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Welcome to Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group.

Join us on some of the most exciting and prestigious construction challenges around the globe. You'll be valued equally as part of a friendly, collaborative team, delivering excellence for people and the environment. We'll also ensure you have 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.

Why work for Faithful+Gould?

Having achieved exciting and sustainable growth with further potential, we’re looking to recruit more talent to bolster our client development and delivery teams. We’re looking for people like you to manage the attainment of our goals, including happy clients, great assets, and unlocking our talent.

Join our Change and Transformation team. 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 construction sector, and our growth has been built on our people's excellent service and expertise.

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, benefitting from the expertise of a global Project and Programme Management consultancy.

We are hiring Planning Engineers at all levels who will play a central role in making exciting and diverse projects a reality. Valued up to £100m, your projects will range across the construction sector. You'll be trusted to spearhead your team, knowing we all want you to succeed, and are ready to help you develop further. Our portfolio of structured training and project and programme opportunities will help you expand your career in line with your aspirations.

Your Purpose:

  • Drive the overall integrated P6 programme to meet the internal/external reporting timelines for assigned work areas.
  • Liaise with Project Managers to maintain programme schedules and manage the interface between schedules.
  • Provide hierarchical performance reporting to inform processes such as Earned Value Management.
  • Correlate Schedule, Cost and Risk assessments through integrated solutions to influence critical path inspection, thus providing robust/quality plans for decision-making.
  • Lead in "what-if" scenario planning, providing integrated solutions to programme/project conflicts and recoveries.
  • Provide detailed scrutiny of contractors’ programmes.
  • Lead and monitor processes to integrate scheduling across all projects within the work area.
  • Support the Project Controls Manager in baseline management and ad hoc business requirements.
  • Lead on contractor requirements working with Delivery and Procurement teams.
  • Collaborate with Project Delivery teams, specialist Client Directorates and external stakeholders (including suppliers and regulatory bodies) as required to integrate all time, cost and quality information to support the monitoring of project progress.
  • Support the Head of Planning and Project Controls Managers in leading the Planners in setting objectives, reviewing performance and participating in selection/promotion decisions to ensure that Planners have the necessary skills and understanding to deliver the team's objectives.
  • Capture, implement and share best practice Project Planning policy, processes and procedures across the business to drive continuous improvement and provide specialist advice where required.

What you can bring:

  • A recognised degree or similar professional qualification or equivalent experience, with a track record of achievement in Planning and Project Management within large-scale construction or infrastructure projects.
  • Experience in leading teams of professionals in a complex business environment.
  • Construction Project Planning expertise gained across a range of large, complex, multi-disciplinary projects, with a sound understanding of Project Management concepts and applications.
  • Understanding commercial elements within large, complex projects and a track record of achievement in driving value within complex projects.
  • Good understanding of programme contractual requirements, including NEC clauses.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively engage, promote and influence across a large range of stakeholders, including the Executive and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to integrate and analyse complex data from several sources to compile reviews and reports for internal and external distribution and presentation.
  • Knowledge of project and programme planning systems, processes and lifecycles, including Project Management and MS Office packages or equivalent.
  • Experience in heading teams of professionals in a complex business environment.

Business Development:

  • Support with the Project Controls business development activity.
  • Support with the review of our Key Account Management Plans for all key clients.
  • Monitor and manage Project Controls activity and associated expenditures within your remit.
  • Generate high-quality leadership material for use on the website & in the market.
  • Secure year-on-year margin improvement on project delivery.
  • Further develop our off-shore capability, including managing their use on project delivery.

Monitor and control compliance with all key metrics, including (but not limited to):

  • Project Health Checks.
  • Risk register review and updates.
  • Utilisation.
  • PSR Completion.
  • Timesheets.

Account management:

  • Support the account management team to maximise our impact.
  • Enhance the reputation of our business.
  • Increase our share of the client’s spend.
  • Exploit opportunities for cross-selling our full spectrum of services & locations.
  • Leading interfaces with design and engineering elements of our business.
  • Upskilling others and providing career growth opportunities.
  • Drive high levels of client satisfaction.

Project leadership:

  • Having leadership skills necessary to direct and manage the project team having responsibility, under minimum supervision, delivering portfolios and projects.
  • Be the ambassador for Faithful+Gould, your profession and the professional institution to which you belong.
  • Providing guidance and technical advice to different stakeholders, including effectively chairing meetings.
  • Clear understanding and capability in project commercial accountability.

Technical leadership:

  • Actively broaden your experience and expertise in line with the core expertise.
  • Have an up-to-date and developing knowledge of legal and technical matters relevant to your work and the law of the region or country where you practise.
  • Participating in relevant internal/external training initiatives.
  • Applying the principles of quality assurance and environmental management.
  • Managing the client relationship and service delivery.

Team building and management:

  • Managing and helping grow our service and sector-focused teams.
  • Mentoring and developing your team.


  • Proven track record of leading projects for or on behalf of local or national transportation clients.
  • Proven track record of working in a consultancy environment, delivering exceptional projects and managing teams.
  • Degree qualified in a construction or finance-related field.
  • Preferably Chartered with RICS, ICE, AACE, ACostE, MAPM or similar.

Why work for Faithful+Gould?

Join us and expand your career on some of the industry's most exciting and newsworthy construction projects – from mission-critical COVID-19 facilities to the world's tallest hotel, London's Heathrow Airport to Europe's first eco-friendly mosque. 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.


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.

YourReward at SNC-Lavalin​ (snclavalin.com).

More about us:

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading international consultancy with over 70 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.



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.snclavalin.com/equality-diversity-and-inclusion-uk-europe

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