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Senior Planner

Requisition ID: 52407

Domain: Construction/Design and Build

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans Data Centers are seeking to appoint a Senior Planner to be based on a project site in Newport to assist the delivery of our projects.  The Senior Planner will provide a professional planning service in every stage of the project lifecycle from tender, through to design, construction and commissioning.  The Senior Planner will ensure all activities are captured, whilst playing a key role within project teams. 

Equans Data Centers deliver fully integrated engineering solutions for technically detailed projects in the Data Center industry.  The Senior Planner will provide professional planning services for project delivery and will have the scope to work on projects of different sizes in these sectors. 

What you will deliver? 

  • Provide planning services as a key part of the project team ensuring the teams are delivering on project time objectives. 
  • Understand for each project the level of planning service and anticipated time allocation to provide that service. 
  • Identifying, communicating and managing project risks. Collaborating with the team to solve any issues or problems. 
  • Build strong internal and external relationship with the Planning department and broader project and client teams. 
  • Communicating with other disciplines within production teams to ensure they are aware of their roles in meeting the programme. 
  • Ensure compliance with company procedures and planning standards. 
  • Providing detailed an accurate regular progress reporting to the project team and client as required. 
  • Summarise projects status upstream to senior management, highlighting any unresolved major risks and potential overruns. 
  • Manage time and workload to ensure deadlines are met. Highlight any potential work overload/slackening to Line Manager as soon as it is apparent. 
  • Review processes to enhance planning best practice that can aid and improve performance and consistency, across the project teams and wider planning community. 
  • Lead programme meetings and react quickly to any client-led changes, ensuring that there are auditable trails. 
  • Form robust links with all key stakeholders by working closely with senior managers and directors. 
  • Review projects that have deviated from plan and provide advice on plans and strategy, subsequent cause and effect and contribute to decisions as to the best way forward. 

What we can offer you? 

On offer is a competitive salary, car or car allowance and benefits package, which includes; 

  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays) 
  • Life Cover equivalent to 4 times annual salary 
  • Company Stakeholder Pension Scheme  
  • Private Medical Insurance (Family Cover) 
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year 
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalised support programmes 
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme 
  • Access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals 
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app 

Who are we looking for? 

  • Experience of construction projects across a broad range of sectors (bias towards Data Center and the Pharmaceutical (Cleanrooms/laboratories) industries). 
  • Planning software expertise, preferably in P6 and Asta Powerproject. 
  • Ability to manage multiple project programmes running in parallel. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of a project lifecycle: design, procurement, construction (structure, architecture, M&E services, process) and commissioning. 
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to quickly and clearly articulate key issues and to listen and capture concerns of others. 
  • Knowledge of the key features of common forms of contract entered into in UK. 
  • Attention to Health and Safety matters. 
  • Commercially astute. 
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel for use in dashboard reporting. 
  • A strategic approach, whilst communicating effectively, making decisions with confidence and getting the best out of others. 

Who are we? 

We are a strategic data center partner delivering every aspect of general contractor design, build, and commissioning for major data centers across Europe to provide new build, fit-out, complex retrofit, and upgrade through one point of contact. 

Leveraging decades of experience with Bouygues Energies & Services and Equans in data centers, we deliver to every aspect of client needs through sustainability, health and safety, and wider engineering considerations. At Equans Data Centers, we’re unique in our ability to bring clients complete in-house expertise across many facets of consulting, architecture, construction, and engineering. We are a true combination of global standardisation and local on-the-ground expert teams in every key European country to ensure the right level of localisation. We have total control of our supply chain, with the robustness of a global and European leader in construction behind us. And our most highly qualified and expert teams are focused on client success above all. 

This enables us to deliver data centers with the best possible quality, speed to delivery, and high repeatability and scalability – to realise client needs for cost transparency, low risk, continual availability, innovation, and certainty of planning and outcomes.  

With more than 1,200 highly skilled employees, across 8 European countries, Equans has delivered over 300,000m2 of data halls, exceeding 500MW of IT space for major Data Centers providers such as VIRTUS Data Centers, Digital Reality, Equinix, Vantage Data Centers, Stack Infrastructure, Cloud HQ and many others. 

Equans Data Centers is positioned to meet and exceed the increasingly demanding planning and capacity needs of hyperscaler and colocation businesses across Europe. 

What’s next? 

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.  

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.   

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.  

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team and direct to EQUANS Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

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