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Construction Operations Manager

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    David Yarwood

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    22 days ago

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We are currently looking to support our client operating in the oil and gas industry with a requirement for a Construction Operations Manager to be based in Surrey on a 12 month contract basis - with occasional site visit responsibilities. This will be to start in early August and further extensions may be possible. This role falls within the scope of IR35 and so appropriate payroll measures will have to be taken to satisfy this and we are happy to support and advise any interested candidates.
Rates have not yet been released and so are negotiable to expectations. A job description is given below. Flexibility to allow late starts and early finishes will be available to assist travelling contractors but this will otherwise not be a remote working role.

If you are interested, please apply with a copy of your latest CV in MS Word format with your current situation and availability and general rate expectations (via an Inside IR35 route).

Construction Operations Manager

The Construction Operations Manager will be responsible for managing administration aspects within the EMEA region. The Construction Operations Manager will be accountable for supporting the EMEA Manager of Construction in the day-to-day administration of the EMEA Construction Group including Talent Acquisition, HR, Performance/Assurance, Auditing, Reporting, Onboarding and Training
Assess the EMEA and regional Construction teams to achieve excellence in Construction performance, against KPI's related to EHS, Cost, Schedule and Quality.
Support EMEA Manager of Construction in the recruitment, training and career development of resources in EMEA Construction Engineering Group to ensure that projects, proposals and development work can be resourced with the necessary skills and experience to ensure flawless execution
Assess the Work Process for EMEA Construction Engineering and work with the Global and Regional Functional Management to ensure that Work Processes, Procedures and Standards are available, applied consistently and followed in a disciplined manner.
Support the EMEA Manager of Construction in the assessment of safety, execution, resourcing and financial and schedule performance to ensure timely reporting to Executive Management
Support the EMEA Manager of Construction on assessing performance and driving improvements in the organisation

The Construction Operations Manager reports to the EMEA Manager of Construction. The Construction Operations Manager be the nominated stand in for the EMEA Manager of Construction in his absence.

The Construction Operations Manager will have the authority to assess and ensure the performance of the EMEA region construction group monitored. The Construction Operations Manager will be accountable for the supervision of both improvements and initiatives with the EMEA Construction Group and will interface with Construction Engineering Managers to ensure implementation of such improvements and initiatives.

The Construction Operations Manager is expected to be an experienced manager able to operate independently and able to take decisions where appropriate and to offer guidance on day-to-day interfaces with internal and external partners. You are expected to support the efficient running of the EMEA Construction Group by being the focal point to said internal and external partners to such as including Talent Acquisition, HR, Performance/Assurance, Auditing, Reporting, Onboarding and Training.

The Construction Operations Manager must have the highest levels of communication skills both within and outside the company. He/she must be able to inspire confidence and leadership ability through communication at particularly the EMEA Construction Groups operational levels such as Construction Engineering Management and Site Management. As Construction Operations Manager you will be expected to communicate with and influence key internal stakeholders in an effort to ensure construction is fully represented during the project lifecycle

This role requires particular knowledge of both site construction management and operational head office administration experience. It is particularly important that the Construction Operations Manager has the skillset to understand and contribute to a growing organisation and provide the support to the EMEA Manager of Construction in day-to-day administration of the group.
An ability to handle a wide range of demands and commitments and to have the skills to manage these while maintaining the confidence of the EMEA Manager of Construction together with internal stakeholders
The Construction Operations Manager must act with the highest regard to the safety of the work undertaken, the health and welfare of employees, contractors and himself, and for the environment. He must have the highest personal standard of integrity. Qualifications: Educational: - Engineering Degree or equivalent (required) - Membership of an Engineering Institution and Chartered Engineer status (desirable) Job Related: - 20 years in a related industry 15 years EPC Construction Management at senior levels is also preferable.

To create a high performing, confident and diverse Construction Management team with a newly formed European office and then to provide the leadership and direction to successfully set up and execute the Construction phase of complex projects throughout the region often in new territories which meet the company's Corporate Objectives for budget and schedule performance that are seen by external organisations as extremely demanding and aggressive. To achieve the expected standard of safety in areas with a low safety culture, by imposing company standards and culture of Safety on Construction Contractors to achieve this wherever we may be working.


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