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Civil Engineer

Employer
Trapeze Recruitment Services Limited
Location
Dover
Salary
£35,000 - £55,000 per year
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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Specialty
Other
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Other
Summary

You will work on a broad range of civil engineering and structural assets, from landside assets such as bridges and roadways, to marine assets such as piers, quays and breakwaters. You will be part of a team responsible for acting as internal consultants to the rest of the Engineering department and the wider business, reviewing designs and specifications to ensure they are aligned to statutory and best practice approaches.

You will oversee a programme of condition inspections, reporting on inspection findings, and applying your critical judgement to plan an efficient programme of maintenance and repairs that push forward the sustainability agenda. By taking a keen interest in emerging design and construction methodologies, material technologies, and inspection techniques, you will drive innovation and efficiency.

You will prepare designs, work packages, specifications and drawings, for work to be carried out by contract, whether new construction, planned maintenance or reactive maintenance.

Role and Responsibilities
  • Assisting in developing the civil and structural strategies, ensuring major works and interventions are programmed into the long-term plans.
  • Review technical designs and specifications, ensuring appropriate design assurance and follow through to implementation.
  • Check paving designs ensuring suitably aligned to the Paving strategy and best practice approaches.
  • Oversee a programme of condition inspections, collating and reporting on inspection findings, applying judgement to plan an efficient and sustainable programme of maintenance and repairs.
  • Provide technical assistance/advice on matters relating to civil engineering in respect of capital and maintenance works.
  • Emerging design and construction methodologies, material technologies, and inspection techniques, assess their suitability for application within the estate, and champion their adoption where whole-life cost/benefit analysis supports their justification.
  • Prepare design briefs, designs, work packages and contract documents, specifications, drawings, risk and environmental assessments for the execution of civil & structural engineering.
  • Undertake assessments of existing civil and structural assets, review calculations and designs produced by consultants, in accordance with applicable standards and regulations.
  • To work collaboratively with the wider Engineering team (including internal and framework partners) and external contractors, to ensure works are undertaken in line with current standards and best practice approaches.
  • To act as Employer representative under a range of NEC3/4 suite of Contracts ensuring appropriate management of commercial, quality, technical, operational and H&S aspects of delivery.
  • Assess Contractors, Consultants and Suppliers against safety and quality competency criteria and make recommendations for appointment.
  • Provide estimates and feasibility studies for proposed new schemes and alterations to existing, with assistance from the Contracts & Procurement Team.

Skills and Experience
  • BSc/BEng Civil Engineering, or working towards membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE) or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years post graduate experience in the design, planning and delivery of civil engineering works.
  • Knowledge of working within a contractual environment (NEC contract experience desirable).
  • Understanding of Tendering and Contract Administration.
  • Understanding of cost and budget management.
  • Good level of understanding of Risk Management and compliance with Health, Safety and Environmental standards, along with working knowledge of CDM 2015.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and ability to use project planning tools.
  • Hold a valid driving licence and use of own vehicle.

Salary and Benefits
  • 5 weeks annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Generous contributory pension scheme
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • Private Health Care
  • Life assurance
  • Employee assistance programme
  • 3rd party discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Benefits and reward platform
  • Free Parking
  • Employee volunteering scheme

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