Assitant Structures Engineer
Assitant Structures Engineer
Connect Plus Services (CPS