Site Engineer

£35,000 - £45,000 salary + Package

Carmichael UK are seeking a site engineer to join a specialish Bulk Earthworks contractor on the HS2 line in Buckinghamshire. 

Engineer will assist the senior staff and supervise the junior / trainee staff to ensure the site earthmoving teams have up to date information and the required documentation to allow work to proceed safely, on time and productively. They will ensure accurate records are compiled to fulfil our obligations with regard to quality assurance.




  • Good working knowledge needs to be maintained of the IFC Drawings, Specifications, Technical Standards, Inspection and Test Plans, and the Mass Haul quantities and destinations for each earthworks Asset in the section of work being undertaken.
  • Possess the ability to translate that knowledge into accurate construction on site with minimal NCR’s / rework through effective communication with the Works Managers and Foremen.
  • Ensure any defects are highlighted and reported to the Senior Engineer as soon as possible, corrective action is proposed and agreed with the Client quickly and remedial works / repairs carried out with the minimum of disruption. Ensure all other members of the team learn from the error so mistakes are not repeated.
  • Assist in the production of good quality safety documentation (RAMS etc) in a timely manner to allow works to proceed and not be hindered by lack off signed off paperwork.
  • Assist the foremen and supervisors with receiving the Permit to Break Ground and regularly review the working area and any services present to ensure no service strikes occur.
  • Ensure Quality Assurance forms are completed for every section of work, accurately reflecting the as built construction. Ensure these are signed off by the client in a timely manner.
  • Review daily Allocation Sheet data and highlight any additional works, missing items, poor record keeping and ensure the Commercial team receive an accurate record of the works each day.
  • Assist the Mass Haul Manager with quantities, locations, material types etc based on their greater knowledge of the day to day activities.
  • Assist with the supervision of Apprentice / work-placement engineers and delegate tasks to ensure effective time management. Ensure the junior team members are enthused and given challenging activities.
  • Occasionally, assist the survey team with site surveys where construction may halt due to the absence of a surveyor.


About You: 

  • A strong leader with the ability to empathise
  • Degree/HNC in a relevant subject or qualified by experience
  • Substantial responsibility for the operation of NEC Option C contracts
  • Considerable experience of civil engineering construction
  • A skilled negotiator
  • Earthworks Expereince (desirable)