Innovation Manager

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Job Description

Location
Milton Keynes
Vacancy Reference:
21869

About The Role

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.
We’re looking to recruit an Innovation Manager to join us in our Milton Keynes office.
In this role you will be expected to contribute to the enhancement of the Innovation strategy and ensure relentless implementation. You’ll also need to lead and co-ordinate innovation projects and initiatives and collaborate with other members of the project team, the client and the supply chain.
You must support the identification of specific challenges (tactical or strategic) where improvement projects have the potential to deliver benefits to the Project. It’s essential that you manage the Innovation Bank, and engage with relevant specialists, including Subcontractors, to promote innovation across the project.
Part of this fast-paced role is to populate, review and cascade HS2 and parent company Ideas Management Platforms to identify relevant solutions that add value.
You must introduce relevant tools, systems and processes for enhancing innovation and provide training to respective stakeholders and introduce new processes and update existing processes to the EKFB BMS.
We’d like you to support and attend relevant Forums; contribute and encourage ideas; review the IT Ideas Management Platform and the suggestions made by Others, for viability and feasibility. An essential part of this role is to update and develop the Business Improvement Dashboard and report on progress, targets and achievements including commercial aspects.
This role will update and develop the Innovation Dashboard and report on progress, targets and achievements including commercial aspects. You must develop awareness within the project team through a variety of channels (comms, workshops, training, challenges).
The Innovation Manager will promote and drive an innovative culture through cross functional collaborations and a positive mindset.

About You

Key Skills and Qualifications:
  • Proven previous experience in a similar role
  • Experience using relevant software packages: Microsoft Office tools (with a focus on excel & PowerPoint) Visio, MS Project, other reporting tools etc.
  • Knowledge of Innovation tools, techniques & methodologies is desirable
  • Engineering background with a good working knowledge of Project Management tools and methodologies
  • Understanding & appreciation of commercial aspects of a project

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; this is why we welcome applications from different backgrounds, experiences and abilities. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels they are able to be themselves. Please contact us if there is any additional support you might require 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 taking up your 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.

NB. BPSS security clearance will be required (to be undertaken as part of onboarding process)

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