Top Highways Opportunities in The Wild, Wild (South) West

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by Rebekah Valero-Lee on

With total investment in the roads sector set to increase by 20% to nearly £6bn per annum in the next four years, there is a new found focus on this “a once in a generation” highways investment programme. Excitingly, as the world turns increasingly to digital methods, there will be a demand for new types of skills as intelligent infrastructure technology becomes part of mainstream delivery solutions.

Sector benefits

The challenge to increase the current highways workforce by 50% within the next four years comes with an array of opportunities available all over the country. In addition, the promise of more and stable investment could provide the impetus for the sector to invest in the people and equipment needed.

Opportunities in the wild, wild (south) west

There isn’t just the Northern Powerhouse. When you consider what the South West has to offer, it’s easy to see how it could lay a claim to being its own self-contained powerhouse.

Senior Principal Engineer

Our client, WYG, currently has an opportunity for an ambitious Principal Engineer to support the developing work load in their civil engineering section in either their Bristol or Southampton office, dependent on your preference. Both offices undertake a wide variety of major and challenging infrastructure projects for the private & public sector and seek to provide integrated solutions incorporating state of the art design.

Criteria:

    • Civil Engineer working towards Chartered status
    • Should have several years’ experience of drainage design, flood risk assessment and highways design.
    • Should be conversant with Sections 104, 278 and 38 works
    • Experience with Microdrainage design software, AutoCAD and 3D modelling ideally with Civils 3D.
    • Ability to carry out plot engineering on housing projects and other, wider civil engineering drainage schemes.
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Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Our client, WYG, currently has an opportunity for a Senior Engineer to support the developing work load in their civil engineering section in their Bristol office.

Criteria:

      • Senior Engineer working towards Chartered status
      • Should have several years’ experience of drainage design, flood risk assessment and highways design.
      • Should be conversant with Sections 104, 278 and 38 works
      • Experience with Microdrainage design software, AutoCAD and 3D modelling ideally with Civils 3D.
      • Ability to carry out plot engineering on housing projects and other, wider civil engineering drainage schemes.
Apply Now

Morson Divisional Manager, Sam Mabbott emphasises that:

“WYG are willing to support career progression with these vacancies. They are great opportunities for ambitious engineers whom are looking for the next step in their career.”

To find out more about UK infrastructure projects, check out our latest infrastructure blogs.


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Recruiting for a Site Engineer to work on a contract basis for a leading client in the Rail Industry based in Stockton-on-Tees. Reports to the Work package manager and is responsible for the engineering control on site, supporting the installation team. The key responsibilities are to ensure engineering governance of the installation including setting out, quality control, production of ITP's, WPP's, issuing and coordinating design in a suitable format to the installation teams, material take off and control and essentially ensuring that the site team have the all the correct information required to build. Support the Work Package Manager in delivering the civil engineering works for the project Representing the civil engineering team for the civil engineering works in meetings as required Implement Management Systems for the site works Ensure equipment and signal foundations are built as per the AFC design, including setting out of the equipment where required Compile the quality assurance folders and paperwork for the equipment and signal foundations Provide engineering support to the workforce as required Order plant and materials to ensure the works continue without delay Produce a short term programme on a weekly basis and monitor production against the programme Raise technical queries against the design as necessary Production of permits for the different aspects of work Compile 'As built' records and data Ability to lead a section of works within the project Timely and accurate setting out Timely ordering of materials, and compilation of paperwork to allow works to continue without delay or disruption Essential PTS holder Recent experience as a Site/Section Engineer, preferably in rail industry Experience of Setting Out techniques Good numerate and Microsoft IT skills in particular, Word, Excel and Outlook Good verbal and written communication skills Formal qualification in Civil Engineering Desirable IWA competence Degree in Civil Engineering

Team Organiser

A leading client in the Rail Industry is recruiting for Team Organizer to work on a contract basis in Eccles, Manchester. Rates negotiable dependent upon experience. Please see below daily duties: Daily checklist of duties to manage the reception area Post - Incoming and Outgoing Processing of agency staff timesheets Compliance check for hidden / fatigue each week Assist test section during commissioning's & as required Update Monthly the Safety information Maintain fuel receipt log Maintain testing tools for calibration Raise estates tickets and log on tracker Raise Requisitions and manage good receipting including maintaining office supplies, PPE and consumables Housekeeping - Reception, meeting rooms, goods-in area Manage visitors and support security of the building Raise IT tickets and support IT team with compliance Manage Meeting Room bookings ensuring efficient use of space

