• Area Temporary Works Design 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 a Temporary Works Design Manager on our HS2 Main Works Contract.


    Skills set: temporary works / design management

    Job location: Holborn/Old Oak Common/West Ruislip

    Accessible by public transport? Yes

    Working hours: Weekdays

    Contract: Permanent


    About the role:


    You will lead production of TW Designs within your Area, in collaboration with Area TW Coordinator you will identify suitable personnel to carry out designs and checks within the internal and external design teams. External designs may be by JV companies, through the supply chain or specifically approved design consultants.

    Reporting to the Area TW Coordinator you ensure that TW designs are adequate and safely designed for construction, use and dismantling and that development and delivery of TW designs are in accordance with the SCS JV Temporary Works Procedure.

    The TW Design Managers primary task is the management and quality assurance of all internal and external TW Design process from Requirement (Design Brief) to Delivery (Construction) Communicating via Design Check Certificates, Drawings, Designers Risk Assessment’s & Calc’s to the Construction Team & Manage the in-house teams workload / design reviews etc.

    The role includes the active production of TW designs, review and design checks. The candidate is expected to be a competent TW designer.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Ensure 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.
    • Ensure the SCS Temporary Works Procedure is applied fully and efficiently.
    • Lead and fulfil line management duties for the in-house TW design team
    • Develop the in-house TW design team individuals and team capability
    • Manage the identification and evaluation of competency for all temporary work designers and design checkers delivering TW for SCS JV
    • Manage the technical assurance (TA) of all temporary works design
    • Develop positive working relationships with internal and external client teams.
    • Carry out TW designs from brief to issue of final drawings.
    • Carry out TW design review and formal design checking (including checks on supply chain proposals)
    • Ensure preparation and review of Design Risk Assessments including the development of appropriate design mitigation and communication with others in the construction process.
    • Ensure provision of technical support to the SCS JV
    • Ensure that TW designs are suitably categorised with respect risk and check category
    • Ensure that a design brief has been established with full consultation is adequate and is in accordance with the actual situation on site, and ensuring all construction loads are considered;
    • Liaise with permanent works designers to resolve issues of construction method and buildability as necessary.
    • Advise the Area Temporary Works Coordinator of any temporary conditions or loads that should be considered in the permanent works design;
    • Ensure that designs are checked in accordance with their brief
    • Ensure all foreseeable loading conditions are considered
    • Ensuring SHE hazards and risks have been mitigated as far as reasonably practicable and that these are adequately communicated on the drawings;
    • Carry out site visits to aid identification of temporary works requirements and preparation of temporary works design briefs.
    • Ensure compliance with current CDM regulations, Temporary Works Best Practice and all applicable technical standards
    • Drive innovation in temporary works, including investigation, evaluation and integration of best practice and innovations from all SCSJV partners and the supply chain.
    • Positively contribute to the LEAN process and efficient project delivery


    About you

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:



    • Civil or Structural Engineering Qualification, preferably BEng or higher (MEng, MSc)
    • Previous experience of temporary works design
    • Understanding and application of BS5975
    • Thorough understanding and application of the CDM Regulations 2015


    • CITB Temporary Works Coordinator Course
    • Completed SMSTS
    • Previous experience in delivering TW for Network Rail, London Underground and the Highways Agency


    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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