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SCL Engineering Supervisor

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

Job Introduction

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.

Role Responsibility

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

The Ideal Candidate

  • Civil or Structural Engineering Qualification, minimum of an HNC/HND, preferably BEng or higher (MEng, MSc) (desirable)
  • Relevant experience of SCL construction (essential)
  • SCL Engineering, Management, Production or Supervision experience (essential)
  • Temporary works experience (desirable)
  • Management of ground movement experience (desirable)
  • 24/7 working in 10/4 shift pattern, both day and nightshift

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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