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The Role - Construction Manager

Reporting to the Project Manager, the role of the Construction Manager is to manage the execution of the project scope, such that the works are delivered safely, efficiently, on schedule, to the highest quality standards.  The Construction Manager will also have a key role in the development of construction execution plans, schedules and subcontract work scopes, as deemed necessary for the project delivery.  

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Have day-to-day responsibility for managing Health and Safety matters, on the project, and ensure that the Company Safety Management procedures are implemented.
  • Manage and conduct work activities, to ensure the Safety, Health and Welfare at work of employees, client employees, contractors and any other persons affected by BMD’s operations.
  • Plan all aspects of the work from initiation through execution and closure for all materials, subcontract work packages and craft requirements.
  • Ensure that Method Statements, Risk Assessments, SPA’s and client permits are completed for all tasks, requiring same.
  • Manage the site supervision team, including the engineers and craft supervisors.
  • Work with the site Planner, Engineer and Foreman, develop a constructability report and schedule for the project.
  • Establish subcontractor work scope execution plans with the assigned QS, including generating work scopes, tendering and awarding of works, through to controlling subcontractors’ costs, schedule, quality and safety throughout the contract.
  • Liaise with workshops on prefabrication planning and co-ordinate the works including prioritizations, test requirements, and documentation.
  • Generate weekly/monthly progress reporting to customer / client and or their representatives in a timely and professional fashion.
  • Work closely with Quantity Surveyors on cost management, including pricing of variations, reworks, progress reports, negotiation with clients and sub-contractors.
  • Report monthly EHS statistics to client/internally.
  • Attend internal and client site meetings as necessary to affect a successful outcome for all stakeholders.
  • Oversee the control of time worked, inputting same into diary, pricing of small works, adapting to and implementing site change requests as they arise.
  • Inspect all works for compliance with safety requirements, technical specifications and compliance with design.
  • Liaise with QA/QC resources to ensure the compliance of our work scope with standards, client specifications and industry requirements.
  • Oversee the assembly of hand over packages to the customer.
  • Completion of any other tasks assigned by the General Foreman / Construction Manager.

Person Specification
Education, Training & Experience

  • Min 5-7 years relevant work placement experience as senior mechanical / project engineer is essential.
  • Worked as a Construction Manager or Senior Project Engineer on mechanical construction projects in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Semi-conductor or Oil & Gas industry - essential.
  • Experience of working on construction projects with equipment installation, piping fabrication, piping installation and pressure testing on site – essential.
  • Preferably a Degree Qualification in Mechanical Engineering, Construction or equivalent.
  • Proficient in suite of Microsoft applications - Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint..
  • Proficient in the use of Navis Works or equivalent packages
  • Completion of Management of Safety in Construction (MSIC) - desirable.

Competencies:

  • Strong Communicator, written and verbal.
  • Diligent, has a high level of attention to detail, and sets a high standard of quality for themselves and others.
  • Personable, and a team player.
  • Strong project management, planning discipline.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once.
  • Hard working and able to work in fast paced work environment.
  • Logically minded, able to understand and make associations between basic technical requirements.
  • Accountable & highly organised someone who take ownership of tasks from beginning to end.
  • Decisive, able to make decisions while lacking some information.
  • Ability to complete successful negotiation and build rapport with customers and subcontractors.