Email: bridgeclerk@rbt.org.uk

Welcome to the website of The Rochester Bridge Trust.

Since Roman times a bridge has crossed the River Medway at Rochester, and since medieval times the Wardens and Assistants of Rochester Bridge have maintained this strategic river crossing.

Current Job Vacancies

The Rochester Bridge Trust is a charity which has provided crossings of the River Medway since 1399.

It is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of the Rochester bridges and an extensive property portfolio as well as supporting education and conservation projects in engineering and heritage.

We are seeking an experienced Facilities / Operations Manager to support the Chief Finance Officer in managing operational issues for the Trust.

Key responsibilities

Managing the maintenance and operation of the Trust’s buildings and services, including   planned maintenance, IT, health and safety, security, cleaning

Ensuring the Trust’s compliance with external regulations, including business continuity, risk controls, environmental management, health and safety and data protection

Managing wide ranging administrative procedures and documentation controls to ensure integrity of the Trust’s extensive filing/archiving systems

Managing a grants programme to support educational, heritage conservation and historic  engineering projects

Managing the performance of contractors and professional advisers within the terms of their contracts and within approved budgets

Organising and managing public events on behalf of the Trust

Essential skills and knowledge

A background in operations, buildings or facilities management, including contract management is essential; plus experience of developing and managing administrative/quality systems

A strong current knowledge of business regulations including health and safety, data protection, ISO14001 is highly desirable or a willingness to undergo extensive training

Ideally you will hold a relevant graduate / management qualification

Application process

Please apply (on-line only and not direct to The Trust) with your CV. In your covering letter you should specify:

  • Your experience of operations / facilities management
  • Relevant qualifications
  • Reasons for applying for the role

Closing date for applications: Friday 21 April 2017

Apply

The Rochester Bridge Trust is a charity which has provided crossings of the River Medway since 1399.

It is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of the Rochester bridges and an extensive property portfolio as well as supporting education and conservation projects in engineering and heritage.

We are seeking an experienced Contracts & Project Manager to support the Chief Executive in managing projects and contracts for the bridges and property estate.

Initially a significant part of the role will be the overall project management of a major multi-million pound bridge refurbishment contract for the Trust as the client. The main contractor will be supervised by the Trust’s appointed structural engineers.

Key responsibilities

Managing the bridge refurbishment contract, ongoing maintenance contract and other works and services contracts within approved budgets.

Preparing specifications, managing the tendering process for new contracts, finalising contract documentation, and implementing suitable administration and control systems.

Working closely with professional advisers and developing strong relationships with key external stakeholders, and representing the Trust at external events.

Overseeing the Trust’s communications in relation to the bridges via Press and social media.

Essential skills and knowledge

A background in construction or civil engineering and substantial experience of contract and project management is essential.

Experience of using NEC 3 contracts is highly desirable or a willingness to undergo the necessary extensive training is essential.

You must hold a relevant graduate qualification and ideally project management qualifications, such as Prince 2 or APM project management.

Application process

Please apply (on-line only and not direct to The Trust) with your CV. In your covering letter you should specify:

  • Your experience of project / contract management
  • Relevant qualifications
  • Reasons for applying for the role

Closing date for applications: Friday 21 April 2017

Apply

Welcome

Today the Trust owns and maintains the two A2 bridges and the service bridge at Rochester, crossings as important for today’s traffic and modern life as at any time in our history.

Our Education Website

The Trust is committed to Supporting Engineering Education and encouraging young people to learn more about civil engineering and bridge building. Visit our educational website for more information.

Bridges

The Rochester Bridge Trust has built and maintained numerous Medway crossings since medieval times. In the late fourteenth century the old Roman bridge was destroyed by winter storms.

Rochester Bridge Trust News

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