• Section engineer - Gatwick Station Project

    Posted Date 1 month ago(06/11/2019 14:56)
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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.


    Gatwick station currently experiences significant passenger congestion both at platform level and in the existing station concourse.  The project seeks to provide a world class passenger interchange from plane to train.  It will improve passenger experience by providing a new concourse which will reduce congestion, improve vertical circulation and provide an intuitive connection with airport terminals.


    Our contract with Network Rail is to provide GRIP 3 to 8 services, from concept design through to detailed design, construction, testing and commissioning and handover. 

    What will I be doing?

    Reporting to the Senior Engineer and responsible for the successful delivery of Stage 1 which includes the demolition and reconstruction of a new platform, including lifts and escalators whilst working in close proximity to the operational rail. This milestone must be completed safely, to the right quality and on time. Creating a positive relationship with Network Rail and Gatwick Airport Ltd that enhances Costain’s reputation.


    Ensuring all works are delivered safely in compliance to the Costain Way, Network Rail and where appropriate GAL process.


    • Conduct weekly TRM and engagement
    • Support daily start of shift briefing
    • Write TBS’ as well as review those of the supply chain
    • Ensure all Network Rail and Costain permits are in place for works.
    • Attend, support and lead SHE readiness reviews
    • Ensure all GAL permits and agreements are in place for works that require it

    Quality and assurance

    Ensure that all works are progressively assured and that checksheets are completed on time and correctly in line with the ITP’s. Contributing to the culture of “Right first time” and managing suppliers to deliver their assurance progressively


    • Conduct weekly quality surveillance
    • Audit and contribute to checksheet completion alongside supply chain
    • Attend and contribute to quality risk reviews
    • Produce NCR’s where required

    Programme and delivery

    Ensuring we achieve the key milestone deliverable: Completion of the physical works of Stage 1: EIS platform 7 3rd January 21.

    • Attend 12 week collaborative planner
    • Ensure 4 week rolling programme is produced by supply chain and is accurate
    • Attend and support co-ordination meetings

    Operational interface

    Ensuring that our works are planned and delivered without any adverse impact on the station, airport or operational railway. Supporting a positive relationship with the station and GAL and ensuring that the passenger experience is enhanced during the delivery of our works. Ensuring compliance to Network Rail and GAL process

    Commercial and contract

    Working closely with the commercial and planning team to ensure the contract is administered correctly with the Client and supply chain.


    Build positive relationships with the Client team and meet their needs.


    Support a culture of wellbeing that delivers high levels of performance and productivity. Support the individuals in the team to flourish and develop.

    Continuous improvement and innovation

    Support a culture of learning, continuous improvement and innovation

    About you

    • Must have a proactive “Can do” attitude
    • Professional approach
    • Excellent communication skills at all levels
    • Able to provide respectful challenge and feedback to Clients, suppliers, senior managers and stakeholders
    • A collaborative style that can bring teams and individuals together and motivate them.
    • Have a supportive and inclusive approach

    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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