Site Engineer - Highways (Outside IR35)

Site Engineer - Highways (Outside IR35)

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  • Sector:

    Highways & Transportation

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  • Salary:

    £250 per day

  • Contact:

    Joanne Smith

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8972

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months+

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Site Engineer - Highways (Outside IR35)

Our Client is a UK based technology and engineering consultancy, they provide smart infrastructure solutions to the Energy, Water and Transportation sectors.

An opportunity has arisen for a Site Engineer to support them on site on the A30 Highways scheme.

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
·Use of the existing A30 as a local route with new sections where necessary to provide continuity.

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 captured

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

Rate is £250 (Outside IR35) per day

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