Site Engineer

Posted Date 3 months ago(14/05/2020 09:01)
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About Costain and your project.

Costain helps to improve people’s lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK’s energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK’s leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.


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Smart Motorways ease any expedite traffic flow by converting the hard shoulder to a running lane and using new technology to vary speed limits in response to driving conditions.  Works will include installing a new ducted infrastructure system, installing overhead electronic signs and central barrier replacement work.


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?

The M1 J13-16 SM ALR delivery team is expanding to accommodate additional workload generated by an early extension of the scheme from junction 15 to junction 16 (a further 20km of open work site). We are looking for highly motivated Site Engineers with an ambition to work on a challenging infrastructure scheme. The Smart Motorway Programme will be a mainstay of Costain Highways Sector workload for the next 10 years following the successful award of the Smart Motorway Alliance in April. This is a great opportunity to gain experience of the exciting and dynamic projects the Alliance has to offer. The role on the M1 J13-16 SM ALR scheme will include a variety of different disciplines including earthworks, piling, FRC, drainage, pavements, structural steelwork and vehicle restraint systems.



  • Supporting the self-delivery teams and subcontractors with technical issues
  • Providing setting out of works information
  • Ensuring work is constructed in accordance with the drawings and specification
  • Ensuring works are undertaken in accordance with the safe systems of work (RAMS, permits, etc)
  • Daily co-ordination with sub-contractors
  • Ensuring all works are delivered in accordance with approved ITPs
  • Completion of ITP checksheets to monitor quality of the works
  • Ensuring all activities on site are recorded through daily diaries and photographs
  • Identifying and communicating technical issues on site
  • Attend daily co-ordination and weekly planning meetings


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 infrastructure projects in a site role
  • Site Management Safety Training Scheme SMSTS
  • Other training such as IPAF, TWS, TWC, AP, First Aid, etc to be listed on CV.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Experience of working in a highly collaborative and team orientated environment
  • Experience in some or all: earthworks, piling, FRC, drainage, pavements, structural steelwork and vehicle restraint systems

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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