Tunnel Section Engineer – (TBM/SCL/Secondary Lining) in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, United Kingdom

Tunnel Section Engineer – (TBM/SCL/Secondary Lining)

ROLE PURPOSE

To assist the Tunnel Shift Managers in the Secondary Lining tunnel construction shift teams with the following:

  • Manage all safety issues on site
  • Act as the Emergency Persons in Charge for the shift
  • Supervise the SCL/TBM/Secondary Lining shift works
  • Working on an 8hr shift pattern Monday to Friday (Days, Backs, Nights).

ACCOUNTABILITIES

Demonstrate and lead the shift in commitment to safe working

Manage the programme on a weekly basis

Ensure that materials plant and equipment are orders in and managed

Planning and programming of the works

To be fully familiar with spray concrete lining / TBM works /Secondary Lining sufficient to undertake the role of Section Engineer

Weekly working rota of 8-hour shift pattern Monday – Sunday, Days, Backs and Nights

Supervision of tunnel shift engineer

Alignment control on tunnel drive

Preparation / review of Method Statements, Risk Assessments, Inspection and Test Plans.

Maintain good working relations with client / designer, together with our supply chain.

Attend the RESS Meetings daily to discuss SCL /TBM/Secondary Lining activity / actions with the designer, client, geotechnical engineers, surveyors.

Ensure that the drawings and specification documents contain sufficient, accurate information for construction of the works. Formally request any missing information in sufficient time to allow the programme to proceed without delay.

Communicate with Pit Boss and Lead Miners to ensure full understanding of information provided such as RESS and Shift Briefing, POWRA.

Arrange formal checking of setting out and ensure check request form is completed.

Ensure Shift Engineer completes inspection and test plans as required by the Project Management Plan/Specification, including checks of dimension accuracy and quality.

Provide accurate measurements for materials required for site. Maintain material reconciliation figures for reporting in the weekly site review meeting.

  • Liaise with Pit Boss and temporary works designers to determine optimum temporary works solutions
  • Input tunnelling construction data into the Tunnel Information Management / VMT system and liaise with the client representatives to ensure hold points are ‘signed-off’ accordingly.

Safety:

  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to safety
  • Knowledge of BS6164
  • TBM - Ensure Tunnel Control Room is occupied by a Tunnel Shift Engineer, at all times, during TBM operation.
  • Contribute to safety initiatives
  • Lead by example

Quality:

  • Follow BB management systems
  • Follow Tunnel Information Management System / VMT
  • Be responsible for the quality of your own work
  • Ensure continuous improvement
  • Ability to produce method statements and risk assessments, under supervision.
  • Identify and manage risk and ensure control measures are followed

Environment:

  • Proactively take measures to eliminate/ minimise potential environmental impacts
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to environmental issues
  • Actively participate in the identification of Environmental hazards and implement site control and preventive measures

Engineering/Planning

  • Understands key milestones and priorities
  • Work to the deadlines required by the programme
  • Ability to produce realistic short term section programmes based on actual outputs.
  • Ability to understand and enable the Contract programme.
  • Knowledge of how basic resources and outputs fit in on Contract programme.
  • Knowledge of resource and outputs on site and an ability to keep records of production outputs.

Ability to navigate and find working documents on the company intranet / Business Collaborator.

Ability to use software to produce sketches, update drawings or produce as-built 3D models/drawings.

Ability to verify dimensions and coordinates against 3D models/drawings, to ensure setting out is correct on site

Act in the best interests of the Project in all dealings with the client, suppliers, workforce and public.

Commercial:

  • Recording of bulk supply materials
  • Daily diary record
  • Daily SCL / TBM /Secondary Lining quality records
  • Have full understanding of procedures governing how we manage risk
  • Understand the effect of risk on the programme and financial outcome of the project.
  • Be aware that risks are shared under the contract and which ones are relevant to your particular element of your project.
  • Read procedures and guidance and receive explanation/discussion from Tunnel Shift Manager/QS.
  • Ensure that any outstanding snagging/defect correction work is notified to your line manager.
  • Monitor material use and reconcile against original budgets (provided by others.)

PERSONAL QUALITIES AND EXPERIENCE

Civil Engineering or Mining qualification to HNC / Degree level and have relevant professional tunnelling experience

Must hold a valid suitable grade of CSCS card after completing the Managers and Professionals HS&E Test and hold certificates/training below:

TSTS (if not held, to be completed before working in Tunnelling Environment)

C&G Tunnel Entry & Emergency Procedures (if not held, to be completed before working in Tunnelling Environment)

SMSTS / IOSH

Experience and knowledge:

Full experience of SCL/TBM/Secondary Lining works

Experience of face logging to BS 5930

Experience of shift work

Ability to manage shift engineers and operatives.

Experience of maintaining good relations with designer and client.

Government legislation and Company policy on all matters relating to safety and environment.

Knowledge of BS6164

Thorough knowledge of construction procedures and working methods.

Technically proficient with a good understanding in other areas in the engineering field and have the professional credibility to engage and inspire others.

Good interpersonal and communication skills are required, coupled with an ability to form effective relationships with team members under time pressure.

Able to support learning & institution recognition for others as delegated engineer.

Ability to contribute to the design, development, construction, commissioning or maintenance of civil engineering products, equipment, processes, systems or services.

Knowledge of the procedures and methods for testing site materials, understanding the requirements of any laboratory, and have the ability to perform the role of testing engineer.

Understand specified tolerances for work activities in progress.

Complete detailed checklists for each work activity, if required.

Ability to interpret drawings correctly and check for error.

The individual should have a desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on the customer and the business.

Target Qualifications:

  • (NNB) SELMA Training
  • (BB) MSP 2 – Supervisors
  • (BB) Setting People to Work Safely
  • (BB) SEATS
  • BTS Underground Health & Safety – (desirable)
  • BTS Underground Design & Construction – (desirable)

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

Results Driven: Demonstrates a passion and excitement for his/her work. Tackles problems head-on and works to resolve them without delay.

Focus on Excellence: Willing to go the extra mile to exceed expectations. Continually searches for ways to add value and take performance to the next level.

Teamwork & Collaboration: Puts aside personal agendas to work for the benefit of customers and suppliers and other stakeholders. Proactively builds knowledge through sharing knowledge, ideas and expertise with others.

Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Actively collects customer information and uses it to improve services and solutions. Manages the experience of customers to ensure positive relationships are established and maintained.

Operational Excellence: Plans and organises work to safely achieve maximum efficiency and output. Delivers results consistently.

Adaptability: Learns quickly. Adapts positively to changing business and customer demands. Is energised by change.

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