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SCL Tunnel Agent

Posted: 30 Sep 2020 Closes: 30 Oct 2020
London, England Competitive
Permanent & Full-time SKA_INF0000VW

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

Role: Tunnel Agent - Reports to Tunnel Construction Manager

Cluster (Area) / Asset: Area Central (Old Oak Common) London

Key Responsibilities
  • Review of Risk Assessments, WASPS and Method Statements - in particular, high-risk activities to ensure adequacy of risk mitigation
  • Carry out briefings (Method Statement, Start of Shift, Safety Alert etc.) as and when required
  • Lead weekly SHE inspections and champion SCS and HS2 SHE initiatives
  • Ensure safety, environmental and quality non-conformances are reported to the Senior Management Team in a timely manner
  • Provide support to the Senior Engineer(s) / sub agents on engineering challenges
  • Lead Daily Shift Review Meetings
  • Overseeing preparation and implementation of Inspection and Test Plans and task specific Check Sheets in line with project QA requirements
  • Ensuring site team compiles accurate diaries detailing resources used/activities undertaken/problems encountered during the shift
  • Reporting progress against programme and providing detailed narrative on delays/problems/innovation
  • Efficient procurement and management of materials
  • Optimisation of site layout/setup to maximize efficiency of operation
  • Maintain a proactive approach to problem solving in conjunction with the site team as required and reporting on solutions found
  • Subcontract Management as required
  • Cost reconciliation

Health, Safety & Environment
  • Ensuring health and safety is given the highest priority in the delivery of the works
  • Be familiar with, and demonstrate commitment to the requirements of the Health & Safety and Environmental Policies
  • Ensure that the Health Safety and Environmental Policies and Procedures are effectively communicated to the workforce and implemented
  • Work collaboratively with the HS2 team and other contractors, subcontractors works packages to achieve the overall project goals

Required qualifications, skills, behaviours and attributes:
  • Substantial experience of at least ten years of sprayed concrete lining tunnel construction in similar ground conditions
  • Engineering Degree/HNC or similar in a construction discipline
  • IOSH or SMSTS or recognised equivalent
  • Extensive experience working with in TBM excavated tunnels with a particular emphasis on excavation of London Clay / Lambeth group utilising an EPB TBM
  • Engineering Degree/HNC or similar in a construction discipline
  • Application of survey control
  • Short term planning and programming works
  • Temporary works appreciation
  • Material and plant procurement
  • Proficient in written presentation of records
  • Thorough grounding in quality, safety, and environmental methodologies.
Desirable Qualifications & Skills
  • Engineering Degree/HNC or similar in Tunnelling/Mining
  • Appointed Person (Cranes)
  • Temporary Works Co-ordinator
  • Member of ICE/IMMM
  • Experience in planning and programming multi discipline works, particularly within the tunnelling industry
  • Temporary works innovation and design
  • Good track record in cost control and opportunity identification
  • Demonstrable record in SHE/quality risk assessment and risk mitigation
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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