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Senior Civil Engineer

Posted by on 04.21.2015
Job ID: 710428
Location: Stafford, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Job Category: Engineering
Salary: Annual
Job Views: 2039
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Employment Type: Permanent
Posted: 04.21.2015

Job Description

ALSTOM GRID part of the global Alstom organisation is a major turnkey project management organisation with a multi-million pound turnover providing High Voltage Transmission & Distribution solutions to national utilities and large electrical power generators and users. We currently have an opportunity for a 'Senior Civil Engineer' based at our Stafford offices.

The purpose of the position is to ensure that all Civil Engineering aspects of allocated tenders and contracts are executed to minimise risk, achieve the required quality and maintain the programme. 'Civil Works' or 'Civil Engineering' covers the Civil, structural, geotechnical, architectural, environmental and building services parts of Turnkey Tenders and Projects.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to;

  • Evaluating tender documents & determining the civil engineering scope of works. Evaluating Site Investigation Surveys & recommending solutions on contamination, groundwater & the most suitable foundation solution.
  • Preparing outline civil designs based on the electrical layout & other civil requirements not necessarily shown on the electrical layout but required for the project.
  • Preparing civil design, procurement & construction tender program. Preparing civil cost estimates using in house database. Assessing project risks & preparing a 'Civil Technical Commentary' for inclusion in the offer to minimise the companies risk exposure. Proposing alternative cost effective solutions to improve tender success
  • Answering tender questions & preparing tender presentations. Reviewing civil tenders prepared by others to ensure compliance & minimise risk.
  • Preparing the technical specification/design brief for the civil works, working closely with the Project and Layout Engineers in the detailed design phase to ensure that all the electro- mechanical interfaces are clearly defined and optimised.
  • Continuous liaison with the Civil Design Consultant by regular meetings and communication to ensure a well-engineered cost effective approach is achieved to program.
  • Reviewing & commenting on civil drawings, calculations and documentation produced by the Civil Design Consultant to ensure a complete solution is provided. Participation in the 'Design Review' process by attending design review meetings both internally and externally, chairing civil design reviews.
  • Selecting and agree a procurement procedure to best suit the project. Undertaking a selection process & agree potential bidders. Compiling tender & contact documentation for the civil design and civil construction works.
  • Evaluating the technical & commercial aspects of civil tenders, clarify uncertainties and negotiate changes within budget and program constraints.
  • Ensuring Civil Contractors have included for all Health & Safety requirements of tenders and evaluate how they intend to satisfy the requirements.
  • Providing civil technical support to the Project Manager. Resolving civil site queries & problems in a timely and cost effective manner. Attending monthly project meetings with the Client & Civil Contractor. Financial monitoring of civil construction works & preparation of the estimate to complete costs
  • Assembling O & M Manuals, as built drawings, health & safety file documentation for handover to client. Identifying civil risks & opportunities to the Project Manager during the course of the contract, to improve the project's cost, program & quality position.

Civil Engineering Degree

* Extensive experience in an Engineering Environment and Substation Experience would be an advantage.
* Experience of Turnkey projects
* Interpersonal & Communication skills,
* Strong professional work ethic
* Computer literate
* Experience of CAD tools

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