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Country:

United Kingdom

Location:

Lancashire-Preston

Posted:

23 Days Ago

Costain Upstream

Costain helps to improve peoples lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UKs energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

The Preston Western Distributor Road is a new dual carriageway linking the M55 in the north to the A583 in the south.  The client Lancashire County Council (on behalf of the City Deal) is delivering the scheme to support the North West Preston strategic housing area accommodating over 5000 new houses. The new road also improves access to the strategic road network and the Enterprise Zone site at Warton and the Westinghouse Springfields site at Salwick.

The Preston Western Distributor is approximately 4.3km long with a new Junction 2 on the M55.  Other junctions along its length serve the new East West Link Road and the new Cottam Link Road, both part of the scheme.  The East West Link Road (3.4km) and Cottam Link Road (0.8km) are both single lane carriageways. The scheme will also provide the opportunity for enhanced pedestrian and cycle routes by providing segregated off-road shared cycleway/footway connections to residential areas as well as with the existing Guild Wheel Cycle Route.  The road also requires six major structures to be constructed, including two muti-span viaducts over the Lancaster Canal, Preston to Blackpool Railway and Savick Brook.

The scheme is due to commence in Q4 2019 for a period of 43 months.



What will I be doing?

Reporting to the Design and Engineering Manager you will responsible for ensuring that the Project Execution, Quality are Performance plans are implemented and maintained and that additional controls are added to suit the site practices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all project staff are aware of the contents of the Project Execution, Quality and Performance Plans.
  • Ensure the requirements of the plan are monitored and performance against is regularly reviewed.
  • Ensure the Quality and Performance measurements are report monthly.
  • Control the inspection and testing regime operated by the project team.
  • Chair quality management meetings for the wider team including client representatives (e.g. quality readiness reviews)
  • Control the production of all handover related document packages.
  • Participating in the review of inspection and testing plans.
  • Take a proactive role in ensuring the project mitigates all quality related issues.
  • Maintain a full and accurate details of the projects quality issues (Inc. NCRs and defects reports including costs)


About you

  • Industry recognised qualification and membership of CQI
  • Degree qualified
  • Supervisor level eventually required
  • Previous experience in a construction environment
  • Must be an excellent communicator and be able to influence people at all levels within the wider team.
  • This position will require the appropriate application of tact, persuasion, pressure and a no compromise attitude.
  • Must be able to work well with people from all parts of the team ranging from head office management representatives through to those who carry out the construction activities.
  • Clearly understand the link between effective delivery of handover documentation and the successful delivery of the project in terms of cost, time and quality.
  • All Systems are heavily reliant on IT, and therefore a good understanding of IT, Systems and Communications is required.
  • Site construction techniques should be understood.


Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme. 

At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.




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