Section Engineer

Our client a tier one contractor is working in a JV partnership delivering the Thames Tideway East project based in East London.

You will be part of the team that is constructing the civil structures as part of the KEMP foreshore Hydraulic Structures.

As a section engineer, your input to the Tideway construction site will be technical, organisational and supervisory. You will set out and determine the location for infrastructural installations, both above and below ground, and will apply designs and plans to provide engineering assistance to site activities. You will also share responsibility for site health, safety, quality and environmental protection and the organisation and supervision of the manpower working on the construction site.

Working as part of the site management team, you'll be expected to liaise with other members of the construction support team including; engineers, planners, subcontractors, supervisors and surveyors.


As a section engineer, you will need to:

  • act as the main technical adviser on a construction site for subcontractors, craftspeople and operatives within your area of responsibility.
  • develop safe systems of work, method statements and quality documentation; ITPs, QRPs and the like.
  • produce, monitor and control budgets for sections of work scope.
  • ensure that all materials used and work performed are in accordance with the specifications
  • oversee the selection and requisition of materials
  • manage, monitor and interpret the contract design documents
  • liaise with any consultants, subcontractors, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors and the general workforce involved in the project
  • attending regular progress meetings to inform the wider team
  • carry out day-to-day management of the site, including supervising and monitoring the site labour force, junior site engineers and the work of any subcontractors in area of responsibility
  • plan the work and efficiently organise the plant and site facilities in order to meet agreed deadlines
  • oversee quality control and health and safety matters on site
  • prepare reports as required
  • resolve any unexpected technical difficulties and other problems that may arise.

Working hours:

The site hours are 08:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday with some occasional Saturday working when required. Daily start of shift briefing delivered at 07:30.


A degree or HNC/HND in a construction-related or engineering discipline and CSCS card required.

Site Manager’s Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS), Temporary Works Supervisor (TWS) and Lifting appointed person (AP) qualifications preferred.


The application should demonstrate

  • previous involvement with construction of reinforced concrete structures is required, involvement within the water sector, tunnelling or shafting sinking preferred. 3 years’ experience expected
  • communication skills, written and oral, with the ability to liaise effectively with a range of other professionals, e.g. construction managers, quantity surveyors, subcontractors, architects, designers, other engineers
  • organisation skills and a methodical approach to work
  • strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • accuracy and attention to detail
  • strong teamworking skills
  • excellent IT skills
  • knowledge of relevant building and health and safety legislation