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Assistant Engineering Manager - GMA

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

This role will principally cover the following areas:


Engineering Management GMA:

  • Review GMAs with special focus on assumptions and crosscheck against assumption and risk register, to confirm they meet with requirements and approve or advise accordingly.
  • Assess and select mitigation measures for related 3rd party assets affected by ground movement, collaborate with designers, specialists, third parties and delivery teams to identify most appropriate solutions.
  • Sifting of mitigation design in close coordination with Engineering Manager (Tunnel and civil).
  • Identify opportunity to innovate and rationalise mitigation measures, assessing and allocating mitigation measures into work / no work options.
  • Manage the resultant mitigation design including achieving L3 certification. Coordinating with relevant 3rd party stakeholders for sign off of mitigation designs and action plans.
  • Coordinating condition surveys, reviewing inspections for assessments and other survey input.
  • Coordinate with I&M Coordinator should mitigation measure require additional monitoring.
  • Identify, advise and manage any additionnal structural monitoring required.
  • Reviewing the programme and GMA tracker, evaluate how packages are coupled to the subassets, creating new subassets if necessary.
  • Manage procurement of mitigation measures.
  • Support installation of mitigation measures including planning, production of method statements, possessions.
  • Coordinating survey input to survey programme, identifying if additional surveys are required.
  • Ensuring appropriate action is identified in response to ground movement and/or damage to 3rd party assets, including utilities, sensitive buildings and rail infrastructure.
  • Lead regular technical and managerial meetings with specialist, design, construction monitoring teams of both contractor and client.
  • Ensure Temporary Works design briefs refer to related Ground Movement Assessments (GMAs) and solutions address requirements.
  • Assist in production of GMAs for temporary works.

Support to Engineering Manager (I&M):

  • Managing the prediction and monitoring of ground movements against predicted values.
  • Provide reports demonstrating outputs from monitoring and actions taken.
  • Production and implementation of emergency response plans to excessive ground movement.
  • Attendance at ground movement review meetings (SRG, CTC, Action Meetings), chairing when necessary.
  • Manage the production and distribution of reports.
  • Identify further Instrumentation and Monitoring contributions than can bring value, opportunity and risk reduction to any elements of the area project.
  • Being a member of the Engineering Management team provides opportunity to contribute into other aspects of this discipline and provide direction advice and support to the design and construction teams as appropriate.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Engineering or Design Management experience (essential)
  • Management of ground movement experience (essential)
  • Construction experience (essential)
  • Chartered (or near Chartered) member of the ICE or equivalent (desirable)
  • Rail experience (desirable)
  • Temporary works experience  (desirable)

Package Description

Skills set: Engineering and Design Management

Job location:

Accessible by public transport? Yes

Working hours: Weekdays or as required (weekend work possible)

Contract: Permanent



The primary role of Engineering Manager (GMA) requires assessment of GMA’s and condition reports to manage the design, procurement and installation of mitigation measures to Network Rail, HS2 and third party assets affected by the works, in particular but not limited to rail bridges and buildings.

The role further provides support to the Engineering Manager (I&M) responsible for the Instrumentation and Monitoring and ground treatment, grouting and dewatering works.

The Engineering Manager (GMA) maintains a position that is independent to the delivery team, in order that they can provide independent judgment and intervene if necessary to stop works in the case of significant change to construction methodology, sequencing, temporary works or impact on permanent works, or if excessive ground movements or structural movements are indicated.

Engineering Manager (GMA) will be responsible the Area Central works and will report to the Engineering Manager (I&M).


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.

About the Company

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.


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.


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 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, you do not have to provide a response.


All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2. We will not share any of your data with other parties. This form is not mandatory, but your response would be appreciated


Deadline for application: Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis. We recommend you apply early to avoid disappointment.

Unsuccessful applicants: Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants on an individual basis.

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