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  • Job reference: RMS0177179

Construction Manager

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Stone, Staffordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 10/03/2017
  • Duration: permanent
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The Company:
Our client is an Engineering Services company, who are an international technical consultancy, providing a range of services including licence to operate, asset management, manufacturing improvement and capital investment to customers in the chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and consumer industries worldwide

The Role:
The Construction Manager will be responsible for directing strategy, managing and overseeing all EPC construction activities, outperforming the defined objectives, deliver industry leading safety performance within the required UK construction industry standards. The position will be involved in all aspects of construction activities including staff appointment and management, site mobilization, civil works, equipment deliveries, subcontractor selection, site management, M & E installations, commissioning and Client handover. It will be responsible for maintaining / developing industry contacts and a Client / Supplier network to further deliver construction efficiencies.

Job Role: Working closely with the EPC Project teams to ensure their business construction requirements are delivered:
* Oversee the construction recruitment strategy, establishing the best resources required for all construction activities ensuring a balance of directly employed / external contractors.
* Establish, communicate, implement and the continuous development of the EPC construction strategy.
* Support tender production / order capture process by attending customer meetings when deemed required and providing input into the tender capture strategies around construction activities.
* Provide clear effective leadership with key focus on safety, quality, business integrity and commercial awareness, all achieved in line with process and policies.
* Develop systems and procedures to embed, capture and cascade construction best practice. Ensuring proactive management of construction through projects providing best reporting and record keeping to support commercial requirements of contracts.
* Maintain commercial tension to drive out unnecessary costs and to encourage a challenge of the status quo.
* Support the development of the supply chain to ensure is seen as a customer of choice whilst maintaining commercial advantage
* Responsible for the day-to-day site technical queries, any minor design changes, site inspections and test plans, including the preparation of any remedial works lists and their successful remediation.
* Continually improve customer perception of construction activities by understanding and outperforming their expectations.
* Monitor construction progress against the works programme highlighting areas of concern to help mitigate potential delays or inefficiencies.
* Ensuring full management of subcontract and allocated resource for commercial reporting reuqiements of time and plant utilization and enforcing along with Operations Manager

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Degree educated (or equivalent) preferably in an engineering subject.
* Considerable and demonstrable experience in large scale construction activities/ project management.
* Experience in managing budgets and programme delivery.
* Good verbal and written communication skills - communication must be clear and concise.
* Solid interpersonal skills with ability to relate to all stakeholders.
* Be IT literate.
* Be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge of modern construction methods. (taking into account the that the power industry has specific requirements)
* NEBOSH certification - Show a clear understanding of Health and Safety requirements specifically related to the power industry
* Ability to use judgment and make decisions in ambiguous or pressure situations.
* Must keep up to date with relevant codes of practice & relevant mandatory regulations.
* Be able to evaluate interpretive reports offering clear and concise guidance for other disciplines to follow.
* Be able t

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Knowledge of the UK regulatory regime and market as it relates to construction and building works for Substations and UK transmission systems.
* An ability to work and thrive within a multi-national, multi cultural team.
* Experience of differing business sectors.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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