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SCL Engineering Supervisor

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

Job Introduction

Our Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture team is working in partnership with HS2 to deliver the new London tunnels from Euston to West Ruislip. Our joint venture team is working on sites at Euston, Old Oak Common and West Ruislip, building tunnels 13 miles long and up to 50m deep, supporting delivery of HS2 phase one.

We are looking for 2 SCL Engineers  to join our HS2 team onsite in London (1 for dayshift, 1 for nightshift.  Rotation is 24/5). You will be responsible for ensuring the site set up and SCL works on site, taking a significant role in delivery as well as managing aspects of time, cost and quality

Role Responsibility




The role of the SCL supervisor focuses on the technical aspects and quality control of the SCL construction.

The position reports to the Senior SCL Engineer and maintains a position that is independent to the delivery team.

The construction tasks to be managed are shaft and adit construction. The role will be located at one of four specific shaft work sites, which could change as work progresses.

The SCL Supervisor will be responsible for the engineering management of the SCL activities in the shafts and their related adits generally during the night shifts when the Senior SCL Engineer is not present. The SCL Supervisor is to act as an independent witness to the SCL construction activities and will have the authority to halt works where failure to follow agreed methodology or meet quality requirements is observed.

The SCL Supervisor will oversee, witness and record the Engineering and Quality aspects of the SCL activities as identified in the Inspection and Test Plan and ensure that the requirements of the RESS are followed by the delivery team.

The SCL Supervisor will hold a daily Shift Review Group meeting. They will prepare handover notes at the end of the shift and read and act upon the handover notes prepared by the previous shift. Any incidents, issues or points of note are to be clearly forwarded on to the following day shift,

The role will act as the assurance of the process during SCL production, ensuring the demands of the design is undertaken by the construction delivery team. The role will cover 1 out of 5no shafts in the Central Area.

The opportunity exists to mentor and develop the technical members of the shafts SCL engineering team.



The Ideal Candidate

Key responsibilities

This role will cover at least one of the following areas:


Engineering Risk Management

  • Managing the monitoring of ground movements against predicted values
  • Managing the response to unexpected ground conditions
  • Ensuring that the construction team meets their responsibilities under CDM,


Quality & Assurance

  • Oversight of materials testing; ensuring the correct tests are being undertaken in a timely manner for a particular section of the project, ensuring the results of testing are communicated
  • Oversight of the production, review, approval and implementation of ITPs, which are produced by the construction team in accordance with the processes managed by the Quality team
  • Oversight of the construction assurance process, which is undertaken by the construction team in accordance with the processes managed by the Assurance team


Design Integration and Change Control

  • Reviewing permanent works design and ensuring appropriate input from the construction team
  • Identifying any changes during construction that could have an impact on either the temporary works design or permanent works design and control of that change
  • Oversight of temporary works planning, coordination, design, installation, use and removal including review and approval of significant temporary works: their design and method statements


Required qualifications, skills, behaviours and attributes

  • SCL Engineering, Management, Production or Supervision experience (essential)
  • Construction experience (essential)
  • Temporary works experience  (desirable)
  • Management of ground movement experience (desirable)



About the Company

Equal opportunities

We thrive through embracing differences, whether they be social backgrounds, ethnicity, disability, gender identity or expression, age, religion, sexual orientation and any other protected characteristic – we know that diversity opens a rich potential for new ways of thinking, helping us to build successful and high-performing teams. We call it Naturally Skanska. 


Flexible working 

We welcome you to ask about flexibility at interview stage and we will explore what is possible for the role. 


Reasonable adjustments  

We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process. Please contact us using if you require any adjustments that would support you throughout your application. 


More information about the role 

Please note this is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Skanska. For a full role profile, please contact us: 


Closing date 

The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the business. 





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