Senior Engineer - Highways

Posted 4 days ago by Capita

Location:
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Posted:
4 days ago
Agency:
Capita

Manages the planning, design, construction and maintenance of physical infrastructures; ensures compliance with relevant building codes and safety regulations.

Vacancy Description

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Highways Engineer to join Capita Infrastructure's team in Cardiff.

The Role: A Senior Highways Engineer is an important operational and career development position in our organisation with key responsibilities to contribute to the development and implementation of projects and programmes of work whilst undertaking a range of technical aspects required for project delivery including feasibility, concept design including buildability and value engineering, detailed design, preparation of tender and contract documentation, invitation of tenders and supervision of construction works on site as part of a team.

You shall implement projects effectively and commercially to meet the requirements of the brief, quality standards, health and safety and environmental standards to both national and corporate standards, applying all project management requirements including clear communications, reporting, financial management and customer relationship management You'll also have a key role managing, organising and motivating a team of engineers and technicians to deliver a variety of projects covering a range of complexities.

Responsibilities Guide

* Arranging the procurement of highway improvement works through competitive tendering.
* Preparing schemes for tender using the NEC3 family of Forms of Contract, Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works including use of Specification for Highway Works and the Standard Method of Measurement.
* Undertaking feasibility studies including preparing reports, cost estimates, investigating problems, and identifying of options.
* Supervising and monitoring works on site, making valuations for payment assessments, chairing and managing progress meetings, identification and assessment of additional payments due to variation orders or compensation events, determination of project final accounts and completing the defects period.
* The ability to set and work to personal deadlines and targets to meet the requirements of programmes of work, to meet clients' needs and to respond to targets set by others.
* Able to assist in preparing fee estimates and bid work.
* To demonstrate excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing, both at a general and technical level.
* Ensuring compliance of the team's work with a high regard to Health and Safety and the application of the CDM Regulations and other legislation.
* Supervision of and responsibility for members of the team, including programming and allocating work and assisting in the training and development of staff, setting goals and monitoring their performance.
* Abide by the objectives and targets of both the section and the department and follow procedures and practices utilised in all aspects of the work, including computerised and manual systems and the maintenance of relevant records.

Essential Qualifications/Experience/Skills

* A Bachelors or Master's degree in Civil Engineering or a related subject accredited by the Engineering Council OR you will already be or fast approaching Chartered Member status of the Institution of Civil Engineers (CEng MICE).
* A minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in the design, implementation and supervision of all aspects of highways and civil engineering design and construction.
* An extensive knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation, standards and procedures. A working knowledge of standard highway and civil engineering specifications, conditions of contract and methods of measurement.
* Working knowledge of the relevant legislation and guidelines including the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, British and European Standards, Eurocodes and Codes of Practice.
* Capable of discuss engineering issues and identifying solutions
* An understanding of the commercial issues in undertaking a construction project.

Desirable Qualifications/Experience/Skills

* Experience of Welsh Government/Highways England delivery would be advantageous
* To demonstrate initiative and ingenuity in solving engineering problems.
* A full UK driving licence.

CAPITA Infrastructure Projects (Highways)

Capita Real Estate & Infrastructure is one of the UK's largest multifaceted consultancies, delivering property and infrastructure projects on a local, national and international scale. We have over 4,000 employees at 50 offices in the UK and internationally, offering a vast range of professional and technical expertise across an unrivalled number of services. The breadth and depth of our experience ensures that we are able to add value to any project, regardless of its size, complexity or sector.

Type:
Permanent
Contract Length:
N/A
Job Reference:
10015422_1593419592
Job ID:
212152397

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