Cross Passages Section Engineer

£38,000 - £49,000 salary + Package
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Candidates for the Cross Passage Section Engineer (SCL) role must have a proven experience of large-scale civil engineering tunnelling projects using  SCL construction methods.

The candidates for the Section Engineer role must be experienced in SCL construction and competent to make decisions on critical actions and act as team leader.  Such personnel will be present on a daily basis during the SCL works but could also provide occasional shift or call out cover. 

Knowledge and experience are the key attributes for the role along with strong interpersonal organizational team working skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. The confidence to challenge is also a desirable attribute as the role will support the Construction delivery team in providing guidance to them whilst maintaining a focus on compliance.



The Cross Passage Section Engineer will have the following specific duties

  •  Providing independent SCL supervision, and managing a team of SCL supervisors

  • Participating in the daily review meetings, preparing / reviewing and accepting the RESS

  • Reviewing method statements, Inspection & Test Plans, EPP’s and commenting on sequence, constructability and application of the design intent

  • Reviewing above ground and below ground monitoring data as directly relevant to the SCL tunnelling operation

  • Reviewing progress as reported by the SCL shift resource and as reported by the daily review meetings and recorded on the RESS

  • Monitoring compliance with regard to the construction team’s implementation of actions arising from daily / shift meetings

  • Daily visits to each of the tunnel faces

  • Review of settlement mitigation methodologies and actions arising at the DRM

  • Confirming with the Design House that the built works meet the intent of the design drawings and specification

  • Making changes to the SCL design as might arise due to changing conditions on site

  • Liaising with the Design House on any modifications or changes to the approved design

  • Escalating appropriate concerns to the Design Director

  • 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.

  • Shift work may be required



  • Civil or Structural Engineering Qualification, minimum of an HNC/HND, preferably BEng or higher (MEng, MSc).

  • Relevant experience of SCL construction. Tunnelling, or shaft construction experience willl also be considered

  • CSCS Card

  • Thorough understanding and application of the CDM Regulations 2015.

  • Good communicator

  • Appreciation of the practical application of interfacing with rail systems and others


Salary: £38k – £49k basic + Car + lodge (if you qualify) + up to 22.5% Shift Allowance