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OHL Site Manager

OHL Site Manager

  • Location:

    South Lanarkshire, Scotland

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  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Contact:

    Craig Mean

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  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Duration:

    long term

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  • Client:

    Morson Talent

Our client Scottish Power are seeking an OHL Site Manager for a long-term on-going contract role based in South Lanarkshire. This role will also cover Central Scotland and surrounding sites.

Business & Department

The position is within the project delivery arm of the SPT business reporting directly to the SPT Construction Manager working for SP Energy Networks. The department is responsible for the construction of, new build, replacement, refurbishment, or other associated major transmission OHL projects you will be one part of a multi-disciplined team responsible for delivering the project leading the construction phase.


* 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.

* Provide 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 contractor's 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.

* Minimise variations, keep accurate daily records & reports.

* Ability to proactively liaise & interface with SPEN 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 significant 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.

* Contract management including variations and claims.

* Ability to implement and monitor 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 contractor's environment.

* Excellent negotiation and influencing skills

Minimum Criteria

? Essential must have as a minimum five years' experience as a supervisor or site 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