Works Planner - Utilities

  • Job Reference: 204008
  • Date Posted: 7 January 2021
  • Employer: Kier Ltd
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive + benefits
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Work Planner
Location - Reading
Business Area - Kier Utilities - Thames Water
Permanent - Full Time

Our people make Kier.

Working in partnership with Thames Water, Kier Utilities is not your typical water contracting company. Just take a look at how we relate to Thames Waters' Here For You campaign that underpins everything we do, and you'll start to get a feel for our culture.

Its collaborative, innovative and inspiring. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly love what we do! If you care about delivering a first-class job with excellent customer service, your career and the environment, then we want to hear from you.

We're looking for an enthusiastic Work Planner to provide daily support and to schedule emergency works. You'll be responsible for ensuring delivery of repair works through planning, monitoring and scheduling of work in a timely, efficient manger to our repair teams. Daily you'll need to plan jobs and allocate these to R&M teams, circulate whereabouts to supervisors and manage completion and allocation of e-digs and reactive works including permits.

What do we need from you?

We need someone with previous scheduling, planning or administration experience. You'll need to be able to meet tight deadlines and have excellent attention to detail. You'll also need experience updating systems with relevant schedules or permits. Experience in the Utilities industry is highly desirable.

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.

In return we will give you a competitive reward and benefits package including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Matched pension scheme up to 7.5%
  • Free Life Assurance
  • 26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday)
  • Access to a range of attractive flexible benefit options to tailor your package to suit your lifestyle
  • Two employee Share Scheme options
  • 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


It's worth remembering that we'll undertake the relevant/standard employment checks if you're successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

About Kier:

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.




Kier is an inclusive employer.




Closing date 21/1/2021