and lead the planning governance in order to enable the successful delivery of the Client Programme.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Manage the establishment of contractor schedule requirements through early supply chain engagement to support the time, cost, and quality targets for the programme of works and monthly business reporting.
  • Work closely with the Head of Planning to improve/sustain operating policies to mitigate risk throughout the project and take a lead in the monitoring of schedule policy adherence.
  • Support the Head of Planning by providing specialist advice and technical knowledge to respond to delays, issues, and other challenges throughout the project.
  • Lead periodic correlation of schedule to drive expedient project delivery.
  • Lead the coordination and communication of the schedule reporting cycle ensuring correlation to the Phase’s executive reporting lifecycle.
  • Lead business reporting taking ownership for its quality and robustness and provide periodic project progress updates to the Head of Planning and other senior stakeholders as required.
  • Sustain governance processes and review policies to ensure they are in line with strategic business objectives.
  • Lead a team by setting individuals’ objectives, reviewing performance, undertaking appraisals and providing on-going feedback on a formal and informal basis, to ensure all staff are aware of what they are required to achieve and how they are performing against their objectives.
  • Undertake self-assessment of procedural compliance, sharing lessons learned and best practice within the Planning community.
  • Support Head of Planning in preparation for and/or attendance at meetings to deliver market and strategy insights to Client’s Senior Commercial teams.

Requirements:

  • Experience in Planning or Project Controls role within large, complex infrastructure or construction projects, preferably with a formal professional Project Management qualification.
  • Knowledge of transport and/or major infrastructure or construction projects (under NEC Forms of Contract), and of the context specifically surrounding Client and the consultation process.
  • Ability to manage stakeholders and information flow in a matrix environment, possessing an aptitude to work across business areas and provide specialist advice as required.
  • Experience of leading and motivating a team within a large-scale project environment.
  • Possessing attention to detail always, with ability to solve complex problems / mitigate risks.
  • Knowledge of public sector policies, processes and procedures and associated political impacts.

Why work for AtkinsRéalis?

Join us and expand your career on some of the industry's most exciting and newsworthy construction projects. You'll enjoy invaluable exposure to international expertise as well as innovation in local niche areas.

In 2020, we took away Silver and Gold in the Construction Manager of the Year Awards; and made finalist for the Young Surveyor of the Year. So, you'll be part of a team where our standards are high, as are the rewards. And, at every career stage, you'll benefit from industry-leading programmes to help improve your skills and knowledge.

Communities are at the heart of our work. Together, our people are proud to be working towards a Net Zero Carbon future and regenerating cities across the UK. Read about more of the ways we're making a positive impact.

https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/csr

Meeting your needs:

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as fitness funding, leadership training, professional accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need.

New name, new era. We are AtkinsRéalis.  It will take some time for all our information to update – you can still refer to our fantastic benefits via the link below: https://yourrewarduk.snclavalin.com/

More about us:

AtkinsRéalis is a leading international consultancy with over 100 years of integrated project and programme management expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills and support to develop in ways that work for you. You'll be trusted to play a vital role in the organisation while making a tangible difference to the world and our future.

https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

Learn more.

Link: https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/equality-diversity-and-inclusion-uk-europe

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