Technical Engineer
Colas Rail UK
Bristol, UK
1d 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 PWay aspects of construction and associated works with the other disciplines, and to deliver construction work safely to the level of quality expected by Colas Rail and the Client on time, to budget and in line with all relevant standards, processes and procedures. Key Success Measures

  • Safety & Ethics Support the implementation of the Business Conduct Guidelines, Colas Rail Limited Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) strategy, associated actions and resulting initiatives, to deliver continuous improvement in all areas.
  • Excellence Ensure work is carried out with a continuous view to profitability and efficiency and look after our shareholders by guaranteeing that they see value for money and a profitable business.
  • Quality is key to competitiveness. Take responsibility for delivering on time and on budget a high quality product or service, which Colas Rail can take pride in.

  • People Demonstrate respect for colleagues, our clients and the environment in all areas of work.
  • Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability

  • Work as directed by the Delivery Manager and Lead Engineer
  • Ensure proposed construction plans are safe, cost effective and achievable
  • Assist the Technical and Lead Engineers in improving productivity and introducing innovation
  • Carry out risk assessments as part of design and construction work designs or estimates, undertake detailed planning, site visits and progress work as directed.
  • Assist Construction Manager and Lead Engineer to produce planning documents, multi-discipline Work Package Plans and Task BriefsCarry out CRT site assessments
  • Discuss all construction and constructability issues with the construction team possess
  • Hold competence to raise / remove TSR to level 3 at any line speed
  • Perform and control all on site technical activities and quality control, such as surveying, stressing and Tamping
  • Ensure liaison with other disciplines
  • Ensure development of Junior Engineers / apprentices
  • Follow all safety critical processes (such as ground disturbance, As-builts, CRT, track commissioning, etc)
  • Refer any Design issues to the Lead Engineer (CRE) and CEM
  • Refer non-compliances to the standards and all technical issues to the Lead Engineer (CRE) and CEM
  • Ensure timely production and communication of reports, including the submission of technical documents for the Health and Safety file.
  • Attend planning, progress and technical meetings as directed
  • Attend engineering and technical briefing as directed
  • Attend at all training and induction courses as directed
  • Assist in audits as directed
  • Cover weekend / night duties as per roster
  • Ensure all foreseeable risks are identified and suitably mitigated
  • Ensure construction work is delivered to the required quality and on-site quality checks are carried out.
  • Carry out technical duties at worksite including all aspects of laser controlled digs, construction tamping, stressing and track commissioning (speed raising)
  • Control all on site technical activities and quality control
  • Ensure timely and accurate site mark ups, including CANT markings
  • Ensure site reporting is completed satisfactorily
  • Achieve zero technical non-compliances and corrective actions under external technical audit
  • Maintain a register of calibrated equipment and suitable quarantine process
  • Prepare plans / programmes, detailed site / track / topographical surveys, As built diagrams, dig sheets, stressing diagrams, review or
  • Carry out analysis, prepare plans / programmes, detailed site / track / topographical surveys, review or check Particular Specifications, check Particular Specification, designs or estimates, site visits and progress work as directed.
  • Specific Safety Responsibilities

  • 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 Delivery Manager / Construction Manager / Lead Engineer.
  • Report all accidents, and incidents
  • 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
  • As you will expect the organisation may change from time to time and you will be expected to meet the operational requirements.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required from time to time.
  • As you will expect the organisation may change from time to time and you will be expected to meet the operational requirements
  • Any other reasonable duties as required from time to time.
  • Person Specification

  • 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
  • Personal Track Safety
  • Project Induction
  • Controller of Site Safety
  • Risk Assessment
  • COSHH
  • Desirable Holding or working towards a professional qualification Behavioural 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
  • Colas Rail in the United Kingdom values and encourages diversity in our workforce, regardless of background, disability or gender.

    As part of our aim to deliver quality services, we are committed to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination. Recruitment agencies Colas Rail currently works with a number of approved recruitment suppliers.

    We will therefore not consider CVs or speculative proposals from any other agencies. Recruitment agencies not currently approved as preferred suppliers are kindly requested not to submit speculative CVs to any part of Colas Rail.

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