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Senior Engineer - Highways

Ref: JN -112019-68820
GBP40000.00 - GBP44000.00 per annum
UK, North West
Construction, Project Engineering
7 November 2019

Position: Senior Engineer - Highways

Location: Preston, Lancashire

Salary and package: £40,000 to £44,000 depending on experience with full package consisting of company car, pension, private medical, holiday etc

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Senior Engineer to join one of the most prestigious contractors in the UK.

To be considered for the position of Senior Engineer, it is anticipated that you hold extensive and demonstrable experience in leading the technical delivery across significant Highways and general infrastructure projects.

This role would suit an experienced Site Engineer, Section Engineer or Senior Engineer who has a strong background in a Main Contractor as your role will encompass supporting the Project Manager/Director in the overall implementation of the engineering strategy and framework for the designated project.

What you'll be doing

As, Senior Engineer, you will be responsible for the following:-

-Developing and supporting the Project Manager and senior project team in the overall implementation of the engineering strategy and framework for the designated project;

-Developing and managing materials, plant and labour within the allocated budget and resources, ensuring their safe, effective and efficient delivery of service on the project;

-Assisting in the development of all systems, design information, procedures and quality systems are effectively communicated for the project and ensure that they are satisfactorily communicated and implemented;

-Supporting the project delivery teams, verifying the work of others, providing robust technical support;

-Leading or supporting assurance on projects through conducting audits and regular meetings with project teams, identifying best practice, areas for improvement and areas of concern, including matters relating to safety, finance or quality;

-Developing and maintaining relationships with relevant customers including technical consultants and suppliers, managing their input in the design, development, pricing and delivery of technical solutions for the project;

-Maintaining personal expertise and knowledge to ensure that the company is at the forefront of the industry both technically and in using the latest technologies and standards;

-Providing coaching and motivation to the project team, to deliver high performance on the project and create a culture of continuous improvement;

-Ensuring that the engineering is efficiently managed so that it is fit for purpose from conception right through installation and maintenance; recognising site conditions and constraints and taking into account CDM, other statutory regulations and customer requirements;

-Ensuring the efficient operation of procurement, material control policies and procedures; providing assistance in producing accurate and current procurement schedules and cost information/reports (where required);

-By using the principles of quality assurance, and where appropriate technical Integrity, ensuring the customer requirements are clearly understood and that Quality -Control mechanisms are in place that provide assurance that the asset and/or service delivers as designed/required;

-Contributing to the accurate and efficient provision of progress and productivity reports weekly and monthly to senior management, in accordance with company procedures;

-Providing concise and accurate feedback on project performance against estimate to the estimating function (where required);

-Seeking to understand and implement the appropriate digital tool sets to support the project execution;

-Live the Balfour Beatty Values;

-Ensuring a relentless focus on Zero Harm;

-Supporting the delivery of CSUK's Sustainability activities.

Who we're looking for

The following personal qualities and experience are required:

-Previous substantial engineering experience and a subject matter expert in the discipline of engineering discipline;

-Up-to-date relevant knowledge of engineering and of industry best practice, appropriate to the relevant discipline, and knowledge of what 'good looks like';

-A valid CSCS card;

-Previous management experience within the construction or relevant support services industries, together with a strong understanding of technical issues and trends in the relevant sectors, including specialist markets;

-Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required, coupled with an ability to form effective relationships with partners and delivery team members under time pressure, and a customer centric, flexible approach.

-The following personal qualities and experience are desirable:

-A good understanding of other engineering and construction disciplines is needed, along with a willingness to challenge 'the norm';

-A degree in a relevant engineering discipline and a relevant professional qualification, such as MICE or MIStructE, or having an ONC/HNC;

-Focused and thorough with the appropriate skills to advise senior management when something needs immediate redress together with the tenacity and drive to ensure that the necessary action is taken;

-A desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on engineering excellence, the customer and the business;

-An understanding of BIM and how to read and assemble BIM models and produce appropriate reports from them.

Please do not hesitate to contact Joshua Misailidis on or alternatively call on 020 7478 2576 in confidence for a more comprehensive discussion surrounding what we feel is an excellent opportunity.

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