Section Engineer

Sub Agent

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Managing Quantity Surveyor

Design Manager

Section Engineer

London – HS2 Old Oak Common

Permanent role + full  benefits package

 

Job Role:

Sphere Solutions are recruiting for a Section Engineer to join the joint venture responsible for the construction and delivery of HS2’s Old Oak Common station in North West London.  The circa £1bn project will include the delivery of six underground platforms as well as up to eight platforms on the adjacent Great Western Main Line.

Reporting to the Senior Package Manager the Section Engineer will also be responsible for ensuring that all works, including those of suppliers and subcontractors, are coordinated to deliver on safety, quality and environmental objectives.

 

Duties:

  • Allocate tasks to Site Engineers and supervise the task completion.
  • Ensure the Inspection and Test Plans, and Quality Check Sheets are completed as soon as the checks can be completed.
  • Oversee engineering requirements demanded in the delivery of a section of work or on larger projects, of a subcontractor, to meet the construction programme.
  • Make effective use of document control to manage the distribution of information.
  • Develop and approve relevant procedures specific to their area of work.
  • In association with the Section Foreman, assess the plant and resource requirements to meet the demands of site and office-based works.
  • Approve method statements and risk assessments and ensure they are being followed throughout the works.
  • Ensure Site Engineers complete setting out in accordance with design.
  • Ensure Design Drawings are marked up to reflect works completed as the works are finished.
  • Liaise with other Section Engineers/Foremen to ensure any clashes on site are managed, to ensure a smooth flow of work.

 

Person Specification

  • Previous experience as a Site/Section Engineer is essential
  • Degree-qualified and working towards institute membership (ICE)
  • Experience in heavy structures is advantageous

Sub Agent

HS2 – Old Oak Common

Permanent salary + full benefits package

 

Job Role:

Sphere Solutions are recruiting for a Sub-Agent to join the joint venture responsible for the construction and delivery of HS2’s Old Oak Common station in North West London. The circa £1bn project will include the delivery of six underground platforms as well as up to eight platforms on the adjacent Great Western Main Line.

Reporting to the Senior Package Manager the Sub Agent will also be responsible for ensuring that all works, including those of suppliers and subcontractors, are coordinated to deliver on safety, quality and environmental objectives.  You will be working on complex packages which include facades, steel frames, roofing systems and cladding.

 

Duties:

  • Allocate tasks to Site Engineers and supervise the task completion.
  • Ensure the Inspection and Test Plans, and Quality Check Sheets are completed as soon as the checks can be completed to ensure that the works are delivered to specification.
  • Participate in knowledge share events, and ensure Site Engineers / Operatives are made aware of relevant information.
  • ·Understand construction methodology and develop/approve relevant procedures specific to the area of work.
  • In association with the Section Foreman, assess the plant and resource requirements to meet the demands of site and office-based works.
  • Produce/approve method statements and risk assessments and ensure they are being followed throughout the works.
  • Supervision of the erection, use maintenance and dismantling of the temporary works, as applicable.
  • Carry out checks of the scheme during construction on site, liaising with the Site Team.
  • Preparing and issuing Temporary Works Briefs to the relevant design departments.
  • Ensure Site Engineers complete setting out in accordance with the design.
  • Ensure Design Drawings are marked up to reflect works completed as the works are finished.

Person Specification:

  • Degree qualified in civil engineering or equivalent
  • Previous experience in managing complex civil engineering or construction packages
  • In-depth knowledge of facades, cladding and roofing systems is advantageous
  • Previous civil engineering and structural experience
  • SMSTS
  • CSCS
  • Ideally resides locally to the area

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Enfield, London

Permanent salary plus benefits package

 

Sphere Solutions are currently recruiting for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to work for a reputable civil engineering contractor on a permanent contract in London.

The Project:

Our client has been awarded the £120m strategic infrastructure contract for Meridian Water, a regeneration project led by Enfield Council.  The new infrastructure serves as the foundation for the construction of thousands of new homes, businesses, and communal spaces for the local Edmonton community. It covers an extensive range of works including the naturalisation of Pymmes Brook, two new parks, bridges, footpaths, road and cycle links to be delivered over the next few years.

 

Responsibility:

Responsible for initiating and leading tasks and processes, taking responsibility and being accountable, where relevant, for the work and roles of others whilst exercising broad autonomy and judgement within broad parameters in their area of responsibility. Specialist learning involves detailed analysis of a high level of information and knowledge in an area of work or study.

 

Summary of Role:

  • Responsible to a Project Manager or Commercial Manager for all commercial aspects of a project or a section of a project. Ensure that VINCI’s commercial position is protected using in-depth understanding and experience of contractual, commercial, insurance and legal processes. Some responsibility for effective client relationship management to encourage the smooth commercial progression of the contract(s)
  • Provides liaison with the client, PQS, and senior staff. Expected to manage and provide development and support to other commercial team members.
  • Responsible for planning and managing own work and that of other commercial team members.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate and maintain a high level of commercial and technical knowledge and work closely with the delivery team to develop techniques and solutions to meet business and customer needs.
  • Business Leadership
  • Understand the impact of commercial and technical changes at strategic level within the customer’s business industry/sector.
  • Anticipate and plan changes in commercial resources within a project.
  • Assist the business/project in achieving the objectives/targets set in the Taylor Woodrow Carbon Strategy within your specific work activities.

