Construction Manager in York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

A new opportunity has arisen for a Construction Manager based in York, as Construction Manager you will be responsible for the management of site construction activities from tender to commissioning supported by Installation Managers across multiple signalling projects. Safely delivering the allocated project programmes to time, budget, quality and the resource plan.

Role overview

The Construction Manager shall lead by example and take ownership for the successful delivery of all installation activities on the allocated projects. Effectively managing resources - people, time, plant, materials and subcontractors to achieve higher productivity and lower unit cost across all allocated projects. Effectively communicate task requirements to staff, motivating staff, including sub-contractors, empowering all team members to achieve their plan and growth targets.

The role of Construction Manager will report on a day to day basis to the Project Manager and may be responsible for numerous projects of installation staff and contractors.

He/she will liaise professionally with internal project staff and the clients' representatives at as required.

Key responsibilities

  • Tender planned signalling installation works as part of the overall project tendering process
  • Scope and review subcontract installation packages of works
  • Plan project activities to suit access and project deliverables
  • Deliver the project programme to time, quality and resource plan
  • Delivery of the project to forecasted costs, regular reporting and detailed cost control measures
  • Liaise with the customer on the project building successful delivery relationships
  • Safety Leadership - to lead by example in project site safety
  • Change control - ability to recognise and highlight change to the project team, cost, control and deliver
  • Effectively communicate task requirements to staff
  • To effectively manage resources - people, time, plant, materials, subcontracts
  • Assist with the IDC process.
  • Ensure the work is planned and delivered to a 4 week/2 week/ day to day look ahead
  • Optimise utilised time of employees to achieve higher productivity and lower unit cost
  • Encourage team working, motivate staff, including sub-contractors
  • Facilitate/empower all team members to achieve their plan and growth targets
  • Support of Project and company Health, Safety, Environmental requirements.
  • Ensure and encourage improvement in work practices and innovative solutions to increase added value, and share and receive best practice
  • Give personal commitment to leading by example and acting as a role model
  • Carry out site audits/inspections
  • Ensure completion of handover documentation
  • Monitor and control worked hours and un-worked hours
  • Support Operations Managers in reviewing and production of new procedures
  • Ensure completion of handover documentation
  • Ensure direct reports, IRSE Logbooks are complete and up to date
  • Manage the control, inspection and calibration of small tools and equipment
  • Manage Disciplinary Process
  • Manage Performance Improvement Plans
  • Maintain IRSE logbook
  • Support the interdisciplinary process with the client and others
  • Ensure SHEQ and Tech Briefs are carried out to all allocated staff
  • Annual and midterm Performance reviews of staff
  • To comply with and undertake all relevant Environment, Health & Safety measures and activities

Essential Requirements

  • Full driving Licence
  • Business / cost awareness
  • Health, Safety & Environmental responsibilities
  • Contract legislation
  • Computer literate in Excel/Word
  • Installation Manager IRSE Licence
  • Valid PTS ac/dc certificate
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Manual Handling
  • OLEC 1
  • Knowledge of contract conditions
  • Financial and commercial knowledge
  • Engineering background
  • Knowledge and experience of Railway Signalling operations
  • Established track record in delivery of major signalling project from tender to commissioning.
  • Management and leadership of staff on projects
  • Understanding of planning process
  • Knowledge of risk assessment process
  • In-depth underpinning knowledge of group & line standards
  • Commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of HSE requirements
  • Appreciation of design & test

Desirable Requirements

  • Report writing
  • Driving Licence
  • ONC or equivalent in Elec. Engineering
  • Member of IRSE
  • Installation manager Licence

At Alstom UK and Ireland, we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and help drive our organisation forward. We are striving to be an employer that delivers on equality and diversity in the workplace. We do this by seeking to create an inclusive, fair and respectful environment for all our current and future employees. As a 'Disability Committed' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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