Graduate Construction Planner - Leeds

Location: LS14, Seacroft, Leeds
Rate of pay: £20,000/annum
Job Type: Permanent
Start date: Immediate

Role overview:

Due to continued business growth and success, Howard Civil Engineering is looking for a hardworking, enthusiastic individual to join our team and undertake the exciting new role of Graduate Construction Planner. The successful candidate will be working under the direction of our Pre-Contracts Manager whilst they learn the ropes, therefore a pro-active work ethic and a drive to excel are essential!

So, if you enjoy delivering only high-quality work as part of a larger team where no two days are the same and want to join a growing company that not only values you and your ability but also strives to develop your potential and further your career progression, then Howard Civil Engineering is the perfect company for you.


  • Liaising and collaborating with all departments across the business, in addition to external stakeholders, in a professional manner that embodies our company values.
  • Having an appreciation and a desire to learn about live construction projects.
  • Supporting our commercial department and our delivery team on site.
  • Assist the pre-construction team with preparing tender programmes that will assist us in securing new work.
  • Attend Internal project pre-start meetings.
  • Establish key outputs from estimators and use these in conjunction with the contracts manager to devise the optimum delivery programme.
  • Analysing data to understand progress and the impact of variations and/or delays.
  • Review and update delivery programmes regularly in accordance with the project’s contractual requirements.
  • Assist with writing monthly progress reports
  • Identify and reacting to variations and changes to the scope.
  • Assist the commercial team with the provision of turnover and cash flow forecasts.

Due to the nature of this new role, the associated responsibilities will grow as the successful candidate progresses within the business.


  • Degree qualified or working towards in a built environment discipline, ideally a construction management or planning based degree.
  • Excellent IT skills (Required).
  • Knowledge of Asta/Microsoft project or similar (Preferred).
  • Basic understanding of the construction process (Preferred).
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment (Required).
  • The ability through your character and conduct to embody our values and contribute to our vision statement (Required).

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to each application individually.Strictly no agencies please.

Howard Civil Engineering is an equal opportunities employer, and we are extremely proud of our diverse workforce. All staff involved in the recruitment, selection, promotion, and training of employees have a responsibility for the practical application of the company’s Equal Opportunities Policy, which is a pivotal cog in our employee selection process.

Strictly no agencies please.

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