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Senior Engineer

  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Senior Engineer
  • Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: CMSB001_1551785738
This vacancy has now expired.
Job description

My client is an international company spanning over 100 years in the construction industry. They have a respectable turnover and carry out work across all sectors. An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Engineer to join their team for an exciting project in Birmingham City Centre.

About the role:

Reporting to the Project Engineer and Project Manager on the project (value above £100M). You will provide technical leadership for a variety of functions and trades. Your primary role includes the establishment and maintenance of the quality procedures and requirements. You will also take responsibility for temporary works control/co-ordination and where required actively manage lifting operations. There is also an opportunity to progress to a Project Engineer role.
  • Competent and demonstrates advanced awareness in the best forms of dimensional control and is comfortable in rotating global grids into local grid format.
  • Is a key member of the project management team in the delivery of Health, Safety and Environmental presentations. Examples include project inductions, tool box talks, and crane team briefings. Provides input on the content of presentations.
  • Ensuring that site and graduate engineers take responsibility for the management of survey equipment.
  • Encourages the engineering team to complete as-built surveys for key elements. Understands key tolerances and can analyse details across a number of interfaces to highlight potential problems.
  • Is competent in the use of digital information systems i.e. A-Site, 4P etc.
  • Able to complete health and safety inspections, providing assistance and support to graduate and site engineers.
  • Completes an individual daily diary.
  • Competent in the principles of quality control for the majority of packages. Can review and create Inspection & Test Plans. Can readily display advanced knowledge of key packages such as concrete, drainage, steel-work and brickwork.
  • Has a good awareness of the project specifications, In particular tolerances for vertical and horizontal structural elements.
  • Controls the components of the companies Non Conformance procedure. Is comfortable in creating and closing out Non-Conformance's. Understands the cost of defects and remedial works. Works actively to close out NCR's in a timely manner.
  • Is competent in the issuing of "Permits to break ground".
  • Can review (and create) method statements and risk assessments.
  • Identifies where information is missing and has an excellent working knowledge of the project RFI process.
  • Knows how to find company information from the internal company website and can also find external information (where required) using IHS online.
  • Good understanding of temporary works and undertakes the role of the Temporary Works Coordinator.
  • Good understanding of lifting operations and undertakes the role of Project Lifting Operations Appointed Person.
  • Constantly provides information to the project planner to allow programmes to be updated


Management Responsibilities;
  • Provides assistance and more often than not leads site and graduate engineers, demonstrating best practice at all times.
  • Is fully aware of the locations of existing and proposed services.
  • Consistently stops site works, where he/ she believes persons are at risk from poor instances of health and safety management.
  • Works collaboratively with other team members and sub-contractors engineers. Utilising his/ her experiences at all times.
  • Has a good working knowledge of temporary works and temporary works procedures and undertakes the role of TWC
  • Constantly instigates the temporary works design brief procedure, working closely with the project supply chain
  • Has a good working knowledge of lifting operations.
  • Develops consents schedules and understands the key parties. Takes responsibility for ground validation reports to fulfil the companies planning obligations
  • Develops the project logistics plan and has input into establishing the programme to completion.
  • Understand outputs for various trades, highlighting where trades are falling behind programme or under-resourced.
  • Can work and lead where necessary engineering teams of various sizes and abilities.
  • Point of contact for technical, temporary works and lifting operations audits. Responsible for ensuring that all actions are closed within a suitable time-frame.
  • Assists the project design manager in the design approvals process and establishing benchmarks and samples.


Skills and Experience
  • Evidence of experience in Slip Form/Jump form and post-tension is essential to be considered for this position
  • Is fully competent in understanding the dangers of underground services and the risk control procedures required.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Significant experience in the design management process.
  • Comfortable in undertaking the TWC role.
  • Can assess temporary works systems for their suitability. Understanding limitations where necessary.
  • Experience in the management of lifting operations; with support, can undertake the role of lifting operations Appointed Person.
  • Experienced in Quality Management procedures.
  • Good, working knowledge of CAD.
  • Fully competent in the use of Asta
  • Understands current H&S legislation.
  • Has previously managed teams of engineers of various levels.
  • Can demonstrate where he/ she has instigated change for the betterment of the project.