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Lean Engineer - RDP North

Posted: 22 Jul 2020 Closes: 20 Sep 2020
Blaydon-On-Tyne, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -277801577

About Costain and your project.

Costain helps to improve people's lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK's energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

The Regional Delivery Partnership is a framework contract with Highways England for the development, design and construction of capital road projects that form part of the Regional Investment Programme during Road Period 1 (2015 to 2020) and Road Period 2 (2020 to 2025). The Costain Jacobs Partnership were awarded two lots; Lot 7 (East Region) & Lot 8 (North Region) for the delivery of packages of work with an estimated value over £100m.

This vacancy relates to Lot 8 for the delivery of 3 schemes along the A1 corridor in Newcastle and Northumberland. The purpose of the role is to support the day to day deployment of our integrated lean deployment approach at scheme level.

The intention will be that this role is generally carried out from the North East at our Hub located in Blaydon, Newcastle, however some remote working will also be possible, particularly during the current climate.

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.
What will I be doing?

  • Working with engineers, project managers, lean and efficiency champions, and suppliers to improve project delivery through lean interventions, gathering data and proactively identifying opportunities for process improvement
  • Instilling a lean and collaborative culture within the team through targeted training and support
  • Collating and providing 'performance observation' information such that it can be used to aid in the identification of key areas to target for performance improvement
  • Reporting any operational efficiency to the efficiency manager on any improvements
  • Supporting the progression of the Andon system and managing the feedback of performance data to the team in a clear and consistent form

About you

Person Specifications:
  • Experience in continuous improvement with an understanding of the DMAICT methodology and a variety of root cause analysis tools
  • Interest in and an eagerness to learn in both lean and technology
  • A clear understanding of lean tools to deliver lean projects, innovations and efficiencies
  • Ability to analyse and trend data using Microsoft applications
  • Ability to identify, drive and deliver business improvement
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people from graduate to senior management levels
  • Ability to write and present clear, concise documents to high standard while conveying information to people clearly
  • Ability to manage and deliver facilitation of sessions, giving presentations and in the longer-term coaching teams and individuals
Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.

At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers' needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

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