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Design Planner

Posted: 12 Nov 2020 Closes: 12 Dec 2020
Cambridgeshire-Peterborough, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -842940499

About Costain and your project.

As our new Design Planner, you'll work collaboratively with the SPA's Design Managers, Production Manager and associated leads as the trusted and visible subject matter expert on the design streams planning. Pushing innovation whilst always considering the client and employee's safety, you'll embrace the SPA's production approach to delivery and challenge how this will impact on delivery and resourcing particularly within a design environment.

Anglian Water has created a new delivery enterprise - the Strategic Pipeline Alliance (SPA). The projects purpose is to 'Make the East of England resilient to the effects of drought'. Achieving our purpose will ensure the security of water supply for future generations, over decades to come.

By delivering a smart and resilient transfer system through the delivery of Pipelines, Pumping Stations and associated structures, we will be capable of delivering large scale strategic assets and complex systems to our current asset base by ensuring that these are digitally enabled.

Essential to contributing to our ambitious and exciting ambitions is our ability to gather, manage and analyse information of our region's geography to ensure we make innovative and smart decisions. With this in mind, we are looking for a

Costain helps to improve people's lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK's energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

This role is for our Strategic Pipeline Alliance (SPA) with Anglian Water, based in Peterborough.
What will I be doing?

Key responsibilities:
  • Develop the planning tools required to assist in the accurate management of design resources, processes and digital asset creation through this challenging programme of work
  • Collaboration across multi partner and multi-disciplinary design teams; championing knowledge share, learning and optimising expertise where possible
  • Engagement with Design Manager, Designers, Supply Chain Designers and offshore Designers, SPA Planners and delivery teams so everyone is aligned in all activities
  • Production of programmes to SPA and AWS standards.
  • Understand and stress the importance of the design interactions from solutions, production and delivery; promote the importance and value of the Design function across SPA
About you

A little bit about your skills, experience and behaviours....

To be considered for this position, you'll be able to demonstrate experience of working in multi disciplinary teams and have a proven track record of developing, owning and controlling a fully resourced and challenging integrated design programme. In addition, you'll be experienced in planning through the Design phase of large scale projects including civil, mechanical, infrastructure and non-infrastructure type work. You must be proficient in the use of the P6 project and programme management application.

Working in a driven, enthusiastic yet approachable fashion, you'll be customer driven and embrace the opportunity of implementing new ways of working, whether that be through people and/or technology. Able to professionally and constructively challenge, you'll be customer driven and passionate about implementing industry- leading designs.

If you are looking to take the next step in your design career working on a unique and exciting project, please apply today!

Our behaviours

Not only do we look for the best talent to join us on our journey, we also look for individuals to demonstrate key behaviours to align with our values and believes. Our behaviours are:

Collaboration; Integrating; Agile; Leadership; Learning; Open and Honest; Caring
Final Statement

The SPA Alliance. Building Resilience. Building Pipelines. Building career aspirations.

As part of SPA's commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are challenging ourselves to address and remove unconscious bias within our recruitment and selection process. Initial reviews of CV's and applications forms are anonymised and not issued to the hiring manager.

We ask that before you apply for a role, please make every effort to remove the information below:

  • Partner organisation (current employer)
  • Dates (of roles and qualifications)
  • Personal info:
      • Contact details
      • Gender
      • Date of birth
      • Address
  • Projects (if linked to SPA, AW or may identify current partner)
  • Header/ Footers that include reference to partner or personal info
  • Name (can be included in title but not embedded throughout application/ CV i.e. written in third person

We listened to our employees, so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.

At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers' needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

Please note this is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Costain. For a full role profile, please contact us:

The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the Business.

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