• Technical Interface Manager

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 1 week ago(08/08/2018 10:02)
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  • 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.


    HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services.


    Costain Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV) are delivering the Enabling Works Contract (EWC) programme of works for HS2, across the Southern area, to make way for the main civil and station build contracts. The scope of the EWC South includes demolition, utilities diversions, highways, archaeology, and ecology works over 4-6 years, with an estimated final value in excess of £500m. You will be directly involved in the delivery of the programme of circa 150 individual projects and will help contribute to skills and employment in the local community, leaving a positive legacy.

    What will I be doing?

    The Technical Interface Manager will report to the Programme Interface Manager.


    The Technical Interface Manager will support the Programme Interface Manager in owning, managing and coordinating the external interfaces with the parties identified in the list below, and ensuring that good and timely communication is maintained at all times.


    The Technical Interface Manager will:

    • Facilitate the identification by the CSJV team of the detailed interfaces with each party.
    • Draw on the appropriate resource from across the CSJV team to ensure that the required deliverables are produced in a timely manner.
    • Own the Technical Interface Register and ensure that all interfaces are identified, tracked and closed out in line with the project programme.
    • Ensure that outstanding relationships with the relevant parties are developed and maintained in order to support the effective progression and close out of the interfaces.
    • Develop and implement the required plans and processes to deliver the above.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Contribute to developing, implementing and managing the Interface Management Plan from a Technical Interface perspective.
    • Ensuring that CSJV complies with HS2’s, and all other relevant parties’, arrangements for managing interfaces and transition with other contractors, including establishing clear roles and responsibilities.
    • Communicating interface issues and risks that will impact project delivery and identify mitigation measures.
    • Holding regular interface meetings with relevant parties to manage interfaces, meet programme milestones and mitigate risks.
    • Updating the Programme Interface Manager on interface issues, produce weekly/monthly reports detailing interface issues that may impact the works and propose mitigation actions.
    • Providing progress reports, including closure of mitigation actions.
    • Ensuring that the contract requirements for Interface Management are fulfilled.
    • Developing and maintain the Technical Interface Register, and undertake regular reviews of the register with design, construction and lot teams.
    • Utilising the Technical Interface Register to classify and prioritize the identified interfaces and ensure that relevant Interface Control Documents (or similar) are produced in a timely manner.
    • Assist in developing the use of appropriate technology including, but not limited to, BIM, GIS and IBM Doors to facilitate the effective management and communication of interfaces 


    Key Internal Relationships


    The Technical Interface Manager will work closely with the following roles in the CSJV project team to ensure effective delivery;

    • Interface team
    • Construction teams
    • Planning team
    • Risk team
    • BIM & GIS team

    About you

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Appropriate technical/ professional qualification

    • Project management expertise

    • Proven ability  to  build  and  maintain  excellent  working  relationships  and  effective channels of communication in a pressurised and highly time sensitive environment

    • Strong communication and leadership skills


    You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).


    Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.


    It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values. 

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


    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


    Deadline for application: Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis. We recommend you apply early to avoid disappointment.

    Unsuccessful applicants: Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants on an individual basis.

    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 aim to be 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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