Buildings Construction Manager

Central London

CarmichaelUK are recruiting for a Buildings Construction Manager on behalf of a Tier 1 client. 


  • Start date : Immediate
  • Location : London
  • Salary : Competitive 


To lead and be accountable for Buildings Construction Management on the project, ensuring that the scope of works are delivered in a safe manner, on time, to the required quality standards, meeting the acceptance criteria and achieving the expected financial outcomes.

An understanding of contracts, design integration, procurement and the ability to draft supplier scope documentation is required, alongside the capability to identify problems and issues before reaching the build stage. 


Knowledge, Skills & Experience 

  • HNC / HND or NVQ Level 5 (or Degree)
  • Appropriate safety training and qualification for the nature of the works (e.g SMSTS, TSTS etc)
  • 5+ years experience in the project management of a major engineering project
  • Technical knowledge appropriate to the nature of works
  • Client and stakeholder management
  • Working knowledge of planning & programming
  • Commercial and contractual awareness
  • Management of a project delivery.
  • Understanding of developing and maintaining forecasts and budgets


Key Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Management of the delivery team during the pre-construction, construction and subsequent phases of the project
  • Offer visible leadership, guidance, direction and instruction to the site team
  • Provide the project with valuable experience, knowledge and management of interfaces for building trades.
  • Input to Package Manager and Project Manager relating to construction resources including Labour, Plant, Subcontractors and Materials
  • Ensure that all temporary and permanent construction and installation activities are carried out in accordance with quality, environmental and H&S procedures and all appropriate legislation
  • Interface with all other functional/support department leaders to facilitate successful development of the project from design stage through to construction, installation, commissioning and handover to the client
  • Ensure works are planned, managed and delivered in a safe, controlled and environmentally sustainable manner
  • Input into and selection of appropriate design and methodology solutions to deliver project requirements in conjunction with relevant departments (e.g. Design & Technical)
  • Identify issues and ensure they are resolved in a controlled and timely manner
  • Review and sign off of documentation in accordance with procedures
  • Identify, assess, and document risks and opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication and relationships with the Client and other project stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Ensure the requirements of the contract are understood and adhered to
  • Ensuring the project performance is reported in a transparent and accurate manner
  • Ensure suppliers and sub-contractors are managed and coordinated appropriately
  • Ensure objectives are achieved and project is delivered in accordance with agreed scope, timeframe, budget and quality standards
  • Plan and monitor all project related activities throughout effective programming of the works in liaison with the planning department. Responsible for ensuring an operational programme is maintained for their section of the works, as well as ensuring daily/weekly/monthly reporting requirements are met.
  • Manage budget to agreed targets or better
  • Monitor costs and provide the senior management with timely identification of deviations from budgets handed over
  • Ensure that all required temporary works documents, including briefs, designs and method statements / risk assessments, are produced and approved in accordance with the programme requirements and prior to works commencing.