• Site Engineer

    Posted Date 3 months ago(09/09/2019 08:25)
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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 Regional Delivery Partnership is a framework contract with Highways England for the development, design and construction of capital road projects that form part of the Regional Investment Programme during Road Period 1 (2015 to 2020) and Road Period 2 (2020 to 2025). The Costain Jacobs Partnership were awarded two lots; Lot 7 (East Region) & Lot 8 (North Region).


    This vacancy relates to Lot 8 for the delivery of 3 schemes along the A1 corridor in Newcastle and Northumberland, with combined scheme budgets in excess of £550M.


    A1Scotswood to North Brunton – Construction March 2020 – late 2022

    A1 Birtley to Coal House – Construction March 2021 – late 2023

    A1 in Northumberland – Construction March 2021 – late 2024


    The current early works are being undertaken in Stockton and Leeds (with our designers Jacobs) but will move to the north east prior to construction. It is essential that applicants are willing to travel to and work in the north east.


    This particular role for A1 Scotswood to North Brunton will be based from the Jacobs office in Stockton (nr Middlesbrough) before moving to Newcastle early 2020 as advance works for the construction commence.



    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?

    • Working with an integrated team of Costain and Jacobs personnel to develop the detailed design, delivery and handover of the allocated schemes.
    • Work with the team to incorporate buildability considerations into the developing design.
    • Support in the development of construction phase methodology plans and sequences to support the development of programmes and budgets.
    • Supervision and support in delivery of site works including the contribution in the preparation of short term programmes, control of quality and materials in the completion of ITP check sheets etc.
    • Support in the development strategies for the delivery of the works considering access and logistic constraints
    • Supervision of subcontractors and ensuring works are delivered in line with their works instructions. 
    • Setting out for various aspects on site including drainage, structures, safety barrier and fencing.
    • Identify and support to resolve design and technical queries
    • Challenge and report any unsafe acts observed during project delivery
    • Writing and development of safe systems of work including RAMS, permits, etc.
    • Active participation in project improvement (including innovation, SHE and quality)
    • Ensure that records of work done are complete including site diaries, quality documentation etc.
    • Build effective relationships and pursue own career development


    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.


    Costain 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 and you do not have to provide a response.



    About you

    • Civil Engineering related qualification (HNC, HND, BSc MSc, BEng, MEng).
    • Previous experience delivering highways projects.
    • Construction Skills Certification Scheme CSCS
    • Good written and oral communication skills
    • The ability to supervise and control tasks
    • Actively seek own career development (working towards Chartership preferable)
    • Experience in some or all of the following: earthworks, drainage, sheet piling, safety fencing, structures delivery, surfacing and associated temporary works.

    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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