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Site Construction Planner

Location: Taunton, GB, TA5 1UD
Company: Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid: Hybrid

Job Title: Construction Planner
Location: Bridgwater, Somerset
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Allowances
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF52148

At Cavendish Nuclear we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Construction Planner at our Bridgwater, Somerset site.

This is a brilliant opportunity to work as part of the MEH Alliance on the prestigious Hinkley Point C Nuclear project. The alliance work across the project to integrate and coordinate the delivery of all main Mechanical, Electrical, Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (MEH), cabling and associated support services. This innovative approach will help different contractors work as a single entity to deliver the complex installation of cabling and pipework in the power station’s vast network of rooms.

The role
As a Construction Planner, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Hinkley Point C is the first nuclear power station to be built in the UK in nearly 30 years and the site preparation works are now well underway. You will play an important part in supporting complex and exciting projects across the one of the most high-profile new builds in the UK.

Day to day, you’ll be accountable to the planning manager and construction leads, the construction planner will be responsible for managing the detailed site construction schedules for mechanical, electrical & HVAC installation at site to ensure compliance within the project integrated work schedule & detailed task order schedules.

  • Provide & update weekly planning data in project controls systems
  • Produce detailed planning reports at level 5 & 6
  • Identifying quantities and factors affecting the programme from live information at site
  • Identifying planning scope, major constraints, and contract requirements
  • Producing and documenting the planning deliverables including programmes, planning philosophy, presentations, and reports.

  • This position involves manual work. This could include lifting, bending, using tools, or standing for extended periods of time.

  • This role is full time, 37 hours per week, and is based on site at Bridgwater, Somerset.

Essential experience of the Construction Planner:

  • P6 knowledge/experience.
  • Experience of planning services within large scale projects within the construction industry.
  • An understanding of various forms of tender documents, contract documents and specifications including JCT, NEC or bespoke forms of Construction Contracts.
  • An understanding of various methods of planning, programming, and progress monitoring.

Qualifications for the Construction Planner:

  • An OND/HND in a relevant subject is desirable.

Security Clearance

  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Standard (BPSS) security clearance for this role.
  • Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Contributory Pension scheme, with life assurance.
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Growth opportunities
  • Potential to develop skills
  • Opportunities to develop your career

Cavendish Nuclear
As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we’re innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group – from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date: 03/05/2024



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