Lifting Engineer

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  • Location

    Seascale, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Salary:

    £45.00 - £50.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Rachel Troughton

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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We have an opportunity for a Lifting Engineer to manage all on site lifting operations, the role will be based at Sellafield, Cumbria.

Proposed Responsibilities:

Act as the BEP JV Construction Manager's representative for all lifting operations which fall under the responsibility of the BEP JV, ensuring all Crane and lift plans are developed in a manner which ensures the lifting operations are carried out within a safe system of work.
Demonstrate exemplary HSSE behaviours and be a role model.
To ensure HSSE safe working practices and procedures are strictly adhered to.
Accountable for Safety and implementing Project Standards.
Participate in and support project safety plans, policies and procedures.
Participate in project planning stage risk assessments.
Development & delivery of the Lifting input for the BEP Project into the Construction Work Packs in line with the delivery schedule.
Ensure Lifting information within the Construction Work Packs fully meet Project's quality expectations.
Ensure all lift plans are developed in compliance with LOLER, SL (client) and BEP JV lifting procedures.
Identify the capabilities of different types of crane or machines used for lifting and their limitations for lifting operations.
Categorizing the lifting operation and recording the lift plan number in the work pack.
Carry out technical review of lift plans developed by any 3rd party specialist vendors and /or contractors.
Assess the selection of lifting equipment to ensure it is suitable and adequate for the lifting operation in hand.
Carry out lifting operations specific desk top task risk assessments ensuring adequate controls are in place to reduce risk to ALARP.
Ensure the highest quality of workmanship at all times.
Support the development of a suitable and competent work force capable of the safe execution of lifting operations.
Maintain project procedures to align with the current legislative requirements and communicate to the project lifting community.
Provide Craneage, lifting and hoisting expertise at project constructability meetings.
Provide support to other trades/disciplines where required and form part of an integrated multi-discipline team.
To support the JV Discipline Team Construction Engineers in the execution of their duties ensuring adequate manpower and plant is available in accordance with agreed programmes and schedules.
Distribution of programmed work package to front line supervision.
Organisation of manpower requirements.
Organisation of plant/vehicle movements.
Control of labour discipline.
Responsible for front line supervision reporting/allocation of manpower.
Ensuring efficient manpower usage.
Co-ordination of lifting and 3rd party inspection sub-contractors.
Permit to work requirements.
Ensuring all documents/drawings are of the correct issue during installation activities.
Distribution of programmed work package to front line supervision

Educational Professional Qualifications Required:
Relevant experience within the Construction, lifting and engineering industry
Working within an Construction/Installation engineering department (2+ years post graduate).
Significant on-site experience.
Knowledge of the heavy lift / transport sector.
Ability to perform structural calculations (Structural Engineer).

Minimum HNC in a related Engineering discipline (structural, mechanical, civil).
IOSH Managing Safely Certificate.
Risk Assessment Training.
CPCS Appointed Person.