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SCL Engineering Supervisor

Job Introduction

The SCL Engineering supervisor for shafts and adit construction will be an integral part of the Engineering management team and report to the Tunnelling Engineering Manager asset. 

The shaft construction requires 24hr coverage by an SCS representative independent from the construction team, with knowledge and experience of SCL tunnelling works and consequently two Senior SCL Engineering supervisors are required per asset. 

Candidates for the Senior SCL Engineer role must have a proven experience of large-scale civil engineering projects within the SCL construction.

The candidates for the SCL Engineering Supervisor role must be experienced in SCL construction and competent to make decisions on critical actions and act as team leader.  Such personnel will be present on a daily basis during the SCL works but could also provide occasional shift or call out cover. In circumstances where one Area has only limited SCL works taking place a Senior Engineer may work across more than one Area. The Senior SCL Engineer can be seen as the “controlling mind” to ensure the safety and quality of the SCL works

Knowledge and experience are the key attributes for the role along with strong interpersonal organizational team working skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. The confidence to challenge is also a desirable attribute as the role will support the Construction delivery team in providing guidance to them whilst maintaining a focus on compliance.

You will be reporting to the Area Lead Engineering Manager.

Role Responsibility

  • Leading a team of SCL Engineers and Geologists to provide independent SCL supervision
  •  Participating in the daily review meetings, reviewing and accepting the RESS
  • Reviewing method statements, Inspection & Test Plans, EPP’s and commenting on sequence, constructability and application of the design intent 
  •  Reviewing above ground and below ground monitoring data as directly relevant to the SCL tunnelling operation
  • Reviewing progress as reported by the SCL shift resource and as reported by the daily review meetings and recorded on the RESS
  • Monitoring compliance with regard to the construction team’s implementation of actions arising from daily / shift meetings
  • Daily visits to each of the tunnel faces
  • Review of settlement mitigation methodologies and actions arising at the DRM
  • Confirming with the Design House that the built works meet the intent of the design drawings and specification
  • Making changes to the SCL design as might arise due to changing conditions on site
  • Liaising with the Design House on any modifications or changes to the approved design
  • Escalating appropriate concerns to the Design Director
  • Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners' Environment and Sustainability Policies,  Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are implemented on the project.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Civil or Structural Engineering Qualification, minimum of an HNC/HND, preferably BEng or higher (MEng, MSc)
  • Extensive experience of SCL construction essential
  • SCL Quality Assurance experience essential
  • CSCS Card
  • Thorough understanding and application of the CDM Regulations 2015.
  • Team player
  • Good communicator
  • Appreciation of the practical application of interfacing with rail systems and others

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 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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