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Senior Engineer - BKJV

On behalf of the BKJV (Bauer / Keller Joint Venture) Keller are looking to recruit a Senior Engineer.

Job Description

Job Title                

Senior Engineer


Keller Central Division: HS2 C3

Reports To      

Project Manager - Ryton


14 September 2021


Purpose of the Role



To be responsible for ensuring that the daily tasks are completed to a high standard by the site and engineering teams.


To assist the Project Manager to plan, lead, coordinate and manage the activities across multiple sites to ensure agreed targets and standards of safety, quality, culture and legislative adherence are achieved. Attendance at Client progress meetings as required.


To ensure that site perform in line with budget and to maintain a motivated, effective and safety conscious workforce.


The role is varied and will require a degree of self-motivation and good client and team liaison skills.



Key Roles and Responsibilities




Ensure that site teams comply with health & safety policies and initiatives and are involved in on-going development of effective Quality, Environment, Health & Safety systems.


Supervise Site and Junior Engineers to ensure scheduling, resourcing and works package plans are completed to a high level of accuracy and in a productive and timely manner. This includes:

  • Preparation of Method Statements, Risk Assessments, Task Briefings, ITPs, Lift Plans;
  • Requesting resources and liaising with Procurement and Logistics teams;
  • Producing delivery schedules and communicating these to Client team;
  • Producing accurate site installation records; and
  • Keeping detailed site diaries.


Ensure works are carried out to the Project Specifications in line with the appropriate ITPs and that accurate completion records are collated and in a timely and efficient manner.


Communicate with Supervisors to ensure full understanding of provided information.


Ensure handovers and briefings are executed effectively and that methodology and risks are clearly communicated to the entire site team.


Actively participate in Daily Briefings and Safety Visits to identify site safety and environmental hazards and implement measures to address these.


Responsible for managing multiple Engineering and Site teams.


Liaising regularly with site management, client teams and subcontractors to track progress and identify any changes/variations.



Deliver frequent updates to your colleagues and line manager and seek advice as required.


Encourage innovation by working closely with site engineering team.


Review any potential/actual changes in scope and communicate with Commercial Team.


Lead NCR process – investigation, closing out and improvements to prevent future re-occurrence and implementing changes to improve quality.





Attend Client meetings to maintain and improve Client relationships and assist in determining the most efficient methods of planning the works.


Understand and deliver the Client’s requirements.


Maintain excellent customer service and drive a collaborative working relationship.





Uphold, safeguard and promote the organisation’s values and philosophy relating particularly to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in accordance with Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and engagement (FREDIE) principles.


Chair team meetings to ensure orderly conduct, fair and appropriate opportunity for all to contribute, suitable time allocation, directing discussion towards consensus, clarifying and summing up actions and policies.


Conduct annual performance development reviews.


Ensure the performance of team members is managed efficiently and effectively and where necessary seek assistance from HR.


Manage subcontractors and suppliers effectively and arrange regular meetings to review performance.


To be a collaborative and key member of the team, who will be actively involved with staff on site.


Ensuring that a continuous improvement culture is nurtured throughout the team.


Assist in the development of all team members under your responsibility to ensure they reach their maximum potential.





Identify variations and notify Commercial Team to allow Early Warnings and Compensation Events to be issued in a timely manner.


Provide detailed records to substantiate variations.


Ensure site costs are managed effectively through management of staff, processes and technology from within the wider team.


Ensure material and plant resources are supplied and utilised in the most cost effective manner.


Ensuring KPIs are achieved to optimise financial performance.



Experience/Skills/Qualifications/Personal Attributes




Previous experience of major civil engineering projects.


Proven experience within a similar position with Rotary Bored Piling experience.


Strong communication skills.


CSCS Card of appropriate category.


Full driving licence.


A good level of numeracy, analytical by nature, and a problem solver.




CPCS Appointed Person for Lifting Operations.


IT literate including MS Word & Excel.


Commercial knowledge of NEC form of Contract.


Fully conversant with requirement of SPERW 3rd Edition.





Hold or working towards Professional Membership. e.g. ICE/RICS.


Recent experience in a customer focused role within the construction industry.


Experience of working within a Joint Venture.


NVQ 2 Cable Avoidance or equivalent.


Temporary Works Coordinator.


Good working knowledge of applicable BS/EN Standards.


Experience of Slurry Wall, Secant, King Post, CSP, CFA, Guidewalls.



Personal Attributes


Good written and verbal communication skills, able to talk to all levels of employees.


Maintain a smart and professional appearance and attitude at all times.


Ability to meet deadlines.


Ability to motivate, develop and lead a team of site engineers.


An innovative and solutions based approach to problem solving.


Can do attitude and flexibility, to be able to carry-out duties not part of the normal remit in the interests of the team.


Ability to multi task and cope with conflict and stressful situations.


Enthusiastic and motivated.