Construction Team Leader

Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Kincraig, Kingussie, Scottish Highlands

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 26th February 2020   4 days left


Construction Team Leader
Location: Highland Wildlife Park

Do you have experience of managing multi-faceted construction projects and have experience of supervising teams and subcontractors in operations and projects?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Construction Team Leader to assist the Head of Property and Estates in managing the construction and ongoing maintenance of all buildings, facilities, vehicles and infrastructure in relation to the EU LIFE project Saving Wildcats #SWAforLIFE. For further information and details on how to apply, please click here.

The role

To assist the Head of Property and Estates in managing the construction and ongoing maintenance of all buildings, facilities, vehicles and infrastructure in relation to the EU LIFE project Saving Wildcats #SWAforLIFE.

This is 2 year fixed term, full time position where the working hours are 37.5 per week and occasional weekend working maybe required.

Some of the things you’ll do:

  • Supervise, following good management practice, manage resources within agreed limits and assist in the construction of enclosure fencing, hard landscaping and other building maintenance.
  • Under the general direction of the Head of Property and Estates, working with minimum supervision, undertake, with regards to your area of experience, the construction and maintenance of new buildings, facilities and infrastructure for the EU life Wild Cat project. To do this will need to work in close collaboration with the wildcat facility manager and construction project team, providing them with regular updates.
  • Input to the budget process and recommend cost-effective opportunities to minimise the impact of the Society’s operations on the environment.
  • Ensure all transport, generators, hand tools and all dedicated plant and equipment under your control is maintained to relevant legislation and best practice, and relevant documentation is maintained to the required standards at all times. This may include collection and disposal of refuse and waste materials within the park.
  • Coordinate and oversee the compliant delivery and development of outsourced contracts, ensuring they are managed in a professional manner.

What we’re looking for: 

  • You'll be educated to HNC level in construction or Civil Engineering Management, or have equivalent qualification or experience
  • You’ll have working knowledge of risk assessment processes and understanding of CDM 2015 regulations
  • Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of building related health & safety legislation
  • Understanding of the principles of structural design, ability to work to design drawings
  • Significant practical experience in the construction and maintenance of buildings, fencing and infrastructure.

 For further information on what the role involves and essential/desirable criteria – please see the ‘related documents’ section under the site location map.

We offer a range of great benefits which can be found at: www.rzss.org.uk/about-rzss/staff-benefits


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