Construction Planner

Company Overview

Bennett Construction is a fourth generation family owned construction services company with offices and projects in Dublin, London and Germany.
The Bennett Group was founded in 1917, since then the group has grown dramatically in both size and reputation. Bennett have a broad portfolio of successfully completed projects across a range of sectors including Commercial, Residential, Restoration, Hospitality, Industrial, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical.
Each employee is important to Bennett, because we rely on their dedication and professionalism in meeting client’s needs. While working with Bennett, you will benefit from realising your own personal goals and achieving a sense of satisfaction from a job well done.
We employ talented, innovative and proactive people who like to exercise their skill in building better buildings and stronger businesses for our clients.
We employ diverse people who are not afraid to bring ideas that can change the marketplace, who want to continue to learn, be challenged, have superior interpersonal and communication skills and a willingness like the Bennett Culture to be progressive.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Producing programmes of a high quality which meet Company & Client expectations, within time allocated and in line with project deadlines for PQQ, Tendering and Contract purposes
  • Carry out technical appraisals of Pre-Qualification and tender documents, including investigating the implications of the relevant activities affecting the project, the programme durations and appropriate requests for information
  • Providing analysis of the contractual documents regarding time schedules, milestones and value engineering options
  • Liaison with the tendering team to ensure the submission of compliant bids in line with Employers & Tender Requirements
  • Providing technical support to the Estimating Department and Construction Teams as required
  • Preparation of Tender, Contract and Construction stage programmes including the development of critical path analysis and tracking of same
  • Developing work packages programmes to define the scheduled installation tasks with sketch / drawing proposals to demonstrate logical sequences for internal and Client presentation
  • Assist the Project Manager in tracking the project against its master programme and budget where required
  • Supporting the Project Manager in the development and implementation of recovery plans for off-schedule and unanticipated eventualities
  • Establish, communicate, track and report site installation progress if required
  • Assist in preparation of contractors reports as assigned by the Project Manager
  • Participate in project meetings and revise the construction programme as per conclusions, advising the Project Team on any implications
  • Attend meetings and liaise with Clients team as required

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • Construction/Engineering related degree
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a similar role with a Main Contractor or Engineering Consulting firm
  • Thorough knowledge of computer and programming software such as Primavera, MS Project, ASTA Power Project etc.
  • Solid working knowledge of other software and window based packages including AutoCad, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Knowledge / working experiences of 3d Modelling software/ BIM experience would be beneficial
  • Proven experience of the tender and contract stage of projects
  • Solid understanding of the construction industry and the regulatory environment
  • Track record of working under pressure and to tight deadlines with ability to prioritise
  • Strong organisational and communication skills

Other Information

Location: Mullingar, Co. Westmeath (ability to travel and visit projects within Ireland required).

Bennett (Construction) Ltd is an equal opportunities employer