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Consents Data & Compliance Manager (Maternity Cover)

Job Introduction

The Consents Compliance Manager (CCM) will support the management and coordination
of consenting activities across the project, working seamlessly with environmental, town
planning and highways specialists across the three area delivery teams, as well as design
and construction colleagues and the functional Consents & Engagement (C&E) team to
ensure that all consents requirements are delivered in compliance with the HS2 Act and all
other applicable legislation.

The CCM will monitor and report on compliance with consents and associated conditions
throughout the design, construction and handover phases of the contract, working in
accordance with project-wide policies and procedures.

This is a 12-month Fixed Term Contract role


Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. 

Role Responsibility

  • Develop consistent consent management, reporting and assurance processes and procedures to support the project-wide Consents Management Plan.
  • Report on project-wide progress and performance for consenting activities to the C&E Director and project leadership team.
  • Manage the coordination and submission of all project-wide consenting deliverables (such as the management plan, consents registers, lookaheads etc) to the client.
  • Coordinate with the Consents (P6) Planner and Design House consents resources to monitor and understand impacts of the Design House deliverables programme / progress to help identify and manage risk.
  • Identify, record and escalate consents related risks via the risk reduction process and project-wide reporting. Ensure the project level consents risk register is maintained and where required support area consents colleagues in ensuring consenting risks are appropriately recorded within area delivery risk registers.
  • Support the C&E Director (and deputise where appropriate) in representing SCS at best practice forums, client-led consenting activities, engaging with and contributing to lessons learnt activities and cascading these across SCS.
  • Ensure all consenting plans, procedures, reporting and systems are fit for purpose and maintained, and work with consenting colleagues to deliver training and/or awareness sessions across the project teams as required.
  • Support the development of a project-wide Consents Database (to replace the Registers), including identifying requirements, coordinating user acceptance testing and manage delivery of project-wide system training.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Demonstrable project or consent management experience, including project controls / reporting experience
  • Experience of consenting activities on complex construction projects and/or major infrastructure delivery.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships and effective channels of communication in a pressurised and highly time sensitive environment.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Qualification in a relevant subject
  • Problem solving, facilitation and negotiation skills

Desirable qualifications, skills, behaviours and attributes

  • Experience of one or more of the key consent specialisms of Town Planning, Environment or Traffic & Highways.
  • Demonstrable expertise in project controls / data analysis
  • Experience of delivering consents under an enabling Act of Parliament (such as HS2 or Crossrail) or a major Development Consent Order
  • Membership of relevant association

About the Company

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 London Tunnels Contract. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 2018 and UK GDPR) and will be reported to HS2.

It is an SCSJV requirement that all employees, Design House,  and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use”, OHSAS 18001:2017  Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture ‘s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

SCS Railways is a Disability Confident Leader.  We want to encourage disabled people to apply for our roles and have an opportunity to display your skills, talent, and abilities.  We will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview.

Please see the disability confident commitments:

To be considered for an interview under this scheme you have:

  • A physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term effect (over 12 months) adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities
  • Demonstrated in your application and pre-interview stage that you meet the minimum job criteria and person specification for the role

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