Site Observer/Analyst

Group Support Centre
North West
Hours Per Week:
Vacancy Type:
Careers Site Advertising End Date:
17 Jul 2019
What you'll be doing?
Supporting the business and our divisional offices, our Head Office functions cover all departments from our Executive Board through to our support functions such as Group Design and Technical, HR, Health and Safety, IT, Sales and Marketing, Commercial, Procurement, Group Finance, Corporate Affairs, as well as Legal and Company Secretariat. We also have a specialised function – Barratt Partnerships.
While the work varies from team to team, our key requirements don’t: you must be well organised, extremely helpful and resourceful, and able to use your initiative. You’ll understand that what you do is important, and impacts on your team, the department, and the wider business.
Reporting to the Sustainability and Innovation Co-ordinator, you will be responsible for monitoring and measuring the construction process on a new build housing project with homes built using Modern Methods of Construction and Traditional Masonry. This opportunity is ideal for those wishing to gain initial experience in the construction industry and will provide the successful candidate with essential knowledge in project management, site management and build efficiency solutions. The site observer will be required for a period of 18 months. Before starting work on site, the observer will be trained in the data collection process including the use of the hardware and software for the data collection and basic data analysis.
You will:
  • Be based on site full time during the construction of the houses.
  • Start working when the trades start on site each morning and finishing when the trades finish on site each day, the site observer/analyst will collect data at regular intervals recording the construction process through observation of work taking place on site.
  • Collect data using a measuring tool and will provide an assessment of the construction process. This data will be used by the site and project management teams to inform decision making on modern methods of construction.
What you'll need?
To be successful in the role, we are looking for:
  • Educated to higher education level or in the process of completing a diploma or degree in a construction / engineering or scientific -related field.
  • Interest in construction management and process improvement.
  • Good communication and organisation skills.
  • Knowledge and interest in building technologies.
  • Attention to detail and a meticulous approach to carrying out the prescribed tasks.
  • Experience of using computer based systems including data analysis using Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability and discipline to work alone to collect data on site to a rigid data collection programme.
  • CSCS site card is desirable (Barratt will support).
  • Experience of working on construction sites is desirable.
  • An understanding of construction site constraints is desirable.
  • Report writing skills is desirable.
Our Company and Benefits
We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star house builder ten years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major house builder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.
We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic,can progress and be proud to work for us.
As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days’ holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years’ continuous service up to 28 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
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