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Job Title: Senior Engineer

Location: West Ham, London

Salary: £45k to £55k DOE

Hours of work: Full time 45 hrs / week

The Role:

The Senior Engineer is to provide site engineering duties to several projects within the region, including the supervision of trainees and site engineers within the region. The role involves establishing the level and survey control for contracts and setting out detailed works as per the contract drawings, ensuring that checks are made on a regular basis.

Key Responsibilities:

Site engineering

  • Establish the level and survey control for contracts
  • Set out detailed works as per the contract drawings ensuring that checks are made on a regular basis
  • Ensure records regarding health and safety and the work environment are complete, accurate and comply with organisational and legal requirements
  • Deliver the work safely, without environmental incidents, and to the specified quality without defects
  • Assist the Site Agent/Sub Agent in developing efficient work methods and techniques, ensuring the best use of resources and abilities are made
  • Deputies for the Sub/Site Agent where required

Managing quality

  • Carry out instrumental checks in accordance with the agreed guidelines and schedule
  • Complete records of quality audits in accordance with agreed procedures and timescales i.e., at the end of the works
  • Give feedback to the Site Agent/Sub Agent regarding areas where corrective action needs to be taken
  • Compile ITPs

Managing resources

  • Ensure the availability of resources and that they consistently meet the companies and the client's requirements for quality, quantity, and prompt delivery
  • Deal with any actual or potential problems with resources promptly liaising with the Site Agent where necessary
  • Ensure records of resources are complete and accurate
  • Organise and conduct toolbox talks and issue method statements
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships between operatives and staff; client and contractor; suppliers and contractors; public and contractors; and subcontractors and contractors

Managing information

  • Obtain all 'as built' information ensuring that it is accurate and relevant. Record, store and maintain records and correspondence in line with organisational and legal requirements

Key measures & targets:

  • Produce accurate records, drawing registers, and weekly diaries that will be measured routinely as part of the quality audit process

Key relationships:

  • Site Teams and Operatives
  • Clients
  • Stakeholders

Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to meet all the following criteria:


  • Previous experience in setting out on civil engineering projects, which should include highways, infrastructure, and reinforced concrete works
  • Degree/HNC, or equivalent, in civil engineering
  • CSCS card
  • Confined space training
  • Experience using AutoCAD
  • Ability to manage and deliver a successful project with minimal guidance
  • Experience in running reports and ensuring accurate record keeping
  • Effective working both individually or as a team member
  • Ability to communicate with client representatives, site team and operatives
  • Ability to challenge designs and resolve problems to a conclusion
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Teo De La Cruz

Associate Director – Framework Engineering