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Proposals Manager

Posted: 5 Nov 2020 Closes: 4 Jan 2021
East Sussex-Brighton, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -1591773288

About Costain and your project.

We have an opportunity for a Proposals Manager, for our CMDP Southern Water Framework - based in Falmer.

Costain helps to improve people's lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK's energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK's leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.

CMDP is a Joint Venture between MWHT and Costain based on a 50/50 share relationship. The Joint Venture was set up to deliver the 5 year (2015 - 2020) AMP6 (Process) Programme in South East England (East Sussex and Kent) for Southern Water. The Delivery Contract is worth £200 million over 5 years.

CMDP is delivering a range of schemes to maintain and improve Southern Water's water supply and wastewater treatment works in the eastern half of its region (Kent & East Sussex). CMDP is a joint venture between Costain and MWH.

CMDP will be carrying out approximately £200m of work during AMP6 (2015-2020), with an option to extend the framework agreement in to AMP7.

What will I be doing?

The Proposals Manager will be responsible for:
  • Design & Procurement Management
    • Support the Integrated Team in tranche works kick-off and progression towards R&V2 - Root Cause Analysis
    • Solutions Development; provide feasibility and constructability reviews into the optioneering stage at R&V3
    • Facilitate Technical Queries &/or Requests for Information to the Client (via CEMAR), Suppliers and other Stakeholders
    • Undertake peer reviews of design outputs at key junctures. Particularly ensuring robust reviews of Works Information / design outputs for estimating, and ensuring the design is meeting the Needs of the Project
    • Hold Design & Procurement Strategy Meeting/s to identify the supply-chain to be engaged for Project Delivery and Estimating
    • Engagement with supply-chain & develop PSC's for early design involvement where applicable
  • Commercial, Estimating & Contract Management;
    • Coordinate with the Estimating Team at solutions development & tender stages for each project to produce project estimates to the required level of granularity to inform the Risk and Value and Investment Decision Processes.
    • Preparations for Governance Review Forums
    • Present and minute the required Governance review, ensuring governance gates are completed and actions closed
    • Manage the development of draft contractual documentation
    • Support the production of cost plans
    • Change Management; Support the Integrated team in identifying areas of change and escalate accordingly
  • Programme
    • Chair and Coordinate collaborative planning sessions with Integrated Team, Supply-chain and other key stakeholders
    • Manage the development of project and tranche level programmes
    • Develop Compliance Logic Flowchart/s at Solutions Development stage to inform comparative estimating
    • Undertake Tranche & Project Level Reporting and programme updates
  • Risk and External Constraints Management
    • Review and provide input to the Risk Management attending Risk Workshops as part of the Integrated Team and assisting with identifying the current and future risks to the tranche/project
    • Build risk register/s, and undertake rating / scoring of risks and assigning suitable mitigations
    • Coordinate investigations surrounding utility providers and progress mitigations to de-risk their involvement as part of the project works
    • Client Operations and other Stakeholders; Engagement & coordination with site operations to ensure the site-specific constraints / issues are known and mitigated for the project works
    • Ecological Constraints Management
    • Identify potential Third-Party Land interfaces (and coordinate engagement through Clients' Land Surveyor
  • Site Surveys;
    • Identify, plan and manage site surveys and investigations that are required as part of design development & risk mitigation at the early stages of each project/tranche
    • Co-ordination and management of supporting staff in preparing for and undertaking site investigations & surveys
    • Accountable for the development of relevant SHEQ documentation in line with CMDP & SWS Procedures, ensuring work is undertaken safely in accordance with Company Procedures, specifications, and good working practices
About you
  • Degree level qualification in a Civil Engineering allied subject or HND in Civil Engineering and vocational training in Engineering
  • Understanding of Engineering Principles
  • Knowledge and Understanding of construction contract law and forms of contract through experience and formal training.
  • Extensive technical knowledge of construction techniques and best practices.
  • Relevant CSCS Card • Training in Health & Safety and Environmental management Desirable:
  • Degree in Civil Engineering
  • MICE
  • MAPM
Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.

At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers' needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

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.

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