 

Procurement

  • Prepare the basis of the project procurement schedule and ensure the team contribute and complete their relevant sections.
  • Carry out subcontract procurement in accordance with the procurement timetable, in accordance with the procurement policy.
  • Ensure that materials and off-site services are procured in an efficient manner with capable organisations in accordance with the procurement policy and procedures and ensure appropriate records are kept.
  • Prepare the basis of robust work package contents sheets and ensure the project team contribute and completes their relevant sections. Carries out gap analysis between packages to ensure full and complete subcontract procurement takes place.
  • Prepare subcontract invitations to tender and evaluate tender returns (time, cost, quality and SHE) and make recommendations to appoint and place subcontracts, all in accordance with the Vinci Procurement process.
  • Work with the supply chain to promote and measure continuous improvement in terms of cost, quality and learning of all parties

 

Applications for Payment and Invoicing

  • Maximise cash flow through timely preparation of valuations, submission of invoices and receipt of payment.
  • Manage prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including variations, claims and disputes.

 

Cost Control

  • Identify, manage, reduce and drive out unnecessary costs and inefficient activities.
  • Prepare material wastage reconciliations.
  • Monitor resources and costs to ensure that projects meet and/or exceed targets, including but not limited to the scheduling of labour resources.
  • Review plant and equipment schedules to ensure efficiency of use.

 

Accounting and Reporting

  • Production of accurate and timely CVR reports and forecasts.
  • Establish and maintain accurate and robust reporting structures and monitor resources and costs to ensure that projects meet and/or exceed targets.
  • Use a high-level understanding of planning and programming, and a detailed knowledge of financial reporting to provide challenge to the rest of the project team to ensure robust and honest progress reporting.

 

Risk and Opportunity Management

  • Early identification of project risks and opportunities, ensuring that risks and opportunities are managed, and risk and opportunity registers are in use to minimise risks and realise opportunities.

 

Change Control

  • Ensure that any “Change” is identified through participation in a regular and detailed review of construction information, measured against the contract requirements.
  • Carry out early value engineering activities as part of the project team, ensuring all associated costs of change are included within the evaluation.
  • Programming and Project Controls
  • Assist and provide advice on programmes regarding contractual and commercial requirements to mitigate risk, and maximize opportunity.
  • Main Contract
  • Ensure the project team understands the contractual relationships between the various parties and “stakeholders”, including the contractual obligations in relation to those interested parties, with particular emphasis to Conditions Precedent.
  • Ensure that all necessary contractual notices are put in place, timely and accurately and in accordance with the Vinci contractual obligations.

 

Subcontract Administration

  • Prepare all necessary subcontract notices accurately and on time.
  • Prepare subcontract instructions.
  • Put in place and adhere to robust subcontract change control procedures.
  • Prepare timely and accurate payments for authorization.
  • Manage prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including Compensation Events (variations), claims and disputes.
  • Re-measurement and provision of quantified schedules of works and/or bills of quantities.

 

Project Completion

  • Close out the project efficiently using a high degree of understanding and working knowledge of project close-out processes.
  • Ensuring appropriate records and information are kept and archived

Managing Quantity Surveyor

Enfield, London

Permanent salary plus benefits package

Sphere Solutions are currently recruiting for a Managing Quantity Surveyor to work for a reputable civil engineering contractor on a permanent contract in London.

The Project:

Our client has been awarded the £120m strategic infrastructure contract for Meridian Water, a regeneration project led by Enfield Council.  The new infrastructure serves as the foundation for the construction of thousands of new homes, businesses, and communal spaces for the local Edmonton community. It covers an extensive range of works including the naturalisation of Pymmes Brook, two new parks, bridges, footpaths, road and cycle links to be delivered over the next few years.

 

Responsibility:

Responsible for initiating and leading tasks and processes, taking responsibility and being accountable, where relevant, for the work and roles of others whilst exercising broad autonomy and judgement within broad parameters in their area of responsibility. Specialist learning involves detailed analysis of a high level of information and knowledge in an area of work or study.

 

Summary of Role:

