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Construction Manager - HS2 Enabling Works

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Construction Manager – HS2 Enabling Works


We are looking for a Construction Manager for our HS2 Enabling Works Contract to manage a team of site agents and supervise the work carried out on site by our sub-contractors, materials, plant, and transport. The Construction Manager will ensure quality, safety, profitability and client/customer satisfaction taking a lead role in the planning and scheduling of work and building excellent relationships with stakeholders.



  • Carry out the day to day supervision of the site agents in accordance with company requirements, ensuring the workflow is managed efficiently.
  • Ensure site agents are completing observation cards / receiving tool box talks & briefings
  • Work closely with the Consents team (NRSWA New Roads & Street Works Act) and Traffic Management team to ensure we can maintain our planned schedule of works.
  • Ensure reinstatements are done correctly, working closely with the commercial team to ensure all variations are agreed
  • Submit weekly track sheets for inputting to the Project Manager to enable the programme tracker to be updated in line with the with Contract requirements.
  • Liaise with Highway Authorities, clients and stakeholders at site level, building excellent working relationships with all key stakeholders and attending meetings as required.
  • Ensure there is a CPP (construction Phase plan) in place which is up to date, reviewed and approved, and communicated to Contractors. Ensure that this CPP is understood and followed, and updated on site.
  • Ensure there is a PWP (project work plan) Including ITP’s (inspection test plans) in place which is up to date, reviewed and approved, and communicated to Contractors. Ensure that this PWP (including ITP’s) is understood and followed on site.
  • Ensure there is an Environmental Management Plan in place which is up to date, reviewed and approved and communicated to Contractors. Ensure that this Environmental Management Plan is understood and followed on site.
  • Ensure Site Specific Inductions are carried out to all visitors / delivery personnel.
  • Monitor and audit works through Health and Safety (SHEWQ) inspections.
  • Carry out Risk Assessments when the scope / environment changes and these risks are then included within the pre-start briefings before commencing works.
  • Review and approve Supply Chain Risk Assessments and Method Statements.

We’re looking for:

  • Project management experience with ability to communicate and manage relationships with a variety of stakeholders (essential)
  • Analytical and problem solving skills / experience (essential)
  • CSCS (essential)
  • Previous utilities experience (desirable)
  • Authorising Engineer for permit to dig for excavations (desirable)
  • NRSWA Supervisor / UMSTS / SMSTS (desirable)
HS2 – working with Skanska & Costain, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity. Please note, all responses are anonymous, you do not have to provide a response.

All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2. We will not share any of your data with other parties. This form is not mandatory, but your response would be appreciated.

Our utilities team covers everything from design and development to installation and repair, for water, gas and power networks across the UK. We have over 40 years’ of experience in helping to ensure a safe, secure and sustainable supply of energy and water to millions of households and businesses.


A career with us means you’ll have the freedom to develop your skills and leave your mark on the communities in which we work. Our competitive benefits package will help to enhance your life outside work, too.


We thrive through embracing differences, whether they be social backgrounds, ethnicity, disability, gender, age, religion, sexuality and any other protected characteristic – we know that diversity opens a rich potential for new ways of thinking, helping us to build successful and winning teams. We call it Naturally Skanska.

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