Planning Lead


Planning Lead Salary and Benefits: £Negotiable + attractive company pension + Company Car / Car Allowance + Fuel Card + Career Development and Progression Opportunities.

Location: Kearsley, Greater Manchester (M261GE) with travel to sites across the Northwest

Who Are Bethell?

We are a Manchester based civil engineering and utility services group, continuing our major expansion plans in 2021 targeting a strengthening of its workforce by up to 20%. Bethell, which has operated in the Northwest for over 150 years, has a significant number of framework contracts with the Utility sector, Local Authorities and key infrastructure clients. We are an equal opportunities employer and have been accredited with both Investors in People and The Workplace Wellbeing Charter. We offer accredited training to colleagues who wish to develop themselves professionally and grow their skillsets.

With continued long-term frameworks in place, we offer guaranteed continuity of work in the northwest area of England, a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. 

What Will The Role Involve?

Bethell currently have an exciting opportunity for a Planning Lead to join our operations team. You will report into the Operations Director and head the Company’s planning function, providing all the necessary technical expertise in software management and internal stakeholder liaison, supporting programme management.

If you are successful in securing the Planning Lead position, you will work with operational and preconstruction/estimating staff to address appropriate planning and coordination arrangements with client partners, design partners, subcontractors, and other professionals to support operational process and drive cost efficiency.

You will assist in the management of key project deliverables such as critical path identification, tracking contract progress, amendment of programme to reflect change and as-built programme records. 

What Key Skills & Experience Are We Looking For?


·Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role within the construction industry

·Degree or HND equivalent in civil engineering

·Experience in local authority highways, clean and wastewater infrastructure, groundworks, and highways structures.

·A high level of proficiency in Microsoft Project software is essential


·Knowledge of Primavera P6

What is in it for you?

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skillset required, then please apply online and complete the application process. We reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date should the need occur, therefore we advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.


Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision over the coming years.

Bethell Group are an equal opportunities employer and actively recruit for members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and their families, having recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant.


Due to the nature and environment of our work, all offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks. These include:


·       Checking identity and Right to Work in UK

·       Employment References

·       Basic Disclosure criminal records checks

Other checks may be required depending on the nature of the job for which you have applied, e.g., qualifications etc

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