Technical Assurance / Handover Manager

September 23, 2020
  • Location: London
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #10189






A Technical Assurance / Handover Manager is required to work for a major infrastructure project working for a large construction client to be hired on a staff basis in Birmingham.


Role and Responsibilities


Accountable for delivery of the Technical Assurance and Handover from completion of detailed design through to handover.

Establish strategy for certification and handover

Establish and maintain robust processes that are easily understood by all, so that assurance becomes part of everyone’s day job. This includes the associated management plans and procedures and communication of these to the team

Establish the methodology for meeting the Contract Requirements Technical (HS2 standards) at each technical lifecycle by engaging with the appropriate specialists / teams. Ensure requirements are decomposed to an appropriate level

Establish strategy for managing Validation and Verification matrices

Manage certification activities to ensure progressive assurance of the design and construction

Manage the Technical Assurance team (Requirements Manager and IBM co-ordinator at core and compliance engineers and IBM Doors co-ordinators across the projects)

Develop and deliver training to project teams

Establish monitoring and measuring to ensure compliance evidence is collected progressively and that certification is available at the planned time

Monitor change and updates to the requirements and ensure appropriately communicated and actioned

Review deliverables for evidence of compliance

Provide regular reports to the senior management team on progress and quality of construction and handover deliverables

Be the main point of contact with the HS2 technical assurance team for the construction phase

Define technical assurance requirements that are to be delivered by Sub Contractors and ensure this is included in any contractual arrangements

Co-ordinate the delivery if compliance evidence from the supply chain

Promote best practice and provide guidance in relation to technical assurance


Skills and Experience


Experience of multi-disciplinary projects, with multiple stakeholders

Experience of Technical Assurance, application of system engineering and Requirements Management in any industry

Capable of working collaboratively and effectively with project delivery teams, management and the project leadership, clients, sub-contractors, regulatory bodies and other major stakeholders, credible in building relationships with all levels of internal and external stakeholders

Able to show resilience and tenacity whilst remaining adaptable and flexible when working under the pressure of tight deadlines and project change;

High standard of verbal, written communication skills and interpersonal skills, able to effectively communicate technical assurance and system engineering concepts to variety of audiences;

Awareness of the various disciplines involved in delivering major projects, their roles and responsibilities and their relationship to assurance;

Good information management and analytical skills, able to quickly and efficiently seek out the relevant and pertinent points from large volumes of project information;

Experienced in the use of project information tools and management systems including MS Office and web-based collaboration technologies for project information and process management, such as IBM Doors

Experience of configuration management is desirable

Ability to translate technical requirements into simple language


If you are a Technical Assurance / Handover Manager looking for work in Birmingham, please don’t hesitate to apply now!

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