About Costain and your project.:
Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.
The Preston Western Distributor Road is a new dual carriageway linking the M55 in the north to the A583 in the south. The client Lancashire County Council (on behalf of the City Deal) is delivering the scheme to support the North West Preston strategic housing area accommodating over 5000 new houses. The new road also improves access to the strategic road network and the Enterprise Zone site at Warton and the Westinghouse Springfield’s site at Salwick.
The Preston Western Distributor is approximately 4.3km long with a new Junction 2 on the M55. Other junctions along its length serve the new East West Link Road and the new Cottam Link Road, both part of the scheme. The East West Link Road (3.4km) and Cottam Link Road (0.8km) are both single lane carriageway’s. The scheme will also provide the opportunity for enhanced pedestrian and cycle routes by providing segregated off-road shared cycleway/footway connections to residential areas as well as with the existing Guild Wheel Cycle Route. The road also requires six major structures to be constructed, including two muti-span viaducts over the Lancaster Canal, Preston to Blackpool Railway and Savick Brook.
The scheme is due to commence in Q4 2019 for a period of 43 months.
Reporting to the Senior Engineer you will responsible for ensuring that the works elements under your control are delivered to the correct quality and in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner. Working collaboratively with the wider project team to deliver successful project outcomes.
Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.
What will I be doing?:
Primary role is to provide engineering services for elements of the work e.g. piling, drainage, earthworks, pavements, concrete structures etc. in line with program requirements.
Provide accurate and clear setting out for works before work is programmed to commence, allowing time for independent checking where required.
Assist in preparing RAMS prior to work commencing.
Monitor supply chain including reviewing their safe systems of work.
Maintain high personal safety and environmental standards in accordance with company policies and report any standards on the site which are considered buy you as inadequate.
Where required supervise assistant engineers and collaborate with the works supervisors.
Reviewing drawings, schedules, specifications, method statements and pass information on to the site supervisor, supply chain and labour force.
Ensure that the drawings and specification documents contain sufficient accurate information for construction of the works. formally request any missing information insufficient time to allow the program to proceed without delay.
Ensure records are kept for work performed, problems experienced, labour, plant and materials used, communications to and from client, supply chain and third parties.
Confirm in writing any verbal instructions received from the client or designer and ensure that comprehensive records of resources employed on additional works are maintained.
Regular calibration testing of instruments and recording of tests.
Assist in the preparation and monitoring of 3 weekly programmed in conjunction with the senior engineer.
Prepare and present records on progress and program.
Complete inspection and test plans, including checks of dimension accuracy and quality.
Maintain survey books as required.
Ensure quality control and implement best practice.
Reconciliation material usage and wastage.
Civil Engineering related qualification (HNC, HND, BSc MSc, BEng, MEng).
Previous experience delivering complex structures/roadworks in a similar role.
Site Management Safety Training Scheme SMSTS.
Relevant CSCS Card.
Other relevant training (preferred includes Appointed Person, relevant lifting training and temporary works co-ordination).
Understanding of Engineering Principles and extensive technical knowledge of construction techniques and best practices.
Knowledge of construction contracts and forms of contract through formal training
Computer competence (MS Word, Excel, Document control system, Primavera software).
You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).
Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.
It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Costain closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity. Please note, all responses are anonymous and you do not have to provide a response.
We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.
At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.
We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.