About the role

Customers come to us because we can take on and solve any kind of challenge, no matter how complex. Join our Regional Team in Inverness as a Construction Manager and you'll help make this happen

The project is for HMP Highlands - Value 100 million

What you'll be doing

As a Construction Manager, you will have the following accountabilities:

  • Take overall responsibility for the successful completion of the construction programme, meeting or exceeding all contractual obligations;
  • Monitor delivery of the project, identifying risk and opportunities and working with key stakeholders to optimise project delivery;
  • Assess the buildability of the proposed design, and ensure that Design teams produce feasible designs within the required timescales;
  • Lead the delivery of construction works, ensuring compliance with all company processes and protocols;
  • Manage and develop the supervisory and engineering team, and lead project steering groups/cross discipline action groups;
  • Responsible for the monitoring and management of construction budgets;
  • Live the Balfour Beatty Values;
  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm;
  • Support the delivery of CSUKs Sustainability activities;
  • Ensure that HS&E targets, KPIs are set and managed, monitor the effectiveness of the HS&E management system, lead/review accident investigations and carry out periodic Safety and Environmental Tours & risk reviews and implement safety improvement options;
  • Ensure that sufficient resources are allocated to the Works Section and that each has an appropriate level of ability;
  • Set targets and KPIs in line with Project objectives and monitor performance, ensuring that site audits are undertaken and action is taken to implement improvements;
  • Manage the implementation of systems and processes for Right First Time approach;
  • Overall ownership of Handover Documentation for Section;
  • Set targets and KPIs in line with key outputs and monitor performance, reporting Section Progress, driving lean initiatives and carrying out constructive analysis of the fully resourced programme, and monitor/manage sub-contractor performance against KPIs;
  • Ensure production of operational target programmes to reflect overall construction programme;
  • Chair weekly team leader meetings to review strategic performance on site, report progress and reasons for difference within Project Review meetings;
  • Liaise with off-site functions for knowledge sharing and best practice;
  • Identify longer term strategic training to support individual development;

Who we're looking for

The following qualities/experience are essential:

  • Practical understanding of construction techniques and detailing;
  • Experience in the management of a wide range of construction operations, including phasing and contingency planning, together with testing and handover;
  • Highly numerate, with strong commercial awareness and good technical knowledge;
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with a collaborative leadership style;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • CSCS Card, and must be SMSTS qualified;
  • Strong decision making ability;
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills Able to provide expert technical knowledge to support work winning;
  • Substantial experience within H&S Management in an operational setting, including method statements, accident/incident investigation, knowledge of current H&S legislation and proficiency in the use of H&S Management;
  • Able to clearly communicate the requirements of a safe system of work to ensure that these are followed accurately and experience in implementing systems improvements;
  • Experienced in resource allocation and up skilling;
  • Knowledge and experience of links between design teams and operational delivery;
  • Can understand, implement and champion the Organisational Business Management Systems and processes involved;
  • Clear understanding and experience of the requirements for handover and self-certification of the works;
  • A track record in continuous improvement, with the ability to analyse a fully resourced stage programme in the accepted format / software and to shift programmes to adapt to circumstances on site, whilst maintaining focus on targets;
  • Experience of using sub contract or KPIs to manage performance;
  • Able to set targets, in line with budget and commercial requirements;
  • Able to produce financial forecasts ,track progress against programme, and identify elements for cost recovery;
  • Working knowledge of the standard suite of contracts

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

Balfour Beatty has been operating in Scotland for over a century. Today, we directly employ 2,000 colleagues across Scotland and work with a supply chain that includes a substantial proportion of local businesses. Significant projects in the companys current portfolio include the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Biomes Initiative and the Institute for Regeneration and Repair and the Edinburgh Futures Institutes projects for the University of Edinburgh. We recently completed Glasgow Queen Street Station Redevelopment for Network Rail, the University of Strathclydes Learning and Teaching building, Forth Valley Colleges Falkirk Campus and the A9 Dualling Luncarty to Pass of Birnam for Transport Scotland.

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at www.balfourbeatty.com/value_everyone

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

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