Commercial Manager

Position: Managing QS/Commercial Manager

Location: Derby with remote working

Salary: £70-90k (DOE), car/allowance and excellent benefits package

Our Client: Is an integrated design and build solution provider operating in the water sector. They have over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, primarily supporting six long term water sector frameworks operating both on their own and increasingly in joint ventures and alliances.

The Role: They are looking to recruit a MQS/Commercial Manager to assist in the successful delivery of a new £120m water treatment project close to Derby and Nottingham. This is a key project, utilising the latest technology and is only the 2nd plant in the UK to use this treatment method.

Responsibilities: Report directly to the Senior Commercial Manager and Project Director.

Commercial Management of the out performance of the project.

Commercial & contractual support to the procurement team.

Provide input to continuous development of the Commercial Strategy for pre works orders & construction phase.

Leading the commercial team on the project.

Continuous review of commercial resource levels within the project to ensure effective and efficient delivery.

Advise Senior Commercial Manager of commercial resourcing requirements.

Support the Senior Commercial Manager in recruiting of commercial resources.

Support the Senior Commercial Manager in providing contractual and commercial training to all staff.

Support the Senior Commercial Manager in review and continuous development of commercial processes and procedures

Experience: A comprehensive level of commercial experience preferably with a contracting organisation.

BSc or HND in Quantity Surveying or other equivalent construction related subject

Professionally qualified to RICS, CMinstCES or several years’ experience in a management & leadership role.

NEC3 contract experience

Preferably previous water/construction experience within a joint venture environment but this is not essential

Experienced user of Microsoft products, Excel in particular.

Experience & Knowledge of IT reporting systems

Key Words:

Commercial Manager

Commercial Management

Commercial Strategy

Managing Quantity Surveyor

Managing QS

MQS

Project Delivery

Project Control

Contracts

Contractual

Conditions of Contract

NEC

IChemE

Procurement

Construction

Design & Build

Water Industry

Water Sector

Water Treatment

Wastewater

Sewage

General Administrator

Position: General Administrator

Location: Derby

Salary: £25k Plus Excellent Benefits Package

Our Client:

Is an integrated design and build solution provider operating in the water sector. They have over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, primarily supporting six long term water sector frameworks operating both on their own and increasingly in joint ventures and alliances.

Responsibilities: You will report directly to the Office Manager and the responsibilities will include:

General (80%)

  • Support the Office Manager with administrative tasks associated with the office such as maintaining noticeboards, ordering stationery, processing emails to shared Admin mailbox including annual leave requests, liaising with reception regarding external visitors and parking etc.
  • Be a keyholder for the Derby Office which includes Fire Warden and First Aid duties.
  • Arranging meetings/events and assisting staff with booking travel by rail and overnight accommodation.
  • Assisting with staff inductions and providing follow-up support.
  • Creating and managing user accounts and interface with Severn Trent Water (Client).
  • Collating data for reports/presentations.
  • Managing site start-up details for all projects including liaising with Direct team.
  • Collection of customer, community and social experience information and development for publication.

SHEQ Specific (20%)

  • Assist production of monthly Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) performance dashboards and reports.
  • Support communication of SHEQ incidents, bulletins etc.

Experience:

  • Previous experience of working within an office environment in a similar role
  • Office health and safety knowledge desirable
  • Strong Administration skills
  • Customer service experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent IT skills in Sharepoint and other cloud-based applications, MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and social media including Yammer
  • First Aid, Fire Warden and Manual Handling certificates desirable

Mechanic

Position: Mechanical Project Enginer – Water

Location: Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire

Salary Guide: £40,000 – £50,000 Plus Car/Allowacne and Excellent Benefits

Our client is a Tier 1 D&B Contractor operating predominately in the water industry, who are delivering a number of water and wastewater non-infrastructure projects supporting 6 major frameworks throughout the UK.

They are looking to recruit a Mechanical Project Engineer for a major water treatment project for Severn Trent Water. The project is valued at over £50m and will incorporate the latest technology, which has rarely been used in the UK previously. You will work with and support the Senior Project Manager and be an integral part of the project delivery team.

The responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure project costs do not exceed tender/varied allowance
  • Ensure all applications for payment are made on or before the due date
  • Ensure contract reviews, monthly forecasts are completed and submitted on time
  • Maintain good client relationships at all levels
  • Assist with the Project Management strategy
  • Establish and maintain the contract filing systems
  • Assist in the production of the contract programme; monitor programme and produce progress reports
  • Provide data for the timely production of O&M manuals
  • Produce Procurement packages
  • Liaise with subcontractors and suppliers
  • Liaise with site management on design and procurement issues
  • Monitor subcontract performance
  • Assist in the preparation of the construction completion and take over documentation
  • Work closely with design departments to ensure timely progressing of quality solutions
  • Evaluate innovative solutions and processes
  • Contribute to risk and opportunity schedules on a monthly basis
  • Ensure designs are developed which are safe to construct, commission, operate and maintain

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Mechanical Engineering qualification
  • Knowledge of water and waste water treatment processes
  • Good working knowledge of all relevant H&S legislation
  • Relevant CSCS Card
  • Ideally working towards professional recognition with a chartered body
  • Experience of the delivery of multi-disciplinary projects

Assistant Project Manager – Water

Position: Assistant Project Manager – Water

Location: Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire

Salary Guide: £50,000 – £55,000 Plus Car/Allowacne and Excellent Benefits

Our client is a Tier 1 D&B Contractor operating predominately in the water industry, who are delivering a number of water and wastewater non-infrastructure projects supporting 6 major frameworks throughout the UK.

They are looking to recruit an Assistant Project Manager for a major water treatment project for Severn Trent Water. The project is valued at over £50m and will incorporate the latest technology, which has rarely been used in the UK previously. You will work with and support the Senior Project Manager and be an integral part of the project delivery team.

The responsibilities will include:

  • Promote exceptional safety and delivery quality standards to direct and subcontracted work force.
  • Maintain the Company’s reputation on a project by ensuring good relationships are maintained.
  • Support and where appropriate ensuring that the BMS is implemented at all stages throughout the project delivery process.
  • Support and where appropriate ensuring, in conjunction with the design manager, that an adequate technical, safety and environmental review is carried out for each project to ensure successful delivery.
  • Support and where appropriate ensuring all commercial aspects of the project are managed in a timely and proactive way giving accurate forecast and estimates.
  • Understanding and implementing the Quality, Safety and Environmental Policies and Targets.
  • Supporting the project team in ensuring that all legal and industry standards impacted by the project are achieved.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering background
  • Previous water industry experience, preferable on clean water projects
  • Good working knowledge of all relevant H&S legislation and in particular duty holder relationships of CDM.
  • H&S qualification SMSTS/IOSH/NEBOSH
  • Relevant CSCS Card
  • Ideally working towards professional recognition with a chartered body
  • Experience of the delivery of multi-disciplinary projects
  • Experience in using Primavera or Power project

Assistant Project Manager – Water

Position: Assistant Project Manager – Water

Location: Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire

Salary Guide: £55,000 (Plus Excellent Benefits)

Our client is a Tier 1 D&B Contractor operating predominately in the water industry, who are delivering a number of water and wastewater non-infrastructure projects supporting 6 major frameworks throughout the UK.

They are looking to recruit an Assistant Project Manager for a major water treatment project for Severn Trent Water. The project is valued at over £50m and will incorporate the latest technology, which has rarely been used in the UK previously. You will work with and support the Senior Project Manager and be an integral part of the project delivery team.

The responsibilities will include:

  • Promote exceptional safety and delivery quality standards to direct and subcontracted work force.
  • Maintain the Company’s reputation on a project by ensuring good relationships are maintained.
  • Support and where appropriate ensuring that the BMS is implemented at all stages throughout the project delivery process.
  • Support and where appropriate ensuring, in conjunction with the design manager, that an adequate technical, safety and environmental review is carried out for each project to ensure successful delivery.
  • Support and where appropriate ensuring all commercial aspects of the project are managed in a timely and proactive way giving accurate forecast and estimates.
  • Understanding and implementing the Quality, Safety and Environmental Policies and Targets.
  • Supporting the project team in ensuring that all legal and industry standards impacted by the project are achieved.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering background
  • Previous water industry experience, preferable on clean water projects
  • Good working knowledge of all relevant H&S legislation and in particular duty holder relationships of CDM.
  • H&S qualification SMSTS/IOSH/NEBOSH
  • Relevant CSCS Card
  • Ideally working towards professional recognition with a chartered body
  • Experience of the delivery of multi-disciplinary projects
  • Experience in using Primavera or Power project

