Rope Access Manager


At Griffiths, our people are our company. The way in which we treat people – both our employees and the communities in which we live and work – is a core value that has driven our continued growth over the past five decades. We also have huge ambitions for the future and want to continue our growth and innovation to remain at the leading edge of our industry. We are a Welsh regional civil engineering and construction contractor with our head office based in Abergavenny. Operating out of regional centres across Wales and England we construct new roads, bridges and railways as well as maintaining existing developments.

In 2018, Griffiths became part of Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials business and a wholly owned subsidiary of CRH. Griffiths has over 1,000 employees operating across 100 sites or schemes at any given time.

Joining our team as a Rope Access Manager, you will be entitled to a highly competitive salary and package as well as our commitment to provide excellent training and support development. Please note that this role is project based within different geographical regions, so a flexible approach will be required.

We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.


The Project Manager would have the overall responsibility for the safe, timely and profitable delivery of the Project whilst maintaining a high level of quality/environmental awareness and developing customer relationships. They are to ensure that works activities are carried out efficiently and to agreed programme and specification. They would manage and develop team members individual performance, identify strengths/weaknesses in order to contribute to the succession planning of the business. The primary Roles and Responsibilities are listed below:

  • Ensure Management Plans and documentation required by company BMS and Contract specific requirements are produced in line with programme, including post-completion documentation, certificates and retention release.
  • Appoint project team members competent for type/complexity of project and ensure adequate resource available to safely plan & deliver the project.
  • Ensure project appointments in place for TWC, Permits, TSCO, Lifting etc.
  • Oversee all Procurement in timely manner in line with BMS requirements to enable best value procurement. Review/manage all sub-contracts.
  • Oversee development of Programme in line with contract requirements
  • Lead the production of Project Cost Plan and monthly updates to ensure project delivered to required commercial targets.
  • Manage site operations to maximise operational effectiveness and efficiency by understanding, adjusting and delivering an agreed scope & strategy based on tender principles. Agree & review with team all cost & productivity targets
  • Ensure Contract is operated correctly and required notifications provided in timely manner, ensure payment applications are issued and in line with project forecasts and expectations. Maintain project risk/opportunity register.
  • Contribute to and where required produce commercial, H&S and progress reports required by Operations Director


To be successful in this role, you must safety conscious, dependable, have a good attitude to work and be prepared to work in a challenging environment. We are looking for a reliable and experienced Manager with knowledge in the Geotechnical and arboricultural sectors of the construction industry. We are looking for someone who really wants to make a difference and be involved in the development of our growing business.


  • Have experience of rope access planning
  • IOSH or Nebosh qualified
  • Extensive managerial and communication skills
  • Experience in; rail, civil engineering, construction, and geotechnical works.
  • Have a full driving licence
  • IT Literate
  • Candidates must be flexible and willing to travel or lodge if required to sites across the business if required.


We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:
  • Company car/car allowance (where applicable)
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks)
  • We currently have nine communities inc.(REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female voice and Menopause’
  • Training and development opportunities

Griffiths, a CRH company, is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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