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Planning Manager

Salary Competitive
Location Braintree
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Responsible for the performance and activities of the Planning department. To liaise with colleagues in eSmart Networks to ensure accurate, timely and effective deployment of field staff. Collaboratively working with the Civil Team Manager, Electrical Team Manager and Project Managers promoting a combined service offering, ensuring customers requirements are met in line with expectations. Driving a positive H&S culture and pro-active approach in developing eSmart Networks service offering.

By joining our team, you will be joining an organisation that is leading the way in providing essential infrastructure services, as we “Build Brighter Futures”


So, what will you be doing?

This is a key role supporting the recruitment of Planning and Streetworks team members, guide and monitor their development with one to ones and personal development plans, Identifying key objectives. You will also be:

  • Supporting the Project Managers to achieve successful delivery and completion of their projects in line with the company objectives.
  • Liaise with senior and local representatives of third-party organisations e.g. Developers, Contractors, Highway Agencies or others to build strong relations and network of contacts
  • To review the weekly schedule to ensure the correct resources are in place;
  • Assist and support the Head of Construction in the development of the construction team.
  • Manage the use and strategy of our Warehouse and the team within it. Develop a system to plan ahead and develop Warehouses in new locations in conjunction with the Construction team;


The Person

We are looking for someone with a good knowledge of Planning and NRSWA Management and the ability to work as part of a highly focused team to meet deadlines and to achieve shared goals. Also ideal would be:

  • Strong proven background within a planning / NRSWA position within the utilities/developer sector.
  • Knowledge of the EV, Renewables and ICP Sector 
  • Previous experience within a management or supervisory position.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain compelling relationships.
  • Ability to work on own initiative with a self-motivated approach.
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude


Why eSmart Networks?

eSmart Networks is the leading provider of infrastructure for electric vehicle charging, renewable grid connections and large industrial connection throughout the UK.

As part of Nexus Infrastructure plc, a provider of essential infrastructure services, eSmart Networks was created in 2017 to being together the groups existing high quality expertise and skill around electricity grid connections (as an Independent Connections Provider), electricity infrastructure and civil engineering. eSmart Networks - renewables, EV and large industrial connections.

eSmart Networks – delivering the green infrastructure revolution – come join us!

eSmart Networks, our Energy Transition business, provides public electric vehicle charging, industrial electrification and renewable energy connections.

The business was created to respond to the UK’s need for charging infrastructure as the transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles gathers pace, and has since broadened its services to provide grid connection solutions and renewable energy infrastructure.

Working for any of the companies within the Nexus Infrastructure group is a rewarding place to be. We spend a lot of time at work and we know the importance of spending that time working towards a common purpose. For us that Purpose is Building Bright Futures and to support this our staff use our group values. Find out more here.

Nexus is a leader in enabling the energy transition by delivering sustainable infrastructure through our three subsidiary businesses.

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