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About The Role

At EKFB we’re shaping Infrastructure for a better tomorrow. All four of our partners (Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial and BAM) bring specialist expertise in the design, construction, operation, financing and maintenance of railway networks, including the construction of one of Europe’s latest high speed rail projects - HS2.

We’re recruiting for a Planner to join our Twyford to Greatworth Delivery Area. The role will be based from our Brackley Campus located in Northamptonshire, however travel will be required throughout the area.

Joining EKFB as a Planner, you will support the Planning function to prioritise and coordinate construction and design activities to maintain delivery of the T2G Section of the C23 Main Civils Works contract.
You will build, optimise and update the project plans during project execution, from engineering process to project handover. We would also like you to support our Project Managers and Planning Managers in all scheduling related matters both internally and externally with the client.
We will need you to obtain data on the project progress across all functions such as procurement, design, logistics, consents and construction. This will include data on Subcontractors and all project personnel.
A key aspect of the role will be to analyse and respond to Subcontractors project plans in order to set robust Contractual baseline schedules, then the progress monitoring thereafter.
You must be able to challenge internal and external stakeholders to ensure plans are valid, realistic and appropriate. You will also need to be able to carry out critical path analysis, giving support to the Planning Manager and Delivery Teams in taking actions to improve and optimise Construction Project Plans.
We will also need you to articulate the programme in presentations, conference calls and meetings to internal and external parties. Reports will also be a key part of this role, you must provide timely and accurate reports on planning matters for a range of stakeholders.

About You

  • You must have experience using Primavera P6
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Knowledge of the O365 package
  • Recognised professional membership such as ICE, APM or PMP
  • Planning experience is essential within a private sector organisation
  • You must hold a Full Driving License and have access to a vehicle

About Us

EKFB is a joint venture that brings together international, market leading expertise from four leading civil engineering and construction companies: Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall. All four partners have specialist expertise in the design, construction, operation, financing, and maintenance of railway networks, including the construction of one of Europe’s latest high speed rail projects.

EKFB is proud to have been appointed by HS2 to deliver civil engineering works across an 80km section of the new high speed rail link between the Chiltern Tunnel and Long Itchington Wood. Our scope of the works includes 15 viaducts, 5km of green tunnels, 22km of road diversions, 67 overbridges and around 30 million cubic metres of excavation. EKFB is committed to improving lives, communities and the engineering and construction industry by providing sustained employment opportunities and being a good neighbour, protecting the environment and the places we work. 

If you would like to be part of our collaborative, enthusiastic and forward-thinking culture, then please apply today. 

In return, we’re offering a competitive salary & benefits.

EKFB brings together international, market leading technical expertise. We have an industry leading track record of delivering major infrastructure projects, including Crossrail, the Millau Viaduct, Mersey gateway and the Bretagne-Pays de la Loire High Speed Rail link.

We are committed to, and strongly believe in, inclusiveness and equality of opportunity. Everyone who works with EKFB has a contribution to make; we welcome applications from all backgrounds, experiences, and abilities. Our aim is to be an exemplar employer of choice and to continue to strengthen our inclusive working environments, where everyone feels they truly belong and are able to bring their whole and authentic selves to work. Many of our people work flexibly and we will be happy to talk with you about how this could work for you.

EKFB are committed to making reasonable adjustments to support our people throughout their employment journey. Please contact us if there are any reasonable adjustments or additional support you might require for making an application. 

Please note your CV may be shared with joint venture partners on this project.

Pre-employment checks: 

It’s worth remembering that we’ll undertake the relevant/standard employment checks if you’re successful in the selection process. This includes applying for references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) security clearance will be required (to be undertaken as part of onboarding process)

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