  • Responsible to a Project Manager or Commercial Manager for all commercial aspects of a project or sections or particular scope of a project. Identifying commercial needs and shortfalls and bringing them to the attention of the Commercial manager or Project manager.
  • Ensure that commercial position is protected using in-depth understanding and experience of contractual, commercial, insurance and legal processes.
  • Taking Some responsibility for effective client relationship management to encourage the smooth commercial progression of the contract(s). Provides liaison with the client, PQS, and senior staff.
  • Expected to identify needs and manage and provide development and support to other commercial team members. Responsible for planning and managing own work and that of other commercial team members including Senior Quantity Surveyors
  • Understand the impact of commercial and technical changes at the strategic level within the customer’s business industry/sector.
  • Assist the business/project in achieving the objectives/targets set in the Carbon Strategy within your specific work activities.
  • High degree of understanding and working knowledge of project start-up procedures and is actively involved in the implementation of those procedures when required.
  • Prepare the basis of the project procurement schedule and ensure the team contribute and complete their relevant sections.
  • Carry out subcontract procurement in accordance with the procurement timetable, in accordance with the procurement policy.
  • Prepare the basis of robust work package contents sheets and ensure the project team contribute and completes their relevant sections. Carries out gap analysis between packages to ensure full and complete subcontract procurement takes place.
  • Prepare and ensure that subcontract invitations to tender and evaluate tender returns (time, cost, quality and SHE) and make recommendations to appoint and place subcontracts, all in accordance with the Procurement process.
  • Work with the supply chain to promote and measure continuous improvement in terms of cost, quality and learning of all parties Applications for Payment and Invoicing
  • Maximise cash flow through timely preparation of valuations, submission of invoices and receipt of payment.
  • Manage prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including variations, claims and disputes.

 

Accounting and Reporting

  • Production of accurate and timely CVR reports and forecasts and assisting the CM with the setting of financial targets.
  • Establish and maintain accurate and robust reporting structures and monitor resources and costs to ensure that projects meet and/or exceed targets.

 

Risk and Opportunity Management

  • Early identification of project risks and opportunities, ensuring that risks and opportunities are managed, and risk and opportunity registers are in use to minimise risks and realise opportunities.

 

Change Control

  • Ensure that any “Change” is identified through participation in a regular and detailed review of construction information, measured against the contract requirements.
  • Ensure that the cost (time, and money) of all client “Change” is recovered.
  • Carry out early value engineering activities as part of the project team, ensuring all associated costs of change are included within the evaluation.

 

Programming and Project Controls

  • Assist and provide advice on programmes regarding contractual and commercial requirements to mitigate risk and maximize opportunity.

 

Main Contract Administration

  • Ensure the project team understands the contractual relationships between the various parties and “stakeholders”, including the contractual obligations in relation to those interested parties, with particular emphasis on Conditions Precedent.
  • Ensure that all necessary contractual notices are put in place, timely and accurately and in accordance with the Vinci contractual obligations.

 

Subcontract Administration

  • Prepare and ensure that all necessary subcontract notices are accurate and raised in accordance with the subcontract timescales.
  • Manage prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including Compensation Events (variations), claims and disputes.
  • Re-measurement and provision of quantified schedules of works and/or bills of quantities.
  • Ensure on-site quantification of unfixed materials and quantification of off-site materials where necessary.

 

Project Completion

  • Close out the project efficiently using a high degree of understanding and working knowledge of project close-out processes.
  • Ensuring appropriate records and information are kept and archived.

 

If you’re interested and would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me

Design Manager

London

Permanent salary + full benefits package

Sphere Solutions are currently looking for an experienced Design Manager to work for a tier-one contractor in the London area.

 

The Job:

The construction of the HS2 station’s civils infrastructure is underway here at Old Oak Common site, baseline design has been accepted by the client and the appointment of the suppliers to build the integrated station is ongoing.

There are several roles available in the design team with the potential to cover off-site highways and structures, on-site highways and infrastructure or station-building structures and fit-out.

The purpose of the role is to manage on behalf of the BBVS JV a timely delivery of quality-assured detailed designs by the Consultant and directing subcontractors to achieve the same through the following phases of development.

Reports to: Senior Design Manager

Interfaces:

  • Internal: Engineering / Construction / Controls / BIM / Technical Assurance / Stakeholder Management
  • External: HS2 / Network Rail / Local Authorities / Utility Providers / Consultants / Works Package Subcontractors

Accountabilities:

  • Develop with Consultants technical design packages to the project program and key dates
  • Manage delivery and coordination of all technical aspects of assigned Work Packages and the discipline interfaces
  • Manage the coordination between design and construction teams
  • Support the Engineering, BIM and Technical Assurance teams to achieve Code 1 Acceptance of all Design Deliverables
  • Contribute to the strategy and direction of the Design and Design Management team
  • Lead the work packages design management activities
  • Assisting in managing the NEC contract by input on relevant matters
  • Reviewing schedules and agreeing impact of change on construction and other design packages
  • Review and check against contract requirements to ensure compliance, quality/completeness, design intent, constructability, interfaces with other work packages
  • Promote value engineering and innovation
  • Manage obtaining of approvals of HS2’s Technical Authority, Network Rail’s  and  other third parties, where necessary

 

The Candidate:

  • Engineering Degree/Architectural Degree or career-proven abilities
  • Professional Body Membership, or working towards
  • Design Management / Engineering Management
  • Communication in English (Verbal & Written)
  • NEC3 contract experience
  • Rail station design/delivery experience
  • Prior people manager
  • 5 years of civil engineering and/or rail experience

 

Company Values:

  • Leadership – Using innovation & challenge to lead by example.
  • Respect – Understanding others, recognising their value and behaving accordingly.
  • Integrity – Acting fairly, transparently and consistently.
  • Safety – Caring for our workforce, our passengers and the public, by creating an environment where no one gets hurt.

 

If you are interested and would like further details, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.