Regional Construction Manager – AD & Biomethane

Regional Construction Manager – Anaerobic Digestion & Biomethane

Oxfordshire/Midlands

£80,000 – £100,000 (DOE) Plus Car Allowance and Package

Introduction:

Our client is developing and building multiple multi-year Contracts and Projects in the UK and thy are looking for skilled people to deliver on these fantastic opportunities in Anaerobic Digestion and Biomethane. They are recruiting for a Construction Manager to ensure the successful completion of multiple challenging anaerobic digestor construction projects each valued at £25m with a total spend of £400m.

You will manage a construction management team comprising multiple site engineers. It will be your responsibility to ensure all construction activities are provided in compliance with the scheme deliverables from development stage through to project completion and with zero defects. You will work closely together on this with the principal contractor and the subcontractor’s delivery teams.

You will have a key role in managing health, safety, environmental and sustainability, with responsibility for ensuring a consistent approach. In addition, you will implement a culture of collaboration, best practice and continuous improvement across the programme and supply chain.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop, sustain and lead a high performing and integrated construction management team by assigning and leading people with the right attitude, skills, and experience to deliver the assigned projects
  • Ensure the Client’s CDM (2015) roles and duties are performed correctly and that all projects are properly resourced
  • Ensure the correct notifications and permits are in place to carry out the works
  • Lead people from different partner companies, utilising their knowledge and experience to achieve best practice
  • Responsibility to train, coach, and mentor team members to perform their roles, to fulfil their objectives and to drive a culture of coaching and feedback
  • Ensure ongoing planning of project needs
  • Work closely with the Senior Management Team to establish long term resource needs, future view on resources, proactively inform or escalate any shortfalls or gaps in resources against the delivery plan and take appropriate steps to remedy
  • Ensure SHEQ is fully considered during the development and implementation of strategies, projects, standards, and processes and is not comprised at any time or in any circumstances

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Comprehensive construction management experience in a similar position with a Process/Civil Engineering Contractor
  • Relevant experience on challenging, multi-million pound projects within a process industry such as anaerobic digestion, water/wastewater or energy from waste
  • Proven experience of managing teams of between 5 to 20 reports at a leadership level, along with significant H&S experience.
  • Civil Engineering/Construction Management qualification
  • SMSTS
  • CSCS
  • NEBOSH or IOSH qualification
  • Microsoft Project
  • Collaborative Planning Tools

The company has excellent prospects ahead and plans to grow substantially in the coming years.

Package:

In return we offer a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements and an excellent career path.

Senior Commissioning Manager – Water

Position: Senior Commissioning Manager – Water

Location: Yorkshire

Salary Guide: £70,000 – £75,000 (DOE) Plus Car Allowance, Bonus 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 for Yorkshire Water and they are recruiting for a Senior Commissioning Manager who will lead the commissioning activities across four frameworks throughout the region.

Role overview:

  • Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) installations predominate when delivering water sector asset improvements. The process and MEICA Commissioning Manager role is therefore a key position within their Yorkshire Water team
  • You will plan, co-ordinate and resource the off and on-site process and MEICA commissioning activities that will deliver exceptional commissioning performance across the framework.
  • You will initially work with the Production Team and other subject experts to formulate a detailed and timed Commissioning Delivery Plan incorporating the Company’ and Yorkshire Water’s specific requirements. The plan will be regularly updated and will provide the basis for performance monitoring.
  • You will ensure that commissioning requirements are considered from the earliest stages of project delivery to provide reliable, efficient and successful commissioning outcomes which delight Yorkshire Water Operations.
  • You will work closely with Project Teams and Commissioning Engineers and with Yorkshire Water’s Commissioning and Operational Teams to safely delivery successful commissioning outcomes.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Commissioning Plans: Work with Project Teams and Yorkshire Water to generate Commissioning Plans during Project Brief/Outline Design stage thus positively influencing direction. Add further detail and granularity to these plans as the project develops
  • Commissioning Systems and Records: Put in place robust commissioning processes and procedures that reflect the Company and Yorkshire Water’s requirements and facilitate exceptional commissioning performance. Ensure that commissioning is undertaken comprehensively, and records and inspections are accurately and reliably produced and signed off. Ensure Quality Assurance Systems compliance.
  • Resources: Identify and recruit sufficient competent resources to deliver the framework commissioning requirements including appointing and supporting the development of technical apprentices and graduates.
  • Project Management: Work closely with Project Managers to provide technical expertise and deliver all commissioning activities cost-efficiently and in accordance with the contract programme and applicable standards and specifications.
  • Operation and Maintenance: Ensure that great quality Training, Operation and Maintenance Manuals are produced and that training of Yorkshire-Water personnel is undertaken. Provide aftercare services to Yorkshire-Water during the defects period.
  • Process Safety Management: Put in place framework specific processes and procedures to ensure that wider process/energy related risks are identified and controlled.
  • Health and Safety: Through meticulous planning and supervision, ensure that testing and commissioning is undertaken safely.
  • Co-ordination: Coordinate internal and supplier resources and ensure close liaison with Yorkshire Water operational and commissioning staff throughout project delivery.
  • Design: Strong collaborative approach to integrate their own and supply chain expertise with designers (Wood PLC) throughout project delivery to make sure that commissioning requirements are incorporated into the design. Provide specialist technical expertise to the design staff.
  • Reporting: Provide monthly commissioning reports to the Framework Senior Leadership Team.
  • Digital Engineering: Utilise digital tools and expertise to positively influence commissioning planning and delivery including the use of 3D models to aid visualisation.
  • Efficiency: Manage the planning and organisation of tasks, people and resources to maximise efficiency and improve wellbeing.
  • Capacity and Competence: Put in place the appropriate training, mentoring and coaching arrangements to ensure that commissioning teams (including Wood and Strategic Suppliers) have the appropriate technical skills and competence and exhibit the right culture and behaviours to deliver exceptional performance.

Skills/Experience Required:

  • You will be a technically adept and analytical leader who can co-ordinate multiple work streams and meet challenging deadlines.
  • You will have a detailed and competent technical knowledge of mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering commissioning. This would ideally be in the water sector, but this is not essential.
  • You will have an appreciation of MMC, Lean Construction, Agile Programme Management, Production Thinking and other techniques that assure programme and quality performance.
  • Proficient in the use of computer packages including the BIM software to analyse schematic drawings and survey reports to aid commissioning planning and delivery.
  • Minimum HNC qualified in a mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering subject.
  • SMSTS safety qualification and CSCS is desirable.
  • EUSR Water Hygiene Card is desirable.

Commissioning Engineer – Water

Position: Commissioning Manager – Water

Location: Thames Water Region

Salary Guide: £65,000 – £75,000 (DOE) Plus Car/Allowance 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 for Thames Water and they are recruiting for a Commissioning Manager who will lead the commissioning activities throughout the Thames Valley region.

Role overview:

  • Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) installations predominate when delivering water sector asset improvements. The process and MEICA Commissioning Manager role is therefore a key position within their Yorkshire Water team
  • You will plan, co-ordinate and resource the off and on-site process and MEICA commissioning activities that will deliver exceptional commissioning performance across the framework.
  • You will initially work with the Production Team and other subject experts to formulate a detailed and timed Commissioning Delivery Plan incorporating the Company’ and Yorkshire Water’s specific requirements. The plan will be regularly updated and will provide the basis for performance monitoring.
  • You will ensure that commissioning requirements are considered from the earliest stages of project delivery to provide reliable, efficient and successful commissioning outcomes which delight Yorkshire Water Operations.
  • You will work closely with Project Teams and Commissioning Engineers and with Yorkshire Water’s Commissioning and Operational Teams to safely delivery successful commissioning outcomes.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Commissioning Plans: Work with Project Teams and Yorkshire Water to generate Commissioning Plans during Project Brief/Outline Design stage thus positively influencing direction. Add further detail and granularity to these plans as the project develops
  • Commissioning Systems and Records: Put in place robust commissioning processes and procedures that reflect the Company and Yorkshire Water’s requirements and facilitate exceptional commissioning performance. Ensure that commissioning is undertaken comprehensively, and records and inspections are accurately and reliably produced and signed off. Ensure Quality Assurance Systems compliance.
  • Resources: Identify and recruit sufficient competent resources to deliver the framework commissioning requirements including appointing and supporting the development of technical apprentices and graduates.
  • Project Management: Work closely with Project Managers to provide technical expertise and deliver all commissioning activities cost-efficiently and in accordance with the contract programme and applicable standards and specifications.
  • Operation and Maintenance: Ensure that great quality Training, Operation and Maintenance Manuals are produced and that training of Yorkshire-Water personnel is undertaken. Provide aftercare services to Yorkshire-Water during the defects period.
  • Process Safety Management: Put in place framework specific processes and procedures to ensure that wider process/energy related risks are identified and controlled.
  • Health and Safety: Through meticulous planning and supervision, ensure that testing and commissioning is undertaken safely.
  • Co-ordination: Coordinate internal and supplier resources and ensure close liaison with Yorkshire Water operational and commissioning staff throughout project delivery.
  • Design: Strong collaborative approach to integrate their own and supply chain expertise with designers (Wood PLC) throughout project delivery to make sure that commissioning requirements are incorporated into the design. Provide specialist technical expertise to the design staff.
  • Digital Engineering: Utilise digital tools and expertise to positively influence commissioning planning and delivery including the use of 3D models to aid visualisation.

