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Jacobs Senior Construction Delivery Manager in Bridgwater, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

The Senior Construction Delivery Manager supports activities in the field relating to the construction of a designated section of the works and its on site facilitation. Managing a team of Construction Delivery Managers, is responsible for day to day site supervision and direction of the works to safely and efficiently deliver the project.

Operating Environment

Hinkley Point C is a nuclear site, based in West Somerset, 15 miles from Bridgwater. The NNB ambition is to build two major EPR nuclear plants, and the position will be part of HPC site construction team. Due to the scale of this project, the programme duration and the immovable completion date, the Senior Construction Delivery Manager should have experience in consistently delivering projects, safely to the right quality and on time.

The Senior Construction Delivery Manager will support the delivery of an area within a specific section of the Works. This responsibility extends to all construction and related activities, reporting to the Area Construction Lead and includes logistics planning and implementation in collaboration with the site wide logistics team, programming and planning, monitoring and close out of authorities’ obligations and conditions and client liaison

Framework & Boundaries

The Senior Construction Delivery Manager will oversee tactical logistics planning for individual works sections in support of the work completed on strategic logistics. Thereafter, will be responsible for the detailed planning and implementation, in collaboration with the rest of the HPC Delivery Team and the Area Construction Lead.

Principal Accountabilities

• Acting as a subject matter expert in their area of expertise (civil or MEH), support the contract partners in their delivery of the works packages to enable efficient and timely delivery of their sections of works.

• Provide support to the Construction Delivery Managers by recommending temporary measures to mitigate against safety and/or quality concerns. Follow up by taking appropriate and proportionate action (e.g. issue communications, call meetings) to avoid the cessation of works. This includes, but is not limited to, review of documents, assurance audits, etc.

• Drive works on site and ensure contractor performance is in line with the agreed programme. Escalate concerns to the Area Construction Lead and provide solutions to recover/mitigate, following dialogue with the contractor.

• Review the construction daily site logs to ensure information is reported to the required level of detail up through the organisation to the Area Construction Lead and escalate any issues/concerns via detailed reports.

• Proactively communicate/co-ordinate with site functions (H&S, quality, surveillance, commercial, project controls, logistics) and other Senior Construction Delivery Managers to maintain good communication links, and ensure activity is well and timely reported. This will also include regular attendance at pre-start briefings and supporting the delivery of key messages to the contractor’s organisation.

• Regular attendance at PLOD/PLOW meetings with the contractor to ensure that short term planning is in line with the overall delivery schedule, ensure outputs are recorded and areas of concern escalated to the Area Construction Lead for onward escalation.

• Undertake and record safety and/or assurance inspections to support the project HSPI’s.

• Ensure clear, two-way communication with the Area Construction Lead and Construction Delivery Managers so that all activities and issues are directed appropriately.

• Act as lead reviewer for safety related documents submitted by contract partners. Collaborate with other document reviewers to ensure that the review process is completed and documents are returned to contract partners in a timely manner.

• Fulfil a Duty Construction Manager role on a rota basis, typically 3 to 4 times/year.

• Provide support as a construction SME to other members of the project Emergency Response Team in the event of a site emergency.

• Work closely with the contract PM’s to provide support and guidance for responses to contractual correspondence.

• Fulfil line management responsibilities to construction delivery managers which will include but not be limited to setting objectives, monitoring/managing performance and mentoring.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here is what you will need


• Experience and knowledge in delivering projects with multiple stakeholders, including optioneering, construction sequencing, recovery planning and resource allocation.

• Good understanding of the post holder’s obligations under the CDM Regulations.

• Able to write informative, concise and meaningful reports and present the findings in a professional way to peers and senior managers.

• Experienced in motivating and energising contract partners by building an environment of trust and understanding, actively seeking alternative views and opinions.

• Possess excellent organisation and communication skills.

• Tertiary qualifications in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or Construction management, or equivalent vocational training and experience.

• SMSTS or IOSH qualification holder.

• Collaborate with other managers, providing leadership to effectively manage site operations.

• Adopt a results-focussed mind set, using initiative and taking personal responsibility and accountability to ensure necessary action is taken to deliver excellence, value and quality.

• Able to deliver results when working under pressure.

• Ability to manage multiple stakeholders.


• Experience of operating in a high security, highly regulated environment is advantageous.

• Membership of a professional body such as the Institution of Civil/Structural/Mechanical Engineers.

• Experience within the Nuclear environment is advantageous but can be off-set by experience within large Civil Engineering/Building/MEH projects.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here.

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