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Senior Engineer

Posted: 19 Nov 2020 Closes: 19 Dec 2020
Blaydon-On-Tyne, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time COS_5159

About Costain and your project.

This vacancy relates to Lot 8 for the delivery of 3 schemes along the A1 corridor in Newcastle and Northumberland, with a combined value in excess of £600m;

Package B10 Schemes

A1 Scotswood to North Brunton - currently in construction

A1 Birtley to Coal House - construction March 2021 - end 2023.

A1 in Northumberland - construction end 2021 - late 2024.

This role is for the A1 Scotswood to North Brunton scheme.

There is an overlap with design and construction with the design coming to an end later this year and construction starting earlier this year. The design is being undertaken by our design partner Jacobs. The RDP Hub is the site compound and the Package B10 head office which is located at Blaydon in Gateshead, and will serve both A1S2NB & A1B2CH schemes.

Currently the works are being carried out solely on nightshift due to traffic management restrictions so the role may require nightshift working for periods. The role will be site based and due to the current COVID restrictions may require from time to time to work from home

Costain helps to improve people's lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK's energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK's leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.

What will I be doing?

Main Responsibilities:
  • Working with an integrated team of Costain and Jacobs personnel to develop the detailed design, delivery and handover of the allocated schemes.
  • Contribute to the buildability input into the design for various aspects of the Highways projects including earthworks, drainage, surfacing and structures.
  • Work with senior members of the team to aid in the communication with various key stakeholders including but not limited to Newcastle Upon Tyne and Gateshead Council, Environment Agency, Natural England, Nexus, etc.
  • Support the commercial and planning teams with the development of cost forecasts and programmes for the development of budgets; delivery of works and monitoring of progress.
  • Ensure works are supervised on site and delivered in accordance with the works information
  • Work with various specialist suppliers during the detailed design / development phase and subsequently on site to ensure works are delivered on time and within Costain safety and quality standards
  • Work with the Jacobs design team in developing the buildable solution to be constructed on site.
  • Liaise with the design team to proactively seek safe and efficient solutions on site should any unforeseen buildability issues arise during delivery.
  • Work with the team to develop strategies for the delivery of the works considering access, temporary works and logistic constraints.
  • Be accountable for the quality of the constructed product by ensuring full compliance of the relevant quality documentation including Inspection and test plans.
  • Package management of subcontractors during detailed design and subsequently during construction.
  • Manage interactions between designers and on-site team to resolve outstanding design and technical queries during the construction phase.
  • Challenge and report any unsafe acts observed during project delivery.
  • Preparation and review of safe systems of work including RAMS, permits, etc.
  • Active participation in project improvement (including innovation, SHE and quality)
  • Carry out records of work including site diaries, output monitoring, progress reports, quality documentation etc.
  • Build effective relationships and support junior staff in their development.

About you

Person Specification:
  • Civil Engineering related qualification (HNC, HND, BSc MSc, BEng, MEng).
  • Minimum 5 years' experience delivering infrastructure projects
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme CSCS, SMSTS preferable.
  • Other relevant training (preferred includes Appointed Person, relevant lifting training and temporary works co-ordination) to be listed on CV.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to manage and control tasks
  • Willing to mentor and develop junior staff
  • Experience in some or all of the following:
    • Structures & Highways delivery in logistically challenging environments including earthworks, drainage, sheet piling, safety fencing, structures delivery, surfacing and associated temporary works

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.

It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Costain 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 encourage 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 you do not have to provide a response.
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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