Planner / Programmer

Location: Ireland / Closing Date: 30/04/2024


Mannings Construction is currently seeking an experienced Construction Planner/Programmer to join our team in Co Cork.

The successful candidate will play a crucial role in developing and maintaining project schedules, utilizing their expertise to ensure effective planning, coordination, and execution of construction activities.

With a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience and proficiency in Microsoft Project and Asta Powerproject, the ideal candidate will contribute to the successful delivery of our construction projects.

Key Responsibilities:

– Develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive project schedules using industry-standard planning software, such as Microsoft Project and Asta Powerproject.
– Collaborate with the bid management team, project managers, engineers, quantity surveyors, and other stakeholders to establish project objectives, milestones, and deliverables.
– Conduct detailed analysis of project scope, resources, and constraints to develop realistic and achievable schedules that meet client requirements and contractual obligations.
– Monitor progress against project schedules, identifying critical path activities, potential delays, and areas of risk, and proactively propose mitigation strategies.
– Liaise with subcontractors, suppliers, and internal teams to integrate their work activities into the overall project schedule, ensuring alignment with project timelines and objectives.
– Prepare and distribute regular progress reports, including Gantt charts, S-curves, and other graphical representations, to communicate project status and performance to key stakeholders.
– Conduct schedule impact assessments for proposed changes, variations, and delays, and provide recommendations for mitigating their effects on project timelines and costs.
– Assist in the development of resource-loaded schedules, resource histograms, and resource levelling plans to optimize resource utilization and productivity.
– Participate in project meetings, workshops, and reviews to provide scheduling expertise, support decision-making, and drive continuous improvement initiatives.
– Provide training, guidance, and support to project teams on scheduling best practices, software tools, and techniques for effective schedule management.
– Stay informed of industry trends, advancements in planning methodologies, and emerging technologies, and incorporate them into project scheduling processes and procedures.

Essential Requirements:

– Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field.
– Minimum of 5 years of experience in construction planning and scheduling, preferably within the civil engineering or building construction sectors.
– Proficiency in industry-standard planning software, including Microsoft Project and Asta Powerproject, with a demonstrated ability to create and maintain complex schedules.
– Strong understanding of construction methodologies, sequencing of work activities, and critical path analysis.
– Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to interpret technical data and make informed recommendations.
– Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise confidently with project teams, subcontractors, and clients.
– Proven ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced construction environment, managing multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.
– Full driving licence and willingness to travel to project sites as required.


– Professional accreditation or certification in project management or scheduling (e.g., Project Management Professional (PMP), Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP)).
– Familiarity with BIM (Building Information Modelling) and its integration with project scheduling processes.

If you meet the essential requirements and are ready to take on this challenging yet rewarding role, we encourage you to apply and become a valued member of our team at Mannings Construction.

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