the leading engineering and construction companies in the UK and provide
specialist building, civil engineering and rail expertise to a range of markets
to provide a truly integrated service to clients.
We possess proven experience and deliver successful
projects in a wide range of industries, including commercial, industrial,
education, rail infrastructure and depots, airports, waste and energy. Our
teams of skilled and dedicated staff work closely with our clients to
understand their requirements and objectives to deliver quality projects that
are innovative, sustainable and exceed expectations.
VolkerFitzpatrick is part of VolkerWessels UK, a
multi-disciplinary construction and civil engineering group operating across
the UK in six operating companies.
We are now looking for an experienced TBM
Engineer to join the team working
on the ALIGN JV for HS2, ALIGN is a joint venture between Bouygues,
VolkerFitzpatrick and Sir Robert McAlpine, delivering the C1 package of
the UK High Speed 2 line (HS2). Lot C1 consists of 21.6km of high speed rail
infrastructure in a rural environment. This will include a 3.37km viaduct,
15.75km twin-bored tunnel and five vent shafts handling both intervention and
tunnel ventilation facilities.
The ALIGN TBM
Engineer will be responsible for managing the technical interface for the
design, supply, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the Tunnel Boring
Machines including the final dismantling operations once the tunnelling works
have been completed.
They shall also manage and ensure the
operability and safety of the TBM systems at all time, ensuring the operation
of the TBM is within the limits set by the Client’s specifications.
performance of the works in the TBM and coordinating the TBM labour crews .
Assist and manage the
assembly of the TBM and its related facilities in the tunnel.
Support the TBM
excavation and ensure the proper maintenance of the TBM, its equipment and
operation of the tunnel related facilities which support the TBM excavation
typically: rolling stock, pumping systems, conveyor belts, ventilation fans,
ducting and piping.
for the procurement and supply of the equipment, materials and consumables
needed to support the production.
works along the tunnel typically: assemblies, maintenance and disassembly as
well as the works performed at the tunnel cross passages.
Drafting and editing
reports, schedules or other documentation as required.
Working with the TBM
driver and Surveyors to ensure that the TBM alignment remains within tolerance.
& Safety responsibilities by adhering to the Company’s Health & Safety
Policy and Management Plans.
Skills and Experience –
The post holder
should be educated to degree level or equivalent in a numerate discipline.
Preferably in civil or mining engineering.
Membership of an
appropriate Professional body, typically Institute of Civil Engineering or an
international equivalent professional status.
The role will
require the post holder to have excellent communication skills in English, both
written and verbal and to be able to report at both internal project and
Demonstrate a strong
awareness of Health & Safety.
Experience as an
engineer in construction projects, specifically underground tunnelling
tunnelling machines and plant.
Have good working
knowledge of UK Health and Safety regulations, in
particular tunnelling, mining and
experience of working in pressure situations performing duties accurately and
with minimum supervision.