Project Engineer – RC Frame & Groundwork contractor
£250 - £300 Per Day
About the Company
This business is one of my top clients. Having worked with them for the past 10+ years I have seen them develop in both size and capability over this time. They now currently turnover above £100 million per annum, building concrete frame and groundwork packages ranging in value up to £20 million each for a variety of residential contractors and developers throughout London and the surrounding Northern Home Counties. They have a very modern edge to the business while maintaining traditional roots and are still privately owned by the original MD (who is a true gent).
On a personal note, I believe this company is one of the best not only for the projects they help complete but also because of the environment they create for the people who work there. They go that extra mile to not only to retain their staff but to truly keep them happy to be with the business. Small things have been added to the office like a gym that people have access to all day with extra half an hour breaks given three times a week for anyone who wants to use it. They have a treatments room where massages and cosmetic treatments are available to everyone on Fridays free of charge, all you have to do is book in. With plans in place for a roof top garden and BBQ area, I’d want to work here myself if I had the relevant experience in this role! They really are a great company to work for to gain great project experience, to develop capability in modern construction techniques and to be part of the values they believe in.
About the Opportunity
As a project engineer on-site, you will be reporting to the project manager / director supporting them with establishing the construction plan and engineering methods in addition to assisting with equipment selection and coordination. You will also be aiding the project director in Pre-construction activities such as selection of Form-work/False work and Core Methodology. As no2 on-site the project engineer will attend progress meetings with the design team to coordinate design and re-bar take off. They will also attend weekly meetings with site QS to track costs and variation work from clients.
In this role you will be tasked with leading and managing a team of site engineers on various tasks including but not limited to: Setting-out, re-bar take-offs, temporary works, QA duties and as-built responsibilities. This is very much an assistant to the project manager level role as Project Engineer.
About the benefits and rewards
The salary will be dependent upon level of exposure to this industry, similar roles and experience within this sector. The company offers excellent opportunities in this role, they will be looking to tune skills and mould the successful individual into a project manager / director in the future. This is a career enhancing role which offers excellent development and highly competitive rates of pay.
About the Requirements
To be considered for this exciting opportunity the successful professional is required to be degree qualified in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering with a minimum of 45 years’ engineering experience on-site, working within this sector needs to have been gained. Prior experience of setting-out groundworks, RC frames and similar packages is a must as even though this role will not involve setting-out, you will be required to oversee the setting-out teams. Other preferred traits for this position involve a good commercial awareness with exceptional people skills and the ability to present ideas and negotiate. Teamwork is a key aspect of this role yet a willingness to work independently to solve problems is also necessary. IT skills are increasingly important for engineers working on-site and in the site office so a high level of competency in this area is vital