Temporary works Designer
Skills set: (Engineering, Temporary Works Design, Scaffold Design)
Job location: Atlas Road (North Acton) with travel to sites.
Accessible by public transport? Yes
Working hours: Weekdays
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.
You will be part of the temporary work design team based in Atlas Road Offices and you will interact with construction team, scaffold designers and through the supply chain.
Reporting to the TW Design Manager you will ensure that scaffold designs are adequate and safely designed for construction, use and dismantling, and that development and delivery of scaffold designs are in accordance with the SCS Temporary Works Procedure.
The scaffold designer’s primary task is the production of scaffold design from requirement (design brief) to delivery (construction) communicating via design check certificates, drawings, designers risk assessment’s & calculation to the construction team.
The role also includes the support, training and mentoring of junior designers and graduates working in the Technical Services department.
- Ensure the delivery teams are provided with safe, workable designs in timely manner to suit programme via in-house design or supplier/subcontract design checks.
- Ensure SCS JV process for temporary works management is applied fully and efficiently.
- Contribute to SCS JV safety targets by pro-active leadership.
- Develop positive working relationships with internal and external client teams.
- Carry out scaffold designs from brief to issue of final drawings.
- Carry out scaffold design review and formal design checking (including checks on supply chain proposals).
- Ensure preparation and review of Design Risk Assessments including the development of appropriate design mitigation and communication with others in the construction process.
- Ensure provision of technical support to the SCS JV projects.
- Ensure that scaffold designs are suitably categorised with respect to checking.
- With the TW Design Manager ensure the that upcoming Scaffolds are identified on the TW register and these are translated to the TW design briefs register for planning and production of scaffold designs both in-house and externally.
- Ensure that a design brief has been established with full consultation is adequate and is in accordance with the actual situation on site, and ensuring all construction loads are considered.
- Liaise with permanent works designers to resolve issues of construction method and buildability as necessary.
- Advise the permanent works designer of any temporary conditions or loads that should be considered in the permanent works design.
- Ensure that designs are checked in accordance with their category for concept, structural adequacy and compliance with the brief.
- Ensuring SHE hazards and risks have been avoided or reduced in the design and/or check of temporary works and that the Delivery Team are aware of the residual risks to be managed.
- Control risk by identifying issues and providing appropriate responses.
- Carry out site visits to aid identification of scaffold requirements and preparation of temporary works design briefs.
- Ensure compliance with current CDM regulations, Temporary Works Best Practice and all applicable technical standards.
- Drive innovation in scaffolds, including investigation, evaluation and integration of best practice and innovations from all SCS JV partners and the supply chain.
- Lead continuous improvement for the design delivery of scaffolds.
- Deliver value to SCS JV clients.
The Ideal Candidate
- Civil or Structural Engineering Qualification, preferably BEng or higher (MEng, MSc), minimum (essential).
- Previous experience in Scaffolding/Temporary Works design or Civil/Structural design
- Understanding and application of BS5975:2019 (essential).
- Understanding and application of current Eurocodes (essential).
- Good knowledge of the CDM Regulations 2015 (essential).
- Membership of relevant professional body (CEng MICE or CEng IStructE, preferred)
- CITB Temporary Works Coordinator Course (preferred).
- Completed SMSTS (preferred).
- Previous experience in delivering scaffolds and/or TW for Network Rail and London Underground (preferred).
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