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Package Manager

Posted: 5 Aug 2020 Closes: 4 Oct 2020
Berkshire-Berkshire, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time COS_4362

About Costain and your project.

We have an exciting site-based role (with occasional travel to key suppliers, UK based) reporting directly to the ICS Package Lead. The Package Manager will be responsibley for the delivery of a highly complex project within a programme of Integrated Control Systems (ICS) works, driving delivery to cost, quality and schedule. The project is within a highly regulated industry.

Costain helps to improve people's lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK's energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

Costain have been contracted for the design and build of a facility near Reading. The scope of works for this project will include Programme Management, Construction, Building Services (M&E), Instrumentation and Control Systems and various external works.

The Package Integration Manager is to assist the Package Lead in delivering a highly complex programme of Integrated Control Systems (ICS) works, driving delivery to cost, quality and schedule, satisfying legislative, regulatory and company requirements. The process involves issue resolution, as well as solving problems and making value judgements.

The position will have responsibility for assisting in the driving of a dedicated team of Construction, Agents and Engineers, including Supply Chain Partners, to meet a demanding nuclear programme.

The ability to achieve DV clearance is essential

What will I be doing?

This site-based role (with occasional travel to key suppliers, UK based) will report directly to the ICS Package Lead and support the delivery of the ICS systems within a new major complex build. The role will also require management of ICS engineering personnel for certain detailed design aspects currently being progressed. Detailed knowledge of Control Systems is not essential, as this responsibility lies with the technical experts within the team whom the Package Manager will lead. A sound knowledge of engineering and technical principles, however, will be required, supported by a strong engineering background, ideally in a technical field (electrical, mechanical, information systems), such that the Package Manager can learn and understand the requirements of the projects under his/her charge. The project is within a highly regulated industry.

The position will have responsibility for a dedicated team of Construction, Agents and Engineers, including Supply Chain Partners, to meet a demanding Nuclear programme.

General Responsibilities

The Package Manager shall be responsible to the Package Lead for the execution of individual job responsibilities.

  • Support the Package Lead and the staff under their control
  • Maintain a good working relationship with Client and associated personnel
  • Manage and control his/her section of the work according to agreed programmes
  • Be conversant with all drawings, specifications and related information for these works
About you

Qualifications and/or professional memberships
  • HNC/D in Engineering
  • Member of an Engineering Institute (If not Chartered then working towards)
  • Holds or is able to achieve SC clearance
  • Formal Project Management Qualifications (PRINCE2, APMP)
Skills
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Good interpersonal skills, able to convey messages to and influence senior stakeholders
  • Flexibility, able to adapt to changing and conflicting priorities
  • Highly organised, able to prioritise large and complex workload
  • Risk Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Able to chair meetings and drive progress, maintaining audit trail
  • Able to understand complex problems and distil into simple explanations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications - word, excel, project
Experience
  • Experienced Project manager with proven track record
  • Experience in a highly regulated industry (eg. Defence, Construction, Nuclear, Aviation)
  • Sub-contractor management
  • Experience managing projects to cost, schedule and quality with value in excess of £1M
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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