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Construction Manager

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Job Introduction

SCS have a requirement for a Construction Manager with experience in shaft construction, Piling Reinforced Concrete to join our team.

Take control of the management of resources within a section or area as designated by the Project Manager.  Lead, Manage and drive the works in Area Central to progress, in accordance with the Contract Programme, to best commercial advantage, without prejudice to the health and safety of employees, sub-contractors or the public at large and taking into full account environmental considerations. 

Manage and drive the training and development of the Construction team. 

Role Responsibility

  • Recruit, Lead, Manage, supervise, train and mentor the construction team to enable them to optimise their work contribution. 
  • Review contractual agreements and develop design, working methods, processes, procedures, programme and forecast costs with the Project Manager, Agents, Works Superintendent and Subcontractors / Suppliers.
  • Develop and review programmes and forecast budgets, assess actual programme and productivity achieved and review weekly, taking action where appropriate, and reporting any changes to the Project Manager and QS department. 
  • Develop procurement strategies then be fully conversant with subcontractors contract conditions, develop job specific subcontract conditions and manage the subcontractors account with the Commercial team and Agents.
  • Ensuring the requisitioning resources in a timely manner to ensure that they are correctly specified and readily available so as not to impede the construction programme. 
  • Ensure communication to the Technical Assurance, QA and Commercial teams non-conformances and any instructions received from the client / designer / RE’s staff. Ensure that comprehensive records of resources employed on additional works are maintained. 
  • Ensure that inspection and test plans, risk assessments and method statements for the control of the works are reviewed, approved and adhered to. 
  • Keep abreast of developments in professional field.
  • Produce monthly reports for financial forecasting, monitoring and control of project cost
  • Interfacing with all internal and external stakeholders including preconstruction planning.
  • Key point of contact for clients for project progress
  • Set the highest example for Health and Safety Requirements 
  • Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners' Environment and Sustainability Policies, Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are implemented on the project.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent) in a Civil Engineering allied subject or HND in Civil Engineering and vocational training in Engineering 
  • Experience Managing and Leading Construction Teams
  • Understanding of Engineering Principles 
  • Knowledge and Understanding of construction contract law and forms of contract through experience and formal training. 
  • Extensive technical knowledge of construction techniques and best practices.   Particularly in any or all of shaft construction, Piling, Reinforced concrete or Network Rail Possession Works
  • Computer competence (MS Word, Excel, Document control system).  
  • Relevant CSCS Card 
  • Training in Health & Safety and Environmental management

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 Main Civils Contracts which include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The combined value of the contracts is around £1.8billion with the works due for completion in 2025.  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 1998) 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.

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