Construction Assurance Manager

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National Highways have an excellent opportunity for a Construction Assurance Manager to join our Scheme Delivery team in the South West region. Reporting directly to the Construction Manager, the Construction Assurance Manager will provide management, coordination, and construction assurance by leading a team of Site Supervisors overseeing H&S compliance of highway major maintenance and minor improvement schemes being delivery by Scheme Delivery Framework, Pavement Delivery Framework, and third-party contractors across the region.

Please note additional and/or unsociable working hours including night working may be required for which there will be paid overtime and/or a nightwork uplift. 

This role will require travel across the South West Region and can be based from Bristol (Brunel House) or our M5 Junction 11 Bamfurlong Depot. 

You will also be required to drive as part of your role and you will need to have a full clean driving license to be considered for this position and during employment. 

What you’ll be leading on:

  • Management of resources engaged in supervision and inspection of works in accordance with contractual terms, and management and co-ordination of post-completion activities including preparation of the H&S File.
  • Assuring the completion of planned works to the required standard including compliance with the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and Manual of Contract Documents for Highways Works (MCHW), and in accordance with the drawings and specification as designed along with identify and manage the rectification of defects and certifying completion of works.
  • Verifying contractors comply with HSE Legislation including the CDM Regulations and ensuring the Principal Contractor’s duties under the CDM regulations are properly discharged.
  • Verifying temporary traffic management arrangements are designed and implemented in accordance with Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual.
  • Identifying and implementing, in consultation with Project Managers and contractors, improvements which eliminate or reduce construction related risks.
  • Recommending improvements in the development of related processes and approaches, as well as proactively identifying opportunities for efficiencies in the construction of schemes.

To be successful

  • Experienced in construction supervision of Highway Maintenance or structures related projects.
  • Good understanding of site-based processes, relevant legislation, practices and policies for health & safety, environmental and quality management, including knowledge of  DMRB, MCHW, Chapter 8 and CDM Regulations
  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) or Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is essential.
  • Good contractual and commercial awareness with understanding of supply chain contracts and risk management.

A bit about us

Operations is at the heart of keeping the strategic road network moving and ensuring our customers get the best possible experience when using our roads.

We address over 39,000 customer enquiries every month, plan and deliver all maintenance activities on the network, drive efficiencies and improvements across our systems and roads, and respond to incidents across 4,500 miles of motorways and major A-roads that we manage. All to make sure National Highways customers have safer, smoother, and more reliable journeys.

Want to know more?

To request a copy of the role profile, please contact quoting reference number #3920


Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

Our benefits package

  • Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible hours and blended working between base location/home
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme
  • Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year plus an extra 3 days to support the national Covid effort

If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:       

  • Right to work check
  • 3 year employment history references
  • DBS criminal record check
  • Social media and adverse journalism check
  • Driving licence check (if applicable)
  • Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable)

And finally 

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