Jacobs Clerk of Works in Glasgow, United Kingdom
Critical Mission Solutions
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Our Critical Mission Solutions business – we are invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defence, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It is our challenge as human beings, too. That is why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.
It is our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.
About the opportunity:
Barrow-in-Furness, BAE Systems Site Redevelopment Programme (SRP)
Barrow-in-Furness is home to one of the few shipyards in the world that builds nuclear submarines. The shipyard is currently building Astute-class submarines (97m in length) and is moving into its next generation of submarines, through the production of Dreadnought-class (154m in length) submarine. To provide the required capabilities to support the Dreadnought production, the site is undergoing redevelopment through the construction of new state of the art facilities and upgrading the existing facilities and buildings.
The Barrow Site Redevelopment Programme (SRP) was commissioned by BAE Systems Submarines in 2011 as part of the wider Dreadnought Programme of works. It is a complex integrated infrastructure programme with multiple diverse projects on a live manufacturing site, with further complexity added by nuclear licencing requirements. The projects follow the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 8-stage plan of work, from strategic definition to use. The programme seeks an investment greater than £1bn, marking the largest investment on the shipyard site since 1986.
Barrow is a beautiful coastal town located in the picturesque county of Cumbria in the lake district. BAE have a significant presence in the local community, with around 10,000 personnel currently in the area. The town is extremely proud of its historical and ongoing production of naval vessels, where even the local football club features a submarine on its emblem.
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To monitor and create documentation to support findings for all works (Mechanical / Electrical / Civil) across the BAE Barrow Site Redevelopment Programme, ranging from refurbishment to new build, as well as infrastructure upgrade and demolition to ensure adherence to specifications and quality.
The Clerk of Works reports to the Construction Manager both for delivery and functionally.
• Visiting construction sites/buildings across the programme to check, monitor and document the quality of build progress to ensure that Contractors are adhering to the design and specification as construction progresses, ensuring and documenting that corrective action takes place.
• Assist in the resolution of technical issues and design queries as they arise.
• Attending team and site meetings as required by the Construction Manager.
• Offering up comments, solutions and alternatives to the design teams.
• Coordinating and arranging service and utility isolations.
• Close liaison with members of the Site safety (SHE), facilities and maintenance teams.
• Assisting the NEC Supervisor in the compilation of defect lists and progressing their completion to a satisfactory conclusion.
• Agree locations of site compounds with the relevant stakeholders and assist with arrangements for site services.
• Keeping a watching brief over contractors while working with permits to excavate in the location of high voltage cables, gas mains and other sensitive services and utilities.
• Monitoring feasibility project testing trials, ground investigations, surveys etc.
• Monitoring the testing and commissioning of the installed equipment on behalf of the NEC Supervisor.
• Undertaking end of stage and or post occupancy evaluations with the project team and users.
• Work with other members of Integrated Project Team, Projects and Sub-contractors to promote a positive health and safety culture, improve performance, meet targets and contribute to learning from experience.
• Ensure delivery of Safety, Quality, Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) performance in accordance with the requirements of BAE Barrow Site Redevelopment Programme and BAE Submarine Systems policy and management systems within all areas of this role’s responsibility.
• Functional responsibility to the Construction Manager.
• Delivery responsibility to the Construction Manager.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
• SC clearance or the ability to attain it
• UK national
• Barrow 40 hours a week, 5 days a week. T&S will be considered on a case-by-case basis
• Good communication skills and ability to negotiate and influence others including building and maintaining effective relationships with multiple stakeholders
• Degree qualified or relevant experience (civil / mechanical / marine/ construction, in particular).
• Experience of modern construction management techniques within complex, multifunctional organisations and sites.
• Knowledge and understanding of construction processes involved in planning and strategy; organisation and governance; personnel and professional matters.
• Knowledge and experience of CDM Regulations, Construction Health and Safety Regulations, liaison with Principal Contractors.
• Experience of working with the Principal Contractor ensuring safety is controlled and managed adequately throughout construction.
• Hold at least one of the following H&S certifications:
Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
IOSH Managing safely
• Membership of a relevant professional body
• Knowledge of UK Health and Safety Legislation, information concerning specific company safety, quality and security procedures shall be provided in-post.
• Experience of working on complex nuclear infrastructure projects
• Experience of defence (infrastructure) projects
• Construction Management competence is desirable from Membership of a relevant professional body where Construction Management Competence and Experience is a criteria for qualification.
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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.
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