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Construction Area Manager

Construction Area Manager

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

The Key duties and responsibilities of the Construction Area Manager are:

  • Take direction from and interacts directly with the CMA Construction Director
  • Ensure that the site construction team prioritise safety and embeds a safety culture within the Construction team
  • Within multiple plant areas or buildings the construction area manager will project manage all construction contractor activities
  • Manage contractors scope of work through to Mechanical completion through management of completions and quality activities
  • Manage cross site support services including scaffolding, lifting and handling                
  • Liaise with the Project Controls group to ensure project accurate reporting
  • Liaise with the Contracts management group to ensure contractors are respecting KPIs
  • Liase with the CMA supply chain manager to ensure that contractor material ROS dates are agreed and incorporated into the SPMat database
  • Identifie and manage site risk through mitigation strategies
  • Ensure the construction team are producing daily and weekly construction project management reports to cover all of the site activities
  • Contribute to the development of completions/QC planning and execution
  • Focus on delivery, value for money and value creation activities
  • Takes the DOA of the Construction Area Manager for nuclear buildings during absences

Skills / Qualifications

The Construction Area Manager is a key role. Essential skills include:

  • >15 years (Senior) of major international (multi-$bn) EPC/EPC(m) experience in construction manager roles
  • 5 years’ experience in the nuclear industry – desirable
  • Experience of mentoring local staff to take construction management positions
  • Leading and embedding a safety culture within the team
  • Must have construction project management skills
  • Fluent in English, with additional French preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with creative solution and problem solving skills
  • Nuclear construction experience is a bonus


  • Ability to take direction from senior management
  • Ability to provide expert advice to a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to responsibly manage change in a pressurised environment
  • Commercially astute
  • Multi-culturally aware
  • Delivery driven
  • Technically capable
  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline
  • PMP qualification or equivalent

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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