Operations Manager Civils/Highways

  • Permanent
  • Anywhere
  • Salary: £70000 - £90000/annum Competitive package and benefits


My client is a Special Purpose Vehicle set up in 2000 when it was awarded the A13 Thames Gateway DBFO contract by Transport for London (TfL) for the Design and Construction of Improvements and the Maintenance of the Road and Structures for 30 years. They also took over control of the Docklands Roads, including the Limehouse Link and East India Dock Tunnels, in 2001
Extensive improvements were and are being carried out on behalf of TfL to the 20km section of the A13 between Butcher Row in the west and Wennington in the east to enhance the A13 corridor for the benefit of all users, business, residents, and the local community.
They now have a requirement for a permanent Infrastructure/Operations Manager who has general construction/highway maintenance capabilities in order to manage the different fronts that they have rather than focusing on purely technical/engineering aspects.
A higher level qualification in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Structural Engineering (essential).
A technical/engineering background but also capable of-
Quickly processing information
Managing issues with a commercial approach within tight schedules
Producing on time and precise reporting
Confidence to make decisions and work independently and unsupervised.
Role and Responsibilities of the Infrastructure Manager
The Infrastructure Manager is a full-time role reporting directly to the Operations Director and incorporates the role of Tunnel Manager for the Limehouse Link Tunnel and East India Dock Tunnels. It is an office-based role working 40 hours per week but will require some occasional attendance during the routine night-time highways and structures maintenance, and closures for the tunnels (tunnels closures planned for 4 nights every 4 weeks). There is currently a team of eight full time tunnel maintenance operatives including a supervisor who will report to the Infrastructure Manager. Besides the responsibilities of tunnel maintenance, the team carry out other M&E maintenance duties on the A13 and provide the backbone for their emergency on-call arrangements.
The Infrastructure Manager will act as Deputy Agent i.e., deputy to the Agent who is the Operations Director. The Deputy Agent is to assist the Agent in their duties for the organisation and management for the DBFO project and covers a wide range of activities related to Client liaison, management of the day-to-day operations and maintenance, liaison with external organisations, QA, HS&E etc. A good working knowledge of word, excel, PowerPoint, spread sheets and pivot tables would be useful.
Key Responsibilities
The key responsibilities are as follows:
Work closely with the Operations Director, Roads Manager, Tunnel Supervisor, and the maintenance team to deliver the operation and maintenance of the A13 and Docklands Roads in accordance with the Minimum Operating requirements as set out in the Contract documentation.
Budgets and Estimates
Prepare budgets and estimates for Additional Works Notices (AWNs) as instructed by TfL. These works may include procurement of design works, reports, surveys, safety audits and/or construction.
Review and assessment of tenders submitted by consultants and contractors prior to submitting cost estimates for agreement to TfL. Cost estimates to include calculation of commuted sums payable to the company where relevant.
Maintain register of AWN’s, monitor cost, and ensure works are carried out to programme and within budget.
Agree final account for AWNs with TfL where pricing is not based on a fixed price lump sum.
Request, scope and obtain fee proposals from contractors and consultants
Draft and issue Purchase Orders
Review and approve Invoices
Produce annual budgets
Represent companies interests at interfaces with TfL and other organisations carrying out or planning, property development and utilities projects on and in the vicinity of the project road.
Attend the monthly O&M meeting and the quarterly Contract Performance meetings with TfL & the Lenders Technical Advisor.
Represent company on the TfL Tunnel Design & Safety Consultation Group.
Attendance at Board monthly meetings, if requested
Produce PowerPoint presentations and present them
Liaison with the Road Manager and contractors over safety issues including reviewing and approving CDM, risk assessments, method statements, H & S plans etc.
Manage the Principal Inspections (PI) and General Inspections (GI) carried out by their consultants together with reviewing and approving their Reports
Manage and monitor the programme of GI and PI’s
Arrange access and possessions with appropriate authorities including Network Rail, London Underground, DLR and landowners to facilitate access for the PI and GI’s and related maintenance work.
Hire plant for access for GI’s and PI’s
Issue final PI and GI reports to TfL and LTA.
Prepare work schedules for the maintenance operatives to action based on the PI and GI recommendations.
Maintain records of maintenance actions identified from PI & GI Inspections and their status.
Liaise with our Road Manager and Assistant Road Manager in the monitoring and replacement of bridge expansion joints.
Prepare as and when appropriate proposals for infrastructure replacement of project assets for review & consideration by the Board.
Manage consultants and contractors in the resolution of long terms painting issues at five of our bridges.
Plan, procure and manage the long-term lifecycle of the structures assets to meet the requirements of the DBFO hand back in 2030.
Liaise and agree a plan for the Project Hand back process with TfL in accordance with the Contract provisions and/or any other process that may be agreed and instructed.
Review the condition of electrical & mechanical equipment in the Tunnel buildings and establish plans to replace those considered to be at risk.
Assist the Operations Director and lead where relevant on the tunnel systems the periodic review of the Management Systems.
Liaise with our SCADA specialist to monitor system performance and keep under review the need to renew ageing equipment components.
Liaise with our Tunnel Supervisor to monitor the performance and condition of M&E assets in the Tunnel Buildings and keep under review the need to renew ageing equipment components.
Manage the Land Management & Ecology Consultant to access, survey and reports to meet the duties set out in the Habitat Management & Monitoring Plan (HMMP) including surveys

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