Skills/Experience Required:

  • You will be a technically adept and analytical leader who can co-ordinate multiple work streams and meet challenging deadlines.
  • You will have a detailed and competent technical knowledge of mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering commissioning. This would ideally be in the water sector, but this is not essential.
  • You will have an appreciation of MMC, Lean Construction, Agile Programme Management, Production Thinking and other techniques that assure programme and quality performance.
  • Can work independently or as part of a diverse team.
  • Proficient in the use of computer packages including the BIM software to analyse schematic drawings and survey reports to aid commissioning planning and delivery.
  • Display a creative and forward-thinking approach to problem solving and continuous improvement.
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills – ability to bring the whole team on the MMC journey including Yorkshire Water and the specialist supply chain.
  • Minimum HNC qualified in a mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering subject.
  • Professional qualification is desirable.
  • SMSTS safety qualification and CSCS is desirable.
  • EUSR Water Hygiene Card is desirable.

Senior Commissioning Manager – Water

Position: Commissioning Manager – Water

Location: Yorkshire

Salary Guide: £70,000 – £75,000 (DOE) Plus Car/Allowance 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 for Yorkshire Water and they are recruiting for a Commissioning Manager who will lead the commissioning activities across four frameworks throughout the region.

Role overview:

  • Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) installations predominate when delivering water sector asset improvements. The process and MEICA Commissioning Manager role is therefore a key position within their Yorkshire Water team
  • You will plan, co-ordinate and resource the off and on-site process and MEICA commissioning activities that will deliver exceptional commissioning performance across the framework.
  • You will initially work with the Production Team and other subject experts to formulate a detailed and timed Commissioning Delivery Plan incorporating the Company’ and Yorkshire Water’s specific requirements. The plan will be regularly updated and will provide the basis for performance monitoring.
  • You will ensure that commissioning requirements are considered from the earliest stages of project delivery to provide reliable, efficient and successful commissioning outcomes which delight Yorkshire Water Operations.
  • You will work closely with Project Teams and Commissioning Engineers and with Yorkshire Water’s Commissioning and Operational Teams to safely delivery successful commissioning outcomes.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Commissioning Plans: Work with Project Teams and Yorkshire Water to generate Commissioning Plans during Project Brief/Outline Design stage thus positively influencing direction. Add further detail and granularity to these plans as the project develops
  • Commissioning Systems and Records: Put in place robust commissioning processes and procedures that reflect the Company and Yorkshire Water’s requirements and facilitate exceptional commissioning performance. Ensure that commissioning is undertaken comprehensively, and records and inspections are accurately and reliably produced and signed off. Ensure Quality Assurance Systems compliance.
  • Resources: Identify and recruit sufficient competent resources to deliver the framework commissioning requirements including appointing and supporting the development of technical apprentices and graduates.
  • Project Management: Work closely with Project Managers to provide technical expertise and deliver all commissioning activities cost-efficiently and in accordance with the contract programme and applicable standards and specifications.
  • Operation and Maintenance: Ensure that great quality Training, Operation and Maintenance Manuals are produced and that training of Yorkshire-Water personnel is undertaken. Provide aftercare services to Yorkshire-Water during the defects period.
  • Process Safety Management: Put in place framework specific processes and procedures to ensure that wider process/energy related risks are identified and controlled.
  • Health and Safety: Through meticulous planning and supervision, ensure that testing and commissioning is undertaken safely.
  • Co-ordination: Coordinate internal and supplier resources and ensure close liaison with Yorkshire Water operational and commissioning staff throughout project delivery.
  • Design: Strong collaborative approach to integrate their own and supply chain expertise with designers (Wood PLC) throughout project delivery to make sure that commissioning requirements are incorporated into the design. Provide specialist technical expertise to the design staff.
  • Reporting: Provide monthly commissioning reports to the Framework Senior Leadership Team.
  • Digital Engineering: Utilise digital tools and expertise to positively influence commissioning planning and delivery including the use of 3D models to aid visualisation.
  • Efficiency: Manage the planning and organisation of tasks, people and resources to maximise efficiency and improve wellbeing.
  • Capacity and Competence: Put in place the appropriate training, mentoring and coaching arrangements to ensure that commissioning teams (including Wood and Strategic Suppliers) have the appropriate technical skills and competence and exhibit the right culture and behaviours to deliver exceptional performance.

