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SCL Tunnel Engineering Manager

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

Job Introduction

In general the function of the Area East Tunnel Engineering Manager (TEM) is to support the SCL tunnel delivery teams in advance of the works starting and to manage the work from an engineering point of view during construction. The TEM will be the focal point for technical matters during the construction of complex SCL works and is therefore a senior position.


The role will form part of the Area East Team and report to the Engineering Lead in Area East, with a functional reporting route to the Lead Tunnel Engineering Manager.


The Area East TEM will have the facility to use the team of support engineers within the Core team to assist in the delivery of the aspects below.

Role Responsibility

Specific Responsibilities for Pre-Construction phase:

  • Development of, and management of the readiness review process for SCL tunnelling.
  • Planning, coordination, and production of all the required engineering documentation to enable tunnelling to commence.
  • Managing the development of the RESS process in accordance with the SCEWS, including the holding of SRG meetings, the relevant escalation process and the production of the RESS sheets
  • Contributing to the review of the Ground Movement Assessments, (from a tunnelling perspective) in conjunction with the Area teams.
  • The coordination of any settlement mitigation works along the route with the tunnelling works
  • Being the focal point between the various 3rd  parties / utilities teams and the tunnel delivery team, ensuring that 3rd party approvals are not delayed
  • Attend design meetings and workshops for all mitigation works required to mitigate the impact of settlements to provide technical input challenge of assumptions and visibility to the Area East SCL team.
  • Working with the I&M team in the coordination of the drafting of the Monitoring Action Plans for the tunnel drive
  • Taking the lead on technical matters related to SCL tunnelling, including input in to design, construction methods engineering and technical input to long lead procurement items.

Specific Responsibilities for Construction phase:

  • Lead FCRs, RFI and NCR process for tunnelling works.
  • Interface with other Area East Engineering Managers (Structures and Geotechnical 
  • Works EMs) to ensure all works are supported.
  • Having a working knowledge of the relevant QA processes and implementing them with the delivery team, including support with Technical Assurance/handover of the works as they progress.
  • Taking the lead on technical matters related to SCL tunnelling, including input in to design
  • Ensure the smooth transfer of data between Mission OS, the tunnel survey team (convergence etc) and the compensation grouting contractor.
  • Leading and owning the SRG/RESS process including being responsible for managing escalation processes in accordance with the MPCOG, alerting senior management, third parties, etc.

The Ideal Candidate

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Engineering degree, preferably chartered – or working towards
  • Project management experience on major/mega infrastructure project
  • SCL tunnelling experience essential
  • Currently working as an Engineering Manager or Project Manager within tunnelling/scl
  • Experience of dealing with Network Rail desirable

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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