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Commissioning Manager

Posted: 12 Oct 2020 Closes: 11 Dec 2020
UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time COS_5024

About Costain and your project.

Costain is seeking a Commissioning Manager who demonstrates a passion to work collaboratively with our client teams to deliver their complex infrastructure projects to time, cost and quality with a commitment to safety. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in some of the most complex and challenging projects in the UK today, in various locations across the South West
What will I be doing?

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the following
  • Strong leadership skills with outcome focused collaborative behaviours
  • Successful management, oversight and delivery of commissioning work packages within complex infrastructure programmes
  • Line management of a commissioning team in terms of safety, performance, conduct and output
  • Application of robust commissioning/engineering management processes and procedures ensuring coherence from the work package scope through to system level close out including interface management
  • Management and implementation of commissioning stakeholder engagement plans
  • Ensure safe procedures are applied consistently across the allocated work packages
  • Prepare and present regular commissioning progress updates
  • Management of changes to commissioning schedules, resources and forecasts
  • Chair commissioning reviews with stakeholders including design reviews, change reviews and procedure reviews
  • Resource planning for the commissioning team and implementation of a Suitably Qualified and Experience Personnel (SQEP) valuation process
About you

To be successful in this role you will need
  • Substantial experience of commissioning large facilities and managing commissioning teams to deliver successful outcomes
  • Proven track record in complex project delivery, in defence (preferred) or similar technical sectors
  • Strong client and stakeholder relationship building skills
  • Demonstrable knowledge and application of commissioning methodologies
  • Ability to operate both autonomously and as part of a larger team
  • Flexibility to travel and work in different sectors and clients
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organisation skills
  • Essential soft skills include, leadership, flexibility, self-motivation, effective listening, persuasion, creativity, collaborative style, insightfulness
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft applications
  • Must have existing active MOD security clearance (SC or higher) and hold a UK passport
Desired qualifications
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Full UK driving licence

When applying, please include your latest CV, and location preferences in your application.

You will be required to hold / be able to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.
Final Statement

Why work for us?

Talent comes in many different guises. At Costain we recognise this and work with employees to take them where they want to go rather than where we think they should go. We are fully committed to creating a safe place to work, where everyone can be at their best, every day. A workplace where everyone can be their true self, feel valued and understood for who they are and what makes them unique.

As a mark of our progress we were named as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women in 2018 and again in 2019. In addition to this, we have won various awards, including IChemE Diversity and Inclusion, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Employer of the year and a Business in the Community (BITC) Game Changer award. Manchester and London Pride parades are now established dates in the Costain calendar, and we are proud to be a Stonewall diversity champion. We are a member of Working Families, an early signatory to the BITC Race Charter and a Disability Confident Committed employer.

Costain value that everyone is different and by being different, our people can bring their own valuable contribution to the business. Creating an inclusive culture makes us more able to recruit, retain and progress a diverse workforce, increasing employee engagement and experiencing higher levels of wellbeing.

Our employee benefits

We're dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits. As well as a competitive salary, our employees enjoy a comprehensive core benefits package which includes:

  • Group Pension Plan, to help you save for the future
  • Employee Assistance Programme, to help employees and their families balance the pressures of work and home life
  • Incentive payments to recognise high-performance
  • Life assurance, to help protect your loved ones financially
  • Funded membership to a professional Institute
  • Private healthcare and dental packages
  • Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership, to keep you as fit and as healthy as you can be
  • Volunteering days, so you can give back to your local community
  • Save as You Earn (SAYE) scheme, that lets you save towards buying shares in Costain

Costain, and the Armed Forces

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

Right to Work & Security Checks

Understandably given the nature of our business, everyone who is employed at Costain must undergo thorough referencing checks. We will need different information depending on the job we have offered you. For all roles, we'll carry out a criminal record check and we'll ask to see evidence that you have the legal right to work in the UK. You may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.

Closing date

Please note that Costain reserves the right to bring forward the closing date of any of its job vacancies if we receive a suitable number of quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend at you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.

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