Engineering Manager

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    London, England

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    John O'Connor

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    3 months ago

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    5 Months

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Engineering Manager - HS2 Enabling Works Contract

Skills set: (Engineering, Construction Methodology, Instrumentation & Monitoring, Network Rail Interface, Temporary Works)

Flexible working: You are welcome to ask about available options for the flexibility you need. Part-time working, remote working and compressed hours are potential options. The candidate should raise this requirement at interview to initiate an exploration of possible options.

The Role:

You will manage all engineering matters in the EWC South programme of works, working with the CSjv delivery teams and the supply chain.

Reporting to the Lead Engineering Manager you will ensure that engineering activities are delivered in accordance with H&S legislation, codes of practice and CSjv plans and procedures.

You will be involved with the delivery of circa 60 individual packages of work including demolition, utility installation and diversion, encapsulating scaffold structures for discrete exhumations and design reviews for new London Underground assets.

You will act as a senior technical member of the programme team and will be a subject matter expert for engineering and technical support. The mentoring of colleagues partaking in professional training as well as the wider coaching of the teams for career development is expected.

You will work closely with the package delivery teams and the temporary works, quality, hand-over, technical assurance, health, safety & wellbeing, environmental, digital, survey and instrumentation & monitoring teams.

You will enthusiastically promote innovation, actively drive the teams to continuously improve and contribute to the lessons learned capture initiative.

About us:

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK's new high-speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK's 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high-speed services.

Costain Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV) are delivering the Enabling Works Contract (EWC) programme of works for HS2, across the Southern area, to make way for the main civil and station build contracts. The scope of the EWC South includes demolition, utilities diversions, highways, archaeology, and ecology works with an estimated final value in excess of £600m. There are two years remaining of a five-year programme.

The joint venture has established a highly acclaimed community engagement scheme and is committed to leaving a significant legacy for the areas affected by the works.

Key responsibilities:

  • Implementing Company Engineering Policy & Procedures.
  • Ensuring compliance with HS2 and industry engineering standards.
  • Work closely with the temporary works design and checking teams to authorise high-risk temporary works designs.
  • Act as Temporary Works Co-ordinator when required and manage the TWC and TWS function.
  • Assessment & Appointment of temporary works co-ordinators and supervisors across the programme.
  • Act as Contractor's Engineering Manager [CEM], assess and nominate candidates for Contractor's Responsible Engineer [CRE].
  • Review of ground movement monitoring data and reporting and participation in regular Shift Review Group [SRG], Contract Technical Committee [CTC] and Engineering Review Panel [ERP] meetings. Recognise trends in ground movement data and understand trigger action levels and trigger action plans. Identify and explain the relationship between construction events and the ground movement observed and measured.
  • Participate in design review process and act as chair when required.
  • Work closely with the quality team to authorise quality verification evidence including ITP records, as-built information, O&M manuals and H&S files to achieve the progressive hand-over of the work packages.
  • Ensure that Risk Assessments meet the requirements of the H&S Management regs, CDM regs and the Common Safety Method for Risk Evaluation & Assessment [CSM for REA].
  • Provide technical support to the teams implementing the targeted risk monitoring [TRM] and Technical Risk Management Plan [TRMP] risk control initiatives across the programme.

Qualifications, experience and skills:

  • 10 Years+ experience of engineering management.
  • Civil Engineering Qualification (BEng / BSc minimum).
  • Chartered member of the ICE or similar professional body.
  • Experience of the CEM role and Network Rail Policies and Procedures.
  • Experience of instrumentation and monitoring procedure.
  • Understanding of how construction works cause ground movement and how ground movement affects nearby structures.
  • Experience of the Common Safety Method for Risk Evaluation and Assessment.
  • Experience with the London Underground management and assurance process would be ideal but is not essential.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office 365 suite of applications.
  • Clear communication skills, accountable, motivated and action orientated.
  • Ability to write and produce Engineering Policies & Procedures.
  • Holder of SMSTS certificate.
  • Holder of CITB Temporary Works Co-ordinator certificate.
  • Holder of a relevant CSCS card.
  • Holder of SEATS certificate.