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Construction Project Manager

  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: Up to £39.55 per hour + Umbrella Rate per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Gemma Cummings
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  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Client: BAE Systems
  • Expiry Date: 29 April 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH82012_1712236910


Location: Samlesbury (Hyrbid working)

Duration: 12 Month Contract

Rate: £39.55 per hour umbrella


As an OSSC Works Service Engineer is required to strengthen the existing Investments Projects, Facilities Management Team; we currently have a vacancy for a Works Service Engineer, based at our Samlesbury site in Lancashire, but flexibility in working across the business is expected. This role does offer Hybrid working (min 3days on site/work)

As a Works Service Engineer you would be responsible for the coordination of the design, procurement oversight and construction planning of a wide range of facilities being undertaken and planned, at UK and International locations. These projects would include; key infrastructure upgrades, utilities installation, building refurbishments, new build facilities and airfield facilities. The role supports bid activity, initially moving through into design at the time of contract award. The design and procurement would be run by a professional services / consultancy organisation with client side oversight, project readiness and mobilisation being managed by the successful candidate.

This role offers a variety of work across all aspects of an Operational customer site expanding your knowledge and experience. This role will involve travel within the UK and overseas to the Middle East for customer interaction and site orientation of the design works.

Key Deliverables:

The successful candidate will be required to perform tasks suitable to the internal level of this role. The role will contain, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Interpretation of site customer requirements, leading to the preparation of design requirements, specifications, implementation plans and financial business cases
  • Co-ordinating and managing project teams, consultants and contractors to effectively deliver the project design and implement the construction activities.
  • Manage the team through the required RIBA Plan of Work Stages and required company approval process to the desired customer, client and company objectives.
  • Applying technical skills, ensuring all relevant BAE / industry standards are achieved and costs are minimised where possible
  • Resolution management of any design, construction and SHE issues associated with the project output through the life of the project, using your technical expertise and customer liaison expertise
  • Managing the prequalification process, selection and tendering activities to implement the construction activities
  • Monitoring and managing implementation progress against the agreed design, programme and quality plans, to achieve the project objectives and progress milestones.
  • Ensuring that all projects are delivered in accordance with company and departmental quality procedures
  • Responsible for the Health & Safety aspects throughout the project lifecycle, ensuring projects are designed, coordinated and implemented in line with current company processes and statutory health and safety legislation

Key Skills / Experience:

  • Degree qualified in Construction, Building Services and/or Facilities Management is required, however other similar disciplines will be considered.
  • Excellent understanding of the RIBA plan of work and how to implement robust processes to delivery designs within time, cost and quality.
  • Extensive experience of Construction project installations
  • Relevant qualification or equivalent experience in managing Health & Safety (e.g. NEBSOH General Certificate, or similar)
  • Proven experience of managing contractors on major construction projects in full compliance with the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015
  • Excellent supplier management and communication skills
  • Flexibility to work for short periods of time at customer locations, consultancy offices and travel between the required location in support of the programme and project objectives.
  • Potential for overseas travel and secondment opportunities to work overseas in the delivery of the either the design or construction phases.


  • Project Management qualification would be desirable
  • International Construction experience would be desirable