Workface 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 in 2019, it is an exciting time to join the business.

We are currently seeking to recruit a Workface Planner (WFP) to join our growing team at Fawley Refinery in Southampton. The WFP will be responsible for the conversion of Construction Work Packages (CWP) into Field Installation Work Packages (FIWP). They will also be responsible for ensuring that all necessary resources are available prior to releasing the FIWP and will control and monitor the FIWP post-release. The WFP will ensure that safety, quality and efficiency at the workface are considered in the planning process. In this position, they will use their hands‐on construction expertise to develop Field Installation Work Packages (FIWP). They will coordinate with and provide workface construction knowledge to project schedulers, engineers, superintendents and managers. They will act as a liaison between the project controls department and workforce supervision.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to;

Safety duties

  • Knowing, understanding and communicating the safety regulations (Health & Safety at Work considerations) and project specific safety policies and procedures
  • Identifying specific risks associated with executing the planned activities
  • Providing or arranging for inclusion of safety compliance in FIWP to mitigate specific risks
  • Ensuring safety requirements are properly conveyed to workforce supervision.

Planning duties

  • Developing Field Installation Work Packages (FIWP) templates
  • Preparing required project FIWP, which includes determining required activities, resources, special conditions, quality control, risk planning, interdependencies
  • Determining and coordinating resource requirements and liaising with resource coordinators
  • Coordinating with other contractor WFP & client WFP Coordinator to ensure alignment across disciplines
  • Reviewing FIWP for completeness and accuracy
  • Coordinating FIWP execution with field supervision
  • Monitoring and controlling FIWP and advising appropriate parties
  • Coordinating activities with field supervision, resource coordinators, project controls, quality assurance other planners, and operations personnel
  • Modifying, reviewing or adjusting FIWP as necessary
  • Conducting post‐mortem on FIWP


The ideal candidate will currently, or will have previously, worked in an industrial construction Project environment, perhaps as a tradesperson or other construction specialist. You will have knowledge of Health & Safety within a construction environment and it is essential that you possess good written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to develop and maintain relationships. You must be a self-driven individual, with and willingness to learn, that has a passion for planning to ensure quality and safety excellence in the field.

Qualifications/ Background:

Construction safety training
A background in working in an industrial construction environment

Desired Skills / Background:

  • Knowledge of health, safety and environmental programs
  • Background in a company and project environment
  • At least one specific construction trade discipline or construction speciality
  • General construction and materials management skills
  • Basic understanding of project scheduling and estimating techniques
  • Understanding of how the FIWP is incorporated into the overall project schedule


At Trant, we offer the opportunity for career development and progression within a professional working environment and we strongly support and encourage employees to gain professional qualifications.

Our company benefits package includes;

•            A competitive salary

•            24 days holiday + bank holidays

•            The opportunity to buy further holidays

•            Christmas shutdown

•            Free onsite parking

•            Government Workplace Pension Scheme

Equal Opportunities:

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 or call 02380 665544     



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