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CRE Drainage Project Manager

  • Location: Maidstone
  • Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Negotiable on level + experience
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

  • Sector: Rail, Construction, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Tim Smyth
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0121 200 5520
  • Expiry Date: 05 April 2023
  • Job Ref: 400557TSH

Job Title:               CRE Drainage Project Manager            
Location:               Maidstone
Sector:                   Drainage, Groundworks, Lining, Embankment Earthworks, Civil Engineering
Job Type:               Permanent role (Full Time) (Part Time may be considered)
Start:                      Q1 2023
Salary:                    £50,000 - £60,000 Per Annum + Package

** Base salary negotiable on level & relevant experience

Our client, a specialist Rail & Civil Engineering subcontractor within the Construction sector, is currently looking for a CRE / Project Manager to join their Rail team on a permanent basis, a role with a key focus on Drainage. In this role, you will work on drainage schemes, being responsible for verifying external / subcontract designs, through to running projects as and when required.

This is a key role during the tender, planning, construction, commissioning and handback phases, providing the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects in the Kent & Sussex region. As CRE you will support Civils Asset Management Projects, Design implementation and assurance, Quality inspections and ITP assurance, dealing with high-risk work items, holding responsibility for the development of technical solutions, in addition to programme & budgetary control, HSQE considerations, design co-ordination, and early constructability reviews.

Daily duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing and verifying designs provided by external design engineers ensuring competence of feasibility, providing suitable comments, supported by relevant civils standards.
  • Ensuring assurance process are followed, overseeing design progress against schedule and budget.
  • Review, negotiate and recommend for approval/disapproval on design change orders.
  • Supporting with tendering / pricing of civils works (mostly drainage, with associated civils works – embankment stabilisations, earthworks, concrete foundations, piling, retaining walls, walkways, groundworks, UTX’s etc)
  • Act as construction CRE on emerging projects, running projects as required.
  • Where applicable, work within a Principle Contractor role to manage external civils sub-contractors.
  • Prepare early warning and change instruction documentation.
  • Identification of risk and opportunity in the design and the design/construct interface
  • Assess standard of proposed work, undertaking inspections and preparing full reports.
  • Input and coordinate review of constructability, value engineering and contractor preferences.
  • Review temporary works and assist the designer in controlling the temporary works requirements.
  • Promote a continuous improvement culture and the use of best practice.
  • Support and coordinate hand back process for project close out.
  • Evaluate construction methods and determine cost effectiveness.
  • Work with the Commercial Team, negotiate revisions and changes and additions to contractual agreements.
  • Implement and maintain quality systems.
  • Regular reporting to the Contractors Engineering Manager.
  • Responsible for managing technical aspects of drainage projects or components of major projects, meeting financial, quality and timeframe objectives and meeting or exceeding client expectations.

Candidates will ideally:

  • Have worked in a similar role before, as CRE & Project Manager, delivering drainage works within the rail sectors, amongst other civil engineering / groundworks.
  • Have circa 10 years’ experience working within the civil engineering, with 2+ years’ experience as CRE.
  • Hold a relevant academic qualification, such as a degree, or equivalent.
  • Have a membership to a relevant professional body, such as ICE (Desirable not essential)
  • Have relevant qualifications such as CSCS, PTS etc.
  • An in-depth understanding of drainage, civil engineering and rail principles/procedures.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Network Rail’s GRIP process.

For more information or to apply for this role, please contact Tim Smyth on 0121 200 5520.