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Temporary Works Manager

Job Description

Divisional Temporary Works Manager


£55,000 - £62,000 / per annum

Sphere solutions are currently recruiting for a temporary works manager to join a tier 1 building contractor on a permanent basis in Watford.

The Client:

Our client is a specialist civil engineering, construction and facilities management company, that undertake newbuild and refurbishment schemes as well as long term contracts to operate and maintain assets and facilities. Their clients include national government, local authorities, transport bodies, hospitals, universities, housing providers, retailers and commercial firms in every sector.

Summary of Role:

You will be responsible for the effective management of Temporary Works in Facilities. This role will provide oversight of all activities related to Temporary Works ensuring compliance with the VCUK Group Standard: Control of Temporary Works. You will also be responsible for initiating and leading tasks/processes and taking responsibility where relevant, for the work and roles of others.


  • Maintain ultimate control of the management of all Temporary Works

  • Ensure that any organisations that are employed in designing, carrying out and/or implementing Temporary Works have adequate Temporary Works procedures and are competent.

  • Maintain Divisional Temporary Works Mandatory Safety Standard and all Divisional forms referenced within and ensure effective implementation and ongoing application

  • Produce and maintain a schedule of Internal Audits to ensure that all projects in the division, that have Temporary Works elements, are audited against the VCUK and Divisional procedures at least annually.

  • Appoint Temporary Works Coordinators and Supervisors, in accordance with VCUK & Divisional Standards.

  • Manage the bespoke Temporary Works Training requirements for the Division, as agreed by the Engineering Director, VCUK. Deliver Temporary Works Awareness Training, as required.

  • Review Project arrangements for effective allocation of technically competent organisations and resources, appropriate to the level of complexity of Temporary Works schemes on the Project.

  • Liaise regularly with Engineering Director to ensure adequate implementation of his own functions within the division in regular meetings.

Management duties:

  • Act as the Divisional Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for all Temporary Works related issues, providing timely and competent advice.

  • Define and solve engineering and design problems in collaboration with the companies technical services.

  • Lead the health and safety aspects of the preparation of Temporary Works design briefs.

  • Have and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the requirements of BS 5975:2019 and best practice around the management and control of Temporary Works.

Staff Development:

  • Support the development of Temporary Works technical and practical application competence for Staff within the Division.

  • Maintain own Continuing Professional Development.

The Candidate:

  • The ideal candidate will have atleast 5 years’ experience in the management of temporary works both in design and practical management

  • Vetting – Should be able to pass SC vetting for HM prison service

  • Professional institution Membership (MCIOB) or equivalent other related professional membership (Desirable)

  • Qualification – Degree level qualification in engineering or related subject (desirable)


  • Car entitlement (car or car allowance subject to criteria)

  • Max salary of £60,000 per annum depending on candidate’s experience. Possibly more

Job Location:

  • Watford 99N967 (will require travel to various contracts)

  • Role: Permanent

If this role is something of interest, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!