• Agent

    Job Locations UK-Cambridgeshire-GodManchester
    Posted Date 4 days ago(16/04/2018 11:59)
    Job ID
    2018-2081
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Project Controls
  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

     

    Costain were appointed by Highways England to deliver two of the three sections of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme as part of a Joint Venture (JV). The JV will complete two packages totalling circa £600 million of work. The A14 Improvement Scheme is required to enhance the capacity and reliability of the UK strategic road network in order to ensure better journeys for road users.

     

    Stretching over 25 miles, the works will improve this highly congested stretch of road. Initial design work will commence immediately with the development of detailed plans for the delivery phase, which commenced late 2016. The road will be open to traffic in 2020, with the works in Huntingdon town being completed after.

    What will I be doing?

    • Manage, supervise, train and mentor the site team to enable them to optimise their work contribution.
    • Review contractual agreements and develop design, working methods, programme and forecast costs with the Agent, General Foreman and Subcontractors / Suppliers identifying any inaccuracies or inconsistencies.
    • Develop programmes and forecast budgets, assess actual programme and productivity achieved and review weekly, taking action where appropriate, and reporting any changes to the project manager and QS department
    • Be fully conversant with subcontractors contract conditions, develop job specific subcontract conditions and manage the subcontractors account with the QS team
    • Requisitioning resources in a timely manner to ensure that they are correctly specified and readily available so as not to impede the construction programme.
    • Communicate to the QA and QS teams non-conformances and any instructions received from the client / designer / RE’s staff. Ensure that comprehensive records of resources employed on additional works are maintained.
    • Keep a full and accurate daily site diary, including any changes / variations, subcontractors’ attendance, and records of work related discussions with client / designer / RE / project team.
    • Ensure that inspection and test plans, risk assessments and method statements for the control of the works are reviewed, approved and adhered to.

     

     

    About you

    • Degree level qualification in a Civil Engineering allied subject or HND in Civil Engineering and vocational training in Engineering
    • Experience in a similar role
    • Understanding of Engineering Principles
    • Knowledge and Understanding of construction contract law and forms of contract through experience and formal training.
    • Extensive technical knowledge of construction techniques and best practices.
    • Computer competence (MS Word, Excel, Document control system, Primavera software).
    • Relevant CSCS Card

     

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.   

     

    At Costain we ensure that we are an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

     

    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

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