Senior Project Engineer - Engineering Manager

2022-05-11 10:22:022022-08-18 Charlton Recruitment
Job Type Freelance/Contract
Location Bicester, Oxfordshire & Hybrid
Area South East, UKMidlands, UK South East UK Bicester, Oxfordshire & Hybrid
Sector High Speed Rail
Salary £650 - 700 INSIDE IR35
Start Date
Advertiser remoteapi
Telephone 07881022741
Job Ref HS20031
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Senior Project Engineer is required for a six-month contract to work within the Client Organisation responsible for the New High-Speed Rail project in the UK this is a multi-billion-pound high-speed railway to directly link the city centres of: London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester.  Contract extension highly lightly proposed work over 1 year.
The Senior Project Engineer is responsible to execute legal and contractual technical duties on project engineering issues within the Integrated Project Team (IPT), leading risk based assurance of asset design and construction, assuring that it is in accordance with HS2’s technical requirements, standards and policies including CDM, in a timely and cost efficient manner.
High Speed 2 are looking for an experienced Engineering Manager to work as Senior Project Engineer working on the Civil Engineering Main Works Contract Lot C2 on the central contract of Phase 1 – the JV team responsible for this section (Eiffage Kier, Ferrovial Agroman & BAM Nuttall).  The C2 area which is concentrated around the Bicester area is an especially technically challenging piece of work due to East West Rail & HS2 Maintenance Depot interfaces and a above tunnel with a complex Bat mitigation.  The works consist of heavy civils – viaducts, tunnels, road diversion, overbridges and mass excavation.  The main duties will involve concluding design ensuring the design produced by the JV’s consulting team is fit for construction. 
The role reports to the Head of Engineering for the 80km line of route – The Senior Project Engineer, will be responsible for the interaction between the HS2 Chief Engineer Team (technical authority / develops standards) and the integrated delivery project teams who are delivering the Design & Build contracts on HS2 forC2.  Please note HS2 Is the Principal Designer and so legal responsibilities for CDM hence the Snr Project Engineer must have a thorough understanding of these responsibilities.  
Working Relationship – Co-located & Hybrid
The client team are working alongside the main contractor (Co-located) in the same site offices, the role requires individuals with the correct behaviours – collaboration, engagement, stakeholder management skills who are able to drive the best from the relationship, pick up on problems as they arrive and resolve quickly rather than waiting and reviewing once the problem has manifested. 
Role is site office based from Bicester with some travelling to other offices coupled with Hybrid working – expectation is to work 2/3 days a week from the site office and the rest of the time at home. 
Senior Project Engineer  £650 - £700 INSIDE IR35
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;
  • 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 directed 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 represent the Head of Engineering and Environment as requested in matters relating to CDM Principal Designer, NEC3 Supervisor or any other technical duty.
  • Manage and communicate HS2 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 neighbouring contracts, station contracts, railway systems contracts and others.
  • To be the discipline engineer in technical areas for which they have the recognised technical competence.
Candidate Criteria
Looking for a Chartered Engineer with experience working as Engineering Manager on major multi-disciplinary complex infrastructure projects ideally within Rail or Highways projects.  The likely level with be DPE (within Network Rail).  The project is largely civils, however, an appreciation of rail systems would be helpful and must have experience on the delivery stage of a project & CDM.  Must have strong stakeholder engagement skills ability to work in a collaborative co-located project team whilst navigating a complex matrix environment.  Open to client, consultancy or Main Contractor background – a mix being the ideal.
  • Problem solving – Able to identify complex problems and review 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 Making – Able to gather and synthesise 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 - Specialist technical support and leadership on most discipline-specific scientific, technical and engineering principles but, knowing when to seek further guidance from Subject Matter Expert or others
  • Technical Leadership - Specialist technical support and leadership on discipline-specific analysis, problem solving and design techniques but, knowing when to seek further guidance from Subject Matter Expert or others
  • Technical Communication - Able to communicate some discipline-specific technical ideas to colleagues, based largely on examples of application
  • Technical Leadership - Able to apply principles and methods that ensure effective information management, modelling and data security; understands the approaches and consequences to data creation, transformation and visualisation and knowing when to seek guidance from Subject Matter Expert
  • Applicable UK construction regulations including CDM requirements
  • Understanding of the Regulatory/Legislative Framework relevant to HS2
  • Commercial awareness including understanding of cost delivery, schedule targets and the need to deliver an integrated solution that meets all functional requirements.
  • Chartered Engineer/Membership of an appropriate professional institution or the equivalent experience.
Type of experience:  
  • Experience in managing multi-disciplinary engineering and safety standards, activity on large complex major projects/ programmes within a complex infrastructure delivery programme.
  • Experience of managing competing project and engineering demands, with cost and schedule implications.
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