Construction Manager

South Wales
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Carmichaels are seeking a Construction Manager to work on a rail project in the Cardiff area.


As a Construction Manager, you will have the following accountabilities:


  • Accept project budgets and manage against them to ensure cost control.
  • Support the business development activities of the Project Division.
  • Uphold and support established and agreed ways of working with customers (internal or external) to ensure ongoing feedback on team’s performance. Use the feedback to identify outstanding performance.
  • Maintain competency management records for all employees and subcontract staff.
  • Ensure personal site diary maintained with daily events recorded appropriately.
  • Organisation
  • Maintain a team of direct reports and ensure that there are as few as possible vacancies in the organisation.
  • Provide information regarding resource availability and competency for PWay related bids and/or projects
  • Establish and maintain a system of scheduling and tracking resource utilisation to ensure that the budget is on target and take action if internal utilisation is below target.
  • Manage the team performance using the Company’s Competency Management Framework and Performance and Development process to identify development needs and ensure that everybody across the PWay organisation has a Personal Development Plan in place to address the skill gaps.
  • Ensure performance management of subcontractors and consultants.
  • Undertake monitoring and surveillance of construction staff to a predetermined plan each year and provide reports in accordance with company procedures.
  • Ensure that all resources delivering PWay construction activities across the Project Division comply with relevant specifications and standards set by the Chief Engineer and the Senior Project Manager.
  • Responsible for the supply of staff and supporting resources to the project teams delivering high quality technical services and solutions, improving technical excellence within the Project Division
  • Ensure emerging innovative practices are adopted where suitable for all installation methodologies.
  • Interface with the Senior Project Manager and the Project Manager to develop integrated services to clients.
  • Manage processes to optimise operational delivery and also to provide consultative advice on PWay issues where applicable.
  • Provide for review any PWay related quality & safety issues.


You will have the following:

  • Proven record of successful S&C & Plain line installation in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Extensive experience managing resources and scheduling multiple projects.
  • Project flexibility providing on-call support.
  • Extensive experience of P-Way S&C construction activities with a thorough working knowledge of Network Rail standards
  • Proven experience of delivering budgets and timescales
  • Understanding of all other rail disciplines and interface management
  • Hold full driving license