• Materials Engineer

    Job Locations UK
    Posted Date 10 months ago(20/04/2018 10:12)
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  • 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.


    We are currently recruiting for a Materials Engineer who will be providing support and expertise to Costain projects and Joint Venture projects. You will ensure health and safety regulations are adhered to and monitor and control SHE performance on site in accordance with the Costain policies, HASEMP and Costain Procedures and Guidance Manual.


    This role is based Nationwide.

    What will I be doing?

    • Ensuring that materials specified by the design are compliant and provide best value for the project
    • Ensuring that materials are procured consistently, to the required specification, and necessary approvals for use are obtained, recorded and managed using the Costain MAR process.
    • Ensuring that sufficient imported materials are available to meet both the overall and section construction programmes.
    • Advising the Project Team about material performance, specification and best use.
    • Identifying and promoting recycling initiatives in conjunction with the construction team, their supply-chain & the Environmental Manager.
    • Managing the testing regime operated by the Project Team and the laboratory personnel.
    • Reporting on a monthly basis on all material matters
    • Assisting the IQVT Team in verifying the construction of the works.
    • Liaison and discussions with suppliers and sub-contractors including visits to their off-site premises

    About you

    • Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent
    • Liaison and discussions with suppliers and sub-contractors including visits to their off-site premises
    • Detailed knowledge of Quarry Products, Concrete and Surfacing Products with experience of placing and testing of these products.
    • Knowledge of geotechnical engineering issues
    • Confident, effective written, oral, questioning and listening skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, designers, subcontractors etc at all leves
    • Commercial awareness and ability to contribute to project success
    • Knowledge of highways construction

    • Interpretation of drawings & specifications, planning, programming and project control

    • Computer literacy

    • Experience of NEC form of Contract and an understanding of internal reporting requirements for customers such as the Progress report and KPIs.

    Final Statement

    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, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  


    At Costain we ensure that we are 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.


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