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Electrical Superintendent

Job Introduction

Reporting directly to the Senior Electrical Superintendent on day-to-day basis regarding safety, quality, productivity of electrical operations; the Electrical Superintendent SCL & cross passages will be responsible for overseeing all the electrical plant, distribution and services required for the construction of the TBM Tunnels Atlas Rd. Logistics Tunnel & Euston Tunnels, site setup and associated works.

Role Responsibility

  • Safety critical role overseeing all Electrical, Surface, Tunnels and Shaft works – Temp site services and then tunnel construction works, TBM construction, communications & control systems.
  • Compliance with Costain Way Safe Systems of Works
  • Oversee all the electrical personnel and electrical plant and distribution and associated activities as required.
  • Electrical Superintendent SCL & cross passages will be responsible for, but not limited to; delegating work among the electrical personnel, liaising with the Electrical Superintendent to organize shift patterns as the job progresses, procurement of materials, daily allocation sheets for labour, overseeing management of spare parts, implement and manage PPM system, overseeing test and inspection regime. Oversee construction of TBMs and HV package substations.
  • HV AP with specialist knowledge of control systems and comms as well as SCL works.
  • Maintain all records of inspections and maintenance (planned & unplanned).  

Other Responsibilities

  • Close liaison with the immediate tunnel construction team on requirements and programme.
  • Close liaison with the SCS Safety team.

Promoting and monitoring the roll out and implementation of SCS values and behaviours

The Ideal Candidate


  • JIB Approved Electrician
  • Experience in a similar level role, responsible for the electrical distribution and personnel.
  • An accepted City & Guilds Apprenticeship or equivalent professional electrical qualification or HNC, HND or Eng. Tech. in Electrical Engineering
  • Strong leadership, communication and conflict management skills
  • In depth knowledge of industry regulations for, construction and testing and commissioning of tunnelling electrical equipment and services e.g. Health & Safety in Tunnelling in The Construction Industry (BS 6164: 2019), IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671: 2018)
  • Highly experienced in Tunnelling works; minimum 15 years.
  • Proven track record working with various SCL plant manufacturers.
  • Experienced HV AP
  • High level English (written and spoken)



  • Expert knowledge of products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards.

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 Main Civils Contracts which include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The combined value of the contracts is around £1.8billion with the works due for completion in 2025.  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).

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 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

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.

SCS Railways


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