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Package Manager - Building Envelope

Job Introduction

As the Package Manager for the Building Envelope you will play a leading role in delivering the works across multiple assets. You will be accountable for the execution of the works through the full contract lifecycle, from design and preconstruction, through construction, to completion and handover.

As Package Manager you will oversee 11 headhouse assets, working sequentially across the HS2 S1/S2 contract between Euston Station and the M25.

You will develop excellent working relationships with key subcontractors to ensure that the works are completed right first time. Balancing the needs of the organisation and the capability and capacity of the supply chain you will ensure that the works are delivered in an efficient manner.

You will act as a hub point for the delivery of the package, working closely with the asset deliver, technical and commercial teams to ensure the successful execution of the works.

Developing trusting working relations with internal and external stakeholders you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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

  • Management and Administration of Subcontract Packages related to the construction of the building envelope through the full contract lifecycle.
  • Be a Safety Leader, reflecting the SCS values in your behaviours. Ensuring that safety is effectively managed through the full contract lifecycle. Setting clear expectations of you team and challenging where appropriate.
  • Managing the completion of the Stage 5 Detailed Design based on the Stage 4 Contractors Design. Ensuring readiness to commence works on site, developing assurance and delivery management plans with the suppliers to meet the contract requirements.
  • Working with the asset delivery teams to ensure the effective and efficient execution of the subcontract works.
  • Minimise the impact on the Environment. Ensuring compliance to the Environmental policies and contractual requirements. Identify innovations to further minimise the impact of the works.
  • Sharing learning for your package of works between assets to ensure continuous improvement, enhancing our value offering.
  • Engaging with the in house and subcontract technical teams to obtain specialist support for technical challenges.
  • Support the commercial team with the administration of the subcontract. Ensure that the Delivery Managers are maintaining contemporaneous records. Proactively manage risks and opportunities within the subcontract scope. Ensure that the Delivery Managers are fully conversant on the scope of works and attendances to the supply chain so that change can be effectively managed.
  • Mentor the Delivery Managers reporting to you, developing their skills and knowledge relevant to the package you are leading.
  • Develop trusting relationships with client representatives, communicating effectively and acting with integrity at all times.  
  • Deliver a quality and assured product to the customer. Establish robust quality management systems and ensure that they are implemented from design, through construction and into handover. Work with client and internal stakeholders to ensure that product expectations are understood and met.  
  • Provide weekly reports on the status of you subcontract packages.  

The Ideal Candidate


  • Suitable building/civil engineering technical qualification HNC/HND/Degree
  • Knowledge of construction techniques, sequencing and best practice.
  • Knowledge and understanding of working to and implementing construction contracts.
  • Ability to use initiative based on engineering and practical experience.
  • Capable of working independently and


  • Suitable building/civil engineering technical qualification HNC/HND/Degree
  • Experience of managing Building Envelope Packages (ie roofing and cladding)
  • Experience of managing NEC Subcontracts
  • Experience of managing subcontract detailed design
  • Experience of working in large complex nationally significant infrastructure projects.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Relevant CSCS Card.
  • Training in Health & Safety and Environmental management. (SMSTS)


  • Experience of managing NEC Option A and C subcontracts
  • Experience of Green Roof
  • Experience of scheme handover
  • proactively to progress works but also skilled at working collaboratively with other integrated team members and external stakeholders for the overall benefit of the project.
  • Computer competence (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Document Control Systems, Auto CAD).
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to adjust communication style to suite receiver.
  • Relevant CSCS Card.
  • Training in Health & Safety and Environmental management.


  • Experience of constructability reviews and construction input to the design development including through the Early Contractor Involvement
  • Previous experience in complex project delivery environment

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

SCS Railways


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