Temporary Works Design Engineer
Dragados UK & Ireland
London, England
6d ago
source : Happy Monday

Job summary

The Temporary Works Design Engineer undertakes temporary works designs and is part of the temporary works department, assisting the Temporary Works Coordinator in the design process, review / supervision and checking of temporary works.

Key responsibilities

The role and responsibilities of the Temporary Works Design Engineer include but are not limited to the following :

  • Undertake Temporary Works (TW) designs in steel, reinforced concrete, timber, excavation support materials and excavation slope stability etc.
  • Scoping temporary works design packages for external subcontract designers and managing the design process with the construction team from the initial design brief preparation through to construction on site.
  • To ensure the TW Management Plan is applied in accordance with the site necessities and to support in the stages of the TW development process.
  • This may include the supervision of the erection, use, maintenance and dismantling of the temporary works, as applicable.

  • To support technically the site managers and team during the construction process ensuring that the project quality requirements and expectations of HS2 Project are met.
  • This includes comply with planning conditions, any submittals, procedures, British standards or legal specifications.

  • Point of contact between the Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC) and Site Team and any external Designers (as necessary).
  • To ensure the temporary works design is implemented in accordance with the drawings and specification (TW Management plan - Design process work flow).
  • Contribute to the implementation of the organisation's procedure for the control of temporary works on site. (TW Management plan - Construction process work flow).
  • Provide in-house dedicated support on temporary works designs for HS2 Euston Project. The type of Temporary Works designs will vary to accommodate the requirements of the project.
  • In general terms, the type of TW designs will be back-propping, formwork, falsework, tower crane bases, foundations to site cabins & welfare units, access platforms, lifting equipment, temporary site roads, working platforms for piling / tracked plant, control of groundwater, temporary façade retention, scaffolding, supported excavations, etc.

  • Provide Temporary Works designs in accordance with codes of specifications.
  • Prepare design risk assessments to eliminate or mitigate design risk to the business.
  • Prepare Approval in Principle for HS2 TAA and Concept Design Statements for LUL as necessary.
  • Undertake site briefings as necessary.
  • Attend temporary works meetings on site as necessary.
  • Offer guidance and coaching to junior members of the design and construction team.
  • Assist with delivering parts of various internal Temporary Works training courses.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of effective temporary works training material.
  • Undertake site audits of temporary works against the company procedures and prepare reports.
  • Assist with continually seeking improvement of our engineering processes and performance.
  • Support the TWC with :

  • Identify and develop planning for the TW, in accordance with the Permanent Works programme.
  • Assist with maintaining and updating the "Temporary Works Register" and submit it to the construction team & HS2.
  • Ensure the programme is achieved managing the parts involved or developing specific activities.
  • design brief preparation or support site team in accordance with the actual situation on site (ensure that any interference or constraints identified on the permanent works design are included).
  • Ensure that a satisfactory temporary works design is developed on time and design check is carried out.
  • Maintain a file of all the documents produced and manage the distribution of them to all the interested parts.
  • Record and monitor any agreed changes in materials or construction and corrections of faults.
  • To ensure the independence of checks, where required, have been carried out.
  • To confirm that all the appropriate steps have been taken, prior to the issue of formal permit to load / unload.
  • To inform about any critical stage to confirm that the specification has been met.
  • To ensure that once the temporary works has been checked and passed, it is not altered until the loading stage has been completed, and the design allows for it to be dismantled (unloaded) or altered (checking critical individual items).
  • Ensure that the temporary works are dismantled in accordance with a defined procedure.
  • To provide any technical support needed on site during the whole construction process.
  • Values and Cultural Fit

    Identify two values you will assess as part of the interview (please X) :

    Leadership : Using innovation and challenge to lead by example

    Respect : Understanding others, recognising their value and behaving accordingly

    Safety : Caring for our workforce, or passengers and the public by creating an environment where no one gets hurt

    Integrity : Acting fairly, transparently and consistently

    Technical competencies

  • Have excellent communication skills (including presentation skills) in English, both written and verbal and the ability to report at both Project and Board level.
  • Ability to manage teams of people in a multi-disciplinary environment. Excellent organisational skills and the ability to plan and manage own time.
  • A good working knowledge of the :
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974,
  • Construction Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1996
  • Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015
  • Management of health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and other relevant legislation
  • Behavioural competencies

    Fulfils HS2 values, behaviours and Core Competencies :

  • Engages with a wide range of colleague and stakeholders in pursuit of objectives
  • Communicates confidently with a range of people, communication style to have a positive impact
  • Drives results by striving to achieve challenging goals, demonstrating resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity
  • Demonstrates commitment to developing own and others professional and industry knowledge
  • Demonstrates sound analytical ability, appreciating complex issues and situations
  • Demonstrates flexibility in thought and approach, managing multiple competing demands within the wider strategic context
  • Qualifications, Certifications & Experience

  • Experience within a similar role within an appropriately sized engineering organisation.
  • Educated to degree or higher level or equivalent in a numerate discipline, typically Engineering discipline (or related).
  • A lower educational level, typically HNC or HND, may be acceptable where a very significant level of experience in a senior technical engineering role can be demonstrated.

  • Membership of an appropriate Professional body, typically a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers or an international equivalent professional status.
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