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Technical Assurance Engineer

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Job Introduction

The Technical Assurance (TA) team are responsible for capturing, developing and demonstrating compliance to HS2 and stakeholder requirements, facilitating configuration and technical change management, and managing technical assurance activities to achieve self-assured delivery of the project.

The Technical Assurance Engineer will work closely with the Delivery Unit  Technical Assurance and Requirements Manager and key technical leads along with construction teams, subcontractors and subject matter experts within the project teams. They will define work package requirement sets, along with planning the appropriate verification & validation methods to demonstrate compliance. The Technical Assurance 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

  • Provide guidance and mentoring to design and construction teams on what they have do to achieve HS2 Technical Assurance.
  • Input into identification of the correct deliverables for the appropriate life cycle stages to meet the works information and technical standards.
  • 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.
  • Carry out regular progress reviews, tracking and reporting of assured deliverables and associated certification to meet the programme timeline requirements.
  • 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.
  • Support activity readiness review meetings with respect to TA requirements.
  • Assist with maintaining Configuration Control in relation to technical changes, standards baselines and work package deliverables.
  • Understand BIM requirements and be able to use multiple quality management platforms.
  • Work with design and construction teams, subcontractors and subject matter experts to define applicable requirements for each work package and identify the appropriate verification & validation evidence.
  • Support the identification and breakdown of new and existing requirements.
  • 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

Required qualifications,  skills, behaviours and attributes

Desirable qualifications, skills, behaviours and attributes

  • Exposure to, or an interest in Systems Engineering and Technical Assurance.
  • Experience working within Civil Engineering or Rail.
  • Familiarity with requirements management tools.

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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