Pre-construction Planner

Ipswich - Permanent Position - Monday - Friday


Our team based in Ipswich are seeking to strengthen their award winning and successful team by recruiting a Pre-construction Planner to manage the pre-construction stage of project planning, contributing positively to winning new work for the RGC business. This is a role that requires an ability to multi-task, prioritise, strategise, work under pressure and to demanding deadlines.


  • Competitive

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the planning process in line with the Carter Information Management System
  • Provide planning support to the Preconstruction team ensuring all programme, logistics and delivery aspects are compliant
  • Engage with the Construction Director/Manager to discuss options, sequence, and methodology
  • Analyse Tender documents and identify required planning responses
  • Investigate and recommend alternative and innovative solutions with change impact assessment
  • Chair and minute programme, logistic and delivery workshops
  • Assess programme and delivery risks and recommend mitigation
  • Identify all required temporary works and provide a schedule for Carter Design Temporary Works Engineer
  • Engage with the supply chain to verify programme issues.
  • Assess safety risks and compile a suitable Method Statement for project delivery.
  • Support and contribute to the tender quality submission with written responses to tender questions
  • Provide planning input to the tender submission primarily a whole life programme, logistics plan and method statement
  • Support 4D digital aspects of tender evaluation and submission
  • Provide a planning handover pack for the delivery team

Key Skills & Knowledge

  • Technical knowledge relevant to job role
  • Contractually aware
  • Full understanding of Planning principles
  • Understanding and demonstrable skills in the use of Asta Programme software
  • 4D planning experience is desirable however training can be arranged
  • Sets appropriate goals for self
  • Communicates with colleagues and clients in a warm and persuasive way both formally and informally. Alters style and manner to suit audience
  • Plans ahead, prioritise tasks and monitors progress against plan, making alterations where necessary and organises required resources
  • Considers potential problems in advance and identifies opportunities and threats through analysing trends. Guides others in implementing solutions
  • Ensures that all viewpoints are considered and gains agreement on mutually acceptable outcomes, whilst maintaining the interests of the business
  • Assesses risk and consequence before making a judgement on available evidence and ensures that final decision is implemented
  • Encourages, supports and values contributions of others, shares credit and responds positively to requests for help. Shares knowledge
  • Recognised by others as having useful skills and knowledge, which are readily shared. Keeps up to date with new aspects of job role
  • Monitors customer satisfaction and identifies areas for improvement
  • Understands the market in which the company operates. Able to relate company commercial strategy to own activities
  • Monitors and controls cost against budget


  • HNC/BTEC Higher Diploma or Degree

Application Details

Stage 1 – CV Review
Stage 2 – Assessment
Stage 3 – Presentation and Interview


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    Why join us?

    For a century, we have provided thousands of individuals with rewarding and fulfilling careers. To ‘build for the future’, we need to recruit and employ talented people who share our values.

    Our Values

    At R G Carter, our six key values reflect what we stand for and deliver as a business, and define our unique culture. To view our Values in full click here.


    Awards & Accreditations

    Offering experience and specialist knowledge in Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing, we deliver award winning, innovative projects, for both public and private clients and across a wide range of sectors.

    What we offer

    A career path

    We offer a variety of career paths that will challenge and inspire you to fulfil your ambition. If you are just starting your career, developing your skills or you are experienced in your trade or profession, we can offer you the next step.

    Here are some examples of our team, who have built their career at R G Carter:

    Development opportunities

    We are committed to ensuring all our colleagues, at every level, have opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge and abilities. By doing this we can ensure that you are equipped with the tools to capitalise on the many and varied opportunities which can maximise your potential within the Group and ‘build your future’.

    This is a selection of recognised training and development bodies, that we currently work with:

    Great benefits

    We offer a competitive benefits package to reward and incentivise you to perform to your best and foster a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

    Benefits include:     

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    Ipswich Bid / Proposal Writer
    Attleborough Senior Estimator
    Kings Lynn Escort/Gateman/Banksman/General Labourer
    Cambridge Experienced and Intermediate Estimators
    Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire Site Manager/Site Agent
    Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire Contract Managers and Construction Project Managers
    Thetford ICT Technician
    Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire SHE Advisor
    Eastern Region Quantity Surveying Opportunities





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