Technical Engineer in Kings Norton, West Midlands, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Technical Engineer
Division: Infrastructure
Location: Kings Norton

Job Description

To support the Lead Engineer in all technical matters associated with the planning and construction of the allocated multi-disciplinary sites. To co-ordinate all PWay aspects of construction and associated works with the other disciplines, and to deliver construction work safely to the level of quality expected by the company and the client on time and to budget in line with all relevant standards, processes and procedures.

Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability

  • Work as directed by the Delivery Manager and Lead Engineer
  • Ensure proposed construction plans are safe, cost effective and achievable
  • Assist the Technical and Lead Engineers in improving productivity and introducing innovation
  • Carry out risk assessments as part of design and construction work
  • Carry out analysis, prepare plans/programmes, detailed site/track/topographical surveys, review or check Particular Specifications, designs or estimates, undertake detailed planning, site visits and progress work as directed.
  • Assist Construction Manager and Lead Engineer to produce planning documents, multi-discipline Work Package Plans and Task Briefs
  • Carry out CRT site assessments
  • Discuss all construction and construct ability issues with the construction team possess
  • Hold competence to raise/remove TSR to level 3 at any line speed
  • Perform and control all on site technical activities and quality control, such as surveying, stressing and tamping
  • Ensure liaison with other disciplines
  • Ensure development of Junior Engineers/apprentices
  • Follow all safety critical processes (such as ground disturbance, As-builts, CRT and track commissioning)
  • Refer any design issues to the Lead Engineer (CRE) and CEM
  • Refer non-compliance's to the standards and all technical issues to the Lead Engineer (CRE) and CEM
  • Ensure timely production and communication of reports, including the submission of technical documents for the Health and Safety file.
  • Attend planning and technical meetings as directed
  • Attend engineering and technical briefing as directed
  • Attend at all training and induction courses as directed
  • Assist in audits as directed
  • Cover weekend / night duties as per roster
  • Ensure all foreseeable risks are identified and suitably mitigated
  • Ensure construction work is delivered to the required quality and on-site quality checks are carried out.
  • Carry out technical duties at worksite including all aspects of laser controlled digs, construction tamping, stressing and track commissioning (speed raising)
  • Control all on site technical activities and quality control
  • Ensure timely and accurate site mark ups, including CANT markings
  • Ensure site reporting is completed satisfactorily
  • Achieve zero technical non-compliances and corrective actions under external technical audit
  • Maintain a register of calibrated equipment and suitable quarantine process
  • Prepare plans/programmes, detailed site/track/topographical surveys, As built diagrams, dig sheets, stressing diagrams, review or check Particular Specification, designs or estimates, site visits and progress work as directed.

Specific Safety Responsibilities

  • Undertake or manage safety critical or safety of the line activities
  • Identify foreseeable risks related to survey, design, construction and maintenance of the infrastructure
  • Ensure that risks are designed out where possible and that remaining risks are adequately mitigated and communicated to the construction team
  • Participate in regular monthly safety meetings with Delivery Manager / Construction Manager / Lead Engineer.
  • Report all accidents, and incidents

As this post has no direct reports, you are responsible for ensuring that:

  • You co-operate with your employer to enable any legal obligations to be complied with.
  • You take reasonable care for your own health & safety and that of others who may be affected by what you do or do not do.
  • You do not recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare.
  • You bring to the attention of your Manager any perceived shortcomings in health and safety arrangements or situations that you consider to be serious or imminent danger to yourself or others.
  • You do not undertake any safety critical work activity or activity for which a specific competence is required, unless you have received the necessary training/instruction and/or assessment and hold the appropriate Certificate of Competence/Authority to Work. You do not instruct others to undertake such work if they do not hold the appropriate Certificate of Competence/Authority to Work
  • As you will expect the organisation may change from time to time and you will be expected to meet the operational requirements.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required from time to time.
  • As you will expect the organisation may change from time to time and you will be expected to meet the operational requirements.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required from time to time.

Person Specification Essential

  • Education to HNC/HND in Civil Engineering or equivalent suitable experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of permanent way and related engineering principles, including interfaces between disciplines
  • Good knowledge and understanding of track standards, processes and procedures
  • Computer literacy
  • Safety Management training
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation relevant to Construction and Engineering
  • Must be able to drive
  • Personal Track Safety
  • Project Induction
  • Controller of Site Safety
  • Risk Assessment
  • COSHH

Desirable

Holding or working towards a professional qualification

About Us

Joining Colas Rail UK provides the opportunity to not only establish yourself within one of the rail industry's biggest and most prestigious, multi-disciplined contractors, providing you with a springboard that can take you career to new heights.

We take pride in nurturing talent and providing opportunities for you to unlock your potential at whatever stage you are in your career. We encourage cross-collaboration and innovation and if you are interested in learning Colas Rail will enable that.

Everyday we work together safely to solve real problems, with a shared goal of enhancing the Infrastructure and Logistics which is key to the UK Rail Network and wider Supply Chain. Everyone here has a voice and we encourage all to speak up, discuss their ideas and implement them.

We are always looking for passionate people to join our business and with several bases across the UK, there are plenty of opportunities to join our vibrant, creative, and diverse teams.

Colas Rail hold three core values: Caring, Sharing and Daring. We take care our of our employees, always ensuring safety is a top priority and we nurture our collective wellbeing. We share a passion for what we do, celebrate our achievements and value high standards like nowhere else. We dare to take on new challenges, we are one of the international leaders in our industry. We keep on innovating, expanding, and conquering new markets.

The performance of Colas Rail UK is dependent upon improving and developing the skills and abilities of all employees, and our Equal Opportunities Policy, above all else, aims to achieve this objective.

Behavioural Skills

  • Engage and Care- Engage and stay close to our client. Provide sustainable solutions that you truly care about and join us in having an impact on the Infrastructure of the UK.
  • Execute and Share- Share our joint passion for the important work executed every day at Colas Rail. Share in our success, our diversity, our development and execute our project plans.
  • Energy and Dare- Display the energy of a leader, champion your teams. Dare to think innovatively and explore new horizons.

Colas Rail in the United Kingdom values and encourages diversity in our workforce, regardless of background, disability or gender. As part of our aim to deliver quality services, we are committed to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination.

Recruitment agencies

Colas Rail currently works with a number of approved recruitment suppliers. We will therefore not consider CVs or speculative proposals from any other agencies. Recruitment agencies not currently approved as preferred suppliers are kindly requested not to submit speculative CVs to any part of Colas Rail.

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