North West England
£30000 - £40000 per annum
+44 (0)151 666 8972
3 months ago
Assistant - Engineer level
These positions could be based in one of the following locations, depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidates: London, Birmingham, Chorley or Cardiff.
You will be responsible to provide support to clients and lead the development of road lighting design projects on time, within budget and to the agreed standards.
Maintain consistently high technical standards.
Effective and efficient management of workload programming, resources and financial
aspects of projects.
Ensure that deliverables conform to the client’s requirements, recognised standards, statutory
regulations and company standards.
Client – Takes day-to-day responsibility as directed; works with team members to develop
understanding of the client’s world.
Commercial – Delivers technical elements of projects with strategic direction from others;
delivers within agreed time and cost; understands their contribution to the business unit.
Team/People/Communications – Proactive personal development, and works as part of a
team to deliver targets and encourages positive engagement within the team; clear
communicator both orally and in writing, adapting style to suit audience.
Technical – Thinks through implications of solutions and discusses concerns with technical
director; raises issues in a timely manner to ensure effective, high quality delivery.
Leadership – Uses professional knowledge to gain commitment from others; strives to deliver
excellent customer service; accepts personal accountability and has a positive ‘can do’
ROLE SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES
Identify how information can be utilised to achieve specific project aims and how it will be applied
throughout the engineering process.
Work with the project teams and clients to ensure assigned problems or issues are defined well
enough and that the requirement (brief) is fully understood.
Identify and take account of relevant technical and engineering standards at all project stages.
Resolve assigned problems or issues to support the delivery of projects or design objectives.
Take responsibility for engineering and technical tasks, identifying where unfamiliar techniques
and methodologies will be used to resolve issues.
Provide advice and guidance to junior engineers and other members of the project team on
matters within own specialism.
Keep the Project Manager informed of approach obtaining approval and guidance where
Provide solutions to problems/project objectives by drawing on previous experience and refining
approaches based on lessons learned utilise known techniques, such as (but not excluded to):
o value engineering
o studying and reviewing technical specifications or standards
Carry out assigned tasks and duties as part of project team, to achieve time and cost targets set
by Project Managers and to relevant standards. Lead the delivery of discrete tasks as required.
Typical work areas to lead would be:
o Feasibility Studies
o Budgetary costings and support for business case development
o Design assessments and reviews
o Adherence to technical standards where applicable
o Development of new design standards and guidance
Depending on the importance, complexity and risk lead technical project teams, work within
teams and/or independently to achieve defined goals. Seek feedback on personal performance
and effectiveness and act upon that feedback to improve future performance.
Under supervision and guidance, support the business development and planning process by
contributing to initiatives as requested (including contributing to bids or presentations).
Consistently deliver all outputs as defined within QM procedures and the project brief which
should be agreed with the Project Manager. As a minimum, this should include document (such
as reports, standards, specifications, drawings) quality, including formatting, style and content,
checking and review within the defined time constraints.
Consider the impact of and the requirements for Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality
Management considerations within areas of responsibility.
Consistently deliver clear, concise and timely communications, ensuring parties have a shared
understanding by confirming, clarifying and recording matters in relation to scope and timing of
Represent the company in a professional manner in order to deliver appropriate levels of
customer care, build client relationships and internal networks.
For the benefit of project delivery develop relationships by being open, honest and accountable
with colleagues, clients, other parties, across teams and other parts of the company.
Provide professional/technical guidance and coaching to team members to ensure appropriate
skill/knowledge levels are achieved and improve the engineering service.
Take ownership of personal development in order to maintain and build professional capabilities,
including identifying suitable training and development opportunities and working with a mentor
to establish a career development plan.
Qualifications HNC/HND or Degree or equivalent in appropriate discipline
IEng or Engtech (or working towards this status) through a relevant
Understanding of the engineering and technical discipline, typically
gained through training or experience.
Specialist knowledge of the road lighting discipline, typically gained
through advanced training or qualifications and experience.
Conceptual understanding of the road lighting sector
Knowledge of company disciplines and services.
An understanding of supporting factors such as health and safety, quality
management and environmental management systems
An understanding of project management techniques and practices,
including contractual and commercial issues, typically gained through
Technical /Business Skills /Ability
Good communication skills with fluent written and verbal English.
Ability to work on own initiative on technical matters and mange their own
time and that of others.
Desire to mentor, support and develop junior staff.
Technical team management.
Valid UK driving licence.
Ability to work closely with internal and external Clients.
Ability to project a positive company/ team image
Scantec Personnel Limited is acting as an employment business and an employment agency. For contract or interim roles (and unless otherwise stated), all pay rates stated are on a Limited Company basis.
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