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    Circa £75,000 + £4,500 flex allowance, up to 20% bonus + benefits
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    Gatwick Airport

Senior Construction Planner

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To be the airport for everyone, whatever your journey

Senior Construction Planner

Circa. £75,000 + £4,500 flex allowance + up to 20% bonus and benefits

Job Requirements

From facilities expansion to next generation security to resurfacing runways, no two days are the same at London Gatwick. The diversity of projects and the unique live environment will be sure to keep you challenged and constantly learning. Being a Senior Construction Planner at London Gatwick, you'll be able to see the impact your work has on the ever-changing landscape of the airport and our passengers. This role offers you unique insight and puts you right at the centre of providing a full planning service for the projects you support. In this Senior Construction Planner role you will have responsibility for some of our more complex and interesting projects with a typical value of £20m+. You will also have the opportunity to support and mentor junior Planners, collaborate with skilled experts across the wider team and ultimately ensure optimisation of resources to meet project targets.

The role

Reporting into the Programme Planning Manager, you will play a key role in the Construction team, responsible for schedule development, monitoring, recovery plans and reporting.

Other duties include:

  • Developing and managing  robust delivery schedules with clear targets and understanding of all activities and interfaces that support the successful completion of the  projects.
  • Engaging with key stakeholders, including contractors and project managers, engineers and subcontractors in regard to the status of projects.
  • Offering technical advice and support to  team members with regards to best practice and utilisation of the schedule to support the project  objectives.
  • Performing schedule monitoring, including identifying critical activities and  involvement in risk management and mitigation measures.

What are we looking for?

The live environment at London Gatwick requires all our teams to have a flexible and adaptable approach to problem solving and an innovative outlook. Involved in projects from inception to completion you will work alongside multiple stakeholders. In addition, this role requires:

  • Previous experience as Senior  Planner on projects with a value typically in excess of £20m.
  • Possession of a relevant qualification or recent demonstrable analytical experience in a STEM/construction related industry.
  • Experience of managing complex projects and with Primavera software (P6) and MS Excel and other Microsoft Office tool.
  • Experience of working in a live environment is desirable, although airport experience is not essential.


Our employees tell us that working here is something special and no day is like another; Where our teams do something everyday other airports only dream of. Along with a competitive salary our employees enjoy a range of personal, health and financial benefits, including:

  • Performance-based bonus scheme
  • High street shops and restaurant discounts
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Professional training to develop
  • Discounted travel
  • Volunteer days

What it's like to work at London Gatwick?

At London Gatwick, our people are our biggest asset. We want our people to thrive and have the best experience while working with us. We know we are all at our best when we feel comfortable and included.

We are an organisation that places diversity, equity and inclusion at its heart. Our aim; to create a place where everyone belongs and has a voice, and we recognise we all play an important role in our success.

Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made as part of the application process please contact us directly.

To find out more about what it's like to work in Construction at London Gatwick, visit our dedicated construction careers site Construction Careers | London Gatwick Airport

Click apply to start your career with London Gatwick 


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Dan Hobbs


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