Engineer

Job Location

Sunderland

Published By

BPIC Network

Type of Job

Full Time

Published Date

10 September 2021, 16:00:00

About the job

To provide engineering support at all stages of the development process, from initial viability advice to full design packages, gaining technical consents and providing advice to all other departments and selected contractors during construction. Undertake engineering design directly or assess and appraise consultant’s designs for suitability and to ensure the designs are the most cost effective, compliant with legislation and practical. Commission and manage consultants, for civil and structural designs, ensuring all information is available and competent for use in tendering, production and in the procurement of technical consents. Liaising with NHBC to ensure all appropriate standards pre construction have been met, and throughout the project ensuring all conditional items are concluded satisfactorily. 

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities:

Preparation of viabilities 

• Have the ability to interpret geo-technical reports and make recommendations 

• Be capable of preparing initial site designs and constraints plans at an early stage 

• Demonstrate an understanding of the process for procuring new utility proposals 

• Fully understand the CDM regulations and demonstrate a working knowledge 


Resolve engineering issues as part of planning application 

• Continue to develop site designs and provide full engineering support throughout the planning process 

• Manage consultants in road, sewer, levels, cut and fill designs, to satisfy planning whilst maintaining the most competitive and practical solution 

• Co-ordinate and manage external consultants to resolve any engineering issues 

• Co-ordinate and manage statutory bodies such as Highway Authorities, Water Companies, Environment Agency, etc… to resolve any engineering issues 

• Work with the project team to add value and secure the best planning consent and engineering solution for the company 


Ensure compliance with building regulations and NHBC standards 

• Ensure engineering design is compliant with necessary standards 

• Manage consultants in the preparation of foundations and other engineering matters as necessary 

• Monitor and resolve any CML issues during the construction phase to ensure timely completion of plots 


Ensure all information is available for concept meeting / pre tender / pre start / site start 

• Ensure all engineering drawings and details are available and checked, in advance of start on site including foundations, substructure, highways, sewerage, utilities and any remediation proposals. 

• Procure technical approval for highways / sewerage/ land drainage /utilities 

• Procure and manage utilities i.e. existing and proposed – at all key stages. 

• Input into LAMP/ Site Specific Environmental Action Plans / CDM / Health and Safety / Environmental issues 

• Prepare and supply tender documentation for specialist designs such as piled foundations / grouting /ground improvement 


General 

• Securing all technical approvals necessary for a competent site start 

• Attend pre tender / pre start / site start / regular site project meetings / client meetings / specification reviews and any other relevant meeting as required under the company’s operating framework 

• Undertake regular site visits 2 

• Any other duties as required

Requirements

Requirements:

  • Extensive experience of engineering issues gained within housebuilding industry e.g. roads and sewers, foundations, land drainage, utilities, etc. 

  • IT/Computer literate Required Engineering related qualification, degree or equivalent. Required Part of a successful engineering team. 

  • A high level of proficiency in AutoCAD / PDS / Windes / Microdrainage 

  • Ability to undertake civil engineering design in-house and to manage and assess external designs 

  • Thorough understanding of technical and regulatory requirements  

  • Ability to interpret geotechnical and environmental reports and make suitable recommendations  

  • Demonstrate a track record of producing technical site appraisals 

  • Thorough knowledge of assessment of ground conditions for foundation and substructure design  

  • Thorough knowledge of remediation techniques and methodology 

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise 

  • Track record of negotiating successful technical approvals 

  • Undertaking how to create value from design and the impact of the business of design changes 

  • Established relationships with key enablers in the engineering field 

Benefits

Competitive salary

About us

BPIC working on behalf of our client. Our mission is to increase the participation of black and ethnic individuals in the industry whilst also empowering and educating individuals along the way. We champion the importance of diversity within the industry by directly providing solutions for organisations to create inclusive work environments and attract a diverse workforce. The network is dedicated to delivering solutions for participants that work in all areas of the industry from major infrastructure projects, fit-outs, SMEs to specialist professions that support our industry such as tech, law & finance.