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Assistant Design Manager/ Earthworks & Drainage

Milton Keynes, UK
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27 Dec 2020

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About The Role
We're looking for an experienced Earthworks & Drainage Coordinator to support the Design Management team in managing and delivering the optimised Design for Earthworks in accordance with the Programme and the Client's requirements. You'll be reporting to the Engineering Discipline Manager/Lead for Geotechnics.
We need you to assist the Geotechnical Discipline Lead with the Earthworks design routewide (across all sectors) for large number of primary and secondary assets including Cuttings, Embankments, Cut and Cover Tunnels and others. You will need to provide technical support for management of topics such slope stabilisation, field trials and back analyses, heave, settlements, drainage mitigation measures and all other issues related with the design development for the Earthworks related topics.
Close liaison with the Design & Engineering Section Leads to ensure the delivery on time, optimized and in accordance with the Client's requirements is essential. You'll also need to aid in the study of optimisation/assumptions and liaison with the commercial, planning, design delivery teams, and designers.
Supporting the link and coordination with Construction Section Leads for management of Earthworks and Drainage related topics is again an essential part of this role. We need you to help in the management and coordination of the Earthworks and Drainage Design route wise, with close liaison with other Discipline sections such as Instrumentation & Monitoring, Geotechnical and Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology.

About The Candidate
Key Skills and Qualifications:
Experience in major civil engineering works
Experience in earthworks design and construction (e.g. rail embankments and cuttings)
Experience in drainage design for earthworks
Very good knowledge of relevant Earthworks and Drainage design standards and its applicability for the design (CIRIA, British Standards, Eurocodes)
Value engineering and optimisation focussed
Good communication skills
Excellent Microsoft Office skills
Degree in Civil Engineering with appropriate experience
Good knowledge of slope stability analysis software

About The Company
EKFB is a joint venture that brings together international, market leading expertise from four leading civil engineering and construction companies: Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Agroman and BAM Nuttall. All four partners have specialist expertise in the design, construction, operation, financing and maintenance of railway networks, including the construction of one of Europe's latest high speed rail projects.
EKFB is proud to have been appointed by HS2 to deliver civil engineering works across an 80km section of the new high speed rail link between the Chiltern Tunnel and Long Itchington Wood. Our scope of the works includes 15 viaducts, 5km of green tunnels, 22km of road diversions, 67 overbridges and around 30 million cubic metres of excavation. EKFB is committed to improving lives, communities and the engineering and construction industry by providing sustained employment opportunities and being a good neighbour, protecting the environment and the places we work.
If you would like to be part of our collaborative, enthusiastic and forward-thinking culture, then please apply today.
In return, we're offering a competitive salary & benefits.
EKFB brings together international, market leading technical expertise. We have an industry leading track record of delivering major infrastructure projects, including Crossrail, the Millau Viaduct, Mersey gateway and the Bretagne-Pays de la Loire High Speed Rail link.
We are committed to, and strongly believe in, inclusiveness and equality of opportunity. Everyone who works with EKFB has a contribution to make; this is why we welcome applications from different backgrounds, experiences and abilities. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels they are able to be themselves. Please contact us if there is any additional support you might require making an application.
Please note your CV may be shared with joint venture partners on this project.

Pre-employment checks:
It's worth remembering that we'll undertake the relevant/standard employment checks if you're successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.
NB. BPSS security clearance will be required (to be undertaken as part of onboarding process)
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