Planning Administrator

  • Job Reference: 210566
  • Date Posted: 19 February 2021
  • Employer: Kier Ltd
  • Location: Bathgate, West Lothian
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus benefits package
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Job Title: Planning Administrator
Location: Bathgate, Scotland
Business Area: Utilities - Telecoms
Contract: Permanent, Full Time

From Telecomms to Power, from Lands' End to John O'Groats.

It's taken a great deal for Kier Group to become one of the UK's Top 3 utility providers. It's taken people like you. Professionals who can help connect, heat and power over 15 million homes and businesses - in a team that works with emerging technologies to maintain 65km of gas pipes and install one million metres of fibre optic cable every year.

About the Role

The Planning Administrator, sitting within the Operational Support section of the business, is responsible for ensuring that all job packs approved by the Validation team are assigned a realistic delivery date within SLA. The main objective of this role is to maximise the efficiency of the Operational teams by ensuring that they have a full work pack of fluid jobs. The Planning Administrator will work closely with both DLO (Direct Labour Operatives) and Sub Contractors to guarantee the delivery of all jobs.

What we need from you:


  • Create Monthly, Weekly and Daily Schedules of Work
  • Liaise with the Delivery Team to ascertain the workload volume capability for the teams on given dates
  • Ensure that all teams have a full schedule of work to maximise the delivery output
  • Make time critical decisions to minimise delivery fallout due to on-day/short notice limitations or issues which arise
  • Update internal and Client Systems to ensure that the latest job information is visible to clients and internal staff
  • Attend regular conference calls and meetings with internal and external stakeholders to improve processes, minimise issues, and work collaboratively to increase delivery
  • Any other reasonable request as determined by management
  • Knowledge & Key Skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office Package
  • Good level of IT competency
  • Organisational Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Problem Solving
What can you expect from us:

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days' annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday), two employee Share Scheme options, together with additional valuable benefits such as:

  • Free Life Assurance
  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Kier Rewards, our exclusive Discount Shopping Site with deals available at over 800 retailers
  • Plus, many more benefits geared to your wellbeing

Pre-employment checks

It's worth remembering that if you are successful, we'll undertake the relevant / standard pre-employment checks after you have been offered a job. This includes taking up your references, verifying your right to work in the UK, verifying your driving licence (if applicable) and a health assessment. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Kier is an inclusive employer.

Closing Date: 05/03/2021

Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.