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Construction Assurance Manager - based in Milton Keynes (EK Integrated Project Team)

Posted: 16 Sep 2020 Closes: 23 Sep 2020
Cherwell Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 1765147516

As a Construction Assurance Manager for EK Integrated Project Team (IPT) based in Ayelsbury (Buckinghamshire) you will provide support to the HS2 NEC3 Project Manager and be accountable for providing specialist constructability support and expertise at each stage of the construction process.

The post holder will also undertake a risk based approach to the assurance of the constructability of the Works, whilst maintaining standards of health and safety, and supporting the required project delivery outcomes, namely, quality, environmental impact, Undertakings and Assurance obligations.

The post-holder will work closely with the HS2 NEC3 Supervisor, the HS2 Compliance and Assurance Manager, and the Stakeholder and Interfaces Manager in undertaking their role.

About the role:

  • Accountable for Constructability Assurance, taking a risk based approach by reviewing processes and plans that are considered to be high risk to HS2.
  • Accountable for providing specialist advice and expertise at all stages of the construction process to the NEC 3 Project Manager in administering the contract.
  • Responsible for managing the HS2 Control Point Process.
  • Responsible for facilitating safety tours and other site based HS2 safety practices.
  • Responsible for supporting the NEC3 Project Manager in discharging their duties.
  • Responsible for supporting the NEC3 Supervisor in discharging their duties.
  • Responsible for supporting the functional teams in assuring that the works are adhering to U&A's, EMR and CoCP requirements.
  • Responsible for supporting HS2 cross contract interfaces with respect to constructability.
  • Actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.


About You:

  • Conflict Management - Reads situations quickly; good at focused listening; can find common ground and get cooperation and constructive outcomes with minimum noise.
  • Decision Quality - Gathering and synthesising information, identifying options and applying sound judgement based on logic and reason, making use of a variety of analytical approaches to provide relevant information to suppliers, stakeholders and decision makers using key facts and data.
  • Clear Direction - Defining and prioritising objectives, analysing inputs, assessing and challenging data, defining strategies and supporting rationales.
  • Best practice IPT management principles and matrix organisations.
  • Applicable UK construction regulations including Construction Design. Management (CDM) and (Construction Safety Management) CSM requirements.
  • Knowledge and experience of site-based processes and procedures for health, safety, environmental and environmental management.
  • Demonstrable record evidencing knowledge of construction methodology
  • Supply chain sectors across various geographies and industries (incl. civil, construction and rail).

Type of experience:

  • Proven experience in managing and administering contracts, preferably NEC.

  • Proven construction experience gained across a range of large-scale projects, with a sound understanding of construction planning.
  • Degree level qualification in civil engineering, construction or building science or the equivalent experience.

The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect.

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us:

High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK's new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain's major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others' health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our 'Safe at Heart' programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.

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