Construction Manager

48155.00 - 55379.00 GBP Annual
22 Feb 2021
22 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Your new role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Construction Manager to join our team in either Bedford or Cambridge. Managing a team of 6, you will be responsible for managing the performance of the supply chain, overseeing the handover of schemes from design into construction and looking at the resource of the team to ensure each scheme has sufficient support.

You will be required to drive as part of your role and you will need to have a full clean driving license to be considered for this position and during employment

What you'll be leading on

* Ensure the health and safety needs and wellbeing of customers, employees and all parties involved in projects are fully considered and accounted for throughout the construction process.

* Provide leadership, direction and line management for the Region's in-house Construction team, ensuring timely setting of objectives, performance management reviews and development of appropriate succession and development plans

* Manage the availability, utilisation and allocation of team resources, including recruitment, to ensure appropriate resourcing levels for all the activities in scope.4

* Set personal example in Health, Safety and Environmental matters by ensuring compliance with Highways England policies and procedures and Quality Management System (QMS) at all times

* Ensure Project Managers and Commercial & Procurement colleagues receive regular and timely feedback on scheme construction progress, risks, early warnings and issues, and act as the initial point of escalation for any on-site issues that need to be resolved.

* Proactively identify and implement continuous improvements which eliminate, reduce or provide greater control for risks arising during the construction phase of a project.

* Provide subject matter input and inform solution design and work packaging to reduce/eliminate risks to health and safety and improve buildability during construction.

* Provide key interface with supply chain partners, ensuring their activities are coordinated, performance is managed and delivery is maintained to programme.

To be Successful

* Educated to degree level in a relevant engineering discipline (desirable; civil engineering degree preferred) OR extensive highway maintenance/construction experience

* Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) or Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

* Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)

* Strong commercial acumen, with an in-depth understanding of the relevant supply chain contracts; good financial acumen, including budget management

* Relevant legislation, practices and policies for health, safety and wellbeing in Construction

* Proven track record in line management

* Proven track record in site-based construction management

A bit about us

Making sure our customers have safe and reliable journeys is at the heart of everything we do in Operations. We keep the roads open for business and play a key role in making sure the network we manage is fit for purpose today and for the future.

Why you should join us

At Highways England we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We're proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers.

So if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it - then you'll be a great fit for our organisation

And finally

And finally, we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible