Earthworks Route Manager in North West, United Kingdom

Earthworks Route Manager

Location: North West
Why Amey?

We’re all originals here and our individuality is an asset. We have unique backgrounds and personalities, which means we all bring different ideas to the table. But we do have one thing in common: we all take personal pride in our public service. With every drop of water and spark of electricity we supply, with every bolt we tighten and with every guiding golden nugget of advice, we better manage the services that we all use and rely on every day, ensuring every household in Britain benefits from our work.

Amey is one of the top five support services suppliers in the UK. We employ 16,000 people, have a turnover of £2.1bn and a strong forward order-book. Every household in Britain benefits from the work we do. We maintain the UK’s road and rail infrastructure, keep schools safe and clean, manage the UK’s defence estate, safely escort prisoners and keep prisons and courts secure. We also collect and process waste, as well as deliver utilities services. All of this is underpinned by our leading consulting capabilities which uses engineering design and data analytics to better manage the services we all use and rely on

As one of us, you can really be you because your individuality is an asset. You’re surrounded by a team of people who want you to grow and embrace new challenges. People who care about your job satisfaction as well as your wellbeing. There’ll be experiences as original as you are, in a career that can feel like many rolled into one. You’ll be stretched but always supported. Whether it’s working on the biggest bridge in the country, learning to get to grips with the latest technology, or just working with a great group of people every day, you’ll find what gets you out of bed in the morning at Amey.

What is the purpose of this role?

To lead and manage the CEFA Route Earthworks Team in the efficient and effective provision of programme delivery and compliance with the CEFA Earthworks examination technical specification to support the delivery of the CEFA project.

What will this role involve?

For a given route :

Responsible for the management, planning and delivery of a geographic or discipline specific programme of work, based on:

  • Ensure that safety is always the priority, promote safe working practices, ensure full implementation and compliance with Key Processes and Safety Responsibility Statement below
  • Undertake on-site management and on-call duties as Duty Manager
  • Ensure that close calls, near misses and any other incidents are investigated comprehensively and any lessons learnt are implemented promptly
  • Provide cover in capacity of CRE for sign off in readiness for jobs as they happen
  • Ensure that the Earthworks programme is delivered to time, budget and specification, updating the National OPI & Earthworks Manager with all route progress information as required
  • Undertake the task of reviewing examination reports
  • Develop and monitor KPIs for Earthworks Examining Engineers (EEE’s) focussed on programme delivery and report submissions.
  • Support & advise the National OPI & Earthworks Manager on commercial performance and work bank change
  • Provide the National OPI & Earthworks Manager with accurate forecasts for resource capacity & needs in line with programme requirements
  • Work closely with the Programme Manager(s) to ensure that programming and planning of the Earthworks examination is done in accordance with project requirements
  • Participate in regular reviews with the team in order to obtain timely information on lost time & reasons for programme slippage
  • Review and authorise the baseline programme throughout the Planning & Robustness process
  • Ensure that work is planned to optimise the use of available resources and that Network Rail receive technically compliant reports in accordance with contract deadlines
  • Work closely with Regional Planning Managers to ensure the efficient and effective provision of track access and safety critical resource to support the delivery of the CEFA project
  • Ensure that all work is completed to satisfy the requirements of the Contract KPI’s
  • Take the lead to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with Network Rail, in order that their requirements are fully understood and implemented
  • Maintain regular liaison with all key stakeholders on project progress, conducting regular reviews with Network Rail and your team
  • Manage commercial performance, maximising income and margin wherever possible and ensure that lost-time and/or abortive costs are identified and recovered
  • Lead the procurement of suppliers and sub-contractors (with support from the commercial team) where required to support and enhance the core team delivery
  • Manage the supply chain, ensuring that their examinations programme is delivered to time, budget and specification
  • Lead the implementation of site audits, inspections and trials as appropriate
  • Improve and evolve our systems, tools and processes so that we can drive efficiency and bring benefits to Amey and to Network Rail
  • Manage and authorise change, supported by the National OPI & Earthworks Manager, Route Commercial Manager, and Route Manager(s)
  • Provide direction, leadership and line management to support the career development of team members to promote a highly engaged and high-performing team. Ensure PDR’s are undertaken in a timely manner to include SMART business and career development objectives

Ensure that all earthworks staff are fully trained, hold the correct track safety and other appropriate safety (e.g., confined spaces, Rope access) competences for their role and ensure these are maintained or updated

What are we looking for?
  • Masters/Degree level qualification in a Geology based discipline
  • Proven track record in the technical and operational related aspects of earthworks contracts, in a senior geotechnical capacity.
  • Knowledge of Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality Systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of the technical specification and standards that drive the CEFA requirement
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and database management systems.
  • Driving licence

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