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Site Engineer

  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Sector: Civil Engineering & Infrastructure
  • Position: Engineer
  • Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: SEC_1528472037
Job description

My Client were appointed by Highways England to deliver two of the three sections of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme as part of a Joint Venture (JV). The JV will complete two packages totalling circa £600 million of work. The A14 Improvement Scheme is required to enhance the capacity and reliability of the UK strategic road network in order to ensure better journeys for road users.



Stretching over 25 miles, the works will improve this highly congested stretch of road. Initial design work will commence immediately with the development of detailed plans for the delivery phase, which commenced late 2016. The road will be open to traffic in 2020, with the works in Huntingdon town being completed after.



As Site Engineer you will support the Section Engineer in the Engineering requirements of the projects, to include the setting out of the works and continual monitoring of the progress and quality of the works liaising with the Works Manager/GF, and Agent/PM.


What will I be doing?

  • Ensure that sufficient information is available on drawings and sketches to set out the works in accordance with the programme and to resolve any inconsistencies in the information provided including feedback on any changes made
  • Setting out the works in accordance with the contract requirements before work is programmed to commence.
  • Arrange and allow time for independent checking where required.


  • Develop 4-weekly programmes with section engineer and simple benchmark productivity measures for the workforce and assess actual programme and productivity achieved for review at weekly progress meetings.
  • Communicate with foremen, gangers, workforce and sub-contractors to ensure full understanding of information provided.
  • Check the works during progress and on completion to ensure that it has been constructed in line with the setting-out information provided, measured and signed off before covering up and that information is passed to the QS and QA function.
  • Communicate to the QA and QS engineer non-conformances and any instructions received from the client / designer / RE's staff. Ensure that comprehensive records of resources employed on additional works are maintained.
  • Taking off and site measures of materials to allow them to be controlled ordered efficiently and accurate reconciliations to be developed for the weekly review.
  • Take receipt of materials and check description, quality, markings and condition before signing for and ensure that all tickets are passed to the section engineer for coding.
  • Complete inspection and test plans, risk assessments and method statements for the control of the works ensuring that all necessary documentation, as required by these statements and plans, is produced in a timely manner.
  • Keep a full and accurate daily site diary, including any changes / variations, subcontractors' attendance, and records of work related discussions with client / designer / RE / project team.
  • Adherence with Skanska policies and proceduresAd hoc duties as job requires



About you

  • Degree level qualification in a Civil Engineering allied subject or BTEC in Civil Engineering and vocational training in Engineering
  • Computer competence (MS Word, Excel, Document control system). Experience with Sypol, COSHH Database, SSPS Intranet Database is advantageous.
  • Relevant CSCS Card
  • Training in Health & Safety and Environmental management




Please call Lucy Hornby on 01785715505 or email your Cv