30+ days ago


Vistry Partnerships - Our Story:


Delivering homes and revitalising communities is at the heart of what we do. Working with local authorities, housing associations and investors, we create lasting partnerships and deliver vibrant, sustainable places to live.

As a leading regeneration specialist, we have offices throughout England and a strong national footprint. With over 100 sites currently in production, we are recognised as an innovative and collaborative industry leader, focused on creating as many new homes of all tenures as possible.


In a Nutshell:


As our Senior Planner, you will report to the Operations Director. The role will cover live sites, tendering and the development of assistant/project planners.


What we would like from you:


Key Responsibilities -

  • Develop the accuracy of our forward planning and accurate forecast for project completion across the business
  • Creating, maintaining and reviewing programmes of work
  • Liaising with surveyors, engineers and architects and other applicable parties
  • Producing progress reports and forecasts for team members, clients and stakeholders
  • Meeting with contractors and suppliers as required
  • Completing tender bids, working with estimating teams and producing programmes/logistical diagrams and construction strategies
  • Managing several projects with the support of junior planners
  • Working between offices and construction sites
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports on progress against programme & input into the production progress reports as applicable
  • Acquire consistent and accurate data from project team and suppliers for measuring progress
  • Participate in the communication of the programme to the production team to ensure they understand the constraints, risks and issues
  • Liaise with external contractors and suppliers to organise the phases of the construction development
  • Planning contingency programmes in case timeframes change
  • Creating, maintaining and reviewing programmes of work
  • Producing progress reports and forecasts for team members, clients and stakeholders
  • Liaising with managers and engineers to discuss the progress of the project and address any issues that arise
  • To be an integral member of the team providing a planning & programming service to a portfolio of residential projects in all stages of the project lifecycle
  • Provide a structured approach in the development and management of the project time model, including providing advice on appropriate phasing strategies and construction methods, identification of constraints, risks and other issues
  • Utilise all available expertise within the organisation and the supply chain to develop the most innovative solutions and opportunities for the project
  • Manage and co-ordinate the programme information from 3rd parties – client, consultants, suppliers etc
  • Develop and communicate the optimum project time model through all phases of the proposed project including planning, design, procurement, pre-construction, construction, commissioning, handover and occupation
  • Proactively seek data and learning experience from current and past projects to inform & challenge of new programmes

Competencies –

  • Methodical, imaginative and analytical thinker, with practical construction experience combined with sound knowledge of planning, programming and control processes
  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability to work harmoniously within a team of professionally qualified people and perform effectively and efficiently when working to demanding timescales
  • Must have enthusiasm, drive and conviction, inspire confidence and bring their own knowledge and that of others together to the benefit of the projects
  • Candidate will most likely have several years practical on site experience combined with experience of tender stage planning and/or onsite planning within a developer / contracting organisation
  • Identify project constraints, critical resource requirements, and recommend time risk contingency allowances
  • Ensure compliance with business planning & control procedures
  • Input into contractual programme issues (Delay analysis, entitlement assessments etc.)
  • Excellent IT skills and relevant knowledge of Planning software including MS Project, Asta PowerProject and Primavera P6 (Noting Asta software will be used)
  • An excellent appreciation of the issues and challenges of developing and managing project programmes for residential building projects through all lifecycle stages.
  • An excellent knowledge of modern construction methods & techniques.
  • An excellent knowledge of the construction process from feasibility to handover.
  • A keen understanding of the importance of Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality issues and a good awareness of relevant legislation
  • Excellent numeric skills and the ability to think analytically with proficiency in identifying sequence of operations for project delivery and representing these in a logically linked resourced programmes
  • Communicates clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; listens actively to others, asks questions to understand their needs; gives clear instructions; handles disagreements and conflict effectively. Ensures others fully understand the message being conveyed. Communicates their views & concerns openly, honestly and will constructively challenge others
  • Possesses good presentation skills and is able to present the methodology and programming aspects of a project in a manner appropriate to the target audience
  • Generates and applies new ideas; identifies alternatives to traditional methods; open minded and thinks outside of own area; encourages new ways of working; questions existing ways of doing things. Looks for different application of existing ideas and generation of new ideas to deliver improvements to the business


The Good Stuff:


Vistry Partnerships is a fast paced and exciting place to work. We offer our employees multiple opportunities to learn, develop and nurture successful careers with us.

Some of our key benefits include…

  • Competitive salary and package
  • 28 days holiday plus the option to buy or sell up to 5 days
  • Private Healthcare
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance (role and geographic dependant)
  • Support with a professional membership


Vistry Group brings together the energy and talents of Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships (formerly Galliford Try Partnerships).

With developments from Northumberland to Cornwall and Cheshire to Norfolk, Vistry Group will be delivering around 12,000 homes a year across the country, this makes us one of the top five housebuilders in the UK.

We are a real powerhouse of a business with a focus on delivering for our people, our customers, our clients, our contractors and our shareholders.


Inclusion and diversity are paramount to us within Vistry Group – we firmly believe that this culture nurtures stronger performances across the wider business. All of our applicants and employees are treated fairly and respectfully, regardless of any protected characteristic/s. If you require assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during your application process with us, then please do not hesitate to contact us  – we will always be happy to help.