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Operations Manager

Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Construction / Built Environment
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Water Operations Manager

Your new company

Therole of the Operations Manager is to ensure the efficient delivery of aportfolio of projects by managing a team of Project Managers to deliver aprogramme of work within the Scottish Water SR15 and SR21 Framework's.

Projectswill range from GBP2.5M to GBP20+M and will be located across the North and Eastregions of Scotland.

Thisposition is a key senior management role with accountability for the deliveryof the projects from pre-construction through to commissioning and handoveralongside an interphase with senior Client management.

Inaddition, the Operations Manager has the responsibility to manage, superviseand develop a team of direct reports.

Your new role

Asthe Operations Manager your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Be responsible for the leadership and management of the nominated sector Operations Department Team and its function.
  • Participate in the development of the Joint Venture and Operational strategies and advise on any impact to JV Initiatives.
  • Ensure that all operations are carried out in an efficient, safe and economic manner, with a view to the protection of the company's interests, client satisfaction and repeat business.
  • Ensure projects are accurately and correctly reported, both in terms of progress and cost.
  • Chair monthly cost review meetings with Commercial Managers to verify project reports. Present results to the SLT, with all information relevant to current position and expected outcome.
  • Review the resource levels for proposed and current live projects, ensuring it is sufficient to carry out operations.
  • Identify recruitment requirements and obtain necessary resources as appropriate.
  • Effectively manage subordinates and their teams to achieve the targets of the joint venture.
  • Actively review and manage the performance of subordinates reporting into the Operations Manager
  • Ensure compliance with HS&S, Quality assurance, BMS and management procedures within your teams.
  • Be innovative by challenging and re-thinking processes and systems to improve efficiency and to make recommendations to the SLT for consideration.
  • Be pro-active in problem solving, finding solutions to obstacles for the benefit of the business. Share lessons learnt and feedback to relevant members of the SLT
  • Attend senior management meetings relevant to the role and support other Operations Managers within the Joint Venture.

  • What you'll need to succeed

    Skillsand Knowledge Requirements:

  • Recent proven track record of delivering construction projects on time, to budget and quality standards with high customer satisfaction results.
  • Extensive construction knowledge.
  • Extensive construction HS&S knowledge and a proven track record of delivering sites safely.
  • Experience of leading multiple teams to achieve delivery objectives.
  • Significant management ability to successfully engage with subordinates and other staff to positively form pro-active teams.
  • Ability to delegate effectively & fairly to avoid conflict.
  • Ability to manage conflict situations should the need arise.
  • Ability to manage external contacts to benefit the business at every opportunity.
  • Ability to recognise potential problems, identify solutions and successfully deliver mitigation plans.
  • Ability to gather project related information and produce accurate detailed progress reports.
  • Ability to manage the detail of projects but also recognise the bigger picture for the benefit of the business.
  • Proven track record of achieving & sustaining high customer satisfaction results.
  • Able to work within a pressurised environment.
  • Forward thinking individual. Experience of the construction/engineering Industry is essential.
  • Experience in M&E and civil engineering contracting in a design and build environment.
  • Track record of delivering projects within agreed parameters
  • Minimum HND in engineering/project management related qualification or equivalent
  • Project management experience
  • IOSH or SMSTS safety management
  • CSCS management card
  • Excellent I.T. skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • What the role offers:

  • A competitive salary
  • Hybrid Working
  • Car/car allowance (subject to role and level of position)
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays (with an additional 5 days available to buy)
  • Contribution Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Private medical Insurance
  • And many more benefits including - cycle to work scheme, discounts and savings Hub, kids pass etc

  • What you need to do now

    Ifyou're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copyof your CV, or call us now.

    Ifthis job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position,please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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