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Engineering Surveyor TBM

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

Job Introduction

The Engineering Survey team is employed to deliver the geospatial capabilities required to efficiently and accurately deliver the works in accordance with the contract requirements.  As part of this team, the role of an Engineering Surveyor is to implement the Survey Managers and Senior Engineering Surveyors strategy to establish and maintain the site survey control network as well as deliver site survey information and quality assurance as required.


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

  • Ensuring the TBM Guidance System is always using accurate reference coordinates.
  • Supporting the TBM Shift Engineers in resolving possible issues with the TBM Guidance System.
  • Performing the TBM Guidance System total station move ups when required and in a timely manner.
  • Performing the TBM survey window traverse to connect the tunnel survey control network with the TBM guidance brackets for guidance updates, in accordance with the relevant methodology and instruction.
  • Ensuring the Tunnel Survey Control brackets, benchmarks and spigots are installed in accordance with the relevant methodology and instruction.
  • Performing the Tunnel Survey Control network measurements, including terrestrial and levelling observations, and storing the data in accordance with the relevant methodology and instructions.
  • Performing convergence monitoring and reporting for SCL works, including shafts, adits and cross passages.
  • Performing as built wriggle surveys when required.
  • Performing any TBM setting out duties, such as push frames, rails and launch brackets.
  • Undertaking Setting Out for First Stage Concrete, Catchpits & Under Track Crossings
  • Ensuring the survey equipment, accessories and tools are kept dry and clean and stored in appropriate conditions both on the TBMs and the surface store, when not in use
  • Performing the Survey Instrument maintenance and calibration checks in accordance with the Tunnel Survey Plan, storing the relevant records and reporting any issues to the Senior Tunnel Surveyor
  • Working a shift pattern
  • The Shift Tunnel Surveyor reports to the Senior Tunnel Surveyor.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Degree in Surveying, Geomatics or closely related discipline
  • Proven experience in a tunnel environment, preferably in SCL and TBM tunnelling.
  • Able to clearly communicate the requirements of a safe system of work to ensure that these are followed accurately
  • Capable of taking ownership of tasks and communicate outcomes
  • Strong work ethic with flexibility to work a shift pattern and unsociable hours/nights


Key Skills

  • Strong experience in Survey Traversing
  • Excellent Time Management
  • Self-Discipline and robust personal organisation.

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).

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 is a Disability Confident Leader.  We want to encourage disabled people to apply for our roles and have an opportunity to display your skills, talent, and abilities.  We will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview.

Please see the disability confident commitments:

To be considered for an interview under this scheme you have:

  • A physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term effect (over 12 months) adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities
  • Demonstrated in your application and pre-interview stage that you meet the minimum job criteria and person specification for the role

SCS Railways

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