Construction Manager

Recruiter
Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
Location
Dudley
Posted
03 Apr 2019
Closes
24 Apr 2019
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sir Robert McAlpine is a UK-based family-owned building and civil engineering company. Established in 1869, we have been a ubiquitous construction leader over two centuries.
We are honoured to have worked on some of Britain's most iconic buildings and projects.
The values at the heart of our operations include a commitment to the highest standards of safety, quality, engineering excellence, sustainability, and an unswerving focus on the needs and aspirations of our clients.
Our aim is to make a positive impact on the communities and the environment in which we operate.
We believe being inclusive and nurturing a diversity of talent and skills will help us to continue our rich legacy of technical excellence to proudly build Britain's future heritage.
The Construction Manager is entirely responsible for the technical competency of a project. A senior member of the project team, reporting to the Project Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the timely execution of operations in both the pre-construction and construction phases of the project. Occasionally acting as Project Manager during periods of illness or holiday.
The role requires a strong leader who can manage a team of engineers and works staff to deliver the project. You will manage a number of high level of interfaces between internal departments and external agencies, such as Architects, Engineers, Construction Workers, Sub-contractors, Client agents, Clerk of Works and Site Staff.
You will also identify and mitigate programme risks, identify and address any shortcomings in our processes or systems.
Responsibilities of the Construction Manager include, but are not limited to:
-Ensuring the works are technically compliant with the contract documents and construction issue specifications and drawings
-To be responsible for overseeing the effective preparation and maintenance of the programme
-To keep the Project Manager informed of progress to programme and potential areas of risk and opportunity on a daily basis
-Contributing to the procurement process by reviewing and managing the writing of the scopes of works for each package with a particular emphasis on identifying and eradicating package misalignment or potential for uncontrolled growth
-Coordinating design information requirements and assisting in the preparation of the procurement schedule
-To prepare internal and external reports pertaining to the project status
-To oversee all onsite and offsite construction and monitor compliance with building, safety and environmental regulations
-Ensure that all aspects of temporary works are considered and addressed prior to the particular onsite works activity commencement. (This should be managed by the appointed Temporary Works Co-ordinator)
-Ensure that method statements, risk assessments and inspection & test plans (paying particular attention to quality requirements) are reviewed and approved
-Ensure quality construction standards and suitable construction techniques are adopted and maintained in order to provide a defect free end product
-To coordinate responses to queries raised by Insurers, Client, external Stakeholders, Designers, Sub-contractors, Client Representatives and Funders
-Producing and maintaining a project programme covering the Design, Procurement and construction activities. This will typically be through working with the project planner and the rest of the project team
-Ensuring the production of an as built programme
Candidates should ideally have a Degree in civil or structural engineering, construction management or related field along with;
-Extensive experience within the construction industry
-Proven working experience in the management of construction activities
-Must be able to demonstrate a technical, engineering background
-Good knowledge of construction processes, means and methods
-Good knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards
-Knowledge and understanding of forms of contract, (e.g NEC3, JCT D&B)
-A good understanding of all facets of the construction process
-Familiarity with construction software packages

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