• Principal Systems Engineer

    Posted Date 1 week ago(28/11/2019 14:12)
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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.


    Costain have been contracted for the design and build of a facility near Reading.  The scope of works for this project will include Programme Management, Construction, Building Services (M&E), Instrumentation and Control Systems and various external works.


    Potential candidates for this role must be able to obtain and retain Security Clearance to be able to be considered.

    What will I be doing?

    This is an exciting site based role to provide Project management services,  on behalf of Costain, for Projects within the project portfolio working as a Consultant.


    The Principal Systems Engineer:

    • Has overall technical responsibility for assigned stages in the definition, design, build, test, commissioning and hand-over of complex infrastructure projects involving the following engineering disciplines: civils, mechanical, electrical, chemical, process, software, human factors, safety and security
    • Provides technical guidance and leadership to various disciplines within projects
    • Provides project coordination, and supervision
    • Defines budget and schedule constraints
    • Works under limited supervision and direction
    • Regularly exercises discretionary and substantial decision-making authority


    About you

    You will have the following skills and experience:

    • Significant Systems Engineering experience working in related roles where the applicant has had responsibility on a large, complex infrastructure project
    • Previous experience of leading technical project teams with at least 10 team members
    • Highly effective written and oral communication skills
    • Degree qualification or equivalent in an engineering or related technical discipline, plus significant, demonstrable and related experience
    • INCOSE CSEP certification is desired

    Due to the nature of the project, the Ability to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance of at least SC level is mandatory from the outset. In order to pass the clearance you must have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years. DV will be required soonest after commencement.

    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.


    This is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Costain. 


    The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the Business.



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