Construction Assurance Manager
London, United Kingdom
3d ago

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Construction Assurance Manager to provide consultancy services to infrastructure projects during the construction stages.

The individual will be client facing across a multitude of challenging and complex projects and will supervise construction specialists responsible for providing specialist civil / construction engineering advice and checking of the compliance of a construction project against employer’s requirements, detailed design and statutory construction standards.

The individual will undertake the positions of Independent Certifier, Clerk of Works or Supervisor (NEC).

This position is ideally suited to an experienced individual who has a proven track record within major infrastructure / construction projects.

The individual must be flexible in their approach to work, due to the challenging nature of the consultancy environment.

Management responsibilities

  • Management of Construction Assurance staff including performance management, recruitment, staff management and deployment, coaching and career development
  • Managing the interface with the client to ensure service provide meets requirements and achieves high levels of client satisfaction
  • Supporting the growth of the business through visible representation of the business with existing and prospective clients, at industry forums and via social media
  • Supporting the winning of work with clients through business development and bidding
  • Technical responsibilities

    Delivering own work and supervising staff to ensure excellence in the technical delivery of services including :

  • Ensure all construction work complies with relevant Health and Safety regulations
  • Monitor the progress of the Project, making visual inspections and taking measurements and samples on site to make sure that the work and the materials meet the specifications and quality standards
  • Review any proposed changes to the designs provided or to be provided by the Contractor (including by other Consultants) for compliance with the design of the Project and report to the Client
  • Familiarisation with all the relevant drawings and written instructions, checking them, and use them as a reference when inspecting the work
  • Observe the construction and comment on deviation from the design
  • Review and ensure compliance of technical drawings
  • Attend Site Progress meetings with the Contractor, Project Team and other Consultants
  • Attend project meetings with the Client (in conjunction with Site Progress Meetings)
  • Support the Client Project Manager with respect to management of design changes and act as interface between the Project team and the Contractor
  • Establish completion criteria based on project requirements
  • Management of client’s technical queries
  • Manging the rectification of defects
  • Management of Close Out documentation and transitions
  • Skills / Qualifications

    Technical Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of high complexity infrastructure / construction projects in one or more infrastructure sectors including; energy, waste, transportation, defence, water and buildings
  • Knowledge of the application of quality management systems to projects
  • Strong knowledge of Construction Health & Safety Regulations
  • Strong knowledge of legal requirements and building standards
  • Strong knowledge of installation and commissioning sequences
  • Skilled in understanding and interpreting complex construction drawings
  • Experienced in the management of technical queries and defects during the construction phase
  • Knowledge of the application of quality management systems to projects
  • Development of project requirements and plans for the delivery of project objectives
  • Development and agreeing budgets for projects and controlling forecast and actual costs against them
  • Knowledge of approaches to determining the best means of satisfying requirements within the context of project objectives and constraints
  • Strong knowledge of processes for commissioning of assets prior to use in operation
  • Experienced in the management of transition of infrastructure into operation
  • Desirable

  • Techniques for the preparation and maintenance of schedules for project activities and events, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements
  • Knowledge of Electrical and Mechanical disciplines
  • Experienced in Construction Management and the role of Employers Agent
  • Management Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Proven experience of motivating people involved in the project, understanding strengths and weaknesses to achieve a high performing team
  • Confident communicator and influencer
  • Highly motivated and ability to self manage and manage others
  • Experience of leading projects
  • Desirable

  • Experience of providing consultancy services to clients including client relationship development, bidding, commercial management and conflict resolution
  • Qualifications and accreditations


  • MSc, Degree or HND level in Construction, Civil Engineering, Building Surveying or Architecture
  • Chartered level membership of appropriate professional institution (CIOB, CIBSE, ICE, RICS, MCWCI)
  • UK driving licence
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