Construction Manager

  • Job Reference: 00044580-1
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2024
  • Employer: ScottishPower
  • Location: Birkenhead, Merseyside
  • Salary: £47,880 to £59,850
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Construction Manager
Location: Prenton
Salary - up to £59,850 per year with a strong benefits package and fantastic career progression opportunities
Full Time / Permanent
Closing Date: 22nd July 2024

Help us create a better future, quicker 

The role of Construction Manager sits within project delivery of SPM 132kV Networks business reporting directly to the Lead Construction Manager working for SP Energy Networks. The department is responsible for the construction of, new build, replacement, refurbishment and or other associated major transmission projects you will be one part of a multi-disciplined team responsible for delivering the project leading the construction phase.

What you'll be doing 

As the Construction Manager you'll provide support for project technical input for planning and development stages including supporting the build-up of all pre-construction information and will provide technical expertise to project delivery strategy, project programme, and support and assist the Principal Designer to coordinate the design stages.

You'll assist with the delivery strategy and preparation of contract bid packages of work. Lead the technical analysis for each contract and proactively resolve technical queries this includes leading the technical evaluation of each bid to meet key milestone dates for award and site start. 

Provide leadership of the Construction Management Team (CMT) providing technical support, and advice, this will include management of several onsite contractors.

Deliver work with a high degree of autonomy and in a team consisting of Project Management, Quantity Surveyor's, Engineers, Safety, Environmental and Quality advisors. Experienced in site environmental legislation, waste, and mitigation.

Supporting on all quality standards and specifications with a focus on planning and monitoring of the works using the contractor's inspection and testing regime this will include control over all material and free issue equipment. Support and Coordinate project development design, planning, estates, and wayleaves and procurement stages to support contractor access requirements where required.


What you'll bring 

Good knowledge of the installation and testing techniques associated with the following areas: excavations, ducts, trenches, troughs, foundations, rebar installations, structural steelwork, building direction, cladding, roofing, drainage, NRSWA, electrical earthing installations, fencing, use of concrete and control of contaminated ground - with experience in planning and management of civil and electrical works at 33kV and 132kV, including enabling, foundations, buildings and remediation works.

Expert understanding of electrical design drawings, circuit diagrams, wiring diagrams and inspection and testing. Strong leadership and planning skills. Experienced in the management of NEC Option B and FIDIC type contracts. 

Significant experience in all current health and safety legislation and CDM Regulations 2015 including duty holder roles most notably in the Principal Contractor role. Proven ability to lead and work in a team and contractors' environment.

Minimum five years' experience as a Construction Manager delivering the Principal Contractor role and managing multiple contractors, although not a prerequisite.

Ideally BEng in Electrical Power Engineering or similar, or significant on-site experience (5 years minimum)

SP Energy Networks authorisations up to 132kV (although not a prerequisite).

Ability to implement and monitor quality assurance and environmental processes.

Proficient in IT applications: Excel, Microsoft Project, Word, Power Point, and good literary skills.

Current five days SMSTS or equivalent.

First Aid 

What's in it for you

As well as a competitive salary which is reviewed annually, you can also enjoy a number of other benefits. With our pension scheme, we'll double match your contribution up to a company contribution of 10%. 

At ScottishPower, we believe it's the little things we do in life that make a big difference. From helping you look after your family's wellbeing, save for your future and take personal steps for climate action - our benefits are designed to help you do just that - so that you have everything you need to take care of your world - today and tomorrow. That's why our benefits include:

  • 36 days annual leave

  • Holiday Purchase - perfect your work/life balance with extra annual leave

  • Share Schemes

  • Payroll Giving and Charity Matched Funding

  • Technology Vouchers - save more and spread the cost of your technology purchases

  • Electric Vehicle Schemes - to help you transition to green/clean driving

  • Cycle to Work scheme and Public Transport Season Ticket Loans

  • Healthcare benefit options including: Dental Insurance, Private Medical Insurance, Health Cash Plan and annual Health Assessments

  • Life Assurance (4x salary)

  • Access to Savesmart financial wellbeing support

  • Plus shopping, leisure, restaurant and gym discounts, and unique employee deals on travel insurance and more

Why SP Energy Networks

SP Energy Networks is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world's largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. We keep electricity flowing to homes and businesses through Central and Southern Scotland, North Wales and in the North West of England. We operate over 4000km of cables and lines that make-up the transmission network - connecting infrastructure like wind farms into the electricity system. It's a role that puts us right at the heart of Scotland's ambition to be Net Zero by 2044. And we're taking it very seriously.

We're investing £5.5 billion into our transmission network, directly supporting the rapid growth needed in renewable energy. With diverse opportunities across our businesses and a commitment to invest in our own internal talent, ScottishPower can offer people real career opportunities that meet personal and professional goals, in a global organisation.

Inclusion, diversity, and a social purpose are at the heart of everything we do. Together with our values, they bring us together into a stronger, more sustainable business with direct links to the communities we serve. It takes all kinds of people to build a large-scale business like ours, so whatever your background, you'll fit right in.

We are committed to providing reasonable support or adjustments in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to careers .