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Planning Manager

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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At Mace, our purpose is to redefine the boundaries of ambition. We believe in creating places that are responsible, bringing transformative impact to our people, communities and societies across the globe. To learn more about our purpose, culture, and priorities, visit ourstrategy site.

Within our consult business, we harness our unique combination of leading-edge practical expertise and project delivery consultancy to unlock the potential of every project.

The project:

Mace consult central government team to lead key projects across our Houses of Parliament account. We have an exciting pipeline of work, and the successful candidate will be responsible for delivery at all project stages, ensuring relevant stakeholders and professional team members are engaged throughout. We are looking to grow our business by bringing in passionate individuals who will see challenges as opportunities to improve, innovate and exceed expectations. The central government sector is responsible for developing our business across parliament's vast estate, which includes the Palace of Westminster, Parliamentary Northern Estate and ancillary built assets. Our multidisciplinary service offer across the built environment is comprehensive. Collaborating with working practices across our business gives us the capability and capacity for wide-ranging opportunities, from transformative business change to delivery of estate rationalisation programmes.

Our values shape the way we consult and define the people we want to join us on our journey, they are:
  • Safety first - Going home safe and well
  • Client focus - Deliver on our promise
  • Integrity - Always do the right thing
  • Create opportunity - For our people to excel
The purpose of the role is to support project managers in the delivery of projects by providing high-level planning service for the preparation of project plans, producing baseline scheduled tasks, resource profiles and financial models. The successful candidate will be involved in improving the consistency, predictability and efficiency of the programme/project delivery capability and provide leadership in best practices that are highly customer-focused - outward and upward and that are consistent with customer expectations.

You'll be responsible for:
  • Directing application of specific planning/scheduling methods, techniques and tools.
  • Providing good working knowledge of planning/scheduling, EVM, project controls and QSRA methodologies.
  • Supporting complex requirements.
  • Being able to manage planning/scheduling delivery of medium/high complexity projects/programmes.
  • Being able to provide effective and timely advice to clients.
  • Understanding data management.
  • Influencing clients and other stakeholders to accept proposals and recommendations.
  • Creating and delivering persuasive presentations to large audiences.
You'll need to have:
  • Exposure working as a Primavera P6 project planner on large-scale construction projects ideally for a tier 1 contractor or a client-side consultancy.
  • A construction-related degree (civil/structural engineering, or construction/project management or equivalent).
  • Experience working on large projects/programmes.
  • A construction or project management background.
  • Working on a large portfolio of projects.
  • Mentoring and upskilling of inexperienced planners.
  • Implementation of planning principles within the project management community.
  • Working with large range of stakeholders.
  • Planning of complicated infrastructure projects and summarisation of these into portfolio-level schedules.
  • Experienced P6 user (P6 pro).
  • Familiarisation with P6 EPPM (Web) - for configuration management - see below.
  • Management of large data sets into simple reporting formats, through coding and layout manipulation.
  • Knowledge of baseline control and configuration.
  • Experience in scheduling import and export.
You'll also have:
  • NEC
  • Construction - living accommodation, offices, workshops, sports facilities, and associated infrastructure.
  • Familiarisation with other planning software i.e. Microsoft Project, Asta Power Project.
  • Schedule risk analysis (QSRA).
  • P6 configuration management - user access, OBS creation and management, user profiles, OBS assignation.
  • Set up and use of resources - future projects not yet required.
  • Use of P6 for EVM - future project not yet required.

Mace is an inclusive employer and welcomes interest from a diverse range of candidates. Even if you feel you do not fulfil all of the criteria, please apply as you may still be the best candidate for this role or another role within our organisation.

We are also open to discussing part-time, flexible, and hybrid working options if suitable within the role.



If you can bring a different perspective to help us shape the cities of tomorrow, take a look at the opportunities we have to join us.

Fortune favours the brave - and so do we

At Mace we empower our people to be collaborative, curious and embrace their entrepreneurial spirits. We aim to attract the best and brightest people, whatever their background, to bring new perspectives to some of the most challenging and inspiring projects around the world.

You might be part of our healthcare team delivering critical hospital care units, or our education team creating schools to inspire our future leaders. You could be a graduate working on the world’s tallest building, or be managing the construction of world-leading cultural landmarks. Whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that will bring out the best in you.

At Mace we want you to feel comfortable from day 1, so for any questions about a career at Mace, including application advice, please contact for a confidential chat.

Our clients say that it’s our people that make the difference

Our people think harder, do better and go further. Every day at Mace is an opportunity to think and do things differently. We were founded more than 30 years ago, and every day our entrepreneurial culture plays a huge role in our success. We exist to seek out the world’s most interesting projects that challenge and excite us.

We want our employees to thrive and achieve their highest potential. We are passionate about creating an environment that provides opportunities for the most stimulating and fulfilling careers. We encourage innovation and welcome new perspectives by attracting and developing people with diverse talent who inspire our thinking, challenge our solutions and enhance our culture.

At Mace you can deepen your knowledge, expand your skills, see the world and get to work with both inspiring colleagues and influential clients – whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that will bring out the best in you. But don’t just take our word for it; below you can see what some of our people had to say.

Reward and recognition

We invest in our people and provide a strong benefits package, which in the UK includes:

  • 22 days of holiday, plus two ‘Mace Days’ to support work-life balance, bank holidays and December holiday shut down
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Highly competitive maternity and paternity package
  • Reimbursement of professional subscriptions and membership fees
  • Season ticket loan
  • Annual health screening
  • Private medical insurance
  • Dental plan
  • Sponsorship of education schemes (on approval)
  • Continuous on the job training and development
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Our international benefit packages are comparable. Please contact our recruitment team for more information.

We know that many parents can face challenges when balancing the demands of work and their home lives. At Mace, we fully support our people when they choose to balance their career with family life. We offer enhanced family leave, as well as options for flexible working and alternative working patterns to support and improve the work-life balance of our employees.

Our performance management and appraisal approach is based on ability and talent. Top performers are recognised for both their contribution to projects and their broader contribution to the business.

At Mace we appreciate the differences that everyone brings to work and we recognise the importance of people being free to be themselves.

Regardless of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, or affiliation to any political party, we embrace diversity and believe in creating an inclusive environment where every Mace person is treated equally, fairly and with respect.

We are proud partners of Stonewall’s global diversity champions programme that ensures all LGBT+ staff are accepted without exception at Mace.

Mace’s corporate purpose statement is ‘Redefining the boundaries of ambition’.

Support for disabled employees is provided by:

Our recruitment and HR Teams have undertaken disability awareness training and are eager to provide an inclusive and accessibility experience to job applicants and new colleagues.

Enabled at Mace – employee network. Its aims are to support its members and, to "to raise awareness and remove barriers around disability, neurodiversity and other impairments” to support their aim to create an inclusive and diverse workplace for everyone.

Disability Confident – We are using the requirements of the government scheme to create an inclusive environment for disabled job applicants and existing colleagues.

Clear Assured – an externally verified accreditation around equality, diversity and inclusion practice across our business, driving improvements to our policies, processes and practices.

Recite Me – an assistive technology tool that provides access support to all employees. It is located on our intranet site, our website and job vacancy platform.

Mace are member of the Business Disability Forum, giving access to a wide range of resources and information. Our line managers have access to their confidential support line.


Silver Clear Assured Award


ridi - Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative Awards 2021 - Highly Commended Category

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