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Raising the standards for sports facility projects

We are the recognised trade association for the sports and play construction industry in the UK. All of our members go through a strict checking process:

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  • Standards of Construction
  • Code of Professional Conduct
  • Technical Mediation
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Do you have a career in highway engineering, civil engineering site works or geotechnical engineering? Are you a consultant or site based? Do you want to join a new exciting team?

The Company is based in Livingston however we may be flexible on the location of the successful candidate. This role is primarily concerned with managing projects within the Consultancy Practice for the Company all over the UK. This will involve managing, workloads, programming and scheduling work, tutoring less experienced employees, and developing professionally. However, as a Senior member of the team you will be involved in marketing and Client liaison to ensure the continued success of the Dept.

The Consultancy Dept oversees the planning, design, specification, and project management of artificial and natural pitches development with the split currently majorly toward artificial pitches. However, our natural pitch consultancy work is growing and will continue to do so going forward and we want to see significant growth in this area.

Typical duties

  • Act as principal designer and will develop, with the client, a design in accordance with national guidelines.
  • Author performance specifications
  • Prepare master programme and risk registers.
  • Prepare contract documents and aid in procurement.
  • Assess tenders from both commercial and technical aspects.
  • Undertake CDM duties where necessary on behalf of the client.
  • Act along with others in the Sports Labs team as contract administrator
  • Liaison with the client, their affiliates, and users
  • Liaise with the local authority and relative consultees on designs and permissions.
  • Hold regular team meetings (to include sub-consultants) in order to plan the immediate work, co-ordinate disciplines and identify any areas of concern on deliverables.
  • Prepare civil design and co-ordinate with electrical designers and landscape consultants when applicable for the completion of designs.
  • Ensure that schemes are project managed with respect to time, cost and scope and all necessary tasks associated with this activity are completed.
  • Ensure requirements of all relevant Authorities are incorporated into designs as appropriate.
  • Undertake the assessment of designs and reports submitted by others.
  • Act as a liaison with test houses for the certificate of NGBs.
  • Hold regular progress meetings (to include sub-consultants) in order to plan the immediate work, co-ordinate disciplines and identify any areas of concern on deliverables.
  • .Undertake CDM duties
  • Coordinate and direct construction workers and subcontractors when required.
  • Undertake the assessment of designs and reports submitted by others.
  • Assess Health and Safety on site.
  • Assess quality of construction.
  • Assess results from key stage inspecting testing.
  • Manage technical queries and request for information.
  • Oversee all onsite and offsite constructions to monitor compliance with building, safety and governing body regulations.

Relevant skills, experience, qualifications

  • Minimum qualification required; degree/diploma in Civil Engineering or an equivalent and or relevant experience.
  • Excellent communicator and demonstrate confidence in dealing with other co-workers.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Project management ability and a pro-active approach to tasks and management.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Ability to employ sound decisions from previous job experience.
  • Ability to communicate adequately.
  • Ability to network with different people and groups.
  • Ability to learn and understand new technologies.
  • Ability to develop and maintain solid working relationships.
  • Ability to resolve issues creatively and in a timely manner.
  • Ability to effect change and execute proposals.
  • Ability to negotiate.

This list is not exhaustive but encompasses the principal duties of the job.

The job attracts a competitive salary (subject to experience) and Company contributory pension scheme. The Company offers 28 days annual leave including public holidays. There will be opportunities for professional development in this position which the Company will support and the role will provide opportunities to travel in the UK and elsewhere in the World.

Job Type: Permanent


  • Company events.
  • Company pension.
  • Flexible schedule.
  • On-site parking.
  • Work from home.


  • Monday to Friday

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

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