Setting Out Engineer

PWS Technical Services Ltd
London (Greater)
From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits package
03 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a division of major construction Group, specialising in providing remediation solutions for brownfield sites, to enable development or mange environmental issues. The company offers a range of sustainable services, including various design offerings, waste classification and management, soil stabilisation/remediation, groundwater treatment, piling techniques and groundworks.

Role Purpose

Due to continued expansion, an abundant pipeline of works, and the recent award of a number of contracts across London and the South East, our client is now looking to recruit a Setting Out Engineer whom will be accountable for providing an accurate setting out and recording service on all projects. Additionally these roles will provide direct support to the Site & Contracts Management team.


• To provide an accurate setting out and recording service on all projects
• Ensure setting out equipment is properly maintained and calibrated in accordance with the Company’s procedures
• Request the appropriate information from the Technical Department or Contracts Manager to maintain a file of setting out information, calculations and surveys for each project
• Extract setting out data from drawings (electronic copy) prior to arriving on site
• Checking of base stations prior to commencement of works, and at regular intervals during the currency of each project, as written confirmation / sign off of known base stations is required from the Client / Principle Contractor
• Clearly communicate setting out and control information to the site teams
• Carry out pre-start surveys prior to any excavation works, and if required record dimensions of hard break out / soft spots etc., and inform the Contracts Manager accordingly
• As-Built recording, ensuring all reinforcement has been installed as per drawings prior to pouring
• Record any instructions to confirm any changes to setting out information, as Engineers need to be mindful of the contract programme
• Report any safety / quality / environmental incidents or non-conformances to the Contracts Manager
• Ensure work is delivered snag and defect free
• Comply with Company Procedures in accurate and timely setting out of works
• Report to the Contracts Manager of ongoing issues keeping him informed of any potential project problems that could affect the business

The Person

• Possessing setting out experience, with a proven track record in the Civil Engineering, Piling / Foundations and / or remediation sectors
• To have experience of a variety of projects and clients, with good levels of experience at both pre and post contract stages
• Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, being able to relate to people at all levels in an organisation, and to establish and maintain respect both professionally and personally
• Should be robust and resilient, possessing drive, determination and natural enthusiasm, and be a team player
• Must have excellent time management skills, being able to effectively prioritise against deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Proficient in the use AutoCAD, a one man robotic total station, and all other setting out and surveying equipment, and the ability to produce detailed programmes using ASTA Project would be advantageous
• Recording all site related activities, and offer total support to the Site / Contracts Managers to allow for the safe, timely and profitable delivery of works / schemes

These challenging and exciting opportunities requires an experienced Setting Out Engineer offering expertise gained within the civil / structural / piling / foundations / remediation / geotechnical engineering sectors. A highly attractive basic salary plus extensive benefits package is on offer to the successful candidate, along with longevity in security of work, and a structured forward career progression plan.

We are committed to equal opportunities. We wish to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and appointed solely on their suitability for the post irrespective of race, gender, age, disability, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, marital / civil partnership status, religion / belief or nationality.
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