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Senior structures engineer

Job Profile

In this position you will take a leading role in identifying needs and providing cost effective technical solutions to maintain or improve the highway asset to the standards agreed by the Network Board, considering the needs of key stakeholders, to the budget and programme agreed with the programme development manager and the programme management office.

Some of the key area will be:
Provides professional and technical excellence in structural engineering.
Reports to the design team leader and PDSs lead on performance against budget and programme.
Aids the PDSs lead in the continuous value management process.
Allocates tasks to other members of the structures teams and reports to the structures design team leader on resourcing issues.

Closing date for your application: 3 September 2017

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

Delivers network improvement and renewal structures schemes and provide structures design advice for other schemes to deliver the outcomes agreed by the network board to the programmes and budgets agreed with the programme development manager and the programme management office.

Principle Accountabilities
  • Assist the structures design team leader in the management of resources in the structures team to deliver the agreed outcomes for structures schemes
  • Assist the structures design team leader in ensuring that the structures team have adequate training and resources
  • Assist the structures design team leader in the management of external resources used by the structures team
  • Assist the PDSs team leader in the preparation of studies
  • Agree the briefs, programmes and budgets with the structures design team leader and
  • PDS team leader
  • Ensure the IMS system is actively applied to all structures schemes
  • Prepare designs, reports, studies, specifications and other deliverables for structures schemes
  • Produce designs and studies that takes into account the sustainability requirements of the network
  • Engage with construction members within the integrated portfolio team to discuss and review buildability and temporary works requirements
  • Allocate tasks to other members of the structures integrated portfolio team and monitor progress
  • Monitor designs and studies produced to ensure they meet the briefs set by design team leader and PDSs team leader
  • Ensure designs are appropriate and meet the expected levels of technical excellence
  • Ensure that design packages are completed professionally to agreed budget and programme
  • Adaptable and work positively with the team through change
  • Develop a good working relationship with the Highways England project sponsor and technical approval authority
  • Participate in twice weekly ‘lean reporting’ on scheme progress

Candidate Specification

For this role you will have a strong combination of the following:

• Chartered or Incorporated Civil Engineer or equivalent qualification
• Technical excellence in structural engineering
• Strong communications skills to be able to unambiguously communicate targets, and priorities
• Ability to develop relationships and engender trust at all levels of the organisation and with clients
• Delegation skills
• Team building skills
• Report writing skills

Your experience should include::
• Comprehensive post-Chartered or extensive post-Incorporated experience (preferably with some in HE Area maintenance)
• Detailed knowledge of design and assessment codes (DMRB / MCDHW etc)
• Broad knowledge of CDM and other H & S legislation
• Knowledge and experience of the procedures necessary to deliver a structures project
• Knowledge and experience of the use of computer design tools
• Experience in the design and construction of structures schemes
• Full driving license
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