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Civils Framework Manager

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Civils Framework Manager

Department: Engineering Reports To: Head of Operations Engineering

£50-65K DOE


Our client delivers effective gateway and traffic services for their customers. Processing up to 10,000 Lorries per day, 120 ferry crossings, 130 cruise ship calls each year, 335k tonnes of refrigerated cargo, and a vibrant marine leisure sector. It is a 24 x 7 business, facilitating over £120 billion in trade each year.

Recently, they undertook the largest programme of investment in contemporary times. This programme will see the operational land base capacity expand by 20%, deliver new refrigerated cargo infrastructure, provide a new 250 berth marina and create opportunity for further property development.

Job Purpose

As Civils Framework Manager you will be responsible for the delivery of civils, infrastructure and paving maintenance works & projects on the Estate using the appointed framework partners (contractor/s). You will also support other Framework Managers with their responsibilities of overarching management & co-ordination of other Framework Partners, i.e., Buildings and M&E. Working with our Framework Partner(s) and our in-house Engineering team you will; scope, plan, deliver, communicate, and audit all works under the Framework. You will coordinate and direct a group of project managers, engineers and other professional staff to work collaboratively with our framework partners in the delivery of; improvement projects; planned preventative maintenance and reactive maintenance on marine side and landside assets. Together with the in-house Framework Commercial Manager you will manage the contractual and commercial aspects of the framework contract, ensuring positive and collaborative partnering with the business entities impacted by projects, driving engagement, providing early warnings and communicating successes where applicable. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining the paving strategy and ensure paving & civils designs and specifications are aligned to statutory and best practice approaches. Duties of the Post Holder • To fulfil the role of Civils Framework Manager for specific projects and work streams allocated to you in line with the PMO project management methodology and Governance procedures • To manage, triage & prioritise planned and reactive maintenance works, issue Work Packages, and audit execution of works by framework partners • To build positive relationships with both internal, external stakeholders and framework partners working collaboratively in the planning and delivery of improvement projects and maintenance of marine and landside civil engineering assets across the estate minimising operational disruptions during works delivery. • To work collaboratively with in-house ‘Engineering managers’ to plan resources for delivery of projects from inception to completion • To coordinate and direct a group of in-house project managers, project engineers and other professional staff to ‘project manage’ delivery of works • To work in tandem with the in-house ‘Framework Commercial Manager’ in the control and delivery of the commercial and financial requirements of contracts that arise from the delivery of projects and maintenance within a framework • To control, administer and monitor the issuing of Work Packages within a framework, and any variations to these work packages • To work in conjunction with planning resources to develop high level programmes for delivery of Work Packages within a framework contract and ensure regular update and financial forecasting of the delivery plan, whilst making the progress on the plan visible across engineering and the wider business. • To assist with providing an Employer’s monthly valuations of works, or the verification of the accuracy of ‘Applications for Payments’ from contractors as required • To assist with checking the validity and any subsequent financial evaluation for compensation events, variations, extension of times and contractual claims in general • To bring to early attention any situation or incident that may expose the Board to a significant risk that has not been recorded on the appropriate Risk Register and to ensure robust risk management is applied when planning and delivering any works across the company, in line with project management methodology. • To support on the development of the long-term civils, highways and structures plan aligned to the future DHB asset strategy. • To own, develop and maintain the paving strategy, ensuring major works and interventions are programmed into the long term investment plans

• To review technical designs and specifications, ensuring appropriate design assurance and follow through to implementation. In particular to review and check paving designs ensuring suitably aligned to Paving strategy and best practice approaches, i.e. DMRB and MCHW. From time to time, some paving design may be required. • To oversee a programme of paving condition inspections, collating and reporting on inspection findings, and applying critical judgement in order to plan an efficient and sustainable programme of maintenance and repairs. • To review framework contractors RAMS, delivery plans and schedules, ensuring accuracy, compliance with statutory and good practice • To fulfil the role of Project Manager for specific projects allocated to you to ‘project manager’ You will also be Project Manager for your own projects to be delivered inside or out of the Framework. • To manage a number of direct reports supporting the delivery and supervision of works. • To support a team of site supervisors to ensure clarity of requirements for site inspection diaries, site technical checks in line with drawings, specifications and standards, coordinating resource for supervision of out-of-hours works • Take a keen interest in emerging paving design and construction methodologies, material technologies, and paving inspection techniques, assess their suitability for application within the estate, and champion their adoption where whole-life cost/benefit analysis supports their justification. Generic Duties • Comply with environmental instructions and to identify potential risks to the environment, or areas where environmental impact can be reduced. • Undertake the role of On-Call Technical (Technical Silver) for emergency incidents • To identify and manage risks, particularly those which affect safety, and to ensure that all tasks under your control are performed with the utmost regard for health and safety. To facilitate effective communication on risk and safety issues at all times • In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the jobholder is required to perform other duties assigned by the Head of Department from time to time. Such duties will, however, be reasonable in relation to the jobholder’s skills, abilities and status


BSc/BEng Civil Engineering, or similar Chartered or Incorporated Engineer (or approaching) Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE) or equivalent. Member of the Association for Project Management or equivalent, preferred but not essential Experience in the planning and delivery of civil engineering and paving works. Knowledge of working within a contractual environment (NEC contract experience desirable). Understanding of Tendering and Contract Administration. Understanding of cost and budget management. Good level of understanding of Risk Management and compliance with Health, Safety and Environmental standards, along with working knowledge of CDM 2015. Experience using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and ability to use project planning tools. Hold a valid driving licence and use of own vehicle. Knowledge of confined space and marine working and procedures, preferred but not essential.

For further information & Benefits please call Martine at Interpersonnel Recruitment, Maidstone.

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