Principal MEP Planner

  • Laing O'Rourke
  • Oxford, UK
  • 05 Sep, 2023
Full time Construction

Job Description

Are you a principal MEP planner looking to work on bigger and better projects?

Then our in-house MEP Engineering business, Crown House Technologies, is the company for you.  We are looking for an experienced Planner to join the team on our new project currently underway in Oxford.

If you join us you'll be a valued member of an industry leading team which can offer you an exciting and varied career with access to some truly great projects. We are committed to extensive training, development, and long-term career opportunities and as such this role is suitable for someone who is seeking long-term career progression.

What will the role look like?

  • The role is responsible for programming, planning, monitoring, reporting, feedback and mitigation measures for the services elements of the project.
  • Providing leadership for the planning and co-ordination processes and implement and maintain the requirements of the Project Business Plan.
  • Ensuring that all programmes are compliant with the Project requirements and develop and agree a logical sequence of events ensuring that the most economical / advantageous construction strategy is adopted.
  • Analysing performance and advising the project team of likely impact and recommend improvements.

What skills & experience are we looking for?

  • MEP planning specialists with good digital skills - modelling and 4D planning, as well as Asta or P6 – preferably both to a high standard
  • Experience of pre-construction work winning processes, producing Bid Programmes and associated time related information as part of a tender bid team
  • Major project experience is ideal however we also encourage applications from candidates who have led the planning and control functions on smaller-scale projects and implemented robust project controls
  • A good understanding of MEP techniques and ideally a HNC / Degree in an MEP related field 
  • Project planning experience and knowledge of strategic planning and project/ programme management systems
  • Ability to analyse, collate and utilise a range of data and information for reporting and forecasting

About us:

Crown House Technologies (Cht) is one of the UK's most advanced, and innovative, engineering and business services specialists. Part of the Laing O'Rourke Group, and founded on more than 200 years of experience, we are a leading construction and infrastructure technology services provider, supplying a complete Building Services package with communications, ICT, intelligent building, monitoring, BMS and the UK's largest mechanical, electrical & public health manufacturing facility - a 129,000 sq. ft factory - offering Off-site manufacturing and assembly for our digitally engineered modular MEICA packages. 

Don't match all the criteria? We are open and always happy to hear from people with transferable skill sets and a commitment to learning.

We want to ensure our recruitment process is accessible to all. If you need the application form in an alternative format or you would like to know more about our recruitment process, please email