P6 Planner - Southampton

Full time

Southampton, United Kingdom

Project support

Trant Engineering Ltd has a long history of engineering and construction excellence, delivering high quality EPC engineering and construction services throughout the UK and overseas. We successfully deliver complex turnkey engineering projects in sectors such as Process & Water, Energy, Defence, Oil & Gas and Nuclear.

We offer clients a range of services including design, manufacturing, installation, construction and commissioning. Our in-house design and offsite manufacturing teams’ work closely to develop technology-based solutions with a strong focus on innovation and value engineering.

Our in-house multi-disciplinary services include civil, process, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation, supplemented by the design and manufacture of Control Panels, MCC’s, PLC’s, SCADA and automation systems. We also provide a range of bespoke modular and containerised water & wastewater treatment and fuel conditioning systems.

We have over 800 employees and with a healthy forward order book with a projected turnover of £180m this year, it is an exciting time to join the business.

We have an immediate requirement to appoint a hands-on P6 Planner to join our Head Office in Southampton, working on the Non-Infrastructure Framework for Portsmouth Water. This is a 5 year Framework and the P6 Planner will be responsible for the programmes of multiple contracts.

The Planner will provide a full planning service and will ensure that project initiation, design, delivery and close out are all clearly highlighted and planned appropriately whilst interacting daily with Contracts Managers, the Commercial team and the Client where appropriate. Responsibilities include but are not limited to;

  • Assist in the preparation of schedule data for contracts.
  • Work with the Contracts Managers to determine schedule rates for work activities and milestones to support project schedule.
  • Establish work sequence and activity durations for assigned projects.
  • Attend programme & progress meetings with Client.
  • Review and analyse the supplier’s schedules submitted.
  • Familiar with Earned Value, Resourcing & progressing techniques.
  • Preparation of Project Changes, Budget allocations.


The ideal candidate will need to have a working knowledge of Primavera P6 & MS Project and have a background in the project planning of civil and M&E engineering contracts. You should be able to establish work sequence and activity durations for assigned projects and be able to provide schedule knowledge on a continuous basis to assist in work planning and interfacing with others. It is essential that you possess good written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to develop and maintain relationships. You must also have excellent time management & organisational skills. Having a background of working on water projects would be advantageous.


  • HNC/HND/BSc in Civil Engineering or by experience.

Company Benefits:

At Trant, we offer the opportunity for career development within a professional, safe and friendly working environment. We value our employee’s and strongly support and encourage individuals to gain professional qualifications, whilst offering the opportunity to work on projects of differing sizes within a variety of industry sectors.

Our company benefits package includes;

  • A competitive salary.
  • Company car or car allowance.
  • 24 days holiday (increasing with service) + bank holidays.
  • The opportunity to buy further holidays.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Bike to Work Scheme.

Equal Opportunities & Diversity:

Trant Engineering Limited is committed to equal opportunities for all and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, sex, disability or age.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your CV to lynne.crawford@trant.co.uk or call 02380 665544.  

*Please note, due to the volume of applications we are not always able to contact each applicant individually. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.


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