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Senior Contracts Engineer

Location: Solihull
Company: Balfour Beatty
Contract type: Permanent
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Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Contracts Engineer to join our Design & Engineering team to centred at the Solihull office, though will be deployed to offices/sites as they are ready across N1/ N2.

Role Purpose:

The HS2, N1/ N2 project covers the northern 90km section of Phase 1 of the overall HS2 scheme to provide a new high-speed rail connection between London and the North of England. SB3 are a joint venture incorporating Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering (BBGE) and Bachy Soletanche Ltd (BSL), and are appointed by BBV, (Balfour Beatty/ Vinci JV), to deliver the geotechnical works required along the approximately 90km of route from Leamington Spa to Litchfield. The works comprises extensive geotechnical works including:
  • Circa. 9km of Diaphragm Walls at 9 individual structures;
  • 28No. Secant/ contiguous structures totalling 150,000 lin. m of piling;
  • Plunge Columns, Tension Piles, Ground Anchors, Soil Nails and Ground Improvement;
  • 103No. Piled bridges & viaducts.
Programme is for commencement of construction works in August 2020, with a duration of circa 4 years to complete. This is a key infrastructure project and with circa 100m of spend per annum the geotechnical works is a significant element of the works for the project.What you'll be doing

As a Senior Contracts Engineer you will:

  • Manage internal resource and subcontractors;
  • Ensure that the works are constructed in accordance with the contract and design information, drawings, specification and Project Management Plan;
  • Produce and review construction methods statements ensuring that the works are constructed efficiently and safely;
  • Produce all site documentation for delivery of the works including PMP, PVPMP, ITP, Construction Phase Management Plan etc as required;
  • Develop then work to programmes, measuring progress and productivity outputs;
  • Understand and apply the procedures and processes detailed in the project Health, Safety and Environmental plans, and to promote a safe working culture;
  • Ensuring the works are undertaken safely and in accordance with Health, Safety & Environmental legislation and the site HS&E plans. Prepare and review risk assessments;
  • Support and drive behavioural safety on site;
  • Be responsible for the monitoring, progress reporting and achieving of goals for the work under his/her responsibility;
  • Anticipate and resolve problems, in particular related to engineering issues;
  • Manage construction records, O&M manuals and as built drawings;
  • Support our Customer Focus, Construction Excellence and Innovation strategy;
  • Undertake client meeting and precontract meetings.
Who we're looking for

Personal Qualities and Experience:

The following qualities/experience are essential:
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people at all levels across the organisation and externally;
  • Strong computer skills - focused on Excel / Word / PowerPoint;
  • 5 years experience in the construction industry;
  • Experience in delivery of civil engineering contracts on various scales;
  • Ability to manage multiple teams efficiently;
  • Ability to manage multiple scheme costs;
  • Ability to manage Health and Safety including Behavioural Safety;
  • Ability to lead, communicate and influence others to deliver targets;
The following qualities/experience are desirable:
  • Experience working for a piling, ground engineering or civils subcontractor;
  • Civil Engineering Degree or equivalent preferable.
Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering offers a range of services across the construction sector, from piled foundations to ground improvement, testing and analysis. We have established our reputation through our integrated design approach to every project, from the small to the very large.

We operate according to our Build to Last Values of Lean, Expert, Trusted, Safe and Sustainable.

We support each other to deliver and succeed, placing equal value on all perspectives by embracing diversity and inclusion. Together we deliver powerful new solutions, collaborating with governments, our customers and partners to shape thinking, create skylines and inspire a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists

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