Lead Engineering Manager, Civils

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2021-06-24 15:08:451970-01-01 Charlton Recruitment
Job Type Permanent
Location Hybrid Working - Home & (office between Bucks & Warwickshire)
Area South East, UKMidlands, UK South East UK Hybrid Working - Home & (office between Bucks & Warwickshire)
Sector High Speed Rail
Salary £78 - 89,000 + Pen(6:12) + Health + 25 days
Start Date
Advertiser remoteapi
Telephone 07881022741
Job Ref HS2041
Job Views 244
As Lead Engineering Manager Civils working for the client organisation on the UK's High-Speed Rail, reporting to the Head of Engineering and Environment Civils you will be responsible for executing legal and contractual technical duties on project engineering issues within the Integrated Project Team (IPT) working on the Eiffage Kier Main Works Contract, managing the technical team and supporting & deputising where necessary for the Head of Engineering and Environment, leading risk-based assurance of asset design and construction, assuring that it is in accordance withtechnical requirements, standards and policies, in a timely and cost-efficient manner.   Responsible for line management 5 Senior Project Engineers.
The role also has the responsibilities of Principal Design Representative for the High Speed Rail project in CDM (Construction Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and the NEC3 (New Engineering Contract) Supervisor for the contract may be delegated to this role as required across a section of the route. 
The Lead Engineering Manager Civils will be responsible for the interaction between the Chief Engineer’s Team (technical authority / develops standards) and the integrated Project Team (IPT) delivering the design & build contract – Eiffage Kier.
The Section you will be responsible for is the 80km Main Civils Contract being delivered by Eiffage Kier - This 80km section runs between the Chilterns to Warwickshire and includes 15 viaducts, 5km of green tunnels, 22km of road diversions, 67 overbridges and 30 million cubic metres of excavation. The total value of the section is valued more than £2billion.  The contract is self-assuring and takes a risk based assurance approach therefore you will step in when problems arise that the contractor & their design partner cannot solve. 
Currently the project and for the next 18 months is in detailed design which comprises of 120 packages and some 42,000 deliverables; design assurance is an essential element of the role. Coupled, with careful management of the change and how this interacts and interfaces with the other packages of work particularly the 24 rail system packages.
Duties and responsibilities 
  • To lead the risk-based engineering technical assurance within the IPT, as per the HS2 assurance requirements, through engineering review, checking and submission of assurance evidence for technical stage gates, taking a delegated accountability for a section of route as defined by the Head of Engineering and Environment. 
  • To assure that the design and construction of assets comply with the technical and sponsor requirements and applicable standards, specifications and procedures by supporting planned Technical Assurance Reviews and “spot-checks” of Contractor’s deliverables;
  • To discharge the duties of NEC3 Supervisor and Principal Designer (CDM Regulations 2015) Representative as delegated by Head of Engineering and Environment.
  • To support Head of Engineering and Environment with internal and external reporting and risk identification and mitigation of engineering matters.
  • To have delegated authority to act as the Head of Engineering and Environment as requested in matters relating to CDM Principal Designer, NEC3 Supervisor or any other delegated technical duty, such as approval of VAP’s, L3 certification and change management. (SPE’s are not allowed to perform these activities)
  • Manage and communicate Engineering requirements to the IPT contractor. 
  • Provide guidance on design solutions for the asset, promoting use of best practice and innovative engineering techniques, technologies and processes, driving consistency and identifying opportunities for efficiencies within the IPT 
  • Work alongside Heads of Commercial and Project Clients to determine the impact of trends, progress and change with respect to cost and schedule. 
  • Work alongside other technical specialists, engineers and environmentalists to identify and develop appropriate and cost balanced mitigation strategies and solutions, contributing to successful system integration between station, railway systems and other delivery contracts 
  • To assure the technical coordination and integration of the supply contracts with other neighboring contracts, station contracts, railway systems contracts and others.
  • To be the discipline engineer in technical areas for which they have the recognized technical competence. 
  • Actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work, and support and comply with all organizational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI
Candidate Criteria
This is a Senior Engineering Manager role, the candidate will have good leadership skills & experience coupled with strong communication skills with the ability to present Technical Solutions and work collaboratively with he Design & Build contractors and the central engineering function.
They are looking for a Chartered Engineer (Civils, M&E, System Engineer etc) with Engineering Management/Technical hands-on Leadership experience working on large multidisciplinary infrastructure projects during design & Build phase – ideally rail infrastructure project or linear new build (such as Highways).  You could be from a client, consultant or indeed main contractor background, however, client experience would be preferable and a mix being the ideal.  An understanding of the responsibilities of Principle Designer (CDM) and an awareness of System Integration essential.
  • Complex problem solving – identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. This includes the management and planning of multiple workstreams and the competing demands of stakeholders.
  • Decision Quality - Gathering and synthesizing information, identifying options and applying sound judgement based on logic and reason, making use of a variety of analytical approaches to provide relevant information to suppliers, stakeholders and decision makers using key facts and data.
  • Technical Leadership - Can confidently communicate most discipline-specific technical ideas to stakeholders and colleagues, based on examples of application. 
  • Technical Communication - Able to communicate some discipline-specific technical ideas to colleagues, based largely on examples of application Knowledge.
  • Knowledge of applicable UK construction regulations including CDM requirements 
  • Knowledge of the UK context surrounding the High-Speed Rail Project, which includes having knowledge and understanding of the political and environmental implications
  • Understanding of the Regulatory/Legislative Framework relevant to the project 
  • Commercial awareness including understanding of cost delivery, schedule targets and the need to deliver an integrated solution that meets all functional requirements.
Type of experience:  
  • Chartered Membership of an appropriate professional institution or the equivalent experience.
  • Experience in leading multi-disciplinary standards, safety, and the environment activity on large complex major projects/ programs within a complex infrastructure delivery program including the management of multi-discipline project teams. 
  • Experience of managing competing demands including engineering, technical and environmental with cost and schedule implications 
Leadership Qualities
  • Inspirational leadership,
  • Growing talent,
  • Influencing,
  • Collaboration
  • Coordinating teams
  • Business Judgment
  • Innovation
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