Skills/Experience Required:

  • You will be a technically adept and analytical leader who can co-ordinate multiple work streams and meet challenging deadlines.
  • You will have a detailed and competent technical knowledge of mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering commissioning. This would ideally be in the water sector, but this is not essential.
  • You will have an appreciation of MMC, Lean Construction, Agile Programme Management, Production Thinking and other techniques that assure programme and quality performance.
  • Proficient in the use of computer packages including the BIM software to analyse schematic drawings and survey reports to aid commissioning planning and delivery.
  • Minimum HNC qualified in a mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering subject.
  • SMSTS safety qualification and CSCS is desirable.
  • EUSR Water Hygiene Card is desirable.

Senior Planner

Position: Senior Planner – Water

Location: Preston

Salary Guide: £50,000 – £60,000 plus Car/Allowance and Package

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.

Due to recent successful bids on the AMP7 Frameworks they are looking to strengthen their Engineering team with a Senior Planner to work on United Utilities projects.

You will report directly to the Planning Manager and the responsibilities will include:

  • Enable Project Management to control the progress of contracts by identifying and producing integrated programmes of work (design, procurement, construction, commissioning and handover), monitoring performance against plans and identifying problem areas and potential early warnings.
  • Minimise company risk by identifying the critical path for contracts.
  • Help the project team minimise company risk by identifying the critical path for contracts.
  • Enable resource planning and levelling by appropriate resource analysis of contracts
  • Detailed knowledge of the NEC contract and programme requirements
  • Lead the planning section at contract / progress review meetings.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • P6 experience
  • Experience with working in the Water/Wastewater industry (design & build)
  • Preferable previous experience of working on United Utilities projects
  • Possess a sound understanding of planning skills and programming

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.

Construction Manager – Water

Position: Construction Manager – Water

Location: Berkshire & Home Counties

Salary Guide: £70,000 – £75,000 plus 15% Bonus, Car Allowance and Excellent Benefits

Our client is a Principal Contractor operating within the water industry and they are a primary delivery partner to Thames Water on their AMP7 framework. They currently have a requirement for an Construction Manager who will have overall responsibility for the production management team and successful delivery of projects delivered under the framework.

They have committed to working collaboratively with Thames Water, their strategic suppliers and other stakeholders to embed MMC (Modern Methods of Construction), particularly off-site manufacturing and this role will focus on production line and manufacturing thinking so you will work with the wider team to drive efficiencies and opportunities to outperform across the programme.

Key Tasks:

  • Manage a large and multidisciplined team to deliver projects from concept stage to completion across the portfolio of works and Specific responsibilities will include management of; health and safety, design, customer relations, quality, environmental, programme and the cost/value during both pre-production (ECI phase) and production.
  • Monitoring the progress of offsite and onsite operations against deadlines and budget limitations with those who directly report to you.
  • Create a positive team culture and environment to support improved wellbeing and performance.
  • Changing the way in which many people currently work embedding production line thinking and an “offsite first” philosophy.

