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  • Remote working
  • from £45,000 to £55,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Years Exp: 10

Job Title: Construction Manager (Water)

Location : Swindon

Salary : £45.000 - £55.000

My client is a water company and they are currently looking to recruit for a Construction Manager from a water treatment background to oversee a programme of water network projects on new developments. The focus is on safety, quality and time plus excellent client management.

This role is project based and the successful candidates will work on the delivery of projects from construction handover through to completion. The role will be home-based and focus on projects in a specific region. However, flexibility is essential to help deliver projects elsewhere in the UK.


The Construction Manager will be responsible for planning and managing the construction, testing and commissioning of on-site and off-site water mains and networks for new developments in strict accordance with Icosa systems, processes and controls. The Construction Manager will be responsible for:

The safe delivery of water projects to time, quality and cost

The management of specialist contractors to deliver the programme

Liaising with water companies to ensure timely delivery of points of connection

Co-ordinating off-site works with Highway Authorities and other utilities

Developing effective relationships with client site managers and acting as a dedicated point of contact, resolving issues and proactively updating on progress.

Working with the contractor’s and developer’s Construction Managers to develop utility sequencing program in line with site wide construction strategy

Communicating the programme to the contractor and client teams

Start up and ongoing site meetings incorporating progress, audit and troubleshooting

Facilitating site progress meetings taking meeting notes and progressing actions

Pre-vetting sites to ensure they are ready for our construction teams to attend

Evaluating the quality of contractor construction and reporting on performance

Undertaking quality and construction audits on assets to be adopted by Icosa.

Ensuring all installations are compliant with the relevant Icosa standards for adoption

Raising corrective action reports on non-compliance issues and facilitating remedials

Inspecting and approving water design changes on site due to engineering difficulties

Ensuring accurate as-laid records are received in a timely manner

Ensuring that the correct materials and plant are available and suitably stored

Ensuring coordination to minimise construction costs and maximise efficiency

Appraising and approving contractor applications for payment

Identifying contract scope variations and gaining client sign off to optimise commercial position


The post holder must have significant experience and/or qualifications as well as having a working knowledge of current Legislation, Technical Standards & Specifications, Codes of Practice and Recommendations relating to water distribution systems. They must also have a working knowledge of the other utilities to enable safe and efficient management of network construction.

The post holder should preferably have NCO3 (water) qualifications and have experience of supervising teams and leading teams.

In addition to this the incumbent should preferably currently hold the following:

NRSWA supervisory card

Relevant SHEA card

CSCS registration

  • Quote ref: 100525/22950

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