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Construction Project Manager

  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: Up to £39.99 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Gemma Cummings
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Client: BAE Systems
  • Expiry Date: 19 February 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH81082_1704710877


Location: Samlesbury or Warton

Duration: 12 Month contract initially

Rates: £39.99 per hour umbrella


Would you like to work in our Investment Projects team delivering construction & infrastructure projects from conception through to handover? We currently have a vacancy for a Construction Project Manager at our site in Samlesbury within the Infrastructure and Facilities Services Organisation.

As a Construction Project Manager, you will act as a client-side project manager to ensure successful delivery of the design, planning and construction of a wide range of facility upgrade and estates projects across the BAE Systems sites. These projects can vary and could include; key infrastructure upgrades, utilities installation or removal, building refurbishments, new buildings and installation of plant & equipment to provide manufacturing capability.

This role will provide you with a variety of work across all aspects of running a manufacturing environment and large secure industrial sites. This role could involve occasional travel within the UK. Overseas opportunities may arise if deemed necessary in the design or delivery of a project and is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge & experience.

Key Deliverables:

Your main responsibilities as a Construction Project Manager will involve:

  • Liaising with both internal and external customers, engineering professionals, subject matter experts and professional consultancy support teams
  • Interpreting the customer requirements, leading to the preparation of designs, implementing plans, specification approvals and financial business cases
  • Co-ordinating with professional consultant teams and/or construction contractors in respect of the development of facilities including the incorporation of plant & equipment, building infrastructure, utilities, new buildings, site rationalisation work and the major maintenance of the BAE Systems (AIR) Estate
  • Safe management and co-ordination of onsite contractor activitie
  • Responsible for all project design phases following the RIBA Plan of Work
  • Responsible for all installations in accordance with the current company, statutory health & safety legislation, building control and CDM regulations
  • Look after a range of suppliers in accordance with supplier management procedures to maximise the output, achieve customer satisfaction and ensure best value for the business
  • Ensuring that all projects are delivered in accordance with company and departmental quality procedures
  • Providing budgetary and financial control

Key Skills / Experience:


  • Degree or HNC/D qualified in Construction or Building Services would be ideal, however other disciplines and experience within the Built Environment are welcome.
  • Experience in the built environment which may include disciplines such as; construction project management, civil engineering, structural engineering, fire engineering, architecture, mechanical, electrical, utilities and/or building services engineering or other built environment disciplines.
  • Relevant qualifications or equivalent experience in ensuring construction Health & Safety (NEBOSH General Certificate, IOSH, specific safety topic training)
  • Knowledge of construction and/or manufacturing plant & equipment installations
  • Experience of managing contractors in full compliance with the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015


  • Previous experience in the design management of construction activities/projects
  • Previous experience in onsite construction management
  • Further safety awareness, training and qualifications linked to construction health and safety disciplines (Working at Height, Excavations, Confined spaces, Construction Plant, Mechanical safety, electrical safety etc)
  • Project management qualifications and demonstrable experience
  • Membership of a professional organisation
  • Previous experience in the installation or commissioning of manufacturing plant and equipment