MEH Alliance brings together EDF in partnership with a joint venture (JV) formed of four main UK industrial erection companies: Altrad, Balfour Beatty Bailey, Cavendish Nuclear and Doosan Babcock; supported by a network of strategic suppliers. This unique alliance will deliver the erection sequence for UK’s first new nuclear power station in two decades. The MEH Alliance programme is accountable for full lifecycle delivery of the main MEH installation works at Hinkley Point C (HPC). The MEH programme scope includes the on-site installation of all pipes, electrical kits, and HVAC systems in the whole power plant.

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Construction Area Manager

Client Ref:
MEH CON30018
Closing Date
Bridgwater, Somerset
Employment Type:
Job Description

The MEH Alliance on Hinkley Point C, comprising an MEH JV made up of Altrad Services, Balfour Beatty, NG Bailey, Cavendish and Doosan in alliance with EDF Nuclear New Build (NNB), is seeking experienced candidates to fill new and challenging Construction Area Lead role on site at Bridgwater, Somerset.

As Construction Area Lead will provide and demonstrate a positive HSE leadership throughout the whole construction life cycle of their allocated area supporting a positive Nuclear Safety Culture. 

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Provide and demonstrate a positive HSE leadership, building a strong and compliant HS&E culture throughout the whole construction life cycle of the Project.
  • Ensuring all site activities are undertaken safely and responsibly, and in accordance with the CDM Regulations.
  • Responsible for orderliness on site and ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Lead, manage and motivate the Project Construction Team through implementation of Best Practice. 
  • Support the planning and execution of construction of a specific area on a day-to-day basis.
  • Liaison with all MEH Alliance departments for Construction Management, and support functions along with the Clients stakeholders at construction meetings. 
  • Maintaining compliance to the MEH security process 
  • Promote and maintain health and safety, including site inspections to ensure safety rules are being implemented in support of a positive Nuclear Safety Culture.
  • Own the delivery of the 16 week lookahead (provided by the Building Leads) and drive the performance of the construction team to ensure targets are met, issues are identified and resolved.  
  • Stakeholder management and ensuring assumptions, give/gets are communicated and managed to promote an efficient installation programme.  
  • Ensure compliance with all nuclear safety and site licence requirements.
  • Report on site orderliness, ensuring the areas work productively in a lean manner. 
  • Managing the discipline of the workforce to the MEH standards 
  • Ensuring compliance to the ECSA Working Agreement ie Bell to Bell working with a presence at the clocking stations each end of the working day.
  • Ensuring daily returns are completed and issues are highlighted 
  • Ensure weekly & monthly reports are compiled and produced in a timely manner for upward review.
  • Ensure by coordination with the superintendents there is sufficient resource to meet construction requirements are available in line with the delivery schedule.
Experience Required
  • Proven track record in nuclear power preferred.
  • Experience working on major construction projects at a senior level.
  • Strong leader, pro-active and perform well under pressure
  • Experienced in delivering and operating at a Senior Leadership Level, including experience working within Joint Ventures.
  • Positive, can-do mentality.
  • Ability to reach sensible compromise position.
  • Strong focus on team performance, training, mentoring and integration with client and Alliance teams.
Qualifications Needed
  • Degree Qualification (or Equivalent)
  • Relevant Professional Accreditation (PM, Construction, Engineering)
  • Can achieve Security Clearance (BPSS or Higher)
  • IOSH Managing Safely
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