Company: Amec Foster Wheeler
Skills: Construction Manager
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Location: London, United Kingdom
Status: Active

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Overview / Responsibilities

Amec Foster Wheeler have a requirement for a Civils Construction Manager to work within the AMEC Transmission & Distribution Business. If you have demonstrable experience and are familiar with working to exceptionally high safety and quality standards, then you can expect to attract great rates of pay and an opportunity to join a team delivering projects within the London area.

Previous works within Substations is essential along with experience in all aspects of Substation Civils work.

Purpose of the Role

To manage and deliver substation construction projects issued under the UKPN Framework contract in London and the South.  Remit will include the production of construction plans, coordination of Civil Engineering Support team (Surveyor, Project Engineer, Materials Scheduler, Resources Coordinator), procurement of construction materials and specialist subcontracts, and related activities necessary for the successful delivery of the project.  Senior member of contract management team supporting the Senior Project Manager.


Preparation of the project execution plans, including definition of project objectives and strategies, work scope, risk and opportunities, overall work plan and schedule, financial plan, quality and safety requirements etc., consistent with the terms of the respective Contract and AMEC project execution plan mandatory contents.

The administering of the contract agreements between AMEC and its Client in relation to the construction of the substation buildings.

The administering of the contract agreements between AMEC and its subcontractors whereby AMEC and Client interests are protected and costs are managed.

The maintaining of close contact with respective Client Representatives throughout the project to ensure satisfactory reaction to Client’s needs or criticisms.

The monitoring and control of project performance against budget, schedule, and quality and safety requirements using appropriate control tools and reporting of same to AMEC Management and Client.

Preparation of regular project progress and cost reports.  Cost report to include the Earned Value Analysis with Forecast on completion.

The identification of changes in the scope of work and ensuring that appropriate change requests are current and adequate.

The promotion of quality and safety on the project in consultation with quality and safety representatives.  The issuing of directions for job close-out and the securing of the final project acceptance and contract release from client.

Cooperation with in-house designers and support functions, and contributing to design and constructability reviews.

Leading and managing the Civil Engineering Support team on substation projects through all phases of design, construction, commissioning & close out

Ability to perform take-offs from construction drawings and produce material schedules

Skills / Qualifications

Competencies – role specific

Experienced in establishing project delivery teams from scratch
Experienced in contributing to the design and constructability of major civil projects
Experienced in coordinating and interfacing with construction team and sub-contractors
Experienced in coordinating and controlling team delivery in accordance with agreed cost, schedule & change without compromising SHEQ standards
Experienced in developing and maintaining good relationships with clients and sub-contractors

Knowledge and understanding of Health, Safety and Environmental responsibilities
Ability to review client’s Scope of Work for completeness and clarity of intent. Liaise with client groups on points requiring clarification
Ability to manage preparation of Project Control Estimates, review and approve same
Ability to issue instructions to proceed with the work to all relevant project personnel
Ability to engage with specialist subcontractors and material suppliers
Ability to oversee and instruct the Material Scheduler and Resource Coordinator to ensure materials and labour are brought to site in the correct quantities and at the required time.
Maintain overview of material requisition and procurement status for projects
Manage preparation of project schedules
Propose and execute remedial actions for all identified problem areas associated with schedule slippage
Manage expenditure against project control budgets for projects. Alert management of any potential cost overruns
Ensure variations are raised and processed at the correct stage for any changes in the work
Attend client meetings as required
Knowledge of Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment studies

Ability to manage the execution of all project close-out activities.

Essential Competencies:

Degree or HND/HNC qualified in Civil Engineering

• Temporary Works Supervisor

• Fire Warden
• HS(G) 47 & NEC 3 Form of Contract
• First Aid Certificate

Desirable Competencies:
• UKPN and/or National Grid Substation Access authorisation
• CPCS Appointed Person (Lifting Operations)
• Temporary Works Coordinator

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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