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Temporary Works Designer

Job Introduction

The purpose of this role is to assist the Temporary Works Manager & Temporary Works Coordinators (TWC’s) in the delivery & co-ordination of all Temporary Works activities on the S1/S2 Main Works contract. The post holder will ensure that Temporary Works Designs are adequate and safely designed for construction, use & dismantling.

The Temporary Works Designer’s primary task is the management of the Design process from Requirement (Design Brief) to Delivery (Construction) Communicating via Design Check Certificates, Drawings, Designers Risk Assessment’s & Calculations to the TWC and Construction Team.

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

  • Ensure that a design brief has been established with full consultation, is adequate, in accordance with the actual situation on site, and that all construction loads are considered;
  • Advise the permanent works designer of any temporary conditions or loads that should be considered in the permanent works design;
  • Ensure that the design is independently checked for concept, structural adequacy and compliance with the brief
  • Ensuring SHEQ hazards and risks have been eliminated or reduced in the design. Where not feasible clearly highlight and ensure the Delivery Team are informed of the residual risks to be controlled.
  • Ensuring the delivery teams are provided with safe, workable temporary works in timely manner to suit programme via in-house design or supplier/subcontract design checks.
  • Delivery of first class technical support to the SCSJV projects.
  • Working in accordance with SCSJV procedures for TW management.
  • Temporary works design from brief to issue of the final design package.
  • Pro-actively implement “Safe-by-Design” and Observational Method where appropriate.
  • Preparation of Design Risk Assessments illustrating the development of design mitigation measures and communication with others in the construction process.
  • Temporary works design checking (including checks on supply chain proposals).
  • Contribute to SCSJV safety targets by pro-active leadership.
  • Delivering value to SCSJV clients.
  • Develop relationships with internal and external client teams.
  • Ensure SCSJV process for temporary works management is applied fully and efficiently.
  • Site visits to aid identification of temporary works requirements and preparation of temporary works design briefs.
  • Contribute to the control of risk by identifying issues and providing appropriate responses.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement by attending team meetings and contributing to the team development topics.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Civil or Structural Engineering Qualification, preferably BEng or higher (MEng, MSc), minimum of a HNC/HND (essential)
  • Chartered Membership of Professional Body (CEng MICE or similar, essential)
  • Previous experience of temporary works design (essential)
  • Understanding and application of BS5975:2008 +A1 2011 (essential)
  • Thorough understanding and application of the CDM Regulations 2015 (essential)
  • Previous experience of TW schemes in and around existing structures, especially NR (ideal)
  • CITB Temporary Works Coordinator Course (ideal)
  • Completed SMSTS (ideal)

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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