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As Civils Project Engineer within the Engineering function you will be responsible for managing a number of key engineering projects across the UK region. These can consist of maintenance or renewal of cranes, plant and auxiliary equipment and infrastructure (pavements, roadways, gantry fencing, fixed structures, landscaping, service distribution, storage and drainage). Most specifically, initially, you will oversee the reconfiguration works of the Birmingham terminal to accommodate the HS2 development which runs through an existing Freightliner site, as well as other schemes and redevelopments at Southampton and Ipswich. You will have budgetary, and management, responsibility for key projects within your specific remit which may also include employee, contractor and sub-contractor management, as applicable.


Main duties and responsibilities:


  1. Manage the development works within a given project whilst ensuring on-going site "business as usual", as required,
  2. Manage any staff, suppliers, contractors, sub-contractors within your virtual team as allocated per specific project;
  3. Plan and scope each specific project you are assigned to and manage said project to agreed timescales and budgets;
  4. Produce regular reports on project progress, highlighting any specific variances to time and budget including explanatory narrative;
  5. Adhere to all policy and prevailing engineering standards for the maintenance, renewal and repair of terminal and infrastructure assets;
  6. Review and develop engineering standards and policies, interpret these for key stakeholders, ensure they are in line with legislation, group standards and industry codes of practice;
  7. Assist in the development and prioritisation of technical modifications;
  8. Act as the key liaison point between the business and third party suppliers and contractors, managing any potential areas of conflict that arise;
  9. Work closely and cohesively with the local management team at any given development site to minimise disruption and ensure business continuity;
  10. Establish a high level of credibility and ensure strong working relationships with colleagues and suppliers;
  11. Challenge existing protocols with your own initiatives, pro-actively adding value to the business and the engineering function;
  12. Work jointly, and cohesively, with other senior members of the engineering function to share best practice across the business and achieve synergies wherever possible;
  13. Regularly measure the effectiveness and efficiency of any given project under your remit, focussing on the key cost drivers and any variances therein, always looking for ways to improve processes, and resource allocation;
  14. Monitor contracts and services provided by suppliers on any given project to ensure that these are operating effectively and provide the best value to the business;
  15. Actively promote communication and dialogue within the project team and associated operational business, for the benefit of information flow and stakeholder engagement;
  16. Adhere to company compliance procedures as they relate to H&S, Environmental and Security, on any given project within your remit;
  17. Work closely with the Group Safety team to ensure that all safety and operating standards are adhered to at all times at any project location;
  18. Ensure adherence to all required policies and procedures as they relate to your role;
  19. Ensure that all activities and operations are performed in compliance with required regulations and laws governing the respective business operations;
  20. Support and drive SOx principles ensuring adherence to documented controls as they relate to your function;
  21. Get involved in any ad hoc projects, within remit, as may be required, from time to time.


Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK to apply for this position and will be required to provide the appropriate original evidence. Throughout the business, CarmichaelUK promotes a culture where diversity is welcomed and celebrated. We place paramount importance on our inclusive recruitment philosophy and will do our very best to support those applicants who may need adjustments in order to take part in the recruitment process. Please do let us know if you require any additional assistance by calling us on 020 8522 8888 and we will be pleased to help where possible. For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business. To view similar positions at various locations throughout the UK visit our website.

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