• Area Temporary Works Manager

    Posted Date 3 days ago(04/12/2019 08:47)
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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 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 2020.

    Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM driven), SCL tunnels/adits, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, utilities 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. 


    Security Vetting: HS2 requires SCS to undertake security vetting on all staff to the UK Government Baseline Personal Security Standard. All successful candidates will be subject to this vetting procedure as part of the on-boarding process.

    What will I be doing?

    We currently have a vacancy for an Area Temporary Works Manager on our HS2 Main Works Contract.


    Skills set: temporary works coordination/management

    Job location: Euston/Old Oak Common/West Ruislip

    Accessible by public transport? yes

    Working hours: Weekdays

    Contract: Permanent


    The Area Temporary Works Manager must have a proven track record acting as a TWC on large scale civil engineering projects. You will be expected to manage a team small team of TWC’s and TWD’s and coordinate design managers for one of the three principle construction areas which make up the MWCC S1/S2 project, ensuring that all Temporary Works are adequately and safely designed, constructed, implemented and removed.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Understand and apply the principals of PC’s TWC as defined in BS5975:2019, PAS8811:2017 and all other applicable standards, including HS2 and SCS TW Procedures and Technical Standards.
    • Agree with the Designers/Checkers and other Parties on the level of risk and design check;
    • Coordinate all Temporary Works activities;
    • Ensure that a detailed design brief has been produced, with full consultation, is adequate and is in accordance with the actual situation on site;
    • Advise the permanent works designer of any temporary conditions, or loads, that should be considered in the permanent works design;
    • Ensure that a satisfactory Temporary Works design is carried out;
    • Ensure that the design is independently checked for concept, structural adequacy and compliance with the brief
    • Register or record the drawings, calculations and other relevant documents relating to the final design;
    • Ensure TW documentation is adequately maintained within the site management systems;
    • Ensure that those responsible for on-site supervision receive full design details, with significant risks and design limitations highlighted;
    • Ensure that checks are made at appropriate stages covering the more critical factors;
    • Ensure that any proposed changes in materials or construction are checked against the original design and appropriate action taken;
    • Ensure that any agreed changes or corrections of faults, are correctly carried out on site;
    • Ensure that during use all appropriate maintenance and routine inspection is carried out;
    • Issue formal permit to load/proceed if final check(s) prove satisfactory;
    • Obtain the criteria that allows the temporary works to be removed;
    • Ensure temporary load cases are adequately considered;
    • When it has been confirmed that the permanent structure has attained adequate strength required by the design, issue formal permission to dismantle the Temporary Works.
    • Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners' Environment and Sustainability Policies, Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are implemented on the project.


    About you

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

    • Civil or Structural Engineering Qualification, minimum of a HNC/HND
    • Previous TWC experience.
    • CSCS Card
    • Understanding and application of BS5975:2008+A1:2011/2019.
    • Thorough understanding and application of the CDM Regulations 2015.


    • Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
    • 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, Childcare Vouchers, 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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