Site Engineer
Colas Rail UK
5d ago

Purpose of the Role

  • To support the Lead Engineer in all technical matters associated with the planning and construction of the allocated multi-disciplinary sites.
  • To co-ordinate all P Way aspects of construction and associated works with the other disciplines
  • To deliver construction work safely to the level of quality expected by the company and the Client; to budget and in line with all relevant standards, processes and procedures.
  • Key Accountabilities

    Safety - Support the implementation of the Colas Rail Limited Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) strategy, associated actions and resulting initiatives, to deliver continuous improvement.

    Profitability - Promote the need and use of company established frameworks. Assist in negotiations with suppliers.

    Quality - Ensure all documentation and records are maintained in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9000 local working instructions.

    Respect - Treat people in a fair and consistent way. Consistently strive to understand client's needs and requirement.

    Key Tasks

  • May undertake the role of Deputy CRE (as nominated)
  • Work as directed by the Lead Engineer
  • Ensure proposed construction plans are safe, cost effective, and achievable
  • Assist the Lead Engineer in improving productivity and introducing innovation
  • Carry out risk assessments as part of design and construction work
  • Carry out analysis, prepare plans / programmes, detailed site / track / topographical surveys, review or check Particular Specification, designs or estimates, undertake detailed planning, site visits and progress work as directed.
  • Produce planning documents, multi-discipline Work Package Plans and Task Briefs
  • Discuss all construction and constructability issues with the construction team
  • Produce schedules of resources and P Way materials to be ordered
  • Control all on site technical activities and quality control
  • Ensure liaison with other disciplines.
  • Follow all safety critical processes (such as Ground disturbance, CRT, track commissioning etc)
  • Refer any Design issues to the Design Manager
  • Refer non-compliances to the standards and all technical issue to the Lead Engineer
  • Ensure timely production and communication of reports, including the submission of technical documents for the Health and Safety file.
  • Attendance at planning, progress and technical meetings as directed
  • Attendance at engineering and technical briefing as directed
  • Attendance at all training and induction courses as directed
  • Assist in audits as directed
  • Weekend / Night duty as per roster

  • All foreseeable risks are identified and suitably mitigated
  • Construction work is delivered to the required quality and on-site quality checks are carried out.
  • Site reporting is completed satisfactorily.
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion and submission of documentation to be included in the Health and Safety files
  • Achieve zero technical non-compliances and corrective actions under external technical audit

  • Undertake or manage safety critical or safety of the line activities
  • Identify foreseeable risks related to survey, design, construction and maintenance of the infrastructure
  • Ensure that risks are designed out where possible and that remaining risks are adequately mitigated and communicated to the construction team
  • Participate in regular monthly safety meetings with Construction Manager
  • Report all accidents, and incidents
  • As this post has no direct reports, you are responsible for ensuring that :

  • You co-operate with your employer to enable any legal obligations to be complied with.
  • You take reasonable care for your own health & safety and that of others who may be affected by what you do or do not do.
  • You do not recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare.
  • You bring to the attention of your Manager any perceived shortcomings in health and safety arrangements or situations that you consider to be serious or imminent danger to yourself or others.
  • You do not undertake any safety critical work activity or activity for which a specific competence is required, unless you have received the necessary training / instruction and / or assessment and hold the appropriate Certificate of Competence / Authority to Work.
  • You do not instruct others to undertake such work if they do not hold the appropriate Certificate of Competence / Authority to Work



  • Education to HNC / HND in Civil Engineering or equivalent suitable experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of permanent way and related engineering principles, including interfaces between disciplines
  • Good knowledge and understanding of track standards, processes and procedures
  • Computer literacy
  • Safety Management training
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation relevant to Construction and Engineering
  • Must be able to drive
  • Desirable

    Working towards a professional qualification

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    Project Induction

    Controller of Site Safety

    Behavioral Skills

  • Energy - 'Get up and go' attitude of a leader
  • Energise - Lead, manage and inspire my team
  • Edge - Maximise my personal edge
  • Execute - Make things happen
  • Engage - Stay close to the client
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