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Structures Engineer

  • Job reference: TR-001801
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Potters Bar

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This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team that manages and improves one of the busiest motorways in Europe - the M25.

 

Balfour Beatty is part of a consortium that comprises Connect Plus Services (CPS), together with Atkins and Egis Road Operations UK.

CPS has a 30-year contract with Connect Plus on behalf of Highways England. The contract, which started in September 2009, is to maintain and operate the M25 motorway network, including all adjoining trunk and slip roads, a network of 440km across six counties. CPS also has responsibility for the Dartford River Crossing in Kent, comprising both Dartford Tunnels and the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.

With a staff of around 600 people, based at seven locations across the network, CPS carries out routine maintenance and whole-life management of the thousands of M25 assets. CPS manages the operation of the network 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including a severe weather season maintenance programme. CPS is identifying ways of reducing delays and improving journey time reliability across its road network.




The role will cover a range of end to end Asset Management activities:

·         Development of the Annual Asset Management Plan, 5 year Rolling Asset Management Forward Plan and 30 year Rolling Asset Management Forward Plan;

·         Implementation and update of maintenance strategies for bridges and large culverts, small span structures, retaining walls, sign/signal gantries and masts;

·         Scheme Identification/Option Studies and other lifecycle advisory activities in relation to structures renewals;

·         Whole life cost analysis of lifecycle plans to meet DBFO Co handback requirements;

·         Use and update of the Asset Management System including Routine Maintenance Management System and Decision Support Tools;

·         Collaborate with the Inspection Team in developing scope for, and reviewing outcomes of, Structures Inspections, including the application of risk based principles;

·         Production of Structures Routine Maintenance Schedules;

·         Collaboration with Scheme and Service Delivery Teams in all areas of structures maintenance;

·         Management of Substandard Structures including parapet and pier impact;

·         Undertaking specific reviews of Structures in the management of Abnormal Load notifications;

·         Implementing programmes of work for Post-Tensioned Special Inspections, Half-joints and other investigations

·         Attendance at call-outs for the management of emergency incidents involving specified assets.

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