Temporary Works Engineer
Galliford Try
Greater London- GB
6d ago


We are one of the UK’s leading housebuilding and construction groups. For 100 years, Galliford Try has helped to shape the world around us and today we are at the forefront of the construction industry with approximately 5,550 employees working on a huge range of housebuilding and construction projects.

As a FTSE 250 listed UK business, our focus is on delivering first class business solutions and building long-term relationships with our customers, employees, supply chain and communities we work in.

Our involvement in some of the UK's most high profile and innovative projects ensures our employees benefit from unrivalled opportunities and career progression.

Partnerships and Regeneration :

The Partnerships and Regeneration division is the group’s regeneration and affordable housing specialist. As a business, it is committed to increasing the supply of housing and building sustainable communities across the United Kingdom.

Not only is the Galliford Try Partnerships brand a major contractor partner for some of the largest developing housing associations, the division also acts as a developer, bringing together private and public organisations to create award-

winning mixed-tenure schemes. Partnerships and Regeneration acts as the crucial link between the Galliford Try group and the government’s Homes and Communities Agency as a lead development partner.

For the past financial year, Partnerships built 2,200 homes of all tenures, while 60% of all homes that Galliford Try delivered were defined as affordable under the government’s current definition.

Purpose of the role :

The Temporary Works Design Engineer will be responsible for the design and / or checking of temporary works schemes for both contract and tender teams.

Key Accountabilities :

  • Production of designs, calculations, specifications, drawings, sketches and documents and / or checks of temporary works design / schemes
  • Contribute to winning work by providing strong technical support to tenders by identifying innovative and cost effective strategies and solutions
  • Ensure design risks are considered and prepare design risk assessments
  • Lead design assurance on projects through conducting audits and regular meetings with the engineering and project teams, identifying best practice, areas for improvement and areas of concern
  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant technical consultants and suppliers, managing their input in the design, development, pricing and delivery of technical solutions on site and tenders
  • Exercise designer obligation of the Construction (Design and Management) regulations
  • Assist in the administration of the company and departmental procedures as required
  • Assist with the development of Graduates
  • Liaison with clients / site staff / subcontractors and proprietary suppliers and the delivery of schemes to deliver schemes to time and to budget
  • Production of a suite of Standard Design Solutions for Temporary Works
  • Audit compliance on Temporary Works including support and continuous monitoring with Project Teams
  • Person Specification : Competency Requirements

    Competency Requirements

  • Candidates should have excellent IT, analytical and communication skills, be enthusiastic, flexible and able to work within a busy team and under pressure.
  • A knowledge of technical excellence
  • History of site experience would be an advantage
  • Strategic and creative insight to understand the range of opportunities and be able to challenge the norm
  • Commitment, dedication and a strong work ethic
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, an ability to form effective relationships.
  • Worked in a design office for either a consultant, contractor or temporary works equipment supplier (essential)
  • Technical / Professional Expertise and Qualifications Required

  • CEng MICE or MIStructE (or equivalent) with proven experience in Temporary Works design, both routine and complex
  • Strong knowledge of common engineering analysis and design software, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Software. Experience in BIM technologies and Sketch-
  • up is desirable Strong interpersonal and communication skills, an ability to form effective relationships An understanding of structural mechanics (essential)

  • An understanding of geotechnical engineering (essential)
  • Scaffolding - access and egress, Lifting, jacking and sliding of structural elements
  • Research and background reading of ongoing developments in Codes of Practice and analytical methods relating to permanent and temporary works
  • Experience of both above and below ground temporary works designs
  • Ability to interpret, analyse and critique subcontractor temporary works designs
  • Experienced on projects with interface with Network Rail, London Underground, Transport for London, Dockland’s Light Railway
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