Senior Site Engineer

Vacancy ID: 1026137
Created Date: 07.02.2019
Job Title: Senior Site Engineer
Salary Competitive Salary
Temp or Perm: Permanent Role
Region: London
Sector: Construction
Consultant: Andy Williams
Consultant Phone: 01483 302 133

Job Description:
A main contractor is currently recruiting a permanent Senior Site Engineer for high-end residential works based initially near Shepherds Bush but with a head office near Kensington. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Site Engineer to join a growing business and develop their career with regularly increasing experience and career development.

About the role:

  • Manages the Engineering function as the senior representative.
  • Co-ordinates with the line manager and provides Engineering Leadership for their respective project(s).
  • Sets the strategy for Engineering setting out and on site control, along with the (Engineer/Assistant Engineer) and subordinates/supply chain.
  • Is the primary point of reference for Quality Assurance, record keeping and production ensuring the establishment and maintenance of the quality procedures and requirements.
  • Takes responsibility for Temporary Works Control/Co-ordination and where required actively manages lifting operations.

Key Tasks:

  • Demonstrates advanced awareness in the best forms of dimensional control and is comfortable in rotating global grids into local grid format.
  • Ensures that site and graduate engineers take responsibility for the management of survey equipment.
  • Ensures that the engineering team completes as-built surveys for key elements. Understands key tolerances and can analyse details across a number of interfaces to highlight potential problems.
  • Competent in the principles of quality control for the majority of packages. Can review and create Inspection & Test Plans. Can readily display advanced knowledge of key packages such as concrete, drainage, steelwork and brickwork.
  • Has a good awareness of the project specifications, in particular tolerances for vertical and horizontal structural elements.
  • Is comfortable in creating and closing out Non-Conformance's. Understands the cost of defects and remedial works.
  • Is competent in the issuing of “Permits to break ground”.
  • Can review and create method statements and risk assessments.
  • Identifies where information is missing and has an excellent working knowledge of the project RFI process.
  • Undertakes the role of Project Lifting Operations Appointed Person (When appointed) .
  • Constantly provides information to the project planner to allow programmes to be updated or updates them personally.
  • Provides assistance and more often than not leads site and graduate engineers, demonstrating best practice at all times.
  • Takes responsibility for ground validation reports to fulfil the planning obligations.
  • Develops the project logistics plan and has input into establishing the programme to completion
  • Understand outputs for various trades, highlighting where trades are falling behind programme or under resourced.
  • Point of contact for technical, temporary works and lifting operations audits. Responsible for ensuring that all actions are closed within a suitable time-frame.
  • Is a key member of the project management team in the delivery of Health, Safety and Environmental presentations.
  • Assists the project design manager in the design approvals process and establishes benchmarks and samples.
  • Able to draft, monitor and update short term programmes

What you will need:
Qualifications/ Training:

  • First Aid
  • Able to complete health and safety inspections, providing assistance, support and active management of graduate and site engineers
  • Service Avoidance course
  • Temporary Works Co-ordinator training
  • Lifting Operations basic awareness course - with support, can undertake the role of Lifting Operations Appointed Person
  • A61 CPCS Lifting Operations Appointed Persons course
  • Scaffold awareness/inspection
  • ASTA basic & intermediate


  • Extensive experience on structural frame as well as refurbishment and fitting-out projects
  • Fully competent in understanding the dangers of underground services and the risk control procedures required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Good working knowledge of AUTOCAD
  • Competent in the use of digital information systems i.e. A-Site, Viewpoint for Projects, etc.
  • Significant experience in the design management process
  • A broad range of technical exposure, within the following trades - piling, geotechnical, substructures (including waterproofing), superstructures facades and intricate internal works, basic mechanical and electrical systems
  • Can assess temporary works systems for their suitability and understands any limitations where necessary
  • Experienced in Quality Management procedures
  • Working Knowledge of BIM , with the ability to input 3D scanning or point cloud survey information
  • Can demonstrate where it has been required to instigated change to improve project performance
  • Desirable: Professional status – ICE, CIOB, etc.

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus of up to 10%
  • BUPA Health care
  • 5% matched pension
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Opportunity to work within a growing business

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