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  • Job reference: RMS0192763

Project Engineer - Civils (Highways and Drainage)

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/04/2018
  • Duration: 3 months
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The Role:
To provide a professional Civil Engineering Consultancy service to internal and external clients, by delivering, controlling and directing Civil Engineering projects in a commercial and customer focussed way which achieves programmes, meets performance targets, generates an income for Engineering Services and meets the Councils Corporate Objectives.

3 Month Contract

* Provide Drainage, Highway and Civil Engineering consultancy services to internal and external clients.
* Development of brief, design, specification, preparation of contract documents, procurement, supervision and project management of Civil Engineering, Drainage Engineering and Highway Engineering projects.
* Prepare design solutions that utilise the best practice and most suitable equipment, materials and concepts that achieve efficient, sustainable and cost effective solutions.
* Continually monitor, review and modify working practices to ensure that they are carried out in a commercial manner which will contribute to the Council's cost saving targets.
* Assist in the programming of projects to ensure completion within budget and to meet programme targets.
* Act as Project Leader coordinating multi-disciplinary teams as required.
* Respond to changes in workload and changing priorities by carrying out the role in a flexible manner which may include working extended hours, at the beginning and/or end of the day. Additionally, on occasions, out of hours working may be required.
* Survey, investigate, and prepare reports and feasibility studies together with supporting documents and drawings.
* Prepare estimates, obtain and assess quotations, monitor works, agree interim valuations, contractual claims and final accounts with contractors. Assist in preparing fee bids.
* Ensure designs meet current relevant technical standards and statutory documents and are carried out to comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and any other Health and Safety legislation.
* Ensure that all documents and drawings prepared are to a high standard, consistent and accurate.
* Keep up to date with current design methods and standards.
* To undertake inspections to identify, diagnose and make recommendations in respect of carriageway and footway defects and land drainage issues.

RESOURCE CONTROLLED:(staff managed, budget controlled or budget impacted)

* On behalf of Clients, deliver the design, procurement, supervision, monitor costs, agree final accounts and approve expenditure for projects totalling up to a value £1.5 million per annum in order to generate fees to contribute towards the financial income target for Engineering Services.

* Act as Project Leader, as required, for multi disciplinary teams, lead a team of up to 4 members to deliver projects by agreeing programme and monitoring progress and costs.
* Manage Contractors during construction projects

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* HNC in Civil Engineering or equivalent.
* Incorporated Engineer status or to be working towards that status.
* Must have experience in managing and programming multiple projects to ensure they are delivered on time and on budget. Have good people management skills, the ability to motivate colleagues, with good supervisory, upward reporting and communication skills.
* Must be able to communicate effectively in drawn and written form, and have good Contract Management and communication skills.
* Must be able to demonstrate a sound working knowledge of all relevant Standards and Codes of Practice, construction contracts, Planning Legislation and construction materials.
* Must be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of Health and Safety Regulations including CDM.
* Must be experienced in the design, preparation of specifications, drawings, contract documents, and cost estimates for highways, drainage and amenities engineering works, together with experience in site related dutie

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