The business is seeking an experienced Operations Planner to support our Project Operations in solving complex organisational challenges through advanced planning techniques and allow us to grow our unique culture as we grow the business. You’ll be an integral part of the Operations team, so you’ll need to understand every aspect of the operation and act as a leader in planning in operational projects. You will advise Project Managers through an exciting time of growth for The business, hence your ability to establish your functional credibility and to build strong working relationships acting as a trusted advisor will be key. This is a full time opportunity based from our North West office.

Key Responsibilities

To develop a professional and effective approach to operational Project planning with business and commercial
awareness in order to maximise operational and commercial effectiveness of The business’ Construction Projects.

The Planner will contribute across all phases of a Project:
Tender/ Feasibility and Award Validation phase

  • Build, maintain, review and monitor project programmes
  • Identify planning scope, constraints, and contract requirements
  • Identify resourcing requirements with the Operations team
  • Create, review and maintain Project Programmes in line with Imtech standards
  • Utilise the Imtech Project Delivery System (PDS)
  • Reconcile Imtech and sub-contractor plant, labour & material requirements
  • Support Project manager(s) offering technical knowledge on how to develop and implement an effective
  • Project plan

Design, Engineering and Procurement phase

  • Monitor and manage progress of Project team against programme
  • Review record keeping, administration, budgets and time
  • Work proactively with Project team manager and team to ensure projects are on track
  • Produce relevant reports for the Project Manager
  • Prepare presentations and data analysis working with Project Managers and subject matter experts as required
  • Proactive approach to liaison across the operation and with clients/suppliers
  • Point of contact for Planning issues develop effective relationships
  • Able to influence impact of planning through effective working relationships
  • Embrace latest methodology and challenge status quo
  • Guide the Project manager with resource loading
  • Develop own performance and effectiveness using feedback and in discussion with planning manager
  • Strengthen Planning capability across an Imtech project , develop best practice and collate lessons learnt

Capabilities To Fulfil Role


  • Working knowledge of Operational planning processes, practices and systems and the ability to drive their implementation
  • Ability to analyse and interpret operational plans and data in order to drive informed business decisions, and carry them out
  • Commercial awareness of operational projects challenges
  • The ability to build professional working relationships with internal and external staff
  • BIM interface manager


  • Must have experience in effective multitasking and project management skills
  • Must have strong interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills and be able to build relationships
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and business acumen, with the ability to challenge the status quo
  • Strong analysis , review and reporting skills
  • Proactive Problem solving
  • Effective relations with stakeholders proactively
  • Excellent attention to detail and personally well organised and Calm under pressure
  • Good negotiation and influencing skills

Behaviour & Attitude

  • Demonstrate a can do, entrepreneurial attitude and a focus on impact
  • Motivates others to excel delivers success through teams
  • Recognises and ensures positive resolution of conflict
  • Passionate about our sector, embodies the The business’ “IT WORKS” values of Identity, Trust, Working Hard, Open, Robust, Knowledge, Say It – Do It.
  • Keen to continue learning and developing their skillset, having a growth mindset

Educational Qualification Required (preferred):

  • Level 4 HNC Qualification in Construction or Building Services Engineering subjects
  • Good general education 5 x GCSE at C/5 inc. Maths and English
  • Degree BEng/BSc in Construction or related Building Services Engineering would be helpful
  • Competence in MS Project or Asta Powerproject

Previous Work Experience Required

  • Ideally 2 years of Construction project operations experience in a fast paced organisation
  • Site experience in M or E or other relevant discipline desirable
  • Experience should include a focus on performance management and talent/team development, change management and leadership coaching, as a Business Partner.

Competency Level Required for this job A = Mastery / B = Comprehension / C = Awareness

  1. Communication – B
  2. Teamwork – B
  3. Decision making – C
  4. Emotional Intelligence – C
  5. Organisational Awareness – C
North West
Date of issue
December 13, 2022
Business Unit
Dalkia Engineering
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