HS2 starts hunt for Construction Commissioner

Aaron Morby 6 months ago
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HS2 is on the hunt for an independent Construction Commissioner to referee complaints during the building of Britain’s new high speed rail network.

With building work scheduled to start in 2017 on the London to West Midlands leg of HS2, a commissioner is being recruited to impartially investigate any issues that arise during construction.

This new role will ensure that any unresolved complaints between contractor and local communities are investigated and mediated fairly. Further job information about the vacancy can be found here.

HS2 managing director of construction, Jim Crawford, said: “We want to be a good neighbour throughout the time we build this vital new rail network.

“A Code of Construction Practice will also be put in place as we look to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses.

“But if there are any problems we want people to be reassured that there is an independent commissioner they can look to for additional help.”

Construction Commissioner

Key roles

  • Lead on the independent investigations relating to construction and subsequent investigations with fairness and impartiality;
  • Provide reassurance to the public that he/she is available to mediate in any disputes which have not been resolved through the normal corporate complaints process;
  • Develop an awareness of all those affected by construction works of how to make contact with the appropriate people in the event of any difficulties.

Recruitment to the role has started now and the successful candidate will be announced in due course.

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