• Instrumentation & Monitoring Engineer

    Posted Date 3 days ago(04/12/2019 09:22)
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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 Instrumentation & Monitoring Engineer on our HS2 Main Works Contract.


    Skills set: I&M/survey

    Job location: Holborn/Old Oak Common

    Accessible by public transport? yes 

    Working hours: Weekdays with some weekend and nights as appropriate

    Contract: Permanent


    About the role:


    Assist the I&M Coordinator in all I&M matters in compliance with the Act, Works Information and any Third Party Agreements. Contributing to achieving a safe system of work and assuring to third parties that impact of construction is as predicted and acceptable. Implementing and triggering of contingency measures when necessary.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Assist in the development and implementation of monitoring plans, programme and procedures for installation, protection, operation, maintenance and removal of equipment and instrumentation.
    • Assist in I&M Management and management of all related approvals with 3rd parties in line with the Third Party Agreements by HS2.
    • Appropriate supervision for instrument installation, monitoring, calibration checks, calibration registers and maintenance in accordance with the accepted Contractors specification and to ensure no delay to construction activities.
    • Ensuring baseline readings being obtained in advance of commencement of construction activities and that readings are taken at the frequency specified in the Contractors monitoring Plan during construction activities.
    • Attending review meetings and reporting against the agreed trigger levels.
    • Triggering of pre-planned contingency measures and mobilization of the Management Action Team as necessary, with full authority to stop work immediately if trigger points are exceeded.
    • Being fully familiar with any buildings, structures, anomalies or other assets in the vicinity of the TBM and other relevant works.
    • Providing guidance and supervision for subcontractors and suppliers in instrumentation and monitoring matters.
    • Providing information and clarifications to external parties, other MWCC, other works package contractors and liaison with third parties and communities.
    • 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:



    • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or relevant scientific subject.
    • Demonstrable previous experience of management, installation, implementation, operation, maintenance and removal of instrument monitoring systems on a major project of similar nature.
    • Relevant CSCS Card.
    • Adaptable and decisive, good self-management skills.


    • Experience working in live rail environment (Network Rail / London Underground)
    • PTS Card



    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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