About the role
To ensure that the GI Fieldwork and Laboratory Testing are carried out in accordance with the requirements of the GI Contracts and Specifications, to deliver a technically sound Factual Report.
What you'll be doing
Review Subcontractor Method Statements and Risk Assessments and makes improvements as appropriate
Working closely with on-site Health and Safety teams.
Guides & coaches juniors in technical requirements and techniques of Geotechnical Ground Investigations
Observation and assurance of subcontractor compliance with the GI technical specification and BS/EN standards for all on-site GI activities
Implements systems and processes to support GI works in accordance with the specification (e.g. Equipment Approval, NCR, Fieldwork Changes)
Carries out trend analysis and identifies improvement areas for non-conformance and business improvement
Carries out Independent Safety Inspections of their own section and of others
Carries out Site Audits to check works and documentation compliance
Liaise with Design Team to resolve any technical issues
Maintains accurate diary, including dialogue with subcontractors.
Understands cost and value of various aspects of GI
Assist to draft correspondence to sub-contractors and suppliers
Who we're looking for
The following qualities/experience are essential:
Able to clearly communicate the requirements of a safe system of work to ensure that these are followed accurately. Suggests and implements improvements to systems
Capable of taking ownership of tasks and communicating outcomes with clarity, including managing others in this regard.
Strong work ethic with flexibility to work unsociable hours/nights.
Able to work on own initiative and seek out opportunities in line with level of responsibility.
Holds a current driving license and CSCS Card, SSSTS or SMSTS qualified.
Excellent team player, able to work competently and independently without continuous supervision.
Strong communication skills with solution orientated approach to issue resolution
Excellent role model for development of junior staff and demonstrates required behaviours to align to project and team objectives.
Health Safety & Environmental
Understands method statements and risk assessments, able to develop new and improved safe systems of work
Good working knowledge of current H&S Legislation
Responsibilities of Role
Observation and assurance of contractor compliance with the GI technical specifications and BS/EN standards for all on site GI activities.
Preparing and issue reports on actual and projected site activity to populate the sector GI reporting dashboard.
Issuing and monitoring the implementation of Site Instructions and other contract documentation affecting fieldwork and laboratory testing.
Scheduling samples for geotechnical laboratory testing.
Scheduling samples for geo-environmental testing.
Ensuring geo-environmental samples have been stored and handled in accordance with BS/EN standards.
Visits to GI testing laboratories for Audits
Attending weekly Site Progress Meetings with the GI Contractor(s).
Attending weekly GI Design and Review Meetings.
Maintaining the Site Diary/Diaries and Trackers.
Following change request processes and produce minor site instructions for Commercial sign-off.
Logging soils and rock to BS5930 and Eurocode 7 standards
Observe contractors logging engineers for quality and accuracy of content
Borehole monitoring installation details
Observe and monitor functionality and quality of subcontractors’ equipment
Contractor competency assurance checks in line with framework requirement CPP and RAMS
Observe conduct of in-situ testing to ensure compliance with specification, BS/EN standards and best practice.
Observe and ensure Sampling, photographing, storage and transportation complies with Specification and Standards.
Observe monitoring activity on site to ensure compliance with specification, BS standards and best practice.
Observe Installation activity on site to ensure compliance with specification, BS standards and best practice.
Raise SI for change in sampling, extra SPTs, and extended borehole termination depths.
Monitor quality of boring, drilling and excavation to BS standards and best practice.
Understand Geological ground model for various areas across the sites.
Compare actual ground model cross-sections with predicted and adjust GI as required after discussions with DJV.
General daily observation of site activities and behaviours
Proactively work to reduce standing time
Review operational compliance with Risk Assessment and Method Statements.
Review of the Draft and final factual reports and AGS data provided by the subcontractor.
Why work for us
Balfour Beatty VINCI is responsible for designing and building part of the most exciting and challenging railway project in Europe: HS2.
We are building the West Midlands section of HS2’s Phase One route, spanning approximately 90km from Long Itchington in Warwickshire to the centre of Birmingham and on to Handsacre in Staffordshire. We will be employing thousands of people in the area to design and build the civil infrastructure for HS2 through the West Midlands area and are looking for a wide range of experts to join the team and support this unique, ground breaking project.
We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.
You could help us build that civil infrastructure:
42 viaducts totaling over 11km, 66 over-bridges;
More than 35 cuttings reaching over 30km;
56 culverts and other under-bridges;
66 embankments reaching over 33km;
Building four motorway crossings requiring box structures and six interfaces with the existing rail requiring both dive-under and over-bridge structures.
Balfour Beatty Vinci is a long established joint venture between two global leaders in the delivery of critical infrastructure. Working together for over 30 years, we have been successful in delivering a number of significant infrastructures creating unrivaled expertise and capability across rail, highways and aviation sectors in the UK and beyond. In 2008, we announced our formal alliance with the aim of delivering modern and innovative solutions to the UK's infrastructure needs. Since then, our collaboration has gone from strength to strength. We've successfully bid and delivered a number of key projects for Crossrail and Highways England Smart Motorways Programme. Balfour Beatty VINCI is a powerhouse for critical infrastructure. Our partnership - between two of the world's largest construction companies - creates unrivaled expertise and capability across rail, highways and aviation sectors in the UK and beyond.
Job Reference: BBV00151