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Lead Construction Engineer

First Technical Recruitment Limited
Milton Keynes, South East, MK9 1BP
Closing date
Nov 22, 2023

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Construction Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Construction, Other
Job Title: Lead Construction Engineer

Location: Milton Keynes, UK

Salary: Up to £70,000

About Us:

We are dedicated to delivering excellence in construction engineering for major projects in the petrochemical and energy transition industries. We are seeking a skilled Home Office Construction Engineer to join our dynamic team at our Milton Keynes office. In this role, you will play a crucial part in the proposal, design, and execution phases of our projects.


As a Home Office Construction Engineer, your primary responsibilities will include:
  • Collaborating with various Home Office departments, construction sites, and clients to deliver project requirements.
  • Providing constructability insights for feasibility studies, FEED (Front-End Engineering Design), detailed design, and field construction.
  • Organizing and facilitating constructability workshops and programs, leading to the creation of final constructability reports.
  • Developing organizational charts and mobilization schedules.
  • Defining and crafting plans for Temporary Site Facilities.
  • Producing construction execution plans.
  • Preparing construction sequences to support construction schedule development.
  • Offering ad-hoc technical support to construction sites.
  • Participating in site surveys and contributing construction insights to survey reports.
  • Assisting in the prequalification of subcontractors, including site visits and surveys.
  • Aiding in estimating construction costs, both direct and indirect.
  • Coordinating transportation and logistics surveys and reports.
  • Assisting projects in developing heavy lifting strategies.
  • Overseeing site preparation, pre-construction, and site enabling works.
  • Frequent business trips to construction sites and client offices.

Typical Background and Experience:
  • To excel in this role, you should have the following qualifications and experience:
  • 5+ years of industry experience, preferably on major projects in the petrochemical, energy transition, or related fields.
  • HNC or Degree in a relevant engineering or construction subject.
  • Strong spatial awareness with a practical problem-solving mindset.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in technical writing.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with interpreting drawings, specifications, engineering procedures, and model reviews.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English (UK).
  • A strong safety ethic and a personal sense of responsibility for the safety of others.

Desirable Experience / Qualifications:

While not required, the following qualifications and experiences would be highly advantageous:
  • Exposure to NEC contracts.
  • Familiarity with CDM (Construction, Design, and Management) regulations across design and construction phases.
  • Experience in using 2D CAD software, such as AutoCAD and/or Microstation.

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