Trainee Programme Controller - Antrim

Bid, Estimating, Planning & Buying
Ref: 2136 Date Posted: Friday 13 Aug 2021
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The role of a Trainee Programme Controller is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and ambitious individual to join an established and growing façade company within the construction industry. You will be given the opportunity to develop your skills & grow with the company. You will work within our planning team and report to an experienced planning professional who will be your mentor.

You will have a technical development plan provided for you which will include Product awareness and Planning Management training. Additionally, you will be supported in working towards a professional planning qualification.

The post holder will undertake the following duties: 

  • Assisting the estimating department with the delivery of project bids.
  • Assist in the agreement of project timescales and milestones with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist with the creation of project programmes.
  • Produce and issue Project Data packs for the relevant project phases.
  • Support the Produce Capacity and Critical Path Planning information for each project.
  • As directed by the Planning Controller update programmes and attend internal project reviews on a regular basis.
  • Support the Planning Controller in the identification of project risks and opportunities.
  • Assist with the production of planned v actual statements to assist the Contracts Team with the analysis of programmes.
  • Interface with Sales & Estimating, Design, Procurement, Production & Contracts teams on project progressing activities as directed by the Planning Controller.



Suitable applicants will have the following skills.

  • Ability to work on several different tasks at one time across different projects.
  • Able to work in a challenging environment.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Willing to travel to construction sites within the UK & Ireland. 


Additional Desirable criteria are: 

  • Ideally from a construction or engineering background 
  • Working knowledge of Project Planning software 



Full-time, permanent, pensionable position based in Lisburn, Northern Ireland

Working hours: Mon to Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm. Fri 8:00am to 1:30pm

Holidays: 30 days inc. NI statutory days.