Our client, a major nuclear developer requires a Construction Planning Manager to support a major UK programme.

Role description

To develop the overall construction plan for a major nuclear new build programme and provide input to wider project development activities (including planning and consents, licensing, enabling works and associated developments, engineering feasibility/ design, cost estimate and delivery model) on matters relating to construction.
The Construction Planning Manager will lead the interface with construction teams, UK construction planning consultants and the UK construction supply chain through multiple phases of Early Contractor Engagement. The construction planning programme of work sets out to building confidence and certainty in our approach to construction taking into account the reference plan and UK nuclear and infrastructure best practice and UK context.
Specific areas of focus will include: Construction management, construction masterplan and phasing; code of construction practice, construction techniques and methodologies (taking into account UK context including EHSSQ), modularisation and pre-fabrication, logistics strategies/ requirements, manpower curves and workforce productivity, construction quantities, industrial relations strategy.

Responsibilities

Job responsibilities
Independently responsible for the following work:

Manage all Construction Planning activities required to develop the overall plan for implementation, from completion of Enabling Works through to Commercial Operation (COD).

Define and deliver a programme of work to evaluate all construction risks and opportunities (particularly those associated with UK context risks against the reference project) focussed on optimising, validating assumptions, building confidence and reducing uncertainties in the schedule to COD. Manage project cost, schedule and deliverables in accordance with processes and procedures.

Provide construction advice and input to buildability reviews including promoting use of modern construction methods.

Source benchmarking data and conduct market testing with the UK supply chain.

Specify and procure UK supply chain services working closely with the Commercial department in accordance with procurement processes.

Working to develop programme wide logistics solutions and strategy.

Work with the UK supply chain to develop a clear outline methodology for delivery of the works.

Produce Sequence and phasing diagrams.

Ensure development of Construction Plot Plan, construction descriptions, Code of Construction Practice and other required documents to meet consultation and application requirements.

Work with other team members to ensure integration of Construction Planning, Enabling/ Site Preparation and Associated Development scopes of work and schedules.

Build strong, trusting and collaborative relationships.

Produce briefs and procure required external contractors and consultant support.

Actively promote the project with regulators, key stakeholders and statutory consultees.

Essential skills

Significant experience of developing and implementing major infrastructure/ nuclear new build projects and/or large programmes of similar complexity in a highly regulated environment.

Expertise in construction management and construction methodologies across groundworks, civil/ building, mechanical/ electrical works.

Qualified to degree level in a relevant subject and chartered members of a relevant institute (or able to demonstrate equivalent professional experience).

Exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills, able to build strong working relationships, influence others and work collaboratively.

Strong presentation skills, able to communicate effectively and interact with senior leaders and executives.

Experience of working in a multi-culture, international environment.

Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.

We are currently recruiting applicants that are legally entitled to work in the UK.

Desired skills

Our client is seeking someone who can make a long-term commitment and has the willingness and desire to progress through the organisation.

Rate/Salary

Our client will provide a full competitive compensation package. The appropriate candidate will be offered an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with candidate’s experience.

Published by Amelia Messenger

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide nuclear jobs to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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