Senior Engineer in Lichfield, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

JOB TITLE: Senior Engineer
LOCATION: Midlands
SALARY: £400 Per Day (Umbrella)

THE CLIENT
My Midlands based client is currently recruiting for a Senior Engineer, to join them on HS2 for an initial 5 month contract. This role will fall within IR35 so we are unable to recruit any candidates who wish to be paid via a Ltd company.

THE ROLE
* Working as part of the Civils & Structures team you will be working on major earthworks, drainage and heavy structures including bridges and viaducts.
* Support the Site Manager and deputise for short periods when the Site Manager is not available. The role is the first proper step towards a management role in construction. To move into this role the engineer must have experience of the following:-
* High standards for implementing safety, quality and environmental including method statement briefings, site specific inductions and associated paperwork.
* Work to own initiative with minimal supervision.
* Record any service damage
* Producing and monitoring detailed contract programmes in line with Planning Standards - 2 weekly, 4 weekly and good quality as built
* Good knowledge of construction outputs
* Writing and/or reviewing detailed complex method statements
* Managing parts of the cost plan
* Assist in the procurement sub-contractors and suppliers
* Deputising for the Site Manager
* Chairing meetings with the customer, designer, sub-contractor, Supplier and 3rdparties.
* Manage contractual letters/correspondence
* Write contractual letters/correspondence.
* HSEQ management plan
* Setting up and managing the office administration systems
* Ordering and managing the installation of the site IT systems
* Carry out the role of Temporary Works Co-ordinator and/or Crane Co-ordinator
* Programme to completion and in line with the project targets either a location or work type depending on project type.
* Production of realistically resourced reconstruction programmes which are fully logic linked showing critical path activities, quantities and outputs, key dates, procurement details, Statutory Authorities, method statement production and approvals.
* Allocate small sections of the programme to engineering staff for them to manually produce detailed programmes showing daily targets (i.e. Drain Runs, Blacktop etc.) and support them in preparation.
* Prepare fortnightly construction programmes drawn from the master section programme.
* Be aware of the financial targets for the section of works and have regular update meetings with the commercial team to review costs.
* Be aware of the individual activity costs and of those activities which are make or break financially.
* Involve sub-contractors in the planning process and incorporate their detailed plans into the section plan.
* Enrol the section team in the overall plan and encourage ownership and involvement by all team members.
* Co-ordinate operationally with the other section leaders.
* Monitor the section plan, update progress and feedback to the Agent/Project Manager and section team.
* Update the plan weekly with as built information, events (Si's, CVI's, errors) which affect progress.
* Review the future critical activities
* Review progress on long lead in activities (procurement, design, delivery, stats, manufacture etc.)
* Review paperwork, method statements, permits licences etc. are in place for planned work.
* Regular planning meetings with team to debrief previous work, review future work, discuss what if's.
* Review meetings with Project Manager/ Agent and QS to discuss events, which have caused delay and/or disruption

ABOUT YOU
* Previous work experience as a Senior Engineer
* A formal qualification in Civil Engineering or equivalent
* Previous experience working on projects in utilities, earthworks, heavy structures or drainage is desirable but not essential

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