Construction Manager

Civil Engineering
Job Type:
Market related



Our client is looking to recruit a Construction Manager for a 12 Month Contract in Devonport, Plymouth.


Construction Manager


12 Month Contract


Inside IR35


Devonport – Onsite 5 days a week


SC Clearance




  • Liaise with the Client and Principal Designer on compliance when DIO have employed an external Principal Contractor, ensuring that all construction work undertaken on site is properly planned, managed, and coordinated as per CDM requirements.
  • Liaise with external Principal Contractor senior site management to ensure co-ordination of all works across the project. Also maintaining the appropriate level of oversight of their works via regular audits and inspections through the safety and operations control team.
  • Carry out daily and weekly discussions with work leads to ensure that all works across the project are co-ordinated to provide safe delivery during the construction phase across all working parties.
  • Support the project by assisting in the development and improvement of the reporting structure of the project with regards to safety and delivery performance to internal and external stakeholder engagement.
  • Identify development and improvement opportunities for the direct reporting team members and across the delivery team.
  • Mediate across all work packages as and when required and ensure clear communications across the project team to ensure collaborative working.
  • Ensure that appropriate level of pre-construction planning meetings are held for all work activities.
  • Ensure the appropriate levels on monitoring and reviews are carried out across all project activities to ensure compliance against best available techniques, and naval base procedures.
  • As and where required represent the project at key stakeholder meetings and support the wider DIO portfolio activity.
  • Ensure oversight against external Principal Contractor management systems.
  • Ensure all incidents and accident reports are completed within the allotted timescales and all actions recorded and assigned.
  • Ensure that Health and Safety are seen as the principal drivers when it comes to planning and delivery of all on site activities.
  • Liaise with Naval Base and stakeholders on matters of safety and quality to ensure excellent communication and collaboration.
  • Oversee the Consultant Project Managers and Principal Contractors safety and quality management system to ensure compliance and effectiveness. Work collaboratively with these Suppliers and Stakeholders to resolve matters safely and collaboratively.
  • Lead DIO’s client safety responsibilities under CDM and other relevant safety legislation and naval base procedures. Visibly and proactively lead safety, quality, and collaboration across the integrated project team.


Essential Skills and Experience


•             NEBOSH


•             Degree/ HND in Civil Engineering, Construction


•             IOSH


•             Water retaining structures


•             Nuclear/ regulated environments


•             ICE/ CIOB

Company information

At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for a Construction Manager looking for new employment.

As part of putting people first, we strive to be an equal opportunities employer and we are always looking to increase the diversity of our workforce, working closely with our clients to ensure everyone is included.

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