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Technology (Civils) Infrastructure Agent

Posted: 19 Nov 2020 Closes: 19 Dec 2020
Rob Lane, Newton-Le-Willow, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time COS_5169

About Costain and your project.

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.

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The Smart motorway solution is a technology-driven approach to tackling the most congested parts of the motorway network, improving journey reliability by controlling the flow and speed of traffic. They also support the economy by providing much-needed capacity on the busiest motorways, while maintaining safety for road users and those who work on the roads.

The design features of the scheme include:
  • variable mandatory speed limits
  • driver information, including lane availability, provided through a mixture of gantries and cantilever signs
  • queue detection and automatic signalling system, which provides queue protection and congestion management
  • comprehensive low light pan-tilt-zoom CCTV coverage
  • refuge areas where drivers can stop in an emergency
The M6 between junctions 21a and 26 is a key strategic route carrying around 120,000 vehicles daily between Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire, and Greater Manchester. Congestion and unreliable journey times are currently experienced at busy periods and traffic is predicted to grow. The scheme will relieve congestion and smooth the flow of traffic, improving safety and journey times.
What will I be doing?

The role will include supporting the Technology Integration Manager in all aspects of delivery, but specifically ensuring the technology infrastructure is constructed to specification to allow handover to the maintainers.

Key Responsibilities:
  • NEC contract administration to client and supply chain (SI, EWNs, GCs, TQs and defects).
  • Contributing to the programme to ensure technology infrastructure is adequately covered.
  • Drive team contribution to the collaborative planning and production control process.
  • Co-ordination of designers, multiple contractors and other stakeholders.
  • Oversight and management of design change and technical issues impacting the strategic plan.
  • Ensuring all works are constructed in accordance with the works information.
  • Contribution to ensure adherence to quality processes including ITPs, MARs, etc.
  • Managing the strict adherence of project SHE processes and requirements at all times.
  • Manage all technology infrastructure site related activities.
  • Manage the technology site installations subcontractors.
  • Ensure knowledge, best practices and lessons learnt are adopted and improved upon from previous Smart Motorway Projects to ensure a lean and right first-time approach is realised.
  • Implementation of a proven and rigorous approach to technology construction and installation.
  • Collation of handover documentation resulting from the installations process.
  • Management and coordination of site related stakeholders.
  • Management of all preparatory survey works to assist design and construction.
About you

Person Specification:
  • Civil Engineering related qualification desirable or relative experience.
  • Site Management Safety Training Scheme SMSTS.
  • Experience delivering technology infrastructure on Smart Motorway Projects in a site role.
  • Other training such as IPAF, TWS, TWC, AP, First Aid, etc to be listed on CV.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience of working in a highly collaborative and team orientated environment.
  • The ability to manage and control tasks of a team and subcontractors.
  • Experience in some or all: earthworks, FRC, drainage, pavements, structural steelwork and vehicle restraint systems within the Smart Motorways.
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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