Lead Planner – Data Centre


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November 2, 2023
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Dave Butler
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Senior Project Planner – Data Centre
NW London
>£120k DOE experience

This leading international specialist contractor is enjoying an exciting period of growth and success in its data centre business and they have an exciting London based opportunity for an experienced Planner to provide leadership on a high profile, high value flagship new build Data Centre scheme.

With responsibility for a team of 3 planning professionals, managerial experience, DC experience and an MEP background (with a mechanical bias) are essential for consideration.

Duties will include -
• Providing planning services as an integral part of the project team
• Liaising with clients and external planning consultants, leading programme meetings and reacting quickly to any
client-led changes
• Setting up end-to-end programmes, from appointment to commissioning and close out – always making sure there
are auditable trails
• Providing progress reports to the relevant stakeholders
• Identifying and managing project risks, and solving any issues or problems
• Establishing key milestones
• Building strong internal and external relationships and training non-planners in planning principles, techniques and

In order to be considered for this role, applicants should meet the following criteria –

• Experience of developing planning and proposals process on Data Centre construction schemes is crucial
• A solid understanding of the full project lifecycle, including architectural construction detail, planning and rescheduling
techniques, M&E infrastructure and procurement
• A good knowledge of relevant software and programmes such as MS Project, Primavera P6 and Asta
• The ability to prepare and deliver programming and planning in line with all relevant guidelines and protocols
• Main or subcontractor background

Essential Requirements -

• 3rd level qualification in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Quantity
Surveying or strong trades background coupled with technical ability may be considered
• 5+ years’ experience / demonstrate ability to develop and implement plans, monitor and control work
• Must be capable of producing project plans from design and commercial information
• Must be capable of coordinating the development of multiple project plans
• Microsoft Project / P6 or Equivalent Planning Software, Microsoft Office tools - Excellent report writing skills
• Time management essential to satisfy demands of busy schedule

To apply, please email an up to date CV to - dave.butler@kentonblack.com

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