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About The Role

MWH Treatment are looking to strengthen their Programme Management team with a Senior Planning Manager in the Essex and Suffolk area. As a Senior Planning Manager you will work independently to provide planning services to ensure that programme plans and project plans have achievable but challenging timescales are accurately monitored and updated and be the driving force in continuous improvement and development of planning activity. In addition, provide planning co-ordination and leadership for the region.

You will report directly to the Programme Manager and duties/responsibilities of the role will include;  

  • Ability to manage the planning services across a number of business units and provide specific planning function for business unit programme of work
  • Managing, support and develop team
  • Understanding of the multi-disciplined roles involved within an integrated programme. (i.e. design, construction, commissioning, interface with 3rd party others and framework partners)
  • Knowledge of planning systems. (Primavera – Essential), (Microsoft Project -preferable)
  •  Provide programme management for a programme of work comprising of a number of individual projects and programmes (batches) combined to form a portfolio of work.  Collaborate to determine the best fit for   the projects within the programme for the cost / revenue / time, identifying and evaluating any potential efficiency within the programme of work i.e. geographical, process type or repeatability
  • Provide programme management to control the progress of individual projects and batches by identifying and producing integrated programmes of work, monitoring performance against plans and identifying problem areas and other effects
  • Minimise company risk by identifying the critical path within the whole programme of work and the individual contracts
  • Provide resource planning and levelling by appropriate resource analysis of activity to ensure the best fit for the projects within the overall portfolio or batch.
  • Enable control of the progress of procurement by producing schedules for all materials and equipment, updating regularly and analysing the implications of updates
  • Update and monitoring of Project Plans for progress reports and to support applications for payment (if appropriate).
  • Preparation of as-built programmes.
  • Assist with programmes submissions for requests for extension of time.
  • Provide programme/progress information in support of Earned Value Analysis as required
  • Appreciation of planning input into Key Performance Indictors and bench marking.
  • Supervise and develop subordinates
  • To implement Company Procedures.
  • Ensure a safe working environment for all staff
  • Implement latest H & S regulations and legislation
  • Reduce waste to a minimum from all departmental activities
  • Assist with minimising project and sub programme out turn costs.
  • Assist with income forecasting.  


About You

Person Specification

•           Good understanding of Civil Engineering and M&E activity.

•           Minimum 5 years planning experience.

•           Possess sound understanding of planning skills and programming.

•           Minimum Educated HND level.

•           Excellent written contractual communication

•           Excellent verbal communication

•           Excellent knowledge of planning systems

•           Good coaching

•           Good leadership skills.

•           Good commercial awareness.

About Us

MWH Treatment is an integrated design and build provider working in the water sector. With over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, supporting six long-term water sector frameworks and two recently won frameworks, operating both as a sole contractor but also in joint ventures and alliances.

At MWH Treatment we believe that people matter. We know to build successful, creative teams we need a diverse workforce that can deliver innovative ways of thinking. We provide an environment where you will have the freedom to develop and grow to your full potential, creating opportunity by inviting, embracing, and celebrating difference, our goal as an employer is to motivate, and develop our employees. By fostering a diverse range of talents and perspectives we ensure we have the breadth of viewpoints, experiences, and skills needed to succeed. Embracing diversity of all kinds enables us to provide a work environment and culture that plays a key role in attracting and retaining the right people with the right skills.

As signatories to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, we have made a promise to support our forces, working with the CTP to help ex veterans find work in the civilian world. We also support Mates in Mind, a charitable programme to improve and promote positive mental health in the workplace. We don’t just tick boxes; we live these values every day.

What MWH offer

Packages include - 

  • A competitive salary
  • Hybrid Working Car/car allowance (Jobs needs dependent)
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays (with an additional 5 days available to buy)
  • Contribution Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • And many more benefits including – cycle to work scheme, discounts and savings Hub, Kids Pass etc


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