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    Location: Zurich, Switzerland

    Salary: €90,000-€110,000

    Contract Type: Permanent

    Senior Planner Profile:

    An international main contractor is looking for a Senior Planner to join their team working on data centre and life sciences construction projects in Switzerland. This position is to be based predominantly onsite with some remote working and will require someone who is currently living in Switzerland or is willing to relocate.

    This main contractor has a large number of projects throughout Europe, predominantly in the data centre and life sciences construction sectors.

    You can find our other currently advertised jobs at or check out our LinkedIn page at

    Senior Planner Key Activities

    The successful Senior Planner will be responsible for the following tasks:

    • Grow capacity of team members on planning & scheduling best practices
    • Motivate and build trust amongst project teams during planning sessions
    • Facilitate collaborative planning sessions with project team, subcontractors, designers, and stakeholders to get input for sequencing, manpower and durations, as it relates to overall project milestones
    • Develop contract (baseline) schedule and maintain contract schedule updates with project teams
    • Help teams manage preconstruction planning, design development, bid / buy-out, long lead procurement items, construction sequences, start-up, testing & commissioning
    • Support Resource loading, Crew logic, Cost loading, & Variance report as required
    • Coordinate with and include subcontractor schedule input and perspectives when applicable
    • Ability to integrate the schedule and BIM model using 4D tools is a plus
    • Provide risk management input on key schedule milestones
    • Alert entire project team, including owner, to potential problem areas or deviations from the plan. Assist in development of recovery plans, mitigation options, or delay analysis
    • Create variance reports, graphics, and narratives to highlight issues or conflicts
    • Create visual references / diagrams / graphics using schedule data to further describe the project plan, current status, and upcoming scopes of work
    • Ability to help guide teams with vertical alignment between the P6 schedule and any outside form of detailed tracking such as procurement logs or level 4 & 5 commitment-based construction tools
    • Understanding of CPM, LBMS and Takt scheduling theory, level of detail, and execution
    • Experience with Smartsheet is a plus

    Senior Planner Specification

    The following will be required of the Senior Planner:

    • A strong work ethic and a “can-do” attitude
    • Effective problem-solving skills
    • A flexible, detailed-oriented team player with the ability to manage multiple tasks, work with diverse personalities & work styles, produce quality work, and consistently meet deadlines
    • Fluency in German and English

    Senior Planner Personal Skills and Qualifications

    The successful Senior Planner will possess the following:

    • 5+ years of experience as a Scheduler, preferably working on data centre or life sciences projects
    • Bachelor’s degree a relevant subject
    • Oracle Primavera P6 experience




    To Apply for the position of Senior Planner, or to find out what other opportunities we can offer in the data centre or life sciences construction sector, please either use the form on the right or contact us on +44 (0) 1252 938 100 or at Centreline Resourcing. You can also find our currently advertised jobs at or check out our LinkedIn page at

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