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Senior Technical Assurance Engineer

Job Introduction

The Technical Assurance (TA) team are responsible for capturing, developing and demonstrating compliance to Stakeholder requirements, facilitating configuration and technical change management, and managing technical assurance activities to achieve self-assured delivery of the project.

The Technical Assurance Senior Engineer will be responsible for planning the assurance and certification strategy for several Design and Construction Work Packages and agreeing the acceptance criteria with HS2, enabling them and to accept that the requirements and design intent being delivered by the SCSJV and its subcontractors meet the needs and objectives of HS2 and DfT as sponsor.

The Technical Assurance Senior Engineer will work closely with the other Delivery Units and Enabling Function Technical Assurance Managers, Requirements Manager and key technical leads within the project team to define work package requirement sets, along with planning the appropriate verification & validation methods to demonstrate compliance. The Technical Assurance Senior Engineer will support further activities relating to Technical Assurance, Configuration and Technical Change Management.

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

  • Produce and manage the development of Technical Assurance Plans for specific Work Packages in collaboration with the work package managers, subject matter experts, stakeholders and the employer.
  • Manage collaboratively and effectively with project delivery teams, project leadership, clients, sub-contractors, regulatory bodies and other major stakeholders.
  • Review of the quality and completeness of assurance packs and TA documents by notifying reviewers in advance of planned reviews, follow up reviews to ensure that they are completed on time, chasing up closure of comments, informing the document control team when reviews are complete so the deliverables can be processed.
  •  Monitor and follow up progress reviews, tracking and reporting of assured deliverables and associated certification to meet programme.
  • Carry out assessment of TA readiness to proceed to interdisciplinary design reviews and project lifecycle stage gates..
  • Produce and maintain Technical Assurance deliverables for assets and Work Packages (eg. Asset Strategy Certification, Single Assurance Packs, Work Package Completion Certificates, Verification and validation matrix, As-built Verification Report, U&As etc.) facilitating completion of project lifecycle stage gates. A
  • Manage Deliver presentation of Area West Delivery Unit stage gate assurance packs for Level 3 lifecycle stage gate SCS/HS2 acceptance panels.  
  • Manage Conduct guidance and mentoring to design and construction teams on what they have to do to achieve HS2 Technical Assurance.
  • Manage the identification and breakdown of new and existing requirements.
  • Understand BIM requirements and be able to use multiple quality management platforms.
  • Contribute to the continued improvement of the technical assurance strategy, processes and systems, capturing lessons learnt.
  • Deliver technical assurance communications such as staff briefings and technical assurance awareness training etc.
  • 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

  • Engineering Degree / HND or equivalent.
  • Experience of management and leadership of teams.
  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to problems solve and work flexibly.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook a must.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. Able to effectively communicate technical assurance and system engineering concepts to variety of audiences.
  • Awareness of the various disciplines involved in delivering major projects, their roles and responsibilities and their relationship to assurance.
  • Good information management and analytical skills, able to efficiently seek out the relevant and pertinent points from volumes of project information.
  • Good understanding of Technical Assurance, BIM, Handover, Reporting
  • Relevant CSCS Card

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 2018 and UK GDPR) 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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