Assistant Construction Programmer (Housing)

POSTED ON 22nd March 2019

Cairn Homes plc is the premier housebuilding company in Ireland. The Group is well positioned to continue to expand its operations with a highly attractive, wholly owned landbank of strategically located sites in the Greater Dublin area. Having delivered a successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange in June 2015, the Group also listed on the Irish Stock Exchange in July 2017 and has a current market cap of €1.35bn. Over the upcoming years, Cairn will design and build a portfolio of over 14,000 new homes, and we are looking to expand our talented team to support and deliver our growth plans.

Cairn plc. has a unique opportunity for a high calibre Assistant Construction Programmer who will assist the Construction Programmer in managing the Project Programming / Scheduling process for a portfolio of residential development projects across the full project life-cycle. The role will entail proactive management of the project scheduling function within the Group along with analysis of project work-streams and construction site operations, with the objective of improved productivity and interface management across the trade’s contracts.

Key responsibilities

  • Typically the candidate will be expected to undertake and assist with the following duties:
  • Assist in managing the Project Programming / Scheduling process across a portfolio of residential development projects throughout all stages of the project from Initiation, Planning, Tender, to Construction and Handover
  • Liaise with the project delivery teams during the planning and construction stages to develop robust working programmes
  • Maintain a project “dashboard” system for the monitoring of planning stage workstreams and construction contract package performance against baseline
  • Maintain the master programme across the projects portfolio to assist annual business planning and longer term strategic planning within the Group
  • Assist with the analysis of project workstreams and construction site operations for improved productivity and interface management
  • Maintain a Progress Reporting System for submission of periodic Programme reports to Senior Management, with a strong emphasis on Critical Path and key milestone identification.

The candidate

  • Degree / Higher Diploma level qualification in Engineering, Construction Management or related discipline
  • 3+ years’ post qualification experience
  • Knowledge of property (residential) development planning and building systems across both low and high density projects
  • Expert level competency in Project Controls Software tools including Microsoft Project / Primavera / Excel.
  • To be methodical, pay attention to detail and be accurate
  • To be good at working with people at all levels and willing to work in a team.
  • To be self-motivated with ability to work on own initiative
  • To be able to co-ordinate a number of different projects at the same time.

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