Construction (CDM) Manager

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£43,132 - £51,228 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)
Closing date
30 Nov 2022

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Construction (CDM) Manager


£43,132 - £51,228 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)

(Ref: SUS3519Cs)

Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working

Base: Hybrid Working, within reasonable travelling distance form Edinburgh or Glasgow


About the role

Are you a motivated leader? Do sustainable transport initiatives in Scotland excite you? Do you want to play a leadership role in ensuring quality outcomes of Active Travel projects?

The Sustrans Scotland Design, Engineering, and Assurance department is expanding, and we have an exciting opportunity for you to join as the CDM Manager. In this role, you will provide the necessary assurance and support to our programme and project teams to ensure that construction and maintenance projects preserve safe and effective delivery of interventions and changes to the built environment, and will act as a senior influencer within active travel in Scotland.

This leadership role has a wide remit across various parts of the business, and will work directly with representatives from central and local government, active travel delivery partners, communities, Transport Scotland and other key people.

You will be responsible for setting the assurance of safe and effective implementation of projects, and the training, prioritization, and allocation of resources to deliver projects to satisfy Sustrans legal duties under CDM 2015.

The Scottish Government has committed to investing £320 million, equating to 10% of the total transport budget, by 2024/25. You will play a key role in leading a team that ensures correct investment with all our local authorities and partners.

You will work collaboratively across the organisation, including the UK Design, Engineering and Assurance functions with other programmes, services and a Programme Management Office.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake work on behalf of Sustrans. You will work from a Sustrans office in Edinburgh or Glasgow with the flexibility to work from home, or home-based within reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow.


About you

You will build relationships easily and communicate effectively with a wide range of people, from senior leaders, partners and the general public, allowing you to positively influence people within the Active Travel Sector in Scotland at all levels.

You should be able to demonstrate your experience of Civil Engineering projects including

  • Client and stakeholder relationships management
  • Programme plan management
  • Programme budget responsibility
  • Programme/s risk management and mitigation

You will have:

  • A Degree (or equivalent ) in Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, or a related field
  • Relevant experience of civil engineering contract management (NEC3&4) including short and full contracts and for construction and the provision of services
  • Extensive knowledge of Health and safety management including CDM 2015  
  • Good knowledge of Highway regulations and guidance such as Manual for Streets, Cycle By Design, DMRB, TSRGD, MCHW and Traffic Signs Manuals

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.


What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing hybrid working conditions including working from home and a nearby Sustrans hub in Glasgow or Edinburgh, and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.


  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes


  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)


Additional information

  • Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, Wednesday 30 November 2022
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 14 December 2022.

To apply, please complete our online application form. More details of our vacancies can be found on our website.


About Sustrans

At Sustrans you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle. 

We're all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet. 

We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported. 

You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.  


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