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Operations Manager (Highway Projects)

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Operations Manager (Highway Projects)

  • Location:

    Glasgow City

  • Sector:

    Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £67k per year

  • Contact:

    Matthew Ulysses

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876013

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  • Published:

    30 days ago

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What we need

Carrington West are recruiting for an experienced Operations Manager in Scotland. This is an exciting time to join our clients business as they look to expand and develop in 2023. You will be responsible for leading delivery of the Business Plan and Strategy that supports the objectives of the company to improve market penetration in Scotland. The ideal candidate must have previous experience in contracts management within the construction industry and a good understanding of highways drainage and the current specifications.

What you will do

·Lead delivery of the Business Plan and Strategy that supports the objectives to improve market penetration in Scotland, including to:
·Identify and secure a forward works programme in Scotland with new clients,
·Grow the scale of the business in Scotland with new clients
·Establish and grow a Scotland office to support secured work and growth ambitions,
·Improve profitability of the business.
You will work collaboratively with clients, supporting their needs and will have access to the companies Asset Management Tools, Subject Matter Experts, and specialist supply chain. You will provide a monthly report for the Operations Director outlining, current workload, issues, client's needs, and potential work winning opportunities.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Client Relationships
·Ensure all works are carried out to the contract specification
·Liaise with clients and maintain good business relationships
·Liaise with clients to ensure a steady flow of work is available to maintain site resource levels
·Ensure that the contracts comply with specific SHEQ documentation
.Resource Management
·Ensure all contracts have sufficient resource
·Ensure efficient use of company plant and vehicles
·Monitor working hours and authorise exceedances for employees and our supplier's employees
·Assist support services with issuing and receiving contract related paperwork
·Monitor working hours and authorise exceedances for employees and our supplier's employees.
·Liaise with the SHEQ department regarding operational training requirements and renewals
·Responsibility for performance of Contract Managers, Supervisors and Foremen under their control and to continually appraise and develop their skills
·Organise the delivery of associated pre-start briefings and ongoing toolbox talks, complete and submit the associated paperwork
·Organise training of employees in the various skills required for execution of the works
·Annual appraisal of Contract Managers and supervisors

What you will need to succeed

·Previous experience in contracts management within the construction industry
·A good understanding of highways drainage and the current specifications (CS 551, CD 535, ADMM, MCHW, DMRB)
·Computer literate in Microsoft Excel & Word
·Good understanding of relevant health & safety legislation
·Good understanding of business strategy
·UK Driving License required

Specific job skills
·Knowledge of working in the construction industry and high-speed roads
·Good understanding of Health and Safety Legislation
·Good knowledge of relevant Design Manual for Roads & Bridges (DMRB) standards.
·Extensive knowledge of Construction Design Management 2015 and associated duties.
·People motivator in leading a Scotland office.
Education and/or qualifications
·A degree or equivalent (HND/HNC) in construction management or project management
·Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
·CSCS card (preferably managers)
·Good understanding on Asset Management

What you will get in return
·Company car/ car allowance
·IT equipment & mobile phone
·Generous holiday allowance
·Group Income Protection
·Private Medical
·Pension Scheme

What to do now

If you are interested in this job and would like to be considered, please send us your application today.

For any-more information on the job, please call Matt Ulysses on 02393 876013