Offers “General Electric”

Expires soon General Electric

Construction Manager Portfolio

  • Stafford (Staffordshire)
  • Design / Civil engineering / Industrial engineering

Job description

Job Description Summary

The Portfolio Construction Manager is responsible for the definition, costing & execution of field activities during tender and execution phases on several small to medium projects & service contracts, acting under the direction and on behalf of the project managers. For a given project, you will define the site works strategy, mobilise & lead the site teams, and manage the execution of the project scope of work. You will also ensure that Safety, Quality, Costs and Schedule comply with contractual obligations, company policy and local regulation. You will directly manage some field personnel.

Job Description

Main tasks:

  • During Tender (ITO)
    • Prepares costing & scheduling of field activities,
    • Prepares tender documents related to field activities,
    • Leads the definition of contracting strategy (sub-con / partner) and its development and application throughout ITO phases with support from EHS, Quality, Planning & Sourcing,
    • Actively participate to the tendering & project teams.
  • During Execution (OTR).
    • Prepares field activities documentation.
    • Ensure the consistent application of the defined contracting strategy.
    • Prepares technical & organizational spec for field activities sub-contracts and ensure that they are issued in time with EHS, Quality, Planning, Contract Management & Sourcing support.
    • Act as the main point of contact for commercial aspects of the site sub-contracts.
    • Ensure integration of Customer EHS requirements in project specific procedures with EHS department support.
    • Responsible for managing the risks and opportunities related to Construction & Commissioning activities,
    • Maintain staffing plans , Mobilises personnel, tools and resources under direct hire.
    • Follow up of actuals vs. plan.
    • Set goals and objectives for the site managers mobilised on his projects.
    • Liaise with design office for timely issuance of data required for preparation & execution of site works (specs, designs, BOQ, material lists, …),
    • Coordinate with Project Commissioning Manager.
    • Support project leadership during important meetings with customer.

Major Responsibilities:

People Management

  • Lead and manage the site teams to ensure strict application of operational procedures and that performance standards & project objectives are met.
  • Ensure the team has the right level of know-how and competency to perform their responsibilities through coaching and development.

Health and Safety

  • Demonstrate EHS leadership and ensure STOP WORK POLICY is implemented within the team
  • Responsible for the correct application of GE GRID EHS Policy and procedures in all site activities.
  • Communicates regularly on policy & process to all Project Site Staff (GE GRID employees and non-GE Grid) and ensure their application by all stakeholders on Site.
  • Takes responsibility to reward and encourage proactive steps toward all matters related to EHS.
  • Participates in EHS Gemba walks and leads EHS improvement initiatives on the sites under his responsibility.
  • Identifies and evaluate EHS risks and implements practical mitigation measures.
  • Sets an example by demonstrating the proper acts and actively observing work conditions and behaviors, giving immediate & constructive feedback, and celebrating achievements or safe behaviors.
  • Actively and routinely promotes the identification of hazards and near misses to their teams
  • Actively participates in defining corrective actions when work is unsafe or when an uncontrolled risk is observed.


  • Comply with Quality Procedures, work instructions and Processes.
  • Report or resolve any non-conformances and process in a timely manner.
  • Put in place Site procedures to ensure that Site Works will be conducted to the satisfaction of the Customer, to the level of GE Grid standards.
  • Ensures collection of key information on sites for preparation of Lessons Learned for capitalization on future projects.
  • Initiate & participate to improvement actions on Construction processes, tools, and documents.

Skills / Qualifications

  • An appropriate degree qualification in Civil / Electrical Engineering
  • Have appropriate health and safety experience, training and qualifications in line with international standards for roles of this nature. GWO certification an added advantage.
  • Background in Building Services, electrical works and commissioning.
  • Detailed hand-on knowledge of the application of CDM.


  • Previous experience of undertaking the role of site manager / construction manager on Substation Projects in the UK
  • Be knowledgeable on applicable UK standards and specifications associated with the civil and electrical works and 'best practice' in relation to construction.
  • Be knowledgeable on environmental legislation and good industry practice in relation to construction works
  • Some experience in off-shore platforms I&I works an added advantage.

Other :

  • This is an office based position but will require frequent travelling to the project sites across the country.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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