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Structural or Senior Structural Engineer

  • Job reference: TR-002162
  • Sector: Asset Management, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Leatherhead

Who are we?

We are part of a consortium including Balfour Beatty and Egis Road Operations UK – creating Connect Plus Services, a unique partnership with a collective strength in highways asset care from finance, through to design, build, maintenance as well as day to day operation.

As part of our 30-year remit to manage and improve the capital’s orbital motorway network, we deliver major improvement projects, such widening 38 miles of the M25, refurbishing tunnels and bridges, and installing hundreds of variable messaging signs and gantries, helping to maximise the use of the network and deliver more reliable journeys. We also manage the Dartford River crossing, and operate and maintain 440 kilometres of motorway providing our customer and road user with a world-class highway service.


We are currently looking for a Structural or Senior Structural Engineer to join us here working out of our Leatherhead office.

Main Purpose of the Job:


·         Management and provision of cost effective design solutions to maintain or improve the M25 highways asset to the standards agreed and considering the needs of key stakeholders.

·         Deliver the outcomes agreed with the Highways England and Connect Plus DBFO Co. to programme and budget.


Key Responsibilities/Duties:


·         Manage internal design resources within Design Team to deliver agreed outcomes, scope, on time and to budget.

·         Manage external framework design suppliers to deliver agreed outcomes, scope, on time and to budget.

·         Work with the Connect Plus Services (CPS) Asset Team to agree achievable Asset Management Forward Plans.

·         Develop and agree briefs with the design team and design suppliers, to cover scope, budget and programme, and to obtain agreement from Asset head for the same.

·         Prepare and submit instructions to design suppliers.

·         Monitor, review and check deliverables from external designers to ensure that designs are complete and compliant prior submission to Highways England through the Review Process.

·         Manage and provide advice on the Design Review Process.

·         Ensure that all designs meet the quality standards required by the DBFO contract and CPS internal standards.

·         Lead and undertake the in-house design of selected structural packages.

·         Undertake and manage optioneering and feasibility of design solutions and preparation of whole life costing.

·         Preparation of contract documentation

·         Provide professional and technical leadership and mentoring in structural engineering.

·         Manage design team and supplier costs and budget and review supplier invoices for payment.

·         Liaise with Highways England and DN on structural technical issues and submissions.

·         Liaise internally with other teams within Connect Plus (CP) and CPS as required.

·         Report to the project manager on performance against budget and programme

·         Lead innovation and continual improvement in the delivery of schemes and techniques used in design and construction.

·         Deputise for line manager as required

·         Manage and support design of related schemes, including Highway Improvements.

·         Live the Connect Plus Services Values

·         Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm

·         Support the delivery of the business’ Sustainability activities


Qualifications / Skills / Experience:


·         Relevant vocational qualifications (MEng / MSc / BEng / BSc / HNC and HND)

·         Membership of an appropriate professional institution (MICE / MIStructE)

·         Registered with the Engineering Council to IEng or CEng level or with suitable experience and expecting to obtain IEng/CEng within 12 months from appointment.

·         5 days of CPD in last 12 months including 3 related to highway engineering

·         Project management skills

·         Competent in Highway Structural Design

·         Broad skills, knowledge/understanding of other highway related design areas

·         Knowledge of CDM and other H&S legislation

·         Competent in exercising the Designer’s duties and the Principal Designer duties under CDM

·         Hold appropriate CSCS card registration

·         Broad understanding of environmental requirements of highway schemes

·         Broad knowledge of Quality Management and IMS

·         Good IT skills

·         Knowledge of design standards (DMRB / MCDHW /Eurocodes etc.) relevant to structures.

·         Knowledge of Highways England approvals procedures

·         Knowledge of  structural design software

·         Consultation experience with Highways England, Local Councils, Emergency Services and key stakeholders

·         Experienced in managing large design portfolio and coordinating interfaces with other disciplines

·         Relevant experience in Structural Design and operating at a senior level.

·         Knowledge of the Traffic Signs Manual Chapter 8

·         Licensed to drive in the UK or with reciprocal agreement


Personal attributes:


·         Team building and mentoring skills

·         Ability to develop relationships and engender trust at all levels of the Connect Plus Services organisation and with Clients

·         Excellent Communication Skills


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