Responsibilities:

Safety, Health and Wellbeing: Provide inspirational leadership to deliver Thames Water and the Company’s “Zero Incidents, Zero Harm, Zero Compromise” goals.

Project Management: Understand and put in place the basic cross programme requirements so that we reliably achieve expected project delivery programme, cost and quality performance in a modern manufacturing environment. Effectively and proactively manage change and risk.

Customer Focus: Establish and maintaining trusting and effective relationships with our Thames Water Capital Delivery colleagues and with Operations providing excellent service throughout project delivery.

Digital Engineering: Work with designer partners and the supply chain to optimise the benefits of using digital tools and expertise to integrate our offsite and onsite delivery approach.

Effective Team Management: Manage, support and mentor production team members in their personal development and identify competency gaps and training/mentoring requirements.

Design Collaboration: Strong collaborative approach to integrate our own and supply chain expertise with our designers (Arcadis) expertise to maximise the opportunities for offsite manufacturing.

Supply Chain: Fully integrate and engage with the supply chain to assess and develop their capabilities so that they positively contribute to our delivery capability and capacity.

Develop Sustainable Solutions: Display a sound knowledge of sustainable construction solutions and manage engineering activities that contribute to sustainable development.

Supporting the Production Line approach:

  • Work closely with the other members of the Framework Leadership Team, the wider teams and supply chain partners to enhance their production line maturity.
  • Ensure that the production line approach is embraced and implement on site including robust programme and logistics management.
  • Ensure the project/package teams challenge production line operations, achieving progress against plans and escalating and promptly resolving issues.
  • Developing and managing production controls, driving continuous improvement.
  • Driving continuous improvement of data analysis and reporting.

Line Management Responsibilities:

  • A member of the Framework Leadership Team with specific responsibility for the delivery of the physical works.
  • Reports to the Framework Director.
  • Direct reports include: Senior Project Managers, Project Managers, Pre-construction Managers, Manufacturing Manager, Commissioning Manager, Project Engineering Manager, Lead Planning Engineer

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proven and capable team leader with great people management skills and strong analytical, problem-solving and organisational capabilities.
  • Experience of both pre-production and production project management in a major project’s environment desirable.
  • Able to lead and inspire a diverse team.
  • An appreciation of MMC, Lean Construction, Agile Programme Management, Production Thinking and other techniques that assure programme, cost and quality performance.
  • Programme focused ensuring our project teams plan and organise resources to deliver on time and in full.
  • Commercially astute, leading team members to produce accurate time and cost forecasts.
  • BIM/digital experience desirable.
  • Professional qualification is desirable.
  • SMSTS safety qualification and relevant CSCS card is desirable.

Design Manager – Water

Position: Design Manager

Location: East Sussex

Salary: £60,000 – £70,000 Plus Car Allowance and Package

Our client is looking to strengthen their Engineering team with a Design & Technical Delivery Manager for their Southern Water AMP7 framework where you will be responsible for delivering engineering solutions at a project/tranche level from initial definition of need through optioneering, solution development, detail design and construction support.

You will report directly to the Head of Engineering and the responsibilities will include:

  • Lead a team of discipline design engineers in the development of wastewater technical solutions from initial need statement through optioneering, solution development, value engineering, detail design and construction support.
  • Ensure affordable design solutions are developed within project budget and solution risk is appropriately managed and communicated throughout the solution development process.
  • Establish collaborative working relationships with the client, design teams, construction staff and supply chain representatives to promote buildability and supply chain efficiency in design outputs.
  • Ensure sustainable design solutions completed in accordance with CDM Regulations.
  • Provide design solutions that meet all the requirements of the programme’s systems and governance procedures.
  • Agree design budgets, monitor performance against the budget and provide forecast costs to completion for individual projects.
  • Record, monitor and control design changes in order to maximise cost efficiency.
  • Establish and agree design costs and programme timescales with the Programme Manager.
  • Organise the work required and document the Design Management Plan / Project Execution Plan.
  • Deliver the design stage outputs of each project within the agreed timescale and budget.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience of technical project delivery in a design-build environment
  • Experience in the Wastewater Treatment Industry
  • Experience in leading and managing multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Degree in an engineering-related discipline
  • Delivery-driven with the ability to set targets, manage and motivate multi-disciplinary teams to deliver to time, cost and quality objectives