Quality Manager

Position: Quality Manager

Location: Derby with hybrid/remote working

Salary: £45-50k (DOE), car/allowance and excellent benefits package

The Role: Our client is looking to strengthen their SHEQ team with a Quality Manager for their Severn Trent Region. Based at the Derby office, you will ensure effective delivery of Quality performance within the Framework.

Responsibilities: You will report directly to the Programme Manager and the responsibilities will include:

Lead the Quality performance to achieve agreed standards (KPIs) and provide incisive SHEQ monthly Management Information to deliver effective performance.

Oversee the collection, input and validation of monthly SHEQ data

Oversee the submission of monthly client data reports

Develop and deliver a continuous improvement programme for Quality performance, advising action and recommendations for changes.

Embed understanding of Quality, its benefits and the requirements on the company in this respect.

Provide support on quality issues to all areas of the business including construction delivery, proposals, procurement, business services and design

Manage the resolution of findings and corrective actions

Lead the Integrated Assurance process with the Client including compliance with IA procedures, managing the IA improvement plans, ensuring reporting, attendance at Client IA meetings, management of internal responses to Client IA actions and being the face of the company to the Client on IA issues

Providing training (or ensuring a suitable programme is developed and delivered) on quality issues and business processes

Undertake internal and external quality audits at all stages of the delivery process including at supply chain sites.

Lead the Quality team to deliver their responsibilities

Implement a robust monthly audit and inspection schedule

Participate in the Quality Managers Forum, ensuring development of quality practises throughout the company’s regional quality managers.

Lead SHEQ Communication and engagement including development/manage distribution of SHEQ Alerts and Monthly SHEQ comms

Lead Quality incident investigation, reporting, development of corrective actions and track their completion

Maintain a positive and solution-oriented approach to work, providing open and honest feedback.

Experience: Essential:

Degree qualified; preferably in an engineering, technology, technical or personnel development topic (Considerable relevant experience will also be acceptable).

Approved Lead Quality auditor’s course from an IRCA accredited company

Desirable:

Background in the water/wastewater industry

Background in construction works

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Key Words:

Quality Manager

Quality Management

Construction

Lead Auditor

SHEQ

Audit

Inspection

Planning Manager – Water Treatment

Position: Planning Manager

Location: Derby

Salary Guide: £60,000 – £70,000 Plus Excellent Benefits

Our client is a Tier 1 D&B Contractor operating predominately in the water industry, who are delivering a number of water and wastewater non-infrastructure projects for Severn Trent Water.

They have a new vacancy for a Planning Manager to provide planning services for the Severn Trent Framework (portfolio of projects) to ensure that programme plans and project plans are accurately monitored and updated as well as be the driving force in continuous improvement and development of planning activity. In addition, provide planning co-ordination and leadership for the region.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ability to manage the planning services across a number of business units and provide specific planning function for business unit programme of work.
  • Understanding of the multi-disciplined roles involved within an integrated programme. (i.e. design, construction, commissioning, interface with 3rd party others and framework partners).
  • Knowledge of planning systems. (Primavera – Essential), (Microsoft Project -preferable)
  • Provide programme management for a programme of work comprising of a number of individual projects and programmes (batches) combined to form a portfolio of work. Collaborate to determine the best fit for the projects within the programme for the cost/revenue/time, identifying and evaluating any potential efficiency within the programme of work i.e. geographical, process type or repeatability.
  • Provide programme management to control the progress of individual projects and batches by identifying and producing integrated programmes of work, monitoring performance against plans and identifying problem areas and other effects.
  • Minimise company risk by identifying the critical path within the whole programme of work and the individual contracts.
  • Provide resource planning and levelling by appropriate resource analysis of activity to ensure the best fit for the projects within the overall portfolio or batch.
  • Enable control of the progress of procurement by producing schedules for all materials and equipment, updating regularly and analysing the implications of updates.
  • Update and monitoring of Project Plans for progress reports and to support applications for payment (if appropriate).
  • Preparation of as-built programmes.
  • Assist with programmes submissions for requests for extension of time.
  • Provide programme/progress information in support of Earned Value Analysis as required.
  • Appreciation of planning input into Key Performance Indictors and bench marking.
  • Supervise and develop subordinates.
  • Assist with minimising project and sub programme out turn costs.
  • Assist with income forecasting.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Good understanding of Civil Engineering and M&E activity.
  • Minimum 5 years planning experience.
  • Possess sound understanding of planning skills and programming.
  • Minimum Educated HND level.
  • Excellent written contractual communication.
  • Excellent verbal communication.
  • Excellent knowledge of planning systems.
  • Good coaching and leadership skills.
  • Strong commercial awareness.

