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Structures engineer

Job Profile

In this challenging
role you will identify 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 aspects of this role include:
  • Provides professional and technical excellence in structural engineering.
  • Reports to the structures design team leader and PDS lead on a weekly basis on performance against budget and programme.
  • Identifies schemes that need to be considered in the four-year programme.
  • Aids the PDS lead in the development of scheme options and the CVM process.
Closing date for your application: 28 August 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

You will aid the delivery of large and complex structures schemes and delivers smaller schemes as well as provide structures 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
  • Prepare designs, reports, specifications and other deliverables for structures schemes or other schemes requiring structures input
  • Monitor the designs produced to ensure they meet the design briefs set by the design team leader and PDS lead
  • Ensure designs are appropriate and meet the expected levels of technical excellence
  • Engage with construction members within the Integrated Portfolio Team to discuss and review buildability and temporary works requirements
  • Assist the PDS lead in the preparation of studies
  • To seek innovation in the delivery of schemes and techniques used to design and construct them
  • Ensure the IMS system is actively applied to all structures schemes
  • Facilitate the Performance and Improvement Manager in achieving targets and business improvement
  • Produce designs and studies that takes into account the sustainability requirements of the network
  • Assist the team with undertaking other bridge assessments and structures studies
  • To be adaptable and work positively with the team through change

Candidate Specification

For this role you will need a good combination of the following:

• Proven technical excellence in structures engineering
• Report writing skills
• Good communication skills
• Ability to develop relationships and engender trust at all levels of the organisation and with clients
• Demonstrable experience (preferably with some in Highways England Area maintenance)
• Detailed knowledge of design & assessment codes (DMRB / MCDHW etc)
• Broad knowledge of CDM and other H & S legislation
• Knowledge and experience of the HE 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
• Presentation skills
• Able to deliver to demanding targets
• Full driving license
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