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Construction Manager (OHL)

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  • Location

    South Lanarkshire, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Contact:

    Craig Mean

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    long term

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Our client a leading Energy company are seeking a Construction Manager (OHL) for an on-going contract role based in South Lanarkshire.


* Responsible for project technical input for planning & development stages including supporting the build-up of all pre-construction information.

* Provide technical expertise to project delivery strategy, project programme, and support & assist the principal designer to coordinate the design stages.

* Assist with the delivery strategy & preparation of contract bid packages of work.

* Lead the technical analysis for each contract & proactively resolve technical queries this includes leading the technical evaluation of each bid to meet key milestone dates for award and site start.

* Acting as the Clients Representative duties will include monitoring the Principal Contractor on the project in line with CDM regs 2015.

* Leadership of the Construction Management Team (CMT) providing technical support, & advice, primarily in relation to all civil & electrical aspects of the construction stage for transmission projects this will include management of a number of onsite contractors.

* Manage and deliver site works to meet commercial conditions of contract including minimising delays and claims for variations.

* Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and in a team consisting of Project Management, Quantity Surveyor's, Engineers, Safety, Environmental and Quality advisors.

* Responsibility to proactively plan and monitor project and contractors programmes to meet agreed key dates or milestones.

* Experienced in site environmental legislation, waste, and mitigation.

* In depth knowledge of all quality standards and specifications with a particular focus on planning & monitoring of the works using the contractor's inspection and testing regime this will include control over all material and free issue equipment.

* Support & Coordinate project development design, planning, estates, & wayleaves & procurement stages to support contractor access requirements.

* Ability to proactively liaise & interface with clients transmission operational staff Protection Engineers and SAP understand & implement safety from the system support commissioning stages and provide technical assistance during commissioning panel meetings.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

* The candidates should have experience in planning and management of transmission overhead line works including new build construction 132/275/400kV construction (wood pole and towers) / accesses / foundation installation and remediation works / re-insulation / re-spacering / re-conductoring / tower painting / catenary support systems / condition assessment and enabling works packages.

* Strong leadership & planning skills.

* Experienced in the management of NEC Option B & EPC type contracts.

* Ability to implement quality assurance and environmental processes.

* Candidate should have significant experience in all current Health and Safety and Environmental legislation and understand:

? CDM regulations.
? GS6.
? HSG47.
? Temporary works.
? New Roads and Street Works Act.
? SEPA regulations.

* Knowledge of specification, design, maintenance, construction and commissioning of OHL's.

* Proven ability to lead and work in a team and contractors environment.

Minimum Criteria

? Essential must have as a minimum five year's experience as a Construction Manager delivering the Principal Contractor role and managing multiple contractors in the power sector.
? Preferred BEng in Electrical Power Engineering or Significant on site experience (5 years minimum), in managing construction projects in the power sector.
? SP Energy Networks authorisations up to 400Kv WI/1 & EN2.
? Excellent IT skills.
? Current five days SMSTS or equivalent.
? First Aid is essential

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