Construction Manager

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Date: 13-Mar-2023

Location: Remote, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID:392561 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  




The Construction Manager shall lead by example and take ownership for the successful delivery of all installation activities on the allocated projects. Effectively managing resources – people, time, plant, materials and subcontractors to achieve higher productivity and lower unit cost across all allocated projects. Effectively communicate task requirements to staff, motivating staff, including sub-contractors, empowering all team members to achieve their plan and growth targets.

The role of Construction Manager will report on a day to day basis to the Project Manager and may be responsible for numerous projects of installation staff and contractors.

He/she will liaise professionally with internal project staff and the clients’ representatives at as required.



  • Tender planned signalling installation works as part of the overall project tendering process
  • Scope and review subcontract installation packages of works
  • Plan project activities to suit access and project deliverables
  • Deliver the project programme to time, quality and resource plan
  • Delivery of the project to forecasted costs, regular reporting and detailed cost control measures
  • Liaise with the customer on the project building successful delivery relationships
  • Safety Leadership – to lead by example in project site safety
  • Change control – ability to recognise and highlight change to the project team, cost, control and deliver
  • Effectively communicate task requirements to staff
  • To effectively manage resources – people, time, plant, materials, subcontracts
  • Assist with the IDC process.
  • Ensure the work is planned and delivered to a 4 week/2 week/ day to day look ahead
  • Optimise utlilised time of employees to achieve higher productivity and lower unit cost
  • Encourage team working, motivate staff, including sub-contractors
  • Facilitate/empower all team members to achieve their plan and growth targets
  • Support of Project and company Health, Safety, Environmental requirements.
  • Ensure and encourage improvement in work practices and innovative solutions to increase added value, and share and receive best practice
  • Give personal commitment to leading by example and acting as a role model
  • Carry out site audits/inspections
  • Ensure completion of handover documentation
  • Monitor and control worked hours and un-worked hours
  • Support Operations Managers in reviewing and production of new procedures
  • Ensure completion of handover documentation
  • Ensure direct reports, IRSE Logbooks are complete and up to date
  • Manage the control, inspection and calibration of small tools and equipment
  • Manage Disciplinary Process
  • Manage Performance Improvement Plans
  • Maintain IRSE logbook
  • Support the interdisciplinary process with the client and others
  • Ensure SHEQ and Tech Briefs are carried out to all allocated staff
  • Annual and midterm Performance reviews of staff
  • To comply with and undertake all relevant Environment, Health & Safety measures and activities



  • Effective Work package management
  • Provision of complete fixed price work scopes
  • Robust deliverable plan
  • Productivity
  • Achievement against project programme and cost
  • Utilisation of company and installation management procedures
  • Collaborative working feedback
  • Close call reporting
  • Reduced injury/accidents
  • Increased surveillance and inspections
  • Successful capture of costs from client
  • Performance Reviews
  • Absenteeism/sickness and time-keeping
  • Register of design changes
  • Cost savings
  • Site relationships
  • Personal development
  • AFR
  • No. of public/environmental complaints
  • Improved process/quality
  • Client audit satisfaction
  • No. of site audits


Post holder requirements



  • Full driving Licence
  • Business / cost awareness
  • Health, Safety & Environmental responsibilities
  • Contract legislation
  • Computer literate in Excel/Word



  • Installation Manager IRSE Licence
  • Valid PTS ac/dc certificate
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Manual Handling
  • OLEC 1



  • Knowledge of contract conditions
  • Financial and commercial knowledge
  • Engineering background
  • Knowledge and experience of Railway Signalling operations
  • Established track record in delivery of major signalling project from tender to commissioning.
  • Management and leadership of staff on projects
  • Understanding of planning process
  • Knowledge of risk assessment process
  • In-depth underpinning knowledge of group & line standards
  • Commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of HSE requirements
  • Appreciation of design & test




  • Report writing
  • Driving Licence
  • ONC or equivalent in Elec. Engineering
  • Member of IRSE
  • Installation manager Licence
    Additional Information:
  • Travel to other sites
  • Shift / night / weekend working required
  • Some lodging away involved


Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive, and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?


We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief. As a 'Disability Confident Leader' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.



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