• Senior Temporary Works Designer

    Posted Date 1 week ago(27/11/2019 14:17)
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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.


    The HS2 Main Civils Contracts include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The combined value of the contracts is around £1.8billion with the works due for completion in 2025. The first 16 months of the project will involve detailed design, pricing and building up target cost, with work on site likely to start in early 2019.

    Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.


    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?

    We currently have a vacancies for 3no. Senior Temporary Works Designers on our HS2 Main Works contract based in Holborn. 


    Disciplines/areas of expertise required for each role:


     - Tunnels

     - Existing NR structures

     - Steel structures


    About the role:


    The purpose of this role is to assist the Temporary Works Manager & Temporary Works Coordinators (TWC’s) in the delivery & co-ordination of all Temporary Works activities on the S1/S2 Main Works contract. The post holder will ensure that Temporary Works Designs are adequate and safely designed for construction, use & dismantling.

    The Temporary Works Designer’s primary task is the management of the Design process from Requirement (Design Brief) to Delivery (Construction) Communicating via Design Check Certificates, Drawings, Designers Risk Assessment’s & Calc’s to the TWC and Construction Team.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Ensure that a design brief has been established with full consultation, is adequate, in accordance with the actual situation on site, and that all construction loads are considered;
    • Advise the permanent works designer of any temporary conditions or loads that should be considered in the permanent works design;
    • Ensure that the design is independently checked for concept, structural adequacy and compliance with the brief
    • Ensuring SHEQ hazards and risks have been eliminated or reduced in the design. Where not feasible clearly highlight and ensure the Delivery Team are informed of the residual risks to be controlled.
    • Ensuring the delivery teams are provided with safe, workable temporary works in timely manner to suit programme via in-house design or supplier/subcontract design checks.
    • Delivery of first class technical support to the SCSJV projects.
    • Working in accordance with SCSJV procedures for TW management.
    • Temporary works design from brief to issue of the final design package.
    • Pro-actively implement “Safe-by-Design” and Observational Method where appropriate.
    • Preparation of Design Risk Assessments illustrating the development of design mitigation measures and communication with others in the construction process.
    • Temporary works design checking (including checks on supply chain proposals).
    • Contribute to SCSJV safety targets by pro-active leadership.
    • Delivering value to SCSJV clients.
    • Develop relationships with internal and external client teams.
    • Ensure SCSJV process for temporary works management is applied fully and efficiently.
    • Site visits to aid identification of temporary works requirements and preparation of temporary works design briefs.
    • Contribute to the control of risk by identifying issues and providing appropriate responses.
    • Contribute to continuous improvement by attending team meetings and contributing to the team development topics.


    About you

    Qualifications and Experience:



    • Civil or Structural Engineering Qualification, preferably BEng or higher (MEng, MSc), minimum of a HNC/HN
    • Chartered Membership of Professional Body (CEng MICE or similar)
    • Previous experience of temporary works design
    • Understanding and application of BS5975:2008 +A1 2011
    • Thorough understanding and application of the CDM Regulations 2015


    • Previous experience of TW schemes in and around existing structures, especially NR
    • CITB Temporary Works Coordinator Course
    • SMSTS



    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.


    HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, 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, you do not have to provide a response.


    All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2. We will not share any of your data with other parties. This form is not mandatory, but your response would be appreciated


    Deadline for application: Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis. We recommend you apply early to avoid disappointment.

    Unsuccessful applicants: Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants on an individual basis.

    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, 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.



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