Construction - Operations Manager

Job Locations UK-North East England
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Construction & Operations Management


At Robertson, we build much more than just ground-breaking infrastructure. We build brilliant communities, we build forward-thinking businesses, and we build the kind of amazing, career-transforming futures that our people look forward to every day.


We’re one of the UK’s largest, independently owned construction, infrastructure and support services companies – and we’re still growing fast. The way we work is innovative and transformative, our people are passionate and knowledgeable, our culture is warm, friendly and family-driven, and with over 50 years’ experience of our industry, our clients trust us to deliver everything we promise.


The role is for Robertson Construction North based in Gateshead. 

Your new role


When it comes to your career, we deliver everything we promise to.


As Operations Manager , you’ll be responsible for:


Organising and be responsible for the successful delivery of all nominated construction projects to the time, quality, cost & revenue targets contained within the business plan. On a day to day basis, you will work closely with the individual site teams & the client’s representative & to ensure control of H&S on all nominated projects.

To participate in the pre-construction/bid process of projects working closely with the Bid and Commercial teams by optimising buildability, programme and profitability for Robertson.

To manage the clearance of defects on all completed projects to get quickest release of retention at the least cost to Robertson.

Provide assistance to the Operations team as required and where applicable.


Main Duties


  • Ensuring strict adherence to all Robertson Safety procedures and ensure teams’ fully implement the latest revision of Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan and RAMS.
  • Ensure the teams are aware of and adhere to project programme and highlight any issues to senior management where critical path or contract completion is jeopardised.
  • Co-ordinate and arrange resources including staff, labour and sub-contractors’ works in such a manner as to safeguard the profitability of the project.
  • Ensure the teams construct in accordance with the project specifications and drawings achieving the desired quality.
  • Liaise with the statutory authorities, local community and other agencies affected by the project as required.
  • To manage and ensure adequate & effective information flow & correspondence between all stakeholders
  • Attend as required, Weekly Site Safety Meetings, Co-ordination Meetings, Internal Staff Meetings and Subcontractor Progress Meetings and any other such meetings as necessary to ensure the projects operate efficiently.
  • Ensure proper contract administration is in place both contractually and commercially.
  • To monitor site performance to ensure all works are executed to specification, cost, time & quality requirements and assume responsibility for the accurate compilation of monthly reports (external & internal)
  • Regularly & effectively monitor & manage performance issues within your project teams including identifying T&D needs and evaluating any training actions.
  • Liaise with the Customer, Clients and Design Team
  • Expedite information release from design team and ensure design team meetings are held and minuted.
  • Report contractual risk situations to Regional team and mitigate them
  • Assist in the selection of subcontractors and their scope of works
  • Attend Management Meetings and contribute to company policy and procedures as appropriate
  • Represent company at tender interview as directed.

To join us we are looking for :

  • CSCS at Management Level
  • Demonstrable experience in construction management of multiple projects
  • Financial & Contractual Awareness and ability to manage Risk
  • Communication skills
  • Health & Safety awareness and implementation
  • Organisational and planning skills
  • Technically proficient in construction related techniques
  • IT literate



What's in it for me

We also look after our people just as much as we look after our clients, and you’ll discover dedicated training teams to help keep you up to speed, together with a huge range of personal development programmes.


And on top of a competitive salary and pension, you’ll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you’re based.


Ready to #TransformYourCareer? Apply now! 


The working hours for this role are 38.75 hours per week


Robertson Group is an equal opportunities employer


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