Section Engineer (Newquay)

Section Engineer (Newquay)

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  • Sector:

    Building & Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    £290 per day

  • Contact:

    Joanne Smith

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8972

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months +

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Our Client is a British technology based construction and engineering company, due to an increase in workload an opportunity has arisen for a Section Engineer with Drainage project experience to support on site in Newquay.

Reporting to the Drainage Agent you will be responsible for ensuring that the works elements under your control are delivered to the correct quality and in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner. Working collaboratively with the wider project team to deliver successful project outcomes.


· Supervise the works to ensure the highest standards of health and safety are maintained.
· In conjunction with the engineers and surveyors ensure all setting out is present and correct before work starts.
·Take off / schedule of materials required for the works.
·Ensure all RAMS are in place prior to works commencing and prepare where required.
·Raise & issue permits as required.
·Ensure ITPs and MARs are in place prior to works commencing and prepare where required.
·In conjunction with the discipline Supervisor ensure that plant, labour and materials for each item of work are identified and available in good time.
·Review the drawings and specification to identify errors and omissions and bring these to the attention of the project team via TQ’s.
·Be fully conversant with supply chain contract conditions and the attendances.
·Maintain programme and identify opportunities.
·Record resources and monitor outputs against programme, providing updates in weekly production control meetings.
·Communicate with the project team, issues of non-conformances and contractual correspondence, maintaining comprehensive records of resources employed on additional works.
·Be able to undertake site survey and produce sketches of survey work / construction sequences
·Keep a full and accurate daily diary, including any changes/variations, specialist attendances.


·Civil Engineering related qualification (HNC, HND, BSc MSc, BEng, MEng).
·Minimum 5 years’ experience delivering highways drainage and roadworks.
·The ability to manage and control tasks and lead a team
· Site Supervisory Safety Training SSSTS (minimum)/Site Management Safety Training SMSTS (preferred).
·Relevant CSCS Card.
·Other relevant training (preferred includes Confined Space entry and management, NRSWA, CPCS Appointed Person, relevant lifting training and temporary works co-ordination).
·Understanding of Engineering Principles and extensive technical knowledge of specifications (Spec for Highway Works), construction techniques and best practices
·Knowledge of construction contracts and forms of contract through formal training.
·Computer competence (MS Word, Excel, Document control system, Primavera software).
· Successful experience at a Site/Section Engineer level.

Typical Working Hours :
· Mon – Fri  (07.30 to 18.00hrs)
·Sat & Sun (only required to suit road closures or specific works – advance notice will be provided)

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. Agency PAYE, Umbrella and CIS (if applicable) engagement models are also available, which will result in a different pay rate than advertised above.

Due to the high volume of applications Scantec receives it is not always possible to acknowledge every application. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 28 days. If you don’t hear from us within 28 days your application has not been shortlisted at this time, to be considered for future vacancies please register with us on our website.