• Construction Manager
  • Location: Chatham, Gillingham, Kent
  • Date created: 03/09/2018

Chatham Waters is a project being constructed at Chatham Docks (Chatham Waters Phase 1, Gillingham Gate Road, ME4 4FT).

It will provide 193 PRS apartments from a combination of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom types; built in two blocks with 1 block at 7 storeys high, and the other at 6 storeys high. Connecting these 2 blocks is a base build retail / commercial space at Ground Floor overlooking the docks, and with a roof garden located above for resident’s private use. Piled foundations will support a steel transfer structure at first floor upon which a precast concrete superstructure with sandwich panel external walls will contain aluminium windows and projecting balconies to complete the envelope. Internal courtyard arrangement will house residents parking and ancillary spaces for plant, refuse and the like.

The Project key specifics are as follows:

  • Client is Peel Developments
  • Contract Value circa £31.5M
  • Start on site anticipated mid-October 2018 - completion anticipated Winter 2020.

Construction Manager role will include the following duties:

  • Attending pre-start meetings to understand and take over the Construction Management aspects of the project.
  • Working with the Project Lead to ensure that we have checked all levels and position of buildings, ensuring the most economical and best practices are being adopted on-site at all times.
  • Responsibility for ensuring that all works are carried out to the drawings provided. Liaising closely with the professional team to ensure best practices are adopted, with all changes being agreed and drawings revised accordingly.
  • Responsible for the management/supervision of all site labour and sub-contractors.
  • Monitoring sub-contract progress on site.
  • Ensuring both Target & Contract Programmes are monitored at all times.
  • Ensuring works are completed to a high standard and inspected prior to payment being made.
  • Monitoring programme ensuring all delays are recorded.
  • Ensuring that all variations are recorded, keeping accurate records of additional work carried out and liaising closely with the Project QS/Commercial Lead.
  • Attending client and sub-contract meetings.
  • Checking quality on site at all times.
  • Ensuring that all information is kept for the as-built file and making sure the Health & Safety File is completed for the contract, including all statutory certificates from building control and the fire officer.
  • Management of all activities on site ensuring workmanship is compliant with the relevant standards and good practice.
  • Assisting the Project Lead with the management of the design team to ensure designs are completed within suitable timescales.
  • Ensuring detailed minutes are produced of any sub contract meetings, to ensure actions are distributed accurately to all concerned.

Health, Safety & Environmental responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that you have all relevant documentation on site before your projects proceed.
  • Keeping our health and safety manager/s informed on all changes which they need to be aware of.
  • Ensuring that all operatives on site are working safely and within the guidelines set out by the HSE and our Health, Safety & Environmental Management Systems.
  • Ensuring that you do not proceed with works unless you have a risk assessment/method statement for all works, making sure that any recommendations made by our health and safety manager are implemented in the correct time.
  • Ensuring that all operatives on site are inducted prior to starting work.
  • Promote a positive Health, Safety & Environmental culture in the business and demonstrate visible leadership including showing personal involvement and setting a good personal example at all times.
  • Advice and assistance with the preparation, review and update of contract specific Health, Safety & Environmental Plans (e.g. Contract Management Plan).

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