Senior Project Planner


Are you a Senior Project Planner looking for your next permanent role?  If this is you then please read on as we may just have the role for you……

Founded in 1968, Griffiths are a sustainable Civil Engineering Contractor that helps connect communities through delivering Road, Rail, Water, and Utilities projects. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality projects in a healthy, safe, and sustainable manner to improve people’s everyday lives.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Project Planner to join our team at our head offices in Abergavenny, South Wales. We are looking for a colleague who is already within this position; or looking to take the next step in your career.  We are open to applications from candidates who live in; or can commute from some of the following areas: Newport, Cardiff, Swansea, Penarth, Barry, Porthcawl, Neath, Usk, Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil, Llanfoist, Bristol, Chepstow, Pontypridd.

As part of a global business in CRH and a Business Unit of Tarmac PLC, the career opportunities are limitless. We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.


Reporting to the Head of Planning, the Senior Project Planner will be working closely with the Estimator and Bid Manager for tenders, this will be in the working environments of Civil Engineering, Highways, Utilities or from a similar heavy engineering or manufacturing industry.

Key responsibilities for the role of Senior Project Planner will include (but not exhaustive):

  • Drawing up construction programmes
  • Treating Health and Safety and environmental matters as primary drivers of approach
  • Assimilating information and summarising in a manner that can be used to communicate the work scope to others
  • Defining methods and establishing outputs, in consultation with the estimator and other team members, including the supply chain in appropriate circumstances
  • Provide the estimator with a justified schedule of temporary works and other indirect cost items
  • Contribute the required written submission material
  • Attend the tender review meeting to contribute a clear view of the workscope and the intentions for delivering it by reference to prepared material
  • Attending the handover meetings to contribute a clear view of the workscope and the intentions for delivering it by reference to prepared material and accept further defined tasks


The ideal candidate will have previous experience as a Senior Project Planner on construction projects. You will also meet the below requirements:

  • Graduate and/or Chartered Civil Engineer or equivalent
  • Substantial experience of a wide range of Civil Engineering, to Sub Agent level before converting to Planner
  • Proficient and experienced user of Planning Software packages, including P6, ASTA Powerproject and Microsoft Project
  • Advanced user of both Word and Excel

For this role we do require candidates to have a full UK driving license with no more than 6 penalty points


We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:
  • Company car/car allowance (where applicable)
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks)
  • We currently have nine communities inc.(REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female voice and Menopause’
  • Training and development opportunities

Griffiths, a CRH company, is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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