Job Title: Construction Manager (Build Lead)
Location: Bridgewater, UK –
Compensation: Competitive salary including living and travel allowances.
Role Type: Full Time / Permanent
Role ID: SF 42926

Be the change

At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Construction Manager within the MEH (Mechanical, Electrical, HVAC) Joint Venture at the Hinkley Point C (HPC) mega new nuclear build project in Somerset.

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility

Cavendish Nuclear

The Construction Manager role is within our Cavendish Nuclear business

As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we’re innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group – from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together.


The MEH Joint Venture will work across HPC site to integrate and coordinate the delivery of all main MEH, cabling and associated support services on the project. The joint venture will consolidate these works in line with the project’s priorities of safety, quality, time and cost.

This innovative approach will help different contractors work as a single entity to deliver the complex installation of cabling and pipework in the power station’s 2,500 rooms. The approach is an example of innovation based on the experience gained at other nuclear construction projects.

The role

The difference our new Construction Manager will make

As a Construction Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. The Build Lead will lead, manage and motivate the Building Construction team through implementation of best practice and provide and demonstrate a positive HSE leadership, building a strong and compliant HS&E culture throughout the whole construction life cycle of the project.

Day to day, you’ll be responsible for delivering the build projects on time, budget & quality, and reported as per the HPC requirements as well as managing the interfaces between the MEH partners and subcontractors to ensure project delivery.

We are looking for a positive, strong and collaborative leader with a proven track record of delivering successful major schemes. As well as working on some of the most high-profile projects in the UK we also offer a supportive work environment where innovation is at the heart of what we do.

Essential experience

You will have demonstrable experience of delivering major construction projects, including establishing and maintaining effective customer relationships.

You will also have experience in developing, sustaining and leading a high performing integrated construction management team by blending people with the right attitude, skills, and experience to deliver the assigned projects and or portfolios.

Able to inspire and lead a team, you’ll encourage and support groups and individuals to achieve critical tasks and outcomes with the ability to adopt a can-do attitude and willingness to be hands on if required, to achieve the deliverables.

What we offer

Generous benefits including:

* Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays. You also have the option to buy or sell up to 5 days holiday per year
* Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
* Matched contribution pension scheme up to 7.5% of salary, with life assurance
* Profession membership subscriptions – Subscription fees for one relevant professional institute per person per annum.
* Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
* Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.