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Asset Management Engineer

Job Introduction

SCS, a joint venture between Strabag, Costain, and Skanska has been contracted to construct seven tunnels, ranging in ID from 6.2m to 8.8m and length from 850m to 7,700m. Tunnels are being constructed between Euston and West Ruisilp. The tunnelling phase of the project is about to commence and due to be complete in 2025. The project is split into three sections, West, Central and East. The role on offer is within the central section based in Willesden / North Action.

The Maintenance Engineer is expected to provide Engineering support and leadership to the tunnelling team.

The Maintenance Engineer will have the ability to work independently and work with other engineering disciplines to develop mechanical engineering solutions into detailed schemes supported by drawings, methodologies, calculations (where necessary), and reports to demonstrate compliance with all technical, safety and quality requirements.

The Maintenance Engineer is expected to provide a high quality, high output service to the tunnelling teams, on time and within budget with minimum management oversight.

Role Responsibility

  • Production critical role, overseeing maintenance of ALL plant both mobile and fixed on Area Central. Ensuring compliance with ALL applicable standards.
  • Implementation of project Asset and Maintenance Management system (CMMS).
  • System Lead, Administrator and Training provider for the Project Asset and Maintenance Management system.
  • To carry out on-site inspections to ensure plant is being maintained in accordance with manufacturers instructions and best practice.
  • Compliance with Costain Way Safe Systems of Works and SCS Mechanical Safety Management Plan.
  • Tracking and monitoring plant from its arrival onto site until eventual decommissioning (full life cycle). Ensuring ALL plant and equipment certification and calibration records are in date.
  • Monitor and inspect plant to ensure fit-for-purpose. Make certain any third-party checks and certificates are in place including statutory inspections.
  • Produce and implement the maintenance schedule for ALL plant, check sheets including Safe Systems of Work.
  • Oversee and manage day-to-day maintenance operations including scheduled downtime.
  • Develop innovative systems and processes to always ensure maximum availability of equipment and safe systems of work.
  • Implement a planned preventative maintenance scheme and oversee the spare parts management.
  • Maintain all records of inspections and maintenance (planned & unplanned).
  • Check the work of maintenance technicians to ensure carried out in line with manufacturer’s instructions and best practice.
  • Ensure the maintenance teams have up-to-date and relevant information such as drawings, O&M manuals, dismantling methodologies, specialist tools and equipment to undertake maintenance works.
  • Support the Plant Manager and Tunnel Manager with other tasks and activities as required.
  • Produce maintenance check sheets, schedules,
  • Working alongside the Mechanical, Electrical and Construction Superintendents to ensure maintenance is carried out on time, downtime is scheduled, sufficient personnel both in number and competence are available to conduct works.
  • Propose and see through to completion modifications and improvements to plant where necessary to improve safety and increase machine availability.

The Ideal Candidate

Key skills and experience

  • Meet the requirements of UK-SPEC at the Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer Level.
  • A minimum bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related subject is preferred.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of production management, with a strong technical ability for applying their underpinning knowledge and experience to solving problems including new technologies and innovations for complex engineering systems.
  • Experience related to areas including hydraulic systems, pressurised pipework, instrumentation and control, electronics and electrical systems, static and fluid design, and testing and commissioning, will be of value in this role.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills communicating technical matters, able to speak with employees, managers of different disciplines and senior management.
  • Readiness to evaluate alternatives and make decisions even when all the information required is not available.
  • A capacity to manage change, identify problems, their causes and practical solutions.
  • Ensure the equipment and machinery availability and overall utilisation targets are met.
  • Proactively engage with equipment and parts suppliers to ensure that their expertise contributes to the effective operation of production equipment and resolution of problems.
  • Ensure compliance with project policies, procedures, and standards regarding finance, health and safety, quality, and human resources.

This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

About the Company

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 London Tunnels Contract. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

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).

SCS Railways is a Disability Confident Employer. We welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

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.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, 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 require 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 we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

It is an SCSJV requirement that all employees, Design House,  and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use”, OHSAS 18001:2017  Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture ‘s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

SCS Railways


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