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Temporary Works Designer

Posted: 12 Dec 2020 Closes: 10 Feb 2021
London, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 1271415003

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.

Thames Tideway Tunnel, Main Works East is a £650m project recently secured by a Costain joint venture ("CVB"), to provide a new 7.2m diameter tunnel to divert waste from the Victorian built sewer from discharging into the Thames. The tunnel runs from Chambers Wharf to Abbey Mills where it connects with the Lee Tunnel. The works include: the main tunnel drive, a connection tunnel from Greenwich Pumping Station, shaft constructions, a connection to the newly constructed Lee Tunnel project, and minor works at Beckton Sewage Treatment, all as part of an overall project to reduce sewer discharge overflows into the River Thames. The works are scheduled to commence on site in March 2016 and complete in March 2022.

What will I be doing?

Within the Design Process, the Temporary Works Designer is specifically responsible for:
  • Ensuring that the requirements of the project's Design Management Plan are properly implemented.
  • Ensuring that the project's Temporary Works procedures are properly implemented as they pertain to design.
  • Preparing temporary work designs in compliance with project procedures.
  • Undertaking design checks of the temporary work designs prepared by others.
  • Liaising and coordinating to facilitate any external category design checks of your designs.
  • Work with site team to ensure conceptual design briefs are agreed, together with the information required, before proceeding with any design.
  • Ensuring a Design Risk Assessment has been carried out and mitigations are adequately communicated on the design documents.
  • Completing the handover of designs to the construction teams to ensure full understanding of the design residual risks.
  • Considering and respond to Field Change Requests, Design Change Applications and Non-Conformance Reports.
  • Engaging with third parties in communicating aspects of the design that require explanation or clarification.
  • Ensure that the correct design information is available on time to meet delivery schedules.
  • Ensuring changes to design requirements or to critical information are formally communicated to and agreed with the Designers and Checkers.
  • Ensuring designs are coordinated with the permanent works, with other temporary works, with existing assets and with existing and newly installed services.
  • Ensuring, when required, that adequate coordination/ liaison has taken place with the Permanent Works Designer, the Lead Designer and Principal Designer on design issues and information for the Health and Safety File.
  • Providing any maintenance requirements or specific inspection regimes associated with the design.

About you
  • Tertiary education in an appropriate subject
  • Previous TW design experience at senior designer level
  • Ability to undertake designs that incorporate geotechnical, structural steel, and structural concrete elements
  • Ability to assess and justify impact on existing structures impacted by the construction work
  • Be familiar with CDM and incorporate those Regulations in the approach to design
  • Ability in MicroStation / AutoCAD
  • Hold valid CSCS card
Final Statement

Why work for us?

Talent comes in many different guises. At Costain we recognise this and work with employees to take them where they want to go rather than where we think they should go. We are fully committed to creating a safe place to work, where everyone can be at their best, every day. A workplace where everyone can be their true self, feel valued and understood for who they are and what makes them unique.

As a mark of our progress we were named as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women in 2018 and again in 2019. In addition to this, we have won various awards, including IChemE Diversity and Inclusion, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Employer of the year and a Business in the Community (BITC) Game Changer award. Manchester and London Pride parades are now established dates in the Costain calendar, and we are proud to be a Stonewall diversity champion. We are a member of Working Families, an early signatory to the BITC Race Charter and a Disability Confident Committed employer.

Costain value that everyone is different and by being different, our people can bring their own valuable contribution to the business. Creating an inclusive culture makes us more able to recruit, retain and progress a diverse workforce, increasing employee engagement and experiencing higher levels of wellbeing.

Our employee benefits

We're dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits. As well as a competitive salary, our employees enjoy a comprehensive core benefits package which includes:

  • Group Pension Plan, to help you save for the future
  • Employee Assistance Programme, to help employees and their families balance the pressures of work and home life
  • Incentive payments to recognise high-performance
  • Life assurance, to help protect your loved ones financially
  • Funded membership to a professional Institute
  • Private healthcare and dental packages
  • Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership, to keep you as fit and as healthy as you can be
  • Volunteering days, so you can give back to your local community
  • Save as You Earn (SAYE) scheme, that lets you save towards buying shares in Costain

Costain, and the Armed Forces

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.

Right to Work & Security Checks

Understandably given the nature of our business, everyone who is employed at Costain must undergo thorough referencing checks. We will need different information depending on the job we have offered you. For all roles, we'll carry out a criminal record check and we'll ask to see evidence that you have the legal right to work in the UK. You may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.

Closing date

Please note that Costain reserves the right to bring forward the closing date of any of its job vacancies if we receive a suitable number of quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend at you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.

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