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    Building & Infrastructure

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    £250 per day

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    Joanne Smith

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    +44 (0)151 666 8972

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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Our Client is a UK Technology and Engineering Company with Sites Nationwide.  Due to another successfulk contract award in the South West, an opportunity has arisen for a Site Engineer to support them on a scheme between Devon and Cornwall. 

The project

The A30 provides a vital link between Penzance and the M5 motorway at Exeter connecting people, businesses, and communities. Together with the A38, it is one of the two key roads connecting Cornwall with Devon and counties to the east. The section between Chiverton and Carland Cross has a dual function, providing both a strategic east-west link and also accommodating local traffic movements, particularly the north south flow of traffic between communities and workplaces.

This is the only section of single carriageway between the M5 at Exeter and Cambourne. This section experiences traffic congestion and delays throughout the year, with poor journey time reliability. These problems are particularly exacerbated during the summer months.

The proposed scheme is 8.7 miles long and will provide a 70mph high quality dual carriageway between Chiverton Cross Junction and Carland Cross Junction, whilst maintaining the existing A30 as a local road. The ‘Scheme’ proposals include:

· A new roundabout at Chiverton Cross built on 2 levels to allow traffic to flow freely;
· A new partial junction at Chybucca built on 2 levels with west-facing slip-roads only to provide
· Access onto the dual carriageway from local routes;
· New bridges at Tolgroggan Farm, Penny-Come-Quick Lane and over the Allet to Tresawsen Road to provide local access;
·A 2-level junction at Carland Cross with a new roundabout north of the dual carriageway and reusing the existing roundabout to the south; and

The Contract between CJP and Highways England to deliver the scheme was signed on 27 March 2020 with construction starting late 2020.

Statutory Undertaker (Utility) Works on the scheme

There are numerous statutory undertaker apparatus that are impacted by the scheme, and as a result will require diverting in order to construct the scheme. Statutory Undertakers impacted by the scheme and will require diversions as part of the main works are:

·         (BT) Openreach – 20 no. Diversions
·         Western Power Distribution – 16 no. Diversions
·         South West Water – 7 no. Diversions
·         Renewable Energy Systems – 1 no. Diversion
·         ScottishPower Renewables – 1 no. Diversion
·         MBNL – 1 no. Telecommunications Mast

Scope of works:
Setting out line and level for utility diversions
Undertaking as-built surveys
Undertaking quality control checks, witnessing testing and maintaining quality assurance documents (i.e. check-sheets, Inspection and Test Plans)
Ensuring that the works are constructed in accordance with the works information
Record keeping, maintaining a daily site diary, ensuring that any commercial information is capture
Capturing progress photographs
Keeping track of as-built quantities
Undertaking SHE inspections
Inputting into the 4 week lookahead programme
Raising permits to work (i.e. permits to dig, hot works permits etc.)
CAT scanning work areas to detect any underground services
Briefing of permits and toolbox talks
Raising any non-conformance reports where necessary
Management of any apprentice engineers as required

Skills, experience and additional requirements:

Capable of using Trimble setting out equipment (TSC3 or similar)
CSCS Card relevant to appointment
SSSTS or SMSTS certification preferred
CAT and GENNY trained preferred
Laptop with AutoCAD preferred
Familiar with Inspection and Test Plans and quality assurance documentation
Previous highways or utilities experience preferred
Strong communicator with a drive on health, safety and quality
Ability to work well within a team
Capable of working under pressure and to tight deadlines

£250 per day
Contract until end Feb 2021  (possibly extended)

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