Engineering Manager

Quantity Surveyor


Engineering Manager (CEM)

Rail / Civil engineering

Pontyclun. South Wales

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Engineering Manager (CEM) to join our rail and civil engineering team in the Wales region supporting long term and secured Infrastructure projects and major frameworks, throughout Wales.


The Client:

A busy and fast paced business unit involved in a range of civil engineering works in a variety of sectors to include rail (bridges, embankments, stations, platforms, tunnels etc.), Environment Agency, Local Authority etc. The business unit are involved in multi-disciplinary civils projects across the Wales region, whether one off tendered projects or projects within our long term framework / contract agreements with key clients including both Asset Management and Infrastructure Projects.

Existing contracts include CP6 infrastructure projects, minor works and Environment Agency frameworks with works typically including bridge re-construction/replacement, upgrades and refurbishments, station work (platforms, access for all etc.), structures including bridges, tunnels, footbridges, flood repair and alleviation to name just a few examples.


The Role

As Engineering Manager (CEM) you will be working within the framework and project delivery teams, responsible for managing the design delivery process for both the internal design team and external designers, primarily dedicated to schemes within the local framework but also providing support to other projects in the Wales region.

You will be responsible for managing the engineering process throughout the project lifecycle, working closely with the Project Manager and CRE(s), reporting to the Contracts Manager for the associated project/ programme of works. You will typically be responsible for:


  • Review the remits
  • Develop and agree the relevant engineering processes and deliverables for the complexity and scale of projects to enabling the right solution to be provided.
  • This will be undertaken and agreed with the associated Network Rail DPE of the works, in accordance with Governance of Railway Infrastructure Projects (GRIP)
  • Prepare and manage design reviews
  • Arrange and attend meetings as required with the client, designers and colleagues to secure design and implementation.
  • Review project generated documentation including CPPs, WPPs, TBs, Specifications, and drawings.
  • Providing approval for construction methodologies
  • Brief out changes to standards to the project team(s) throughout the lifecycle of the project/ programme of works.


  • To excel in this position, you will have been accepted as a CEM (Contractors Engineering Manager) within a contracting organisation & have extensive railway project experience.
  • BSc / MEng / MSc in Civil Engineering
  • Chartered Member of a relevant and recognised professional industry body i.e. ICE
  • Experience as CEM / Contractors Engineering Manager in a multi-disciplinary rail contracting environment.


The Package:


  • Competitive annual salary negotiable dependant on experience
  • Company Car or Car Allowance
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (increasing with service)
  • Up to 3 volunteering days
  • Company contributory Pension scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Westfield Health Cash Plan & Westfield Rewards
  • Generous Employee referral scheme
  • Support and employee infrastructure embedded in the business as a platform for personal and professional development creating pathways for unrivalled career development and progression opportunities internally.
  • Employee forum’s that provide a platform for having your voice heard


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

Kind regards,

Quantity Surveyor


Permanent Salary plus benefits package

Our client is an award-winning rail infrastructure service provider based in South Wales. With extensive experience in Civil Engineering, Mechanical & Electrical and Rail infrastructure support. Our team of professionals deliver practical, flexible and innovative solutions that challenge the status quo. Due to the consistent growth of our business over recent years, they are seeking a dynamic and driven individual who wants to join the Commercial Team as a Quantity Surveyor.



  • Understanding, preparing and presenting monthly cost/value (CVR’s) and/or work-in-progress (WIP’s) reports with input and assistance from the Project Team.
  • Experience in working with, negotiating and understanding the NEC contracts.
  • Preparation of monthly cost plans identifying and providing justification for periodic or completion movements.
  • Regular communication and liaison with the project team to identify and manage both contractors and client risk.
  • Ability to prioritise and schedule workload enabling the meeting of external and internal submission deadlines.
  • Working collaboratively with the department and project teams to ensure contract administration and internal processes are improved and maintained to the maximum standard.
  • Understanding and experience in project programmes and critical paths
  • Producing, submitting, substantiating and agreeing monthly Applications for Payment to the point of Certification.
  • Producing, submitting, substantiating and negotiating external Final Accounts.
  • Subcontract administration including but not limited to procurement, management, administration and Final Account agreement.

The Candidate:

  • Good interpersonal communication, listening, and negotiation skills
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Good interpersonal communication, listening, and negotiation skills
  • Confidence in providing good quality written and oral communication.
  • A Degree in Quantity Surveying or similar
  • MRICS qualified or a commitment to professionally develop
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to work alongside colleagues in a joint effort to drive the business forward.
  • The successful applicant will be highly motivated, and practical, and possess excellent communication and presentation skills allied to a strong track record of delivery within the civil engineering industry.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company car
  • Company pension
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday
  • Supplemental pay types

Bonus scheme

  • Work Location: In person