Milton Keynes
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About The Role

At EKFB we’re shaping Infrastructure for a better tomorrow. All four of our partners (Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial and BAM) bring specialist expertise in the design, construction, operation, financing, and maintenance of railway networks, including the construction of one of Europe’s latest high speed rail projects.

We’re recruiting for a Quality Transformation Director to continue our drive for high performance, empowering our people to make the right decision on the largest civil engineering works in the UK. This position will work across the entire trace of our HS2 project from Wendover to Greatworth. A central base of either Milton Keynes or Brackley can be accommodated with travel to our site teams. As our sites are remote from towns and villages, we do ask that you hold a full driving license and have access to a vehicle to be able to get to the locations.

You will be accountable and responsible for the transformation of EKFB quality performance.

You will be leading the quality function to achieve its strategy and objectives; you will also need to develop both the strategy and objectives, ensuring compliance with contractual requirements in that field. You will need to provide strategic direction, guidance, and support to the business on all quality requirements.

You will Implement and drive, in coordination with the project delivery teams, a successful “right first time” culture across EKFB, embracing and enabling quality innovation and optimisation opportunities. You will also manage and develop the “Best For Project” people.

A vital part of this role requires you to work closely with members of the SHWACE team to support a successful audit performance including internal, HS2 and parent company external accreditation bodies.

As a Quality Transformation Director, you will represent and promote EKFB at industry and HS2 enterprise level events whilst establishing and maintaining effective formal and informal relationships with HS2 enterprise level stakeholders, the EKFB supply chain and other key stakeholders.

You are required to develop and implement plans for continuous improvement and sharing lessons learned within EKFB, with parent companies and with the wider HS2 community.

About You

  • Extensive experience managing Quality teams in a construction environment
  • Membership of the CQI (or equivalent profession)
  • CSCS card holder
  • Experience of quality management and implementing quality transformation
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills
  • Contractually, commercially, and technically astute

About Us

EKFB is a joint venture that brings together international, market leading expertise from four leading civil engineering and construction companies: Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall. All four partners have specialist expertise in the design, construction, operation, financing, and maintenance of railway networks, including the construction of one of Europe’s latest high speed rail projects.

EKFB is proud to have been appointed by HS2 to deliver civil engineering works across an 80km section of the new high speed rail link between the Chiltern Tunnel and Long Itchington Wood. Our scope of the works includes 15 viaducts, 5km of green tunnels, 22km of road diversions, 67 overbridges and around 30 million cubic metres of excavation. EKFB is committed to improving lives, communities and the engineering and construction industry by providing sustained employment opportunities and being a good neighbour, protecting the environment and the places we work. 

If you would like to be part of our collaborative, enthusiastic and forward-thinking culture, then please apply today. 

In return, we’re offering a competitive salary & benefits.

EKFB brings together international, market leading technical expertise. We have an industry leading track record of delivering major infrastructure projects, including Crossrail, the Millau Viaduct, Mersey gateway and the Bretagne-Pays de la Loire High Speed Rail link.

We are committed to, and strongly believe in, inclusiveness and equality of opportunity. Everyone who works with EKFB has a contribution to make; we welcome applications from all backgrounds, experiences, and abilities. Our aim is to be an exemplar employer of choice and to continue to strengthen our inclusive working environments, where everyone feels they truly belong and are able to bring their whole and authentic selves to work. Many of our people work flexibly and we will be happy to talk with you about how this could work for you.

EKFB are committed to making reasonable adjustments to support our people throughout their employment journey. Please contact us if there are any reasonable adjustments or additional support you might require for making an application. 

Please note your CV may be shared with joint venture partners on this project.

Pre-employment checks: 

It’s worth remembering that we’ll undertake the relevant/standard employment checks if you’re successful in the selection process. This includes applying for references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) security clearance will be required (to be undertaken as part of onboarding process)

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