Senior Temporary Works Engineer

Support Services Group
12 Feb 2017
12 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is one of the largest construction companies within the UK with internationally-renowned experience in the successful delivery of technically demanding, multi-disciplinary and logistically complex projects.

To support their growing business they are currently looking for a Senior Temporary Works Engineer who is able to conceive, design, document, and manage Temporary Works solutions as well as contribute to the winning of potential projects.

The Senior Temporary Works Design Engineer will be responsible for the design and/or checking of temporary works schemes for both contract and tender teams.


  • Production of designs, calculations, sketches and documents and/or checks of temporary works schemes
  • Contribute to winning work by providing strong technical support to tenders by identifying innovative and cost effective strategies and solutions
  • Ensure design risks are considered and prepare design risk assessments
  • Lead design assurance on projects through conducting audits and regular meetings with the engineering and project teams, identifying best practice, areas for improvement and areas of concern
  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant technical consultants and suppliers, managing their input in the design, development, pricing and delivery of technical solutions on site and tenders
  • Develop junior engineers, setting the example
  • Exercise designer obligation of the Construction (Design and Management) regulations
  • Assist in the administration of the company and departmental procedures as required
  • Assist with the development of Graduate Engineers
  • Liaison with clients/site staff/subcontractors and proprietary suppliers and the delivery of schemes to deliver schemes to time and to budget

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • CEng MICE or MIStructE (or equivalent) with proven experience in Temporary Works design, both routine and complex
  • A knowledge of technical excellence
  • Some history of site experience would be an advantage (desirable)
  • Strategic and creative insight to understand the range of opportunities and be able to challenge the norm
  • Commitment, dedication and a strong work ethic
  • Strong knowledge of analysis and design software, AutoCAD. Experience in BIM technologies and Sketch-up is desirable
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, an ability to form effective relationships
  • Worked in a design office for either a consultant, contractor or temporary works equipment supplier (essential)
  • Able to design in steel, reinforced concrete and timber (essential)
  • An understanding of structural mechanics (essential)
  • An understanding of geotechnical engineering (essential)
  • Experience some (not all) of the following is required: Falsework, Formwork, Ground support, Foundations, Marine works, Scaffolding - access and egress, Lifting, jacking and sliding of structural elements
  • Research and background reading of ongoing developments in Codes of Practice and analytical methods relating to permanent and temporary works