Commercial Manager

Recruiting for a Commercial Manager to work on a contract basis for a leading client in the Railway Industry based in Birmingham. Purpose of the role: Provide Siemens with post contract commercial support for designated packages of work, including subcontract, materials and direct labour. Ensures projects are successfully delivered within cost and time constraints. Acts as a primary interface to work package managers, key stakeholders and suppliers. Principal Accountabilities: Assist with commercial management of various work packages as directed. These may include: Design, Installation, Test & Commission, Materials, Telecoms, Electrification, Power, Plant, Professional Services, Civil Engineering and Permanent Way. Responsible for work package change control and management. Provides key commercial interface for responsible work package manager. Provide contractual & commercial support to Project Managers and Engineering. Responsible for work package cost management, including forecasting, budget management and control. Monitor and actively manage and mitigate work package risks. Provides Input to internal and external commercial reports as required by Commercial Delivery Strategy. Ensure processes and document control complies with the appropriate Company standards. Establish and maintain interfaces with key stakeholders. Eg: finance, project management, engineering, sub-contractors, suppliers and client. Responsible for maintaining auditable records for responsible work packages in accordance with contractual requirements. Essential Competencies: Minimum 4+ years Quantity Surveyor / Contracts Administrator experience working within a contractor side project environment. Experience ideally gained in a similar or related industry e.g. rail, engineering, defence, construction etc. Degree qualified or equivalent and/or hold or working towards professional qualification (RICS, IACCM or similar) Strong track record in a contractor side, project environment. Able to manage both direct labour and subcontract costs. Ability to estimate change / variations using various methods. Able to forecast cost and measure cost of work complete. Good negotiation skills Ability to manage commercial strategies Ability to work with limited supervision Ability to manage expectations Strong communicator with excellent written and oral communications skills Good financial and commercial acumen Ability to work under own initiative and under cost or time critical conditions Good Contractual knowledge and experience. Confident and able to deal externally and internally at all levels. Ability to operate effectively within a team environment Strong computing skills in MS word, excel, project and MS Outlook

Interim Demand Planning Manager

Job Title: Interim Demand Planning Manager Contract: 3/6 month contract Location: Lancashire Salary: Competitive Day Rate Summary: Currently working with a leading UK business, well known for its family ethos, who operate within the FMCG market. Currently experiencing significant growth within their market, the client is keen to hire an Interim Demand Planning Manager to better develop their forecasting capability. This is a newly created role which is an influential and high-profile position. The individual will work with senior executives to fully understand and articulate the demand planning for the business, managing both inventory levels effectively whilst ensuring customer services remain high. This is a contract role for circa. 3/6 months with the view to supporting the development of a permanent position longer term. Key Responsibilities: Lead the Demand Planning process to develop and maintain the short, medium and long-term demand plans division wide for the business. Develop a strong relationship between key internal stakeholder groups including, Supply Chain, Commercial and Finance teams - enabling improved forecast accuracy (base and activity plan) alongside overarching operational improvements through increased focus on forecast patterns and trends. Utilise analytical and system skills to maintain information integrity and accuracy within the forecasting system and related tools. Manage the development and ongoing management of the forecast through direct partnering with commercial colleagues taking into account both micro and macro factors. Manage both the internal and external stakeholders from a Commercial and Supply Chain perspective - working closely with both to ensure that the forecast contains the highest level of quality. Define the KPIs the Demand Planning function will deliver in order to act as an enabler to continuous operational excellence. It is anticipated the main KPIs are forecast accuracy, forecast bias and customer service. Skills, Knowledge and Experience Required: Proven track record in delivering demand planning practises and procedures in a FMCG environment, ideally food Ability to build a develop demand planning tools to better support the current organistaion Strong understanding of supply chain methodologies. A good communicator who can easily convey his/her ideas and requirements across all levels in the organisation. Ability to manage large amounts of information, identify root causes and put in place resolution activities. The capability to use Microsoft tools (particularly Excel and PowerPoint) in order to support this work Excellent written and spoken communication skills Capable of moving an individual's thinking based on their data and facts evidence. Build strong and lasting relationships both internally and externally Able to gain the respect of their colleagues and senior team members through delivering excellent quality of work Ability to identify potential opportunities / risks well before they appear and puts in place activities to take advantage of these The company prides itself on creating an inspiring environment for employees, generating an ethos of entrepreneurial spirit and rewarding opportunities. There are definite long term career options for the right candidate, plus a great environment to work in. To apply, please email a copy of your most up to date CV or call Tom Wowk on 0161 707 1516 for more details. Please note - if you have not received any feedback within 5 days, your application was not successful on this occasion.

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