Project Engineer/Lead

Our client is a rapidly growing engineering company in Chesterfield who are specialists in wastewater treatment; and provide maintenance, repairs and optimisation services across the UK.

The primary role of the Project Lead is to:

* Be accountable for end-to-end project delivery, ensuring the project is delivered on time and to budget.
* Lead project management calls and site visits with the customer and the internal planning team.
* Ensure that actions and risks are logged and communicated with the customer and internal planning team in a timely manner.
* Provide solutions to risks that link to the project timeframes.
* Build positive working relationships with the customer and contribute to building a long-standing partnership. You will be building client relationships at project level and managing relevant external suppliers.
* Request and provide the customer with project information and documents.
* Take charge of quality control, making sure that project administration and proofreading are complete for all communications we send to clients.
* Ensure key commercial and scope decisions are made in line with the our client’s agreed processes.

Qualifications:

Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering preferred or HND plus experience.

Experience:

* At least 2 years’ experience in a project leadership role or similar.
* Experience gained in a mechanical & electrical services environment.
* Understanding and application of improvement techniques.
* Proven track record leading small to medium size projects.

Mechanical Project Engineer – Water

Position: Mechanical Project Engineer – Water & Wastewater

Location: Derbyshire

Salary Guide: £40,000 – £50,000 Plus Package (Dependent Upon Experience)

Our Client is a leading design and build contractor operating in the water sector. They have over 1,000 staff working across regional centres, primarily supporting multiple long-term water sector frameworks through a number of joint ventures and alliances.

They are looking to strengthen their Engineering team with a Mechanical Project Engineer to assist the Project / Construction Manager in co-ordinating an effective and economic plant design and procurement strategy; ensuring information is issued in time to enable construction, commissioning and putting to work in line with the Contract Programme; provide cost data for forecasts and evaluation of variations.

You will report directly to the Project Manager and duties/responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Ensure project costs do not exceed tender/varied allowance
  • Ensure all applications for payment are made on or before the due date
  • Ensure contract reviews, monthly forecasts are completed and submitted on time
  • Maintain good client relationships at all levels
  • Assist with the Project Management strategy
  • Establish and maintain the contract filing systems
  • Assist in the production of the contract programme; monitor programme and produce progress reports
  • Provide data for the timely production of O&M manuals
  • Liaise with subcontractors and suppliers
  • Liaise with site management on design and procurement issues
  • Monitor subcontract performance
  • Assist in the preparation of the construction completion and take over documentation
  • Ensure your own continuous professional development by participating in external networking/conferences/associations/groups, to stay current on industry changes and innovations.
  • Maintain a positive and solution oriented approach to work, providing open and honest feedback.
  • Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this role
  • Work closely with design departments to ensure timely progressing of quality solutions
  • Evaluate innovative solutions and processes
  • Contribute to risk and opportunity schedules on a monthly basis
  • Ensure designs are developed which are safe to construct, commission, operate and maintain

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Mechanical engineering background
  • Working knowledge of various conditions of contract especially I Chem E & NEC
  • Engineering/ Technical qualification (HNC minimum) required
  • Experience of supply chain expedition
  • Knowledge of water and waste water treatment processes
  • CDM & Health & Safety knowledge
  • Relevant professional qualification an advantage