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Engineering Manager (Ground Movements)

Job Introduction

Overall responsibility for the delivery of 3rd party Settlement Reports as part of the Settlement Deed process, in compliance with the Act and Works Information. Assuring third parties that impact of construction is; predicted, acceptable, managed and mitigated where required. Manage the Routewide Engineering inputs into the provision of Settlement Deeds (specifically Settlement reports) covering potentially thousands of qualifying properties. Reporting to the Head of Asset Protection.


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.  

Role Responsibility

  • Management of the Routewide DH GMA Building and Heritage team resource, ensuring sufficient resource available for each of the three delivery areas, and that the Settlement Reports delivered are accurate and timely.
  • Work closely with the teams identified above to ensure settlement reports (as identified) are programmed and delivered in-line with the critical construction programme(s), as failure to adhere to the defined process, risk non-compliance with the Act and could delay construction works (i.e. TBMs moving into the zone of influence).
  • Differentiate and manage clearly the following settlement report categories:
    1. Long form >DC2 (Burland Damage Classification)
    2. Short form
    3. Settlement Report (outside qualifying zone) i.e. not accompanied by Deed.
  • Liaise directly with >DC2 appointed owners Engineers (appointed by HS2) to ensure any questions raised are answered appropriately.
  • Ensure inclusion of key mitigation and I&M and information as appropriate following close coordination with Area specific Asset protection teams.

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 Engineering Manager (Settlement Deeds) 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 structural movements.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Degree (or equivalent) in Civil Engineer or other construction related subject
  • Appropriate experience in management on the provision of technical reports on major Civil Engineering project or a similar scope/nature, ideally relating to Ground Movement and/or impacts of construction on third parties.
  • Relevant CSCS Card.

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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