• Temporary Works Manager

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(20/11/2019 11:06)
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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?

    Undertake the duties as detailed in the Costain Way (as detailed in TWS-H-001: How to manage temporary works) for the management of tempoary works. Be the appointed Temporary Works Ccoordinator for the project. Managing and coordinating interim and staged temporary arrangments. Be teh focal point for all temporary works on the project and liasing with lead designer TSP and Costain Manchester, Emico, and supply chain partners.

    Key behaviour of temporary works manager

    1. That the TWC has the right behavioural characteristics to carry out the role, this includes but is not limited to:
    2. They have the ability and independence to make engineering decisions that will not be compromised by commercial, programme or other pressures.
    3. They are capable and have the knowledge and experience to assess the competence of any TW Supervisors they appoint.
    4. They have the authority, strength of character and ability to stop the work.
    5. They will visit site on a minimum of twice a week to ensure they are fully aware of the current site conditions.
    6. They have the knowledge and experience to fully understand the assumed methods of construction and loading constraints.
    7. They are mindful of risk and have the ability and time to understand what creates hazard.
    8. They will ensure that those responsible on site receive full details and the information required to carry out the temporary works
    9. Hold a valid CITB TWC qualification (initial 2 day training, then a refresher every 5 years).             
    10. Hold valid SMSTS training (initial 4 day training, then a refresher every 4 years).    

    Note: The TWC will have also have to commit to undertake a minimum of 4 days of temporary works related CPD annually by:

    1. Attending the twice annual mandatory Temporary Works Community update training.

    Other options include: · Completing the 2-day Costain Process Safety for Managing Operations training.  · Attending other technical training courses offered by Costain Learning and Development Team. · Attending other suitable temporary works related CPD such as events organised by the ICE or TWf.


    Duties of TWC.

    1. a) Maintain a TW Register of all temporary works items including those of the subcontractors.
    2. b) Ensure there is an up-to-date Technical Risk Management Plan (TRMP) issued and that it is reviewed and submitted quarterly [see TWS-H-002 and Tool TWS-T-015].
    3. c) Identify, assess the competence of, appoint, and oversee the work of;
    • suitable TWSs
    • a suitable Deputy TWC (DTWC)
    • Temporary Works Designers (TWDs) and Temporary Works Designer Checkers (TWDC) for each temporary works item.
    1. d) Review and be familiar with all upcoming work (by involvement with site planning meetings, reviewing Risk Assessment Method Statements (RAMS) and so on) to confirm that all temporary works and temporary conditions of permanent works have been identified, and that all temporary work is properly designed and planned for.
    2. e) Ensure that a proper design brief has been produced, including those from subcontractors.
    3. f) Advise the Permanent Works Designer of any temporary conditions or loads that are to be considered in the permanent works design.
    4. g) Ensure that a satisfactory temporary works design is carried out.
    5. h) Ensure that, where complex temporary works are split into several items on the TW Register, suitable design reviews are conducted, and checks are made on how the items interact and are co-ordinated.
    6. i) Ensure a Design Risk Assessment has been carried out and that any mitigation responses are known to all parties (see TWS-T-009).
    7. j) Ensure that the design is independently checked for concept, structural adequacy and compliance with the design brief and that, if appropriate, a design check certificate is issued (see TWS-T-008). As with item (h) above ensure interlinked items of temporary works design are checked as a whole.
    8. k) Assess the design output for each temporary works item, and incorporate TW design risks into the Contract Risk Register.
    9. l) Maintain records of each temporary works item including the drawings, calculations and other relevant documents relating to the final TW design using the agreed site document control system.
    10. m) Ensure that adequate co-ordination/liaison takes place in accordance with the CDM Regulations 2015 and information is provided for the health and safety file.
    11. n) Co-ordinate all temporary works activities, ensuring that all temporary works are adequately and safely designed, constructed and used.
    12. o) Ensure that those responsible for on-site supervision receive full details of the design, including any associated limitations.
    13. p) Ensure that control points or suitable hold points for checking temporary works (such as a Permit to Load) are incorporated into the Inspection and Test Plans (ITPs), RAMS and other management tools used to control operations, including those of subcontractors.
    14. q) When resident on site, walk and inspect the site at least twice a week to confirm that the site’s understanding of the temporary works and temporary conditions, as identified in the TW Register, is correct. In the event that a TWC has several individual sites to co-ordinate, make site visits and checks once a week where there are active temporary works to ensure all temporary works are being adequately managed and that a TW Register for each site is maintained

    About you



    Detail Requirement


    Professional Membership

    Essential (minimum required)

    5 years + temporary works experience

    managing and coordinating supplier designers

    TWC training CITB accredited


    yes or working towards prfessional status (subject to demonstration)

    Desirable (the ideal)

    Experience of Network Rail

    CAD proficient.

    design experience on complex schemes/


    Degree preferred with academic background.

    Chartered preferred.

    Member of the Railway Civil Engineers Association (RCEA)

    CSCS card requirements

    Please delete as required



    Driving Licence

    Please delete as required


    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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