Utilities Section Engineer

Daria Tkach
40-45k + benefits
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A great opportunity for Utilities Section Engineer to join top-tier UK based civil engineering and rail contractor on their JV High Speed 2 (HS2) construction project in London.

Suitable Section Engineer – Utilities candidates will have previous experience with utility diversions and connections.

Project Details

A Utilities Section Engineer role is to assist with the delivery of multiple works packages within Utilities Team.  The Successful Section Engineer candidate will be required to ensure that supply chain meets health and safety requirements, technical standards and completing required documentation on Utility sites.

The candidate should be confident in managing the engineering aspects of a section of the works, developing and reporting of section programmes and budgets and ensuring that the works are conducted in accordance with the project requirements including health and safety.  Liaise between different site disciplines to ensure effective planning and use of project resources.

Responsibilities and Duties

Some of the key responsibilities and duties of this Section Engineer - Utilities will include:

  • Managing and co-ordinating the activities of the site engineers to ensure all setting-out and quality control procedures are performed in a timely and efficient manner, so as not to impede the construction programme.
  • Develop 4-weekly programmes with site engineer and simple benchmark productivity measures for the workforce and assess actual programme and productivity achieved for review at weekly progress meetings to include resource requirements.
  • Complete inspection and test plans, risk assessments and method statements for the control of the works ensuring that all necessary documentation, as required by these statements and plans, is produced in a timely manner.
  • Communicate with works managers, foremen, gangers, workforce and sub-contractors to ensure full understanding of information provided.
  • Communicate to the Package Manager and QS regarding any non-conformances, and any instructions received from the client / designer / RE’s staff. Ensure that comprehensive records of resources employed on additional works are maintained.
  • Procurement of Plant, Materials and Equipment through Requisitions.
  • Keep a full and accurate daily site diary, including any changes / variations, subcontractors’ attendance, and records of work-related discussions with client / designer / RE / project team.
  • Adherence to project policies and procedures.


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience in Utility diversions and connections.
  • Good understanding of Engineering Principles.
  • Strong knowledge of HSG47 & NRSWA
  • Technical knowledge of construction techniques and best practices.
  • Relevant CSCS Card
  • Training in Health & Safety and Environmental management
  • Presentation Skills for Training
  • Strong IT skills (MS Word, Excel, Document control system).

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent) in a Civil Engineering allied subject or HNC in Civil Engineering and vocational training in Engineering.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The successful Utilities Section Engineer candidate will join an established main contractor on the iconic HS2 project. This leading joint venture consortium JV is delivering a major portion of the tunnelling across London for High Speed 2 (HS2).

The value of the project is around £2billion with the works due for completion in around 2025.

This employer encourages flexible working.

Professional development, such as subsidised further study, or payment of professional membership fees are available for suitable candidates.


Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

Generous salary negotiable based on experience + benefits package disclosed to shortlisted Section Engineer (Utilities) Candidates

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