Works Manager

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The Role:

Our joint venture has a terrific opportunity for a Works Manager as part of the Connect Plus Services (CPS) team based in South Mimms, Leatherhead or Dartford.

The role leads Project Delivery Construction Team tactically and strategically with the aim of ensuring we plan for safe and cost-effective solutions to maintain and improve the asset to the standards agreed. This includes the continuous improvement required to bring the team, asset and delivery towards industry best practises.

To ensure safe, compliant and accurate delivery of schemes from pre-construction through to practical site completion, through the leadership / management of the Supervisor, Construction Engineer team and the associated policies, processes, procedures and/or industry leading working practices.

The role holds responsibilities of both CDM regulations and NEC contract requirements across the construction team, ensuring practical constructability reviews take place during pre-construction design stage and then ensuring inspection and physical witnessing onsite is undertaken during construction.

The role is independent from the framework contractors and is primarily focused on ensuring the project is constructed in accordance to design, specifications and procedures set out by CP/CPS, including the escalation resolution.

What you’ll be doing

Working collaboratively with the M25 Community for the schemes you will be responsible for:

  • Leading the Project Delivery supervision and construction engineering teams through business-as-usual delivery of works and change/improvement states.
  • Ensuring responsibilities and objectives set in each years Zero Harm Plan are met during delivery and demonstrate leadership in continuous improvement of the culture of their team.
  • Ensuring a high-quality relationship with Senior Leaders, Business Leads, Portfolio Managers and project teams to embrace the requirements of the one team approach.
  • Developing good relationships with all other teams and clients to ensure that all parties project requirements are understood and accounted for.
  • Sharing knowledge and resources when required across the Project Delivery team, to maximise efficiencies and to limit risk exposure to the business.
  • Whilst independent of framework contractors, the Works Manager shall also act as the Principal Contractor on some works.
  • Driving and Living the Connect Plus Services Values Safe & Well, Excellence, Reliable and Sustainable
  • As part of the integrated delivery team you will be expected to contribute to:
    • Maintaining high standards of safety and quality control on the contract via the monitoring of the construction works;
    • Resolution of technical problems on site;
    • Representing the company in a professional and diligent manner; meeting and collaborating with the integrated delivery team to form strong working relationships.
    • Develop design understanding to help provide a much needed link between design and technical construction engineering input onsite.

Who we’re looking for

  • Experience and ability to lead and manage construction teams effectively.
  • Strong ability to drive continuous improvement and best industry practise within the team.
  • Scheduling jobs and team resources
  • Relevant knowledge of engineering and knowledge of what good looks like
  • Drive and a desire to deliver excellence.
  • Degree/HND in Civil Engineering or related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Experience of the design and construction of highway infrastructure projects
  • Good writing, client-facing and communication skills
  • Diligent, proactive and thorough approach to detail.
  • Collaborative and practical approach to problem solving.
  • Knowledge of the Design Manual Road and Bridges and Specification for Highways works.
  • Experience in carrying out duties of NEC supervisor.
  • Good knowledge of traffic management and temporary works
  • Civil Engineering / Construction qualification.
  • Relevant knowledge of project management and engineering
  • A working understanding of other engineering and construction disciplines, along with a willingness to challenge the norm


Why work for us?

CPS represents an exciting collaboration between industry giants Balfour Beatty, AtkinsRéalis, and Egis! Together, we spearhead the operation and maintenance of none other than the M25—the bustling heartbeat of European motorways. Imagine the thrill of orchestrating over £100 million of annual investment into this vital highway infrastructure, meticulously planning and executing projects amidst the constant flow of traffic. Whether you’re already immersed in the world of Highways or eager to embark on this exhilarating journey, the M25 promises an unparalleled experience, brimming with challenges and opportunities that simply cannot be matched elsewhere!

We foster diversity and inclusivity in our workplace, actively welcoming applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds. Regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status, all are encouraged to apply. Our goal is to cultivate a supportive and respectful environment where every employee can excel. If you need accommodations during the recruitment process, please inform us.

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