Section Engineer

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Our client a civil engineering contractor is recruiting a Section Engineer to join the A14 widening project in Cambridgeshire.
In two of the sections the A14 is being widened to four lanes on each side, between Bar Hill and Girton; and junctions at Bar Hill, Swavesey, Girton, Histon and Milton are being improved.
Construction started in 2016 and the road is due to open to traffic in December 2020. The work in these sections calls for about five million cubic metres of earthworks, including the development of two large borrow pits.
Main duties:
Ensure the works are being built correctly to specification – detailed knowledge of the contract earthworks drawings and specification will be expected.
Use the weekly programme to ensure permits, risk assessments and method statements, specifications / details, setting out info / models are available to the earthworks teams on time and that the earthworks supervisors know what is required
Write and amend RAMS in a timely manner to ensure all areas of work are covered with a suitable document (assisted by health and safety advisor)
Work closely with the surveying team to ensure model information is available and loaded onto GPS machine guidance when needed. Assist with site surveys and setting out at busy times – it is not envisaged that this will be a large part of the role, but knowledge of the use of total stations, GPS rovers, GPS machine control, survey software / autocad will need to be learned or maintained.
Use volume information to inform foremen on specific queries eg you have 20,000m3 left to place in this embankment.
Carry out work to identify areas for improvement in production – monitor loading times, haul routes etc and compare weekly productions.
Raise TQ’s / RFI's in a timely manner and ensure they go to the correct person for getting answered quickly.
Identify Compensation Events / additional works as and when they are found, and notify Commercial team. Ensure a thorough understanding of the subcontract and what works we are required to carry out.
Identify NCR’s and report promptly to avoid disallowed costs
Ensure safety standards are upheld and report any issues with our works to management. Assist with inductions of personnel at busy times, and the distribution of safety material – RAMS, tool box talks etc.
Knowledge of earthworks, highways construction generally, and NEC option C target cost contracts is desirable.