Construction Manager

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BayWa r.e. is the home for change makers. We r.e.think energy – how it is produced, stored and can be best used to enable the global renewable energy transition that is essential to the future of our planet.  At BayWa r.e. we effect change globally. With locations in 29 countries, we have over 3,500 people already working across the world, collaborating with local businesses to proactively shape the future of the energy sector.

BayWa r.e. UK Limited is part of the international BayWa r.e. group of renewable energy businesses, with our main office based in Edinburgh, and with other locations in Cork and Glasgow. The BayWa r.e. UK team focuses on wind project development, acquisition and construction, both in the UK and Ireland.  We are excellent listeners and offer a wide range of solutions, perfectly tailored to your specific requirements.

About the role
As a result of our continued growth in the UK and Ireland we are looking to recruit a Construction Manager to oversee the construction delivery of one or more of our onshore wind projects with the team at BayWa r.e. UK Ltd. – a subsidiary of BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH. The applicant will ideally have over 5 years of experience within a similar role in the delivery of onshore windfarms from the development phase through to operational handover, with experience of solar and battery storage projects being a bonus. Currently two onshore windfarm projects are in construction with a further two projects at pre-construction/contracting stage, totaling over 200MW for delivery between 2020-2025. There is also a significant onshore wind and ground mounted solar pipeline for delivery.

What You Will Do

  • Managing the safe and successful delivery of onshore wind farm projects
  • Scheduling and managing all internal and external resources necessary for the realisation of the construction-related activities of specific wind farms, with appropriate delegation to and management of specific specialists within other departments or subcontractors.
  • Responsibility for the coordination, delivery, and administration of all construction-related contracts (TSA, O&M, BoP, insurance, etc).
  • Leading on regular construction project progress meetings with all stakeholders and preparing standard management reporting documents in relation to risks, progress, value and costs for the Project Manager.
  • Management of landowner relationships during project implementation to ensure potential issues are identified and addressed in a timely manner.
  • Liaison with the Operations Management team to ensure effective handover into the operational phase.
  • Supporting the in-house legal team in preparation of the construction related contracts
  • Supporting the SHEQ Manager in site audits and pro-active management of Health and Safety on sites.
  • Supporting business development activities related to project acquisitions, including preparation of construction budgets, coordinating technical advisors and assisting in the preparation of business case/investment decision papers.
  • Providing technical support and coordination for pre-construction related activities on both wind/solar/and other technologies as and when required.

What You Bring

  • Degree in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering;
  • At least 5 years’ of post-graduate experience working on the construction aspects of UK projects;
  • Understanding of the structure, content and operational requirements of standard form construction contracts including FIDIC Yellow, Red and Silver Book and NEC 3;
  • Significant previous experience of managing input from colleagues, external advisors and contractors across a wide range of technical, financial and commercial matters;
  • Experience of managing a dedicated Site Manager or Resident Engineer to support project delivery;
  • Commercially aware with good experience of managing challenging negotiations and disputes;
  • Organised and pragmatcic with an ability to find solutions to challenging problems
  • Excellent communication skills, both written (presentations, reports, documents) and spoken;
  • Adept at building strong, cooperative and productive relationships with the key contractors involved in realising projects;
  • SHEQ experience in managing projects.

What We Are Ready To Offer You

  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Yearly Team Away Days
  • Flexible Working Environment
  • Yearly Discretionary Performance Bonus Scheme
  • Excellent Company Culture
  • Mental Health First Aid support
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides all employees with 24/7 access to telephone and online counselling
  • Access to an online benefits portal which includes travel and shopping discounts, healthy living advice & a financial well-being resource bank
  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme
  •  Hybrid Working

Is This Role The Right Fit For You?


Diversity and Equal Opportunity
At BayWa r.e. we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates.
All employment is decided based on qualifications, potential, merit, and business need.
We do not discriminate on the basis of origin, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

Contact

We look forward to your application! 

If you have any questions about the job offer, please get in contact with us at hr.uk@baywa-re.co.uk
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