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Temporary Works Designer

Posted: 7 Dec 2020 Closes: 5 Feb 2021
London Borough of Camden, GB Competitive
Permanent & Full-time scs-railways/20201207182834

You will be part of the temporary work design team based in West Ruislip, and you will interact with external TW designers from the JV parent companies and through the supply chain.
Reporting to the Area TW Design Manager you will ensure that TW designs are adequate and safely designed for construction, use and dismantling, and that development and delivery of TW designs are in accordance with the SCSJV Programme Temporary Works Procedure.

The Temporary Works Designer’s primary task is the management of the design process from requirement (design brief) to delivery (construction) communicating via design check certificates, drawings, designers risk assessment’s & calculations to the construction team.

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.

About the Project:

The HS2 Main Civils Contracts include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The Main Civils contract is a £multi-billion project 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.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Ensure that a design brief has been established with full consultation is adequate and is in accordance with the actual situation on site, and ensuring all construction loads are considered.
  • Advise the permanent works designer of any temporary conditions or loads that should be considered in the permanent works design.
  • Ensure that the design, where required, is independently checked for concept, structural adequacy and compliance with the brief.
  • Ensuring SHE hazards and risks have been avoided or reduced in the design and/or check of temporary works and that the Delivery Team are aware of the residual risks to be managed.
  • Ensuring the delivery teams are provided with safe, workable temporary works in timely manner to suit programme via in-house design or supplier/subcontract design checks.
  • Working in accordance with SCSJV procedures for TW management.
  • Preparation of Design Risk Assessments including the development of appropriate design mitigation and communication with others in the construction process.
  • Contribute to SCSJV safety targets by pro-active leadership.
  • Ensure SCSJV process for temporary works management is applied fully and efficiently.
  • Site visits to aid identification of temporary works requirements and preparation of Contribute to the control of risk by identifying issues and providing appropriate responses.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement by attending team meetings and contributing to the team development topics.



Qualifications and experience: 

  • Civil or Structural Engineering Qualification, preferably BEng or higher (MEng, MSc), minimum of a HNC/HND (essential)
  • Previous experience of temporary works design (preferred)
  • Understanding and application of BS5975:2019 (preferred)
  • Thorough understanding and application of the CDM Regulations 2015 (preferred)
  • CITB Temporary Works Coordinator Course (preferred)
  • Completed SMSTS (preferred)
  • Membership of relevant professional body (IEng MICE or IEng IStructE, preferred)

We offer

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.

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