Head of Planning

Head of Planning Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Head of Planning to join our team.


  • Provides trend analysis and alternative workaround strategies to ensure schedule compliance;
  • Generating high-quality project reports and presentations as required by key stakeholders including joint venture partners;
  • Leading and managing an effective planning function, supporting projects and operations, to deliver the long term business objectives;
  • Responsible for integrating all delivery partner, strategic supplier and bulk material schedules;
  • Understanding the overall project strategy and converting this into a strategic plan for the planning function;
  • Coordinating schedule risk analysis of internally generated and contractor generated schedules.


  • Stakeholder management skills to work with joint venture partners, project teams and contractors;
  • Ability to collaborate and interface diverse work streams to an integrated project plan;
  • Advanced level of skill in Primavera P6, MS Excel and proficient with MS Office;
  • Experience working in construction sites within / Rail / Nuclear / Power / Water sectors;
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with diverse business drivers and variables;
  • Proven Risk Management and Change Management capability;
  • Proven team leadership skills including coaching and mentoring;
  • Developing applications of digital techniques to meet the client’s requirements;
  • Assigning priorities to tasks;
  • Production of client requirements to high standards;
  • Manage the budget and cashflow for the department;
  • Creative when facing problems and be dynamic when problem solving;
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  • Develop and improve programme robustness through the business ensuring our programme delivery is best in class;
  • Building and maintaining internal and external relationships.