Job Description 
The Senior Engineer shall: 

  • Supervise and monitor the site labour force and sub-contractors 
  • Ensure Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to 
  • Ensure quality records necessary to meet quality requirements are maintained 
  • Resolve any unexpected technical difficulties and other problems that may arise 
  • Check drawings and specifications 
  • Schedule selected materials for ordering from the procurement department 
  • Demonstrate capability of successfully delivering similar projects up to a value of £20 million 
  • Manage and guide the team of sub agent(s) / section engineer(s), engineers and foreman to deliver the works in line with the construction programme 
  • Preparation of cost forecasts and review of construction costs versus forecasts along with the Commercial Team 
  • Deliver the project within budget 
  • Management of the designer to ensure the design is delivered in accordance with the agreed programme 
  • Reviewing construction progress and performance and reporting to the Project Manager / Contracts Manager, also taking appropriate corrective actions where necessary 
  • Planning and prioritising construction resources (labour and plant) to support successful project execution 
  • Managing day to day liaison with the Client and Third Parties 
  • Compiling monthly progress reports and communication of same at the monthly progress meeting. 
  • Manage Quality and Environmental plans on site 
  • Introduce improvements and innovations where appropriate 
  • Fully interact with other members of the construction site team (team player) 
  • Liaise with other function/departmental managers 
  • Introduce improvements and innovation where appropriate to areas of your responsibility 
  • Prepare and evaluate Risk Assessments and Method Statements / Works Package Plans for works 
  • Manage and provide guidance to Site Engineering staff 
  • Control Temporary Works 
  • Undertake other duties as required to facilitate construction of the works 
  • Report to Line Manager on a regular basis 

Technical Competencies 

  • Formal Qualification in Civil Engineering (Degree or HNC / HND) or similar (i.e. Construction Management Degree or HNC / HND) with demonstrated equivalent combination of education, training, and experience 
  • Entrants to this position generally possess an average of 5+ years civil engineering
  • Held a similar position for 3 years 
  • Worked on construction projects in excess of £20 Million 
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills 
  • Technically competent 
  • Strong awareness of contracts (NEC and NR9) 
  • IT literate (Competent in all Microsoft Packages) 
  • Driving licence 


  • Charted Civil Engineer 
  • Competent AutoCAD 
  • Experience in Programming (Microsoft /P6 / Asta) 

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