Site Engineer

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    Essex, England

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    John O'Connor

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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    7 Months

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Purpose and Scope:
The Site Engineer will be working as part of a team of engineers to supervise the Ground Investigation in the field. AECOM will be working in the role of Principal Contractor and you will be responsible for supervising the sub-contractor works to ensure compliance with the specification to deliver the highest quality technical deliverables. You will be expected to supervise drilling rigs, trial pit excavations and insitu testing as well as organising the day-to-day requirements to keep the exploratory holes progressing. You will also be expected to record daily metrics on progress to inform site management on programme. As your role will be predominantly field based you will be in a unique position to ensure that health and safety is appropriately considered and implemented in all site activities and to set a good example throughout the workforce.
You will be expected to direct drilling activities, survey, log and take samples as well as carry out particular insitu testing and monitoring. You will be expected to supervise the works and intervene where any processes are deemed unsafe or not in compliance with the specification, report these to the site agent and AECOM technical quality lead and provide solutions.
The role will be fully site based and the majority of time will be spent outdoors supervising ground investigation activities. You will be managed by the site agent and liaise with the site supervisor, LTC representative and AECOM technical lead. You should have good organisational and co-ordination skills, be proactive, flexible and a good communicator.
The Site Engineer will report to the Lead Geotechnical Engineer.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Health and Safety
* Co-operate with the Package H&S Advisor and the H&S Team to encourage a good safety culture.
* Report Incidents within AECOM using LifeGuard and iAuditor as appropriate. Where required aid in incident investigation and incident close out.
* Provide support to the SHE Team as requested, to ensure the safety of all persons involved in the project.
* Stop works on site where there is an immediate risk or harm.
Daily activities
* Daily coordination and supervision of drilling rigs/excavations/in-situ tests etc to ensure compliance with the specification and any site instructions;
* Undertaking regular checks in the field on core recovery, sampling procedures, logging etc;
* Ensure compliance with permits and site forms so that the works are undertaken in accordance with Principal Contractor requirements;
* Daily recording of progress metrics, input to site diaries and good record keeping. Input of site data into the WebGIS system and use of digital tablets on site;
* Identification of issues that could impact programme and cost, for example slow drilling conditions that impact production and communication of potential EWN's to the site agent;
* Formulating solutions to site based problems, for example improving core recovery in weak strata;
* Communicate site instructions where delegated and ensure site communications are delivered through the right channels with the right authority to prevent uninstructed work.
* Technical checking and review of site based data (in association with the logging and deliverable team) including drillers logs.
* Identify issue early and escalate to the Lead Geotechnical Engineer as necessary.
Minimum Requirements
* Degree in geology or geotechnical engineering (or equivalent qualification)
* Minimum 2 years' experience in ground investigations
* Asbestos awareness training
* CSCS card
* Full UK Driving Licence - including towing/off road etc where applicable
* EPIC (project specific induction training)
* First aid at work (3 day)

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