Section Engineer


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Job Introduction

Founded in 1968 Griffiths are one of the leading civil engineering and construction organisations working in Wales, the English border counties, and the West of England. 

We pride ourselves in providing the “personal touch” establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships at all levels within client organisations, throughout the supply chain and with stakeholders. 

We are very proud of our history and what makes us the company we are today. We also have huge ambitions for the future and want to continue our growth and innovation to remain at the leading edge of our industry We offer a range of career development opportunities as a Business Unit of Tarmac PLC. We are looking for people who share this passion, enthusiasm, and collaborative approach to join our team. As part of a global business in CRH, the career opportunities are limitless. 

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Section Engineer to join our Team.   

Based within the South West of England initially working on our schemes within the Portsmouth area, we are looking for an experienced individual looking to take the next career step. 

We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it is important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds. 

Main Responsibilities

The Section Engineer will report to the Site Agent and work with the Works Manager to ensure that dimensional control and QA processes are undertaken in a timely manner to meet the Project Programme. 

The Section Engineer shall comply and implement the companies Integrated Management System procedures and guidance and promote its implementation with the Project Team. 

The Section Engineer is expected to develop a proactive working relationship with Clients and Consultants and report any potential opportunities to the Agent/Project Manager. 

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Promote and lead the site safety culture.  Ensure that all works are carried out in a planned, controlled, and safe manner, in accordance with statutory regulations, current standards, and the Company SHEQ standards. 

  • Record any Near Misses on the Near Miss Cards, completed cards to be provided to the Safety Manager. 

  • Review Site Operations with Agents to ensure that any works being undertaken outside of the Contract Requirements are raised as EWN/NCE including those verbally instructed by Employer or Others. 

  • Monitor delivery of the project, identifying risk and opportunities to optimise project delivery, reporting key risks/opportunities to the Agent. 

  • Ensure contemporary Record Keeping through the maintenance of a site diary. 

  • Ensure required Setting Out is undertaken in timely manner using the latest Design Information to enable operations to progress effectively and provide material quantity requirements to Works Manager/Agent to enable timely delivery of required materials. 

  • Review Inspection and Test Plans with the Agent and ensure the required inspections and testing is undertaken and documented in the relevant file in accordance with the Project Management Plan. Ensure the Agent is notified one week prior where external testing is required. 

  • Provide Quality Co-Ordinator with the required QA documentation for collation and submission to the Employer. 

  • Continual updating of as-built drawings on site and maintain measurement records to be submitted to Section Agent on Weekly Basis. As-Built drawings to be marked by hand on a “clean” set of “First Issue Construction Drawings”. 

  • Review all relevant design information and raise Technical Queries where required on the AGCL Technical Query Form. TQs to be provided to the Agent for review and onward submission. Ensure responses are monitored and inform the Agent of non-response. 

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a candidate who possesses: 

  • Strong leadership and motivational skills 

  • A passion for keeping people safe. 

  • Customer focus and the ability to build relationships. 

  • Good negotiation skills 

  • An ability to plan and organise works safely and efficiently. 

  • Excellent managerial and organisation ability 

  • A preference for teamworking and collaboration 

  • High level of Commercial acumen 

  • Strong communication and IT skills 

  • Attention to detail. 

  • The ability to prioritise and manage workload and is self-motivated. 

  • A good understanding of current methods and up to date knowledge of specifications and contract principles 

  • A working knowledge of NEC contracts and other common forms 

Education/Certification Requirements: 

  • Preferably a further education qualification e.g., Degree or HND/HNC (in Civil Engineering or similar) 

  • CSCS qualification (desirable) 

  • Proven experience in Civil Engineering Contracting, preferably highways 

  • SMTS/IOSH (Safety Related Qualifications) 

  • Temporary Works Co-ordinator & confined spaces preferable 

  • Planning Software & AutoCAD Trained 

Why Tarmac

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits: 

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 
  • Training and development opportunities 

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