Technical Assurance Manager - MEP
The Systems Engineering Technical Assurance Team is responsible for demonstrating that the works carried out by the JV meet HS2’s Employers requirements as set out in the Works Information and Contract Requirements Technical. This includes ensuring that all work packages understand the relevant requirements, and provide the appropriate Validation and Verification evidence to demonstrate that the requirements have been met.
The Technical Assurance Manager 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.
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.
- Managing the Development of the MEP Assurance strategy, procedures, specifications and assurance plans for the technical assurance of the requirements and design intent being delivered by SCS.
- Creating the MEP technical assurance regime for the project.
- Application of the assurance activity, particularly in regard to change, design configuration control and capturing of design decisions.
- Engage with the SCS MEP delivery team to capture or define acceptance criteria for design approval, demonstration of capability, acceptance of equipment and operability as appropriate.
- Support the Engagement with SCS and HS2 stakeholders to achieve the delivery of an efficient and effective assurance regime.
- Confirm and manage the MEP Design and assurance requirements with subcontractors/supply chain.
- Undertake requirements and assurance activities including leading reviews, collating evidence and providing progress reports of SCS MEP team, sub-contractors, supply chain and consultants.
- Maintain procedures, competence levels and systems for assurance management as used by the project.
- Liaise with the SCS Core Technical Assurance Manager to ensure all process that are developed are in line with the SCS agreed processes / procedures.
- Manage the project assurance team to confirm and demonstrate appropriate levels of Technical Assurance to stakeholders.
- Map out and Programme the Delivery of Assurance Documentation / Deliverables
- Ensure robust systems and regimes are in place to develop, maintain and track assurance evidence deliverables provided
- Provide clear concise Handover files capturing all Technical Documentation
The Ideal Candidate
- Chartered Engineer or significant experience of working at equivalent level in a project environment;
- Experience of the application of system engineering and or assurance processes, preferably in rail infrastructure / construction projects or equivalent;
- Knowledge and experience of the regulatory environment and statutory obligations relating to rail infrastructure / construction projects or equivalent;
- Capable of developing plans and managing workload / activities and taking sole accountability for task delivery;
- Capable of working collaboratively and effectively with project delivery teams, management and the project leadership, clients, sub-contractors, regulatory bodies and other major stakeholders, credible in building relationships with all levels of internal and external stakeholders;
- Able to show resilience and tenacity whilst remaining adaptable and flexible when working under the pressure of tight deadlines and project change;
- High standard of verbal, 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 quickly and efficiently seek out the relevant and pertinent points from large volumes of project information;
- Experienced in the use of project information tools and management systems including MS Office and web-based collaboration technologies for project information and process management, such as Enterprise Bentley, Projectwise or similar;
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