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25 days ago
Balfour Beatty
Location: Leeds
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Design / Development Jobs
Section Engineer

Job number: UK17128

Company/Division: Construction Services UK

Career area: Design Engineering

Country: UK


UK, Yorkshire and Humber, Leeds

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About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Section Engineer to join our Regional team to work in Leeds.

Role Purpose

To lead and control a section of the works, according to a specific discipline. Management of a number of Site and graduate Engineers within same discipline.

What you'll be doing

As a Section Engineer , your main responsibilities are as follows:

* Live the Balfour Beatty Values
* Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
* Support the delivery of CSUKs Sustainability activities
* Motivate team and manage performance; monitor the competency of team members and undertake training/ coaching as appropriate
* Reviews Method Statements and Risk Assessments and makes improvements as appropriate
* Production of task briefing sheets and carries out associated briefings
* Carries out field audits and confirms the sufficiency of control documentation
* Production and implementation of Permits to Work, including Permit to Dig,
* Confined Space Permits and Hot Works Permits
* Guides & coaches subordinates in technical requirements and techniques of setting out
* Guides and coaches subordinates in resolution of construction issues, drawing on experience and accepted industry best practice
* Read and determine in formation from drawings, schedules and specifications
* Production of as-built drawings & records for every element of the works involved in
* Completion of Quality check sheets and production of information for handover
* Implements systems and processes to support construction of the works in accordance with the specification (eg Materials Approval, NCR, Handover Documentation)
* Carries out Independent Inspections of their own section and of others
* Carries out Site Audits to check works and documentation compliance
* Coaches less experienced staff
* Liaise with designer to resolve technical issues
* Produces a fully resourced short term programme in the accepted format / software
* Tracks and monitors KPI compliance and recommends improvements to systems to maintain team production
* Establishes monitors of production, translated to graphical form from the
* Programme to aid understanding of current status and identification of requirements for intervention
* Maintains accurate diary, including dialogue with external organisations (subcontractors)
* Produces a budget from the resourced programme and monitors / reviews weekly costs
* Manages sub-contractors
* Understands cost and value
* Understands what is classified as additional work and how to record this
* Drafts correspondence to sub-contractors, suppliers and Client

Who we're looking for

The following qualities and experience are essential:

* Able to clearly communicate the requirements of a safe system of work to ensure that these are followed accurately. Suggests and implements improvements to systems
* Capable of taking ownership of tasks and communicating outcomes with clarity; experienced at encouraging direct reports to do the same and managing a team to ensure tasks are carried out effectively and key messages cascaded
* Strong work ethic with flexibility to work unsociable hours/nights
* Able to work on own initiative and seek out opportunities in line with level of responsibility
* Holds a current driving license and CSCS Card. SSSTS or SMSTS qualified
* Excellent team player, able to work competently and independently without continuous supervision
* Strong communication skills with good interpersonal and influencing skills
* Solution orientated approach to issue resolution
* Excellent role model for development of team members and demonstrates required behaviours to align to project and team objectives
* Understands method statements and risk assessments, able to develop new and improved safe systems of work
* Understands the principles of Accident / Incident Investigation and has good working knowledge of the process
* Good working knowledge of current H&S Legislation
* A full understanding of technical requirements and techniques of setting out and coaching of team members
* Allocates correct resource levels and identifies additional requirements
* Track record of solution orientated approach to issue resolution
* Understands the Organisational Business Management Systems and processes
* Strong understanding of requirements for handover, including certification
* Able to produce a fully resourced short term programme in the accepted format / software
* Able to measure and track KPIs for enhanced productivity
* Awareness of procurement practice
* Experienced at producing detailed records and correspondence for commercial recovery

The following qualities and experience are desirable:

* Strong knowledge and management of construction process in one or more of the following areas: Earthworks/Drainage, Pavement, Structures, Roadworks
* Good leadership skills developing
* Wide ranging independent judgement evident
* Targeting and actively progressing professional accreditation (eg ICE, IHT)

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

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

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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