Location: Cork

At John Paul Construction we believe every project is an opportunity to improve on what’s gone before. To foster that mindset, we hire the brightest and best in the industry, encourage a collaborative approach, and embrace innovative thinking and new technology.

We are seeking a Planner in the Cork area.


Project Planning:

  • Responsible for the preparation of Contract / Project Programmes and ongoing Monthly Reporting of progress
  • Develop and maintain project schedules, incorporating all phases of construction activities.
  • Collaborate with project managers to establish realistic timelines and milestones.
  • Identify critical path activities and potential bottlenecks.

Schedule Management:

  • Preparation and presentation of programmes and schedules associated with bids and tenders
  • Monitor and update project schedules regularly to reflect changes in scope, resources, and timelines.
  • Analyze project progress against the schedule and provide insights to the project team.
  • Implement strategies to optimize project timelines and resource allocation.


  • Work closely with project managers, engineers, and other team members to gather information for schedule development.
  • Communicate schedule-related information to stakeholders and address concerns or issues promptly.
  • Foster a collaborative environment that promotes effective project execution.

Risk Analysis:

  • Conduct risk assessments related to project schedules and propose mitigation strategies.
  • Anticipate potential delays and develop contingency plans.


  • Prepare and present regular reports on project schedules, progress, and potential issues.
  • Provide recommendations for improvements and optimizations.


  • 5+ years experiene in a similar role, ideally with a Main Contractor
  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or related field.
  • Proven experience as a planner or scheduler in the construction industry.
  • Proficiency in project management software (e.g., Primavera P6, Microsoft Project).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

As a permanent John Paul Construction employee, you can benefit from:
Competitive Salary, Company Vehicle or Travel Allowance, Relocation Allowance (where applicable), Company Laptop, Company phone, Pension, Life insurance, Income Protection, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Access to Lifestyle Benefits (such as, Bike to work scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Sports & Social Club) Flexible working arrangements and many more.