About the role
Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Site Engineer to join our Rail team to work across the Southern Region.
To support the overall implementation of the engineering strategy and framework for the Southern Route Civils Frameworks.
What you'll be doing
As a Site Engineer, your main responsibilities are as follows:
Support the senior project team in the overall implementation of the engineering strategy and framework for the designated project
Manage materials, plant and labour within the allocated budget and resources, ensuring their safe, effective and efficient delivery of service on the project
Ensure all systems, design information, procedures and quality systems are effectively communicated
Support the project delivery teams, verifying the work of others, providing technical support
Lead or support assurance on projects through conducting audits and regular meetings with project teams, identifying best practice, areas for improvement and areas of concern, including matters relating to safety, finance or quality
Develop and maintain relationships with relevant customers including technical consultants and suppliers, managing their input in the design, development, pricing and delivery of technical solutions on site
Maintain personal expertise and knowledge to ensure that the company is at the forefront of the industry both technically and in using the latest technologies and standards
Provide coaching and motivation to the project team, to deliver high performance on the project and create a culture of continuous improvement
Ensure that the engineering is efficiently managed so that it is fit for purpose from conception right through installation and maintenance; recognising site conditions and constraints and taking into account CDM, other statutory regulations and customer requirements
Ensure the efficient operation of procurement, material control policies and procedures; providing assistance in producing accurate and current procurement schedules and cost information/reports (where required)
By using the principles of quality assurance, and where appropriate technical Integrity, ensure the customer requirements are clearly understood and that Quality Control mechanisms are in place that provide assurance that the asset and/or service delivers as designed/required
Contribute to the accurate and efficient provision of progress and productivity reports weekly and monthly to senior management, in accordance with company procedures
Provide concise and accurate feedback on project performance against estimate to the estimating function (where required)
Seek to understand and implement the appropriate digital tool sets to support the project execution
Live the Balfour Beatty Values
Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
Support the delivery of CSUK’s Sustainability activities
Who we're looking for
The following qualities and experience are essential:
Previous engineering experience and a subject matter expert in the discipline of rail civil engineering
Up-to-date relevant knowledge of engineering and of industry best practice, appropriate to the relevant discipline, is required
A degree in a relevant engineering discipline and a relevant professional qualification, such as MICE or MIStructE, or having an ONC/HNC is desirable
A valid PTS card is required
Focused and thorough with the appropriate skills to advise senior management when something needs immediate redress together with the tenacity and drive to ensure that the necessary action is taken
Good interpersonal and communication skills are required, coupled with an ability to form effective relationships with partners and delivery team members under time pressure, and a customer centric, flexible approach
A desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on engineering excellence, the customer and the business is required
Why work for us
Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.
Balfour Beatty Rail Limited is an international leader in rail infrastructure engineering projects and the UK's largest rail engineering and services provider. We offer a full range of rail infrastructure activities from high-speed rail to mass rapid transit, covering urban, rural and commuter routes, for both public and private railways.
For an example of the exciting work our rail teams undertake click here:
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.
Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the workingmums.co.uk Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.
Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.
Job Reference: UK16930