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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Civils Construction Manager & CRE Rail -Southern Region

  • Job added:   6 October 2020
  • Location:   London
  • County:   London
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   212518072
  • Company:   CV-Library
Purpose: Responsibility for managing and coordinating civil engineering works on a project to deliver the works safely, on time and to budget.

What are my responsibilities and key accountabilities?

Responsible for the delivery management of all Civils work packages within a regional office. A manager who can oversee managing a portfolio of works controlling the sub-contractors/self-delivery and has experience of design and self-delivery management. Ultimate responsibility for Civil Engineering works for the region having line management responsibility for all civils staff within the region. A manager who will work with the Senior Project Management team/ Regional Construction manager ensuring that the right strategy is engaged to deliver the works. Will be responsible for standardization of delivery and ensuring that we continuously improve/innovate to meet the clients aspirations.

Key Accountabilities

* Responsible for all Site Safety for designated civil engineering package of works.

* Develop a scope of works/agree strategy for delivery for the project within the region.

* Will work with the Senior Project Engineer for the region to ensure the design is robust, buildable and cost effective.

* Will support the Project teams/Bid Managers to build up robust estimates/Scopes for the incoming tenders.

* Work with project team to recommend suitable mechanism for delivery (e.g. Sub-contractor or self-delivery) and manage this delivery.

* Will be the lead Civil Engineering manager for the region acting as Line manager for all the Package managers within the region.

* Ensure that key interfaces are planned, integrated and maintained across all disciplines.

* Develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external customers, including the Senior Project Management team, RCM, Engineering Managers, Tester in Charge, external client and 3rd party contractors.

* Will work with key stakeholders to ensure forecast, programme, budget, quality, safety and engineering processes are in place

* Support the wider Civils team in identifying Continuous Improvement opportunities, management of changes and implementation on projects.

* Ensure all reporting requirements are met in a timely and accurate manner.

* Provide delivery expertise and mentoring to the package managers & Site Engineering team.

What do I need to qualify for this job?

* Construction background with strong character

* Relevant CSCS management competence

* Applicable Civil engineering experience (Railway preferable)

* IOSH or CITB site management training or equivalent

* Commercially astute and ability to manage project budgets and manage change

* Excellent communication skills at all levels of department and other disciplines also customer and suppliers

* Must be willing to travel and lodge away from home depot to meet the operational needs of the business

Desirable Skills

Membership of the relevant institutions (MICE) - desirable

HNC or degree

Essential Leadership Competencies

Drives for results

Fosters open communication

Fosters teamwork

Displays Organisational Awareness

Acts with integrity

Exhibits self-awareness and ability to develop oneself

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