Senior Construction Manager

Location:Glasgow City
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services. We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow.

Brief Description

As Senior Construction Manager you will lead and direct the construction delivery team in the delivery of projects to standards, quality and within budget.

About the role

Key Accountabilities

1.Lead and direct the Construction works delivery team to achieve business and functional objectives and meet key performance measures.

2.Manage development of individuals and the engagement of the team.

3.Manage the arrangements for staff safety and competence.

4.Manage H.R issues within the delivery department and Trade Union Meetings

5.Identify and implement safety, asset performance, reliability, productivity and efficiency improvement initiatives.

6.Liaise with other departments to develop a cost effective and robust annual plan.

7.Manage the prioritisation of rosters, work and delivery to plan.

8.Check that safety, assurance, compliance, performance and business processes are followed.

9.Identify and submit non compliances for approval and take appropriate action where required.

10.Manage the process to handover assets being renewed, installed, or modified by the delivery team.

11.Check and authorise quarterly work plans and resource levels.

12.Produce, review, amend, approve and submit to project teams the DWWP process for all project work

13.Undertake investigations and report on accidents/incidents.

14.Identify training needs in safety and management area's for the personnel reporting to the post holder, and contribute to their personal development.

15.Produce periodic delivery review reports for the Head of ASPRO

16.Undertake an agreed programme of safety tours, staff surveillance, work quality and asset condition checks.

17.Assist the Project Managers in preparing project budgets and detailed estimates.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


    Relevant technical competence

      Experience in maintenance / construction management, processes and techniques

        Knowledge of safety and compliance management processes

          Detailed knowledge of relevant standards and procedures

            Demonstratable operational railway experience

              Knowledge of other functional disciplines

                Local Accident & Incident Investigation

                  Good interpersonal, influencing, communication and organisation skills

                    Yellow Book Trained

                      Commercial Awareness


                        Incorporated Engineer

                          Membership of professional body

                            NEBOSH Certificate

                            How to apply

                            What can we offer you….?

                            At Network Rail, you have the chance to develop a long, rewarding career. There are many different career paths - and many opportunities to fulfil your potential. After all, we believe that investing in our people via training and development is one of the most effective ways of improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railways. You can expect competitive pay, a bonus scheme and a choice of contributory pension schemes. We also offer a generous annual leave package, plus up to 75% discount on season rail tickets.

                            We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range:

                            Band/Grade: Band 3C

                            Salary: £51,156 - £57,551

                            At Network Rail we support applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, membership or non-membership of trade union, social class or any other irrelevant factor. We are committed to interviewing all applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria advertised. We continue to strive to build a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve. We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work - we will.

                            We are required to follow UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for you; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to this, in accordance with the UK Government you are also required to verify your identity, your right to work in the UK and your previous three years employment history.

                            How to apply: Please click 'apply now' to apply

                            Please clearly show in your application how your skills and experience match the requirements of this role.

                            Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do. Safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.You should demonstrate your personal dedication to safety on your application.

                            Closing date: 22-01-2020

                            Interviews are due to be held week commencing: 03-02-2020

                            Please note late applications will not be accepted.

                            We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.