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Construction Manager

Reading area
Closing date
18 May 2024

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What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special? What if your role was mission critical?

For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent - Trident. We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.

It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

Construction Manager

AWE is currently recruiting for a Client Construction Manager to be responsible for delivering, to the Project Manager, the construction phase of a project, or projects and associated documentation to meet safety, quality, programme and cost objectives. The role will support a significant ‘UK leading’ multi-million pound forward build programme, of new facilities and associated infrastructure.

This unique and exciting position will see the right candidate working for one of the UKs largest employers, with an attractive salary/benefits package and allow them to enjoy an excellent work/life balance.

Location - Reading area

Package - Up to £68,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work).
  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time.
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training.
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services.
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution).
  • Life Assurance.
  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending.
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family.
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site.

  • Plan, manage, monitor, and coordinate construction work, in line with the project delivery strategy.
  • Provide technical construction expertise/advice throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Provide management and governance to maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality.
  • Ensure the construction management standards, procedures and work instructions governing construction are followed.
  • Ensure construction teams are appropriately organised and that key personnel are competent to undertake their roles.
  • Ensure construction records are maintained to support commissioning and project handover activities.
  • Responsible for task management, to meet the professional standards, performance and integrity of the work and reporting information necessary to support the project and business objectives.

To be successful in this role you will need to have:
  • Have a suitable amount of experience in operating in the build environment, with a proven track record in successfully planning, managing and monitoring construction work.
  • Hold an industry standard, construction/build environment qualification (e.g.: NVQ Level 6, ONC, HNC, HND, Degree or equivalent), aligned to their discipline/specialism.
  • Demonstrate an exceptional level of awareness and understanding in construction environment, safety and health regulations and legislation.
  • Hold a Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS), or National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) Construction accreditation, or a suitable equivalent.
  • Hold an appropriate industry recognised safety scheme card, (i.e.: a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Manager’s card, Client Contractor National Safety Group (CCNSG) Safety Passport card or a suitable equivalent.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role

Please note that you must be a British Citizen to apply for a role with us.

Our ambition is to create workplaces where we recognise and celebrate differences, encourage diverse contributions and our employees feel able to be themselves at work. We strive to create a genuine culture of openness and inclusion and encourage diverse applicants. Any inclusion information you provide us will be used to encourage and support you through the application process and will be held only for this purpose in accordance with GDPR.


AWE are excited to launch our first Returner Programme, in partnership with, which is designed to support experienced professionals return to their field following a career break.

The programme will be a 1 year fixed term contract on either a full or part time basis with the possibility of transitioning into a permanent role at the end of the contract.

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