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Technical Administrator (CAPEX)


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Livingston, West Lothian

Competitive salary



Melissa Self

Main Purpose of Job

To manage, and monitor the technical & clerical requirements for all contracts in Scotland, ensuring we maximise profit and control costs and as appropriate, to be responsible for the management of the Clients activities.


The post holder will be ultimately responsible to the MU Operations Manager responsible for all the contracts in Scotland for which the post holder has responsibility.

The post holder will be responsible for a number of members of supporting staff and assistance to other functions within the business.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

This will include the management and resourcing of technical and administrative support to the construction contracts

  • Maintain the construction tracker reports on a weekly basis to allow invoicing and valuations on a weekly basis
  • Van packs and issue of updates
  • Job cards, issue and checking on return
  • Notifications to the incumbent utilities of the whereabouts and been abouts for the teams
  • Planning of the requested works mains and services
  • Maintenance of the programme to include updates and changes to the plan
  • Change Control management and ensuring invoicing is done
  • Liaise with finance to ensure works are not programmed if we have outstanding over due monies
  • Holiday cover for other business units and assisting in the overall team where necessary
  • Maintain holiday records
  • Ensure all remote Scottish MU offices adhere to the clients systems and processes
  • This list is not inclusive or exhaustive and other duties will be expected to be managed


Other Duties

  • Set a good example to all employees.
  • Be pro active in achieving the business Six S vision of “Skilled, Secure, Successful, Sustainable, Strong and Systems”
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety issues
  • Ensure compliance with all the controlled documents including all the procedures.
  • Be pro-active in developing new systems to meet changing operational needs.

Essential Attributes

Skills and Knowledge

  • In depth understanding of the business and experience in utilityand or civil construction projects
  • Conceptual thinker. deal with multiple items at one time, priorities workload on the move
  • Ability to understand and build partnerships.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Leadership and responsibility.
  • Resourcefulness and ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to analyse problems and offer solutions.
  • Ability to manage people and deal with difficult internal and external situations
  • Extensive technical construction knowledge.
  • Good communicator.
  • Computer literate.

 Professional Experience

  • Experience of working within a team.
  • Minimum of 3-years relevant experience in a similar role

Desirable Attributes

Skills and Knowledge

  • Good negotiator.
  • Good team player.
  • Ability to motivate people to reach common goals.
  • Be well presented when dealing with clients.

General Attributes

  • Able to commit to the concept that acceptable profitable results are the main business driver and that there role in this is paramount to the success of the contracts
  • Understanding protocol within the business and be mindful of the problems which operations encounter
  • Able to commit to the concept of Equal Opportunity in employment.

If this could be of interest please contact Mel Self on mel.self@coyles.co.uk or 01245 254 760 for further details


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Please note: Rates are correct at time of posting and are an approximate indication only. Rates are subject to change