Assistant Planner (Social Housing Contractor)

Job Description

  • Job Reference: RAAP030624
  • Job Title: Assistant Planner (Social Housing Contractor)
  • Rate: £26,000 - £28,000 + package
  • Location: Omagh, Northern Ireland

Assistant Planner
Are you looking for an Assistant Planner role? Interested in working for a leading Property Services Contractor?

VANRATH are recruiting an Assistant Planner to work for a well respected Property Services Contractor, based in Omagh, Northern Ireland.

£26,000 - £28,000 + package

Package Includes:

  • Employee Perks & Discounts
  • Life Assurance
  • Industry leading health & wellbeing programme
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Long service awards
  • Great opportunities for learning & development

Our client is a well-respected Property Services Contractor that have been operating for approximately 50 years. They specialise in property alterations and modifications, damage restoration and maintenance projects. They work with Social and Private Housing clients, Property Management Companies, Care Homes, Schools, Councils and Commercial Buildings.

Overview of Role:
Responsible for the planning and scheduling of job orders, ensuring efficiency and cost-effectiveness whilst providing a first-class service to our customers. This role will require teamwork and close liaison with all stakeholders in the business and assist daily in managing targets and workflows effectively.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be the initial point of contact for tenants for urgent, routine and adaption works
  • Scheduling customer appointments and creating events
  • Notifying customers on planned arrival of workers
  • Assigning jobs to relevant trade/department within the required job category via computer communication whilst considering cost, customer service and resource availability
  • Raising survey events on new COTs, Adaptions and Response jobs
  • Monitoring progress of all jobs to ensure all scheduled works are completed and PDAs completed correctly
  • Liaise with administration team, supervisor and management to answer queries and review works in progress
  • Liaise daily with client district maintenance officers/administrators
  • Monitoring of required completion dates, ensuring they are meet, or extension requested were required
  • Dealing with queries and complaint resolution
  • Maintaining standards and processes to reach KPI targets.
  • Support other planning areas when required as part of a cross-functional team environment
  • Prioritise customer orders by due date to support the company in meeting target deadline KPI
  • Escalate issues promptly to management and help resolve problems in a timely fashion
  • To perform the job in accordance with the company's policies and procedures, especially the Equal Opportunities and Dignity at Work Policy

The Ideal Person:

  • IT literate, proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience of scheduling / logistics
  • Experience in customer service and customer excellence
  • Experience operating within the construction industry with a focus toward housing maintenance
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to manage client relationships
  • Strong planning and organisation skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a cross functional team
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure and meet deadlines & targets
  • Good understanding of operating costs and productivity levels
  • Knowledge of construction and the skills off the team members
  • Good customer service/customer care skills
  • The ability to deal with the unexpected and good problem-solving skills

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Built Environment job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Robert Apps for a confidential discussion