Construction Manager
Colas Rail UK
Brentwood, UK
6d ago

Purpose of the Role

To develop, plan, deliver and close out all assigned construction worksites, taking responsibility for the welfare, production, safety, reporting and client interface.

Key Success Measures

Safety & Ethics - Support the implementation of the Business Conduct Guidelines, Colas Rail Limited Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) strategy, associated actions and resulting initiatives, to deliver continuous improvement in all areas.

Excellence - Ensure work is carried out with a continuous view to profitability and efficiency and look after our shareholders by guaranteeing that they see value for money and a profitable business.

Quality is key to competitiveness. Take responsibility for delivering on time and on budget a high-quality product or service, which Colas Rail can take pride in.

People - Demonstrate respect for colleagues, our clients and the environment in all areas of work.

Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability

  • Take charge of several Track Renewals worksites from development and planning phase to delivery and completion of all planned work safely and on time;
  • adhering to the requirements defined in the Colas Rail Limited Site Management Procedures

    Develop jobs / sites from T-52 and write train plans and review booked access

    Produce TILOS / Bar chars

    Accountable for CRT Management

    Carry out T22 Dilapidation site walks

    Interface with Possession Planners, TSR and logistics coordinator (Trains and Tampers)

    Lead and motivate a team of Supervisors to deliver all aspects of planning and operations of Track Renewals

    Ensure the Health, Safety and Welfare of staff under your responsibility is adequately catered for

    Ensure all industry legislation and standards; client specifications and methodologies are complied with during the delivery of the work

    Ensure the final completion of the works is carried out

    Interface with NR SPMs and attend Construction meetings

    Prepare WPP and TBS with assistance of techs

    Competence to raise / remove TSR to Level 4 at any line speed

    Assist in producing roster for the supervisory staff and track staff

    Produce Cost Construction Estimates

    Risk assess site conditions and work activities and plan or initiate suitable control measures

  • Working with the Lead Engineer and Techs to develop the staging of the work and work activities and methodology;
  • Represent Colas Rail in all required Grip4Track Stage gates

    Liaise with Lead Engineer and Engineers to assist them producing WPP and TBS.

    Represent Colas Rail at NR de-confliction meetings.

    Attend PICOP briefs

    Ensure that all long-lead plant items, including labour, materials, RRVs and small plant are secured.

    Produce schedules of resources (rostering) and Pway materials to be ordered

    Responsible to ensure, identify and place orders for plant / tools / materials / RRVs / Resources

    Ability to use TLOS and Microsoft Project in order to produce job plans.

    Undertake detailed site visits and detailed planning

    Produce or assist in producing multi-discipline work package plans and task briefs

    Optimise the level resources to ensure projects are delivered to budget and specification

    Maintaining accurate records of site resources, materials and plant. Provide daily resource sheets, weekly plant returns, weekly materials returns and subcontract performance reports

    Produce staging diagrams with the assistance of Lead Techs.

    Ensure all Client KPI's are achieved for your projects

    Produce reports or provide information in a timely manner

    Maintain a register of open corrective actions

    Ensure timely close out of corrective actions

    Ensure all change controls or contract variations are clearly defined and are accurate for use by the QS / Production Manager

    Assist in audit and carry out safety inspections as directed

    Attend and cascade briefings as directed

    Cover Weekend / Night duty as per roster

    Perform On Call duties as required

    Maintain overall 'command and control' of site operations, identifying, reporting and correcting any deviations to the programme

    Identifying and recording any variations to specification, or other cost implications, and obtaining client authorisation for carrying out additional works

    Assist the Delivery Manager in the recruitment of staff for your team

    Lead track renewals operations and safely deliver the planned volume of work to time and budget

    Resource suitably competent staff to deliver the work

    Produce clear, accurate and concise report in a timely manner

    Minimise snags and re-work

    Ensure corrective works and defect removal are carried out in a timely manner

    Minimise plant damage and losses

    Ensure works are completed in the possession time available

    Achieve score card targets


    Promote / Reinforce correct processes and behaviours at all opportunities

    Lead and motivate people to ensure safe delivery of track renewals.

    Be a role model in terms of safe and professional behaviour.

    Specific Safety Responsibilities

  • Post with 'safety of the Line' responsibility
  • Monitor the compliance to health and safety regulations and clients and company rules, processes and procedures
  • Identify, remove or mitigate foreseeable risks related to construction work
  • Ensure allocation of competent staff
  • Undertake technical self-checks within department
  • Comply or ensure compliance to safety critical procedures
  • Produce and keep safety critical records
  • Report all accidents, and incidents
  • As this post has staff reporting to it, you are responsible for ensuring that :
  • o Staff under your control are provided with plant and equipment that is safe and, so far as is reasonably practical, without risk to health or the environment.

    o Arrangements are made to carry out statutory inspections and any remedial action they produce is undertaken.

    o Safe systems of work are in place, are monitored regularly and that local safety instructions are specified where required.

    o Employees, Agency Staff and Contractors under your control receive adequate health and safety information and where appropriate, instruction / training.

    o You co-operate with your employer to enable any legal obligations to be complied with.

    o You do not recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare.

    o You bring to the attention of your Manager any perceived shortcomings in health and safety arrangements or situations that you consider to be serious or present imminent danger to yourself or others.

    You instruct & actively encourage your staff to do likewise.

    o You do not undertake any safety critical work activity or activity for which a specific competence is required, unless you have received the necessary training / instruction and / or assessment and hold the appropriate Certificate of Competence / Authority to Work.

    You do not instruct others to undertake such work if they do not hold the appropriate Certificate of Competence / Authority to Work.

    Person Specification

    The job holder will have :


    o Proven experience in managing plain line construction sites

    o Ability to lead and motivate people

    o Ability to manage a budget

    o Experienced Engineering Supervisor

    o Comprehensive understanding of track standards and permanent way renewal techniques, including interfaces between disciplines

    o Safety Management training

    o Understanding Health and safety legislation relative to construction

    o In depth knowledge of the Rule Book.

    o Must be able to drive

    o Computer literate

    o Personal Track Safety

    o Project Induction

    o IWA / COSS (required to hold Engineering Supervisor competency)


    o Hold recognised supervisory or leadership in management course

    o Competent in mandatory track inspections to ensure safety of line.

    Behavioural Skills

  • Energy - 'Get up and go' attitude of a leader
  • Energise - Lead, manage and inspire my team
  • Edge - Maximise my personal edge
  • Execute - Make things happen
  • Engage - Stay close to the client
  • Stronger Together Principles (not covered above)

  • Innovation
  • Marketing, Business development & Sales
  • Best in Class Practices
  • Communication & Identity
  • External Growth
  • Colas Rail in the United Kingdom values and encourages diversity in our workforce, regardless of background, disability or gender.

    As part of our aim to deliver quality services, we are committed to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination.

    Recruitment agencies

    Colas Rail currently works with a number of approved recruitment suppliers. We will therefore not consider CVs or speculative proposals from any other agencies.

    Recruitment agencies not currently approved as preferred suppliers are kindly requested not to submit speculative CVs to any part of Colas Rail.

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