• Title
    Construction Assurance Manager (Buildings & Civils)
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    GB-Various locations
    Department / Discipline
    Additional Work Location
    GB-Warwickshire-Leamington Spa
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    The Construction Assurance Manager is a Senior Consultant / Principal Consultant level position in one of our London, Reading or Leamington Spa offices. The purpose of this role is to provide specialist advice and checking of the compliance of a construction project against employer’s requirements, detailed design and statutory construction standards. The individual will be required to undertake the position of Independent Certifier, Clerk of Works or Supervisor (NEC), whilst also being responsible for supporting the securing of work and bid writing.


    This position is ideally suited to an experienced individual who has a proven track record within Infrastructure/Construction. The individual must be flexible in their approach to work, due to the challenging nature of the consultancy environment.


    Key responsibilities

    • Become familiar with all the relevant drawings and written instructions, checking them, and use them as a reference when inspecting the work.
    • Review and ensure compliance of technical drawings.
    • Ensure all construction work complies with relevant Health and Safety regulations.
    • Monitor the progress of the Project, making visual inspections and taking measurements and samples on site to make sure that the work and the materials meet the specifications and quality standards.
    • Review any proposed changes to the designs provided or to be provided by the Contractor (including by other Consultants) for compliance with the design of the Project and report to the Client.
    • Observe the construction and comment on deviation from the design.
    • Attend Site Progress meetings with the Contractor, Project Team and other Consultants
    • Attend project meetings with the Client (in conjunction with Site Progress Meetings)
    • Support the Client Project Manager with respect to management of design changes and act as interface between the Project team and the Contractor.
    • Establish completion criteria based on project requirements.
    • Management of client’s technical queries.
    • Defects rectification management.
    • Management of Close Out documentation and transitions

    Skills / Qualifications

    Technical Skills, Knowledge and Experience



    • Experience of HIGH complexity infrastructure/construction projects in one or more infrastructure sectors including; energy, waste, transportation, defence, water and buildings.
    • Strong knowledge of processes for commissioning of assets prior to use in operation.
    • Experienced in the management of transition of infrastructure into operation.
    • Knowledge of the application of quality management systems to projects.
    • Strong knowledge of Construction Health & Safety Regulations.
    • Strong knowledge of legal requirements and building standards.
    • Strong knowledge of installation and commissioning sequences.
    • Skilled in understanding and interpreting complex construction drawings.
    • Experienced in the management of technical queries and defects during the construction phase.
    • Knowledge of the application of quality management systems to projects.
    • Development of project requirements and plans for the delivery of project objectives.
    • Development and agreeing budgets for projects and controlling forecast and actual costs against them.
    • Knowledge of approaches to determining the best means of satisfying requirements within the context of project objectives and constraints i.e. developing solutions


    • Techniques for the preparation and maintenance of schedules for project activities and events, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements.
    • Knowledge of Electrical and Mechanical disciplines.
    • Experienced in Construction Management and the role of Employers Agent.


    Management Skills, Knowledge and Experience



    • Proven experience of motivating people involved in the project, understanding strengths and weaknesses to achieve a high performing team.
    • Confident communicator and influencer.
    • Highly motivated and ability to self manage.
    • Experience of leading projects.


    • Experience of providing consultancy services to clients including client relationship development, bidding, commercial management and conflict resolution.


    Qualifications and accreditations



    • MSc, Degree or HND level in Construction, Civil Engineering, Building Surveying or Architecture
    • Membership of appropriate professional institution (CIOB, CIBSE, ICE, RICS, ICWCI)


    • Security Cleared (or willingness to conduct vetting process)
    • Post graduate qualification appropriate to infrastructure
    • Project Management qualification, for example PRINCE2, APM PMQ (APMP)
    • Membership of Association for Project Management or Project Management Institute
    • Membership of the Chartered Management Institute

    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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $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.  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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