18 Apr

Head Engineering Services Jobs Vacancy at Gallifordtry

Head Engineering Services
18 Apr, 2019 30+ days ago

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Head Engineering Services Jobs Vacancy at Gallifordtry Jobs Details:

Central Engineering Services is an in-house team of approximately 20 engineers providing support to pre-construction and project teams throughout Galliford Try. It acts as an internal consultant and customers pay for the services provided based on agreed hourly charge-out rates. The key focus of the team is the provision of a high quality service leading to strong relationships with all parts of the business and generating repeat work.

Central Engineering Services provides design and design checking services for a full range of temporary works requirements from excavations and working platforms to formwork, falsework & scaffolding. Site based TWCs & TWSs are also supported through training courses, participation in technical reviews, site visits where required and audits to check compliance with the temporary works procedure. Services provided also include alternative solutions, value engineering, buildability and problem/defect resolution including specification compliance issues.

The team is based in the Grangemouth, Matlock, Solihull & Uxbridge offices and whilst meetings and site visits will be carried out by someone from the nearest office, work can be allocated to engineers in any office dependent on availability and expertise.

The Head of Engineering Services is a new role that will take responsibility for the day to day running of Central Engineering Services and develop the team to provide the engineering support services needed to meet the growing needs of Galliford Try.

The role will include line management of the Regional Technical Managers and Principal Design Engineers who lead the teams based in each of the regional offices.

The role will report to the Technical Services Director and will interface with a range of stakeholders throughout the Construction & Investments Division at the pre-construction and construction stages of projects. The role will also interface with external stakeholders including consultants, subcontractors, suppliers, solicitors dealing with claims and external training providers.


  • Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with CDM 2015 and the Galliford Try Construction Business Management System so that the necessary standards of Safety, Quality & Environmental Management are achieved
  • Develop & maintain a suitably robust risk management approach to the production of designs


  • Carry out regular design reviews at all stages of design development as required and following final design reviews approve drawings, schedules etc. prior to issue for construction
  • Select and appoint external design resources where necessary, for example where specialist expertise is required, where additional resources are required or where an independent design checking service is required
  • Maintain CES BMS procedures
  • Establish sufficient internal audits to ensure and demonstrate compliance with BMS procedures
  • Ensure work is allocated on the basis of appropriate competence and maintain records of competence


  • Prepare and/or check design output and supervise the preparation and/or checking of design output by other members of the CES team or by external design organisations
  • Attend Technical Review meetings at start of projects
  • Assist with the resolution of technical issues on site

Staff Development

  • Develop and deliver technical training courses to staff within the Construction & Investments Division in response to requirements e.g. to prevent problems recurring or as identified in annual training plan
Take a proactive approach to own Continuing Professional Development and the Continuing Professional Development of others to maintain and advance own technical capability and that of the CES team

Experience & Qualifications:
Professional Expertise- Essential
  • Professionally qualified membership of ICE/IStructE at chartered or incorporated engineer level
  • Degree in civil and/or structural engineering at bachelors or masters level
  • Sound knowledge of structural mechanics
  • Good understanding of fundamentals of soil mechanics.
  • Experience of working on site for a contractor
  • Design experience either working for a contractor, subcontractor, specialist supplier or consultant
  • Full driving licence
Professional Expertise- Desirable
  • Experience of use of computer aided draughting software
  • Experience of use of structural analysis software and experience of use of geotechnical software

Competency Requirements- Essential

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good team worker but also able to work under own initiative
  • Proven track record of managing teams of at least four people
  • Dynamic, enthusiastic, conscientious with good attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure and prioritise to meet deadlines and willingness to travel throughout the UK

In Return:
We offer an opportunity to work on some of the UKs most exciting construction projects, in a fast paced environment where each day brings new challenges as well as a competitive salary and benefits package.

With an ambitious strategy, we’re poised for further growth and success, so if you’re committed, talented and enthusiastic, Galliford Try is the right place for you. We will always consider flexible working hours and arrangements.

About us:
We are one of the UK’s leading housebuilding and construction groups. For 100 years, Galliford Try has helped to shape the world around us and today we are at the forefront of the construction industry with approximately 5,500 employees working on a huge range of housebuilding and construction projects. As a FTSE 250 listed UK business, our focus is on delivering first class business solutions and building long-term relationships with our customers, employees, supply chain and communities we work in. Our involvement in some of the UK's most high profile and innovative projects ensures our employees benefit from unrivalled opportunities and career progression.

Construction Division:
As a major UK contractor our Construction Division has a diversified workload in the public, regulated and private sectors. The Division boasts a strong reputation for providing whole-life solutions, high standards of project delivery, and an ability to innovate. It predominately operates under either the Galliford Try or the Morrison Construction brands, and is organised into five key segments: Building, Infrastructure, Facilities Management, Investments and Integrated Solutions.

Operating under Galliford Try in England and Wales and Morrison Construction in Scotland, we are a leading contractor on infrastructure projects in the public and regulated sectors. From highways and rail to renewable energy and water, delivering a specialist capability from concept and design through to project implementation and maintenance.

Galliford Try celebrates a diverse workforce and as an Equal Opportunities Employer, we welcome all applications

Primary Location: Derbyshire
Work Locations: Matlock Shand House Shand House Matlock DE4 3AF
Job: Design
Organization: Construction & Investments
Job Type: Experienced
Job Posting: Apr 18, 2019, 9:27:01 AM

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