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Section Engineer

Hays Building
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Job position
Contract Type
Temporary / Contract
Full Time
Job Function
Site Management

Job Details

Your new company
Operating both in the UK and across the world, they are a leading contractor delivering projects across multiple sectors including; real estate, defence, education, highways, rail and water.
Your new role
Working on the largest highways project in the region involving a new 10 mile dual 2-lane carriageway, we are looking for a Section Engineer to join the project team.
As Section Engineer you'll be supported by the Sub Agent / Agent (among others) and are expected to take ownership of the site works of the section, leading the planning and coordination of the works and ensuring that the works are constructed in accordance with the design and contract scopes.
As part of the role you will have management responsibilities for Site Engineers / Graduate Engineers / Apprentice Engineers.
Duties to include:

  • Manage, supervise, train and mentor the site team to enable them to perform their duties effectively.
  • Communicate effectively with other engineers, supervisors, enabling functions, designers, and client representatives.
  • Generate temporary works design briefs to a standard accepted by the Temporary Works Coordinator
  • Produce a 3 month lookahead for your section of works.
  • Record progress and compare it to planned production for your section. Communicate this progress with relevant stakeholders.
  • Produce plans for your works section considering sequences, constraints and interfaces and communicate them with relevant stakeholders.
  • Assist the Sub Agent / Agent and commercial team in reviewing applications for payment from subcontractors.
  • Create and communicate inspection requests for any client or 3rd party quality inspections.
  • Be familiar with and demonstrate commitment to the requirements of the Health & Safety Policies and procedures
  • Set and maintain clear expectations for environmental management with your team and suppliers working on your section.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and common construction methodologies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of construction contracts (through experience and formal training).
  • Digital competence (MS Office, document control systems, site digital tools).
  • Formal training in Health & Safety and Environmental management (SMSTS, SEATS)
  • Relevant CSCS Card

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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