To manage and deliver the Structural Maintenance Portfolio of Projects as part of Central Bedfordshire’s Annual Plan and Mid-
Term Plan.This will involve working closely with the Client, our internal teams, stakeholders and our key Supply Chain Partners.
Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious local authority with a large growth agenda tied to its Vision and Values - to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
Manage and support teams of project managers, engineers and technicians responsible for delivery of schemes within a portfolio of works.
Responsible for Early contractor involvement, mobilisation, traffic management, estimates and build on a variety of projects.
To promote safe working practices in accordance with Ringway Jacobs Health & Safety Policy and to lead by example demonstrating commitment for zero incidents.
Manage the performance and development of a team in line with company and local business objectives.
To develop, implement & monitor processes and procedures that achieve client and business key performance indicators.
Programme manage the schemes through the construction process and ensure compliance with the agreed programmes.
Resolve technical issues for construction team members and provide advice where necessary
Manage and Report on the costs associated with the design and construction of schemes.
Delivery against agreed budgets and margins for Portfolio.
Deliver to the requirements set out in the Contractor’s Plan and associated Providers Plan.
Any other duties reasonably requested by your line manager in connection with the business and its stakeholders and customers
Liaison with client, stakeholders and third parties.
Provide guidance to and mentoring to team members.
Engage in Early Contractor Involvement with subcontractors.
Ensure the build complies with health and safety regulations and CDM requirements.
Demonstrate a detailed understanding of all schemes activities through Target Cost, ECI, build and handover.
Build responsibility for projects and quality of product delivered on the ground.
Working with the Supply Chain to ensure levels of service in terms of quality and safe working practices are maintained to a high level and compliant with standards / legislation.
Skills and Experience
A sound knowledge of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges.
An understanding of all commercial and financial requirements.
Ability to engage and conduct effective negotiations with client, stakeholders, subcontractors and third parties.
A comprehensive understanding of highway maintenance and works.
A detailed understanding of the NEC3 form of contract and its application within Highways Works.
A detailed understanding of Health & Safety legislation.
Substantial experience within Highways Sector gained within the delivery of carriageway surfacing improvements, repairs and surface dressing schemes.
Appropriate knowledge and application of Health and Safety legislation including Construction (Design & Management) Regulations and an appropriate level of understanding of the principles of safety and the ability to apply this in the workplace.
Formal qualification in safety management.
HNC / HND Civil Engineering or equivalent preferable.
Substantial experience of coordinating multiple works sites within an urban and rural environment.
Current valid driving licence and use of a car unless the role can be carried out effectively by using alternative means of transport.
Good IT skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Project as a minimum.
A comprehensive understanding of the Traffic Management Act and its application.
Experience of working with contractors and the public.
Experience of budgetary management at operational level, including reporting of works progress detailing cost, value and turnover.