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Assistant Development Engineer

Salary/Rate
£35000 - £40000/annum
Location
BL4, Bolton, Greater Manchester
Posted
13/06/2019 (09:08)
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Description

My client is regional housing contractor who specialise in social housing and care home schemes across the North West. They are looking for an Assistant Development Engineer to join their growing Technical Team.

Overview of Role:

The provision of engineering and technical support to a variety of developments throughout the design and construction process.

Key Responsibilities:

1.            General

•             Supporting design staff and sharing knowledge across the business

•             Ensuring that the business has competitive solutions for design and delivery of projects

•             Ensure compliance with CDM regulations and the company’s internal SHE procedures

2.            Feasibility stage

•             Assist Engineering Manager/ Development Engineer to undertake engineering appraisals for potential schemes

•             Undertake utility appraisals to identify necessary service disconnection/ diversions and network reinforcements. Obtain budget quotations for the works including new connections and ensure these are notified to Pre-construction Commercial Manager/Pre-construction Quantity Surveyor so accurate allowances can be included within cost plans.

•             Liaise with Pre-construction Design Manager/ Technical Manager, Engineering Manager/ Development Engineer and Pre-construction Operations Manager to identify site constraints and abnormals that affect layouts. Ensure these are notified to Pre-construction Commercial Manager/Pre-construction Quantity Surveyor so accurate allowances can be included within cost plans.

•             Assist Development Managers with general guidance on engineering matters and abnormals and utilities. Be willing to attend client meetings on such matters and represent the company in a professional manor.

•             Where required review information required schedules for external consultants to ensure projects achieve key milestones in line with design programme

•             Ensure consultants and design staff complete their duties under CDM

3.            Planning/ Detailed Design stage

•             Ensure engineering consultants design to the cost plan and client brief (Employers’ Requirements)

•             Liaise with Pre-construction Commercial Manager/ Pre-construction Surveyor, Pre-construction Design Manager/ Technical Manager and Engineering Manager/ Development Engineer to ensure risks identified at feasibility stage are managed and mitigated. Take steps to enhance margin where possible.

•             Where land opportunities have been secured assist the Engineering Manager/ Development Engineer to manage engineering consultants to develop engineering design proposals from feasibility stage through to planning/ technical submission. Works are to be in line with design programme timescales, and proposals are to be in line with agreed specification and cost plan. Closely work with the Engineering Manager/ development Engineer, Pre-construction Commercial Manager/ Pre-construction Surveyor and Pre-construction Operations Manager on these matters to ensure projects achieve key milestones and are profitable.

•             Assist Engineering Manager/ Development Engineer to identify reports and surveys required and review findings. Ensure any matters affecting cost are notified to Pre-construction Commercial Manager/Pre-construction Quantity Surveyor. Ensure any matters affecting deign are notified to Pre-construction Design Manager/ Technical Manager

•             Assist Engineering Manager/ Development Engineer to review and check design solutions for road and sewers, foundations, drainage and proposed levels etc. for technical approval submissions and procurement packages in line with design programme timescales. Ensure any matters affecting cost are notified to Pre-construction Commercial Manager/Pre-construction Quantity Surveyor.

•             Assist Engineering Manager/ Development Engineer to secure technical approval for S38/278 roads and S104 sewers adoptions where required in line with design programme and construction programme timescales.

•             Develop feasibility stage utility appraisal through to obtaining fixed quotes for works required and liaise with Pre-construction Commercial Manager/Pre-construction Quantity Surveyor to procure the works in line with design programme and construction programme timescales. Liaise with Pre-construction Operations Manager and Contracts Manager/ Site Manager to co-ordinate service diversion/ disconnection works and temporary suppliers that are required early in the construction programme.

•             Ensure MPAN’s/ MPRN’s are obtained and provided to shipper so that meter call offs can be undertaken in line with construction programme

4.            Mobilisation stage/ During Construction

•             Undertake regular site visits and check that the works carried out comply with the drawings, specifications and are to the required standards and that any testing or validation criteria has been satisfied.

•             Liaise with subcontractors and adopting authorities to ensure works are suitable for adoption and necessary signoff and adoption certification is provided

•             Attend design team meetings and client meetings where required

5.            Tender Opportunities

•             Interrogate tender documents from an engineering viewpoint and provide guidance and support to bid managers and estimators

•             Support tender process through providing design narrative for use by bid writers for quality submissions

•             Attend / contribute to tender launches, midterm reviews, adjudications and handovers

•             Ensure consultants and design staff complete their duties under CDM

Competences:

•             Action Planning & Action Orientation

•             Communication

•             Decisiveness

•             Influencing

•             Leadership

•             Organisational awareness

Person Criteria:

•             Comprehensive understanding of preconstruction technical issues

•             Ability to understand, dissect and reassemble complex information

•             Excellent communication, organisational and influencing skills (both upstream and downstream)

•             Main Contracting or house building background with an engineering bias

•             Engineering qualification (HNC or above)

•             Able to provide solutions that are efficient to construct

•             Proven track record

•             Excellent interpersonal skills

•             Relevant technical qualification

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply via this job board or call Clare at Linear Recruitment.

Type
Permanent
Contract Length
N/A  
Telephone
Job Reference
Ass Dev Eng
Job ID
210215120
Applications
Less than 10
 
 

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