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Bridgwater, Somerset Sir Robert McAlpine

Officially starting in Summer 2024, are you keen to help construct a £800 million+ battery production facility in the heart of Somerset? Looking to ramp up quickly on site SRM are delighted to be part of this growth industry.

Why join us?

Sir Robert McAlpine is celebrating 150 years of history, as a family-owned business that has stayed true to its values. Through the years we've developed a culture very much our own - creating an environment that brings out the best in people who share our commitment to excellence.

Right now, we're excited about continuing the company's legacy through the projects and opportunities ahead. Join our collaborative team to achieve more from your career by proudly building Britain's future heritage with us.

The Planning Manager Role:

You will be responsible for leading the planning & project controls function on tenders, projects or programmes of works depending on the specific role(s) or opportunity(s) within SRM's Civils Business Unit. The primary focus is initially on the Sellafield programme of works and to lead and build a capability as identified.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the project planning and controls function
  • Staff management, development and/or coaching responsibility
  • Develop and maintain programmes, project controls deliverables and other time-related materials, in conjunction with colleagues and other key stakeholders
  • Develop relationships with client, professional team and supply chain
  • Contribute to pre-contract planning and work winning
  • Maintain a developed understanding of strategic planning and project management systems
  • Implement robust project controls, accurate reporting status and forecasting
  • Establish all necessary project controls providing: status, trends, forecasts, early warnings and exceptions reporting and contribute to mitigation measures to meet objectives

Your Profile:

  • Excellent planning skills with a detailed understanding of construction methods
  • A can do attitude, and work in an open and collaborative manner with internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven tender planning experience
  • Proven delivery phase planning and reporting experience within major Civils projects
  • Working knowledge of NEC3 or 4
  • An ability to provide strategic advice with an excellent attention to detail
  • Advanced knowledge of planning techniques including the alignment of BIM model into P6 (4D planning) via Synchro or equivalent
  • Knowledge of construction methods and techniques in the field of heavy civils


We're ready to invest in you and your future, and offer wide-ranging, performance-related progression opportunities. Our competitive rewards packages feature flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities.

We'd love you to join us in proudly building Britain's future heritage. Apply online now.

Sir Robert McAlpine is focused on being a truly inclusive employer, even if you don't meet every single requirement, we'd still love to hear from you. Especially if you're part of a group that is under-represented in Construction. Our goal is for Sir Robert McAlpine to proportionally represent the diversity of the working population in society. As a family-run business with strong family values, our aim is to ensure that Sir Robert McAlpine is a supportive, empowering and inclusive environment for every member of our team.

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