Site Construction Manager (Germany)

Construction & Maintenance
Renewable energy
Vacancy ID


The role of Site Construction Manager is to ensure the efficient and effective execution on site during the Construction phase of regional on-site projects, and to provide support during the Commissioning phase. This is managed through development of the Overall Construction Strategy and Deployment of Construction Staff on the Project, as well as support of engineering design development.
  • Understanding the competitive environment in Construction services;
  • Working effectively with internal engineering and support groups, customers, suppliers and contractors;
  • Assisting the Project Controls group in developing realistic schedules for construction activities.
  • Providing construction input to the project throughout the engineering phase;
  • Developing the project construction strategy, execution planning and contracting strategy;
  • Developing installation sequencing, schedule timings and resource requirements;
  • Preparing project specific site procedures and work practices as required;
  • Assisting with construction feasibility and method studies;
  • Supporting development of the project logistic strategy relevant to heavy and out of gauge equipment/modules;
  • Leading coordination of development of heavy lifting/installation studies including out of gauge equipment/modules;
  • Owning input to the Constructability of a plant, including use of the constructability checklist to identify critical execution issues;
  • Maintain the necessary training/qualification records for self and team to ensure quality assurance requirements are met.
  • Support field transition from construction to commissioning and ensure contractor management is being controlled during this phase;
  • Support the planning of contractor activities at site particularly in the phase transition between construction and commissioning.


  • Demonstrable experience as a Construction Manager – at least 15 years of experience.
  • Ideally, degree qualified or with Technically qualified / time served trades person with trade registrations / vocational qualifications.Demonstrable experience of managing large site teams.
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation, codes and standards with the ability to manage contractors.
  • Recent on-shore Petrochemical and Oil & Gas experience. Desirable experience on ASU Plants.
  • Computer literate (MS Office components).
  • Use of and familiarity with process and safety tools such as P&ID’s and HAZOPs.
  • Understanding of typical design datasheet/drawings and familiar with General design/construction standards in Mechanical /E&I field which can be related to those generated us.
  • Proven Construction Safety experience and knowledge, covering key area’s such as Lifting and Cranage, working at heights and Fall Arrest, Confined Space entry, Hot Work, Oxygen cleaning and inspection, pneumatic pressure testing.
  • Change Management processes and implementation.
  • Project costing skills for evaluation and managing constructability.
  • Project planning skills.
  • Management or supervisory experience.
  • Construction control systems.
  • Demonstrable Self Starter attributes.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively at all levels both within and outside of the organisation.
  • An experienced leader and developer of teams, with a proven ability to lead, engage and motivate the team.
  • Strong Safety background.
  • A minimum of 10 years site construction experience in a site leadership role.
  • Construction Contracting experience / Contract Management.
  • Experience of turnkey construction scope including installation of equipment and packages, interconnecting pipework and instrument / electrical cable, infrastructure/utilities scope, tie ins, pipeline networks.
  • Experience in project definition stage constructability work.
  • Experience with Completions Systems (desirable – Go Completions).
  • Experience with Advanced Work Packs Methodology.
  • Ability to perform and maintain deadlines under pressure.
  • Positive “can do” attitude & strong work ethic.
  • Excellent communication skills. Excellent English (spoken and written).
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