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Area Temporary Works Design Manager

Posted: 12 Sep 2020 Closes: 12 Oct 2020
London, England Competitive
Permanent & Full-time SKA_INF0000U3

Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.


Reporting to the Area Lead Engineering Manager, candidates for Engineering (Construction) Manager must have a proven experience of large-scale civil engineering projects. Your previous/background experience will likely have been within Construction Project Management and now you are looking to use your depth of knowledge in support of others.

An in-depth knowledge of construction techniques is essential, as is processes across earthworks, earth retaining structures, RC structures formwork falsework above and below ground including shafts construction, drainage, structural steelwork, temporary works with an appreciation of both temporary and permanent M and E activities.

A practical and working knowledge of the processes and procedures for the delivery of works with emphasis on, quality, assurance, survey and I and M disciplines in relation both temporary and permanent works activities.

Knowledge and experience are the key attributes for the role along with strong interpersonal organizational team working skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. The confidence to challenge is also a desirable attribute as the role will support the Construction delivery team in providing guidance to them whilst maintaining a focus on deliverables.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide focus and leadership for the identification, initiation and implementation of temporary works with the Area Temporary works Manger / TWC and the construction teams
  • Provide technical support to the construction delivery teams
  • Input into the detailed design management system reviewing and providing constructability advice to both the permanent works designers, temporary works designers and the construction delivery team
  • Identify critical engineering interfaces in advance of the works to ensure that they can be managed to minimize exposure to unnecessary risk
  • Identify opportunities for optimization of project programme through review and challenging established construction activity, sequence and constraints
  • Identify weaknesses in current construction logic and provide solution options
  • Promote best practice in safety management through application of risk assessment
  • Assist in the timely identification of temporary works requirements, solution development and selection
  • Review temporary works design briefs prior submission for design
  • Provide guidance to the delivery team on the impact and management of Third-party interfaces
  • Advise the permanent works designer of any temporary conditions, or loads, that should be considered in the permanent works design

Required qualifications, skills, behaviors and attributes
  • Civil or Structural Engineering Qualification, minimum of an HNC/HND, preferably BEng or higher (MEng, MSc).
  • CSCS Card
  • CITB Temporary Works Coordinator Course (preferred)
  • Completed SMSTS required
  • Understanding and application of COP's and HSWA 1974
  • Thorough understanding and application of the CDM Regulations 2015.
  • Team player
  • Good communicator
  • Knowledge of heavy piling and D walling
  • Thorough knowledge of construction of buried structures, using top down techniques, Shafts.
  • Appreciation of the practical application of dewatering techniques
  • Knowledge of RC concrete formwork and false work systems techniques
  • Awareness of the principles of sprayed concrete
  • Previous TWC experience, desirable
  • Act as a mentor to the construction delivery teams
  • Appreciation of working in close proximity to live rail infrastructure.

About us:

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK's new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK's 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 Main Civils Contracts which include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The combined value of the contracts is around £1.8billion with the works due for completion in 2025. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You'll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 - working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity. Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

It is an SCSJV requirement that all employees, Design House, and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use", OHSAS 18001:2017 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture 's operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Additional Information
  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Employee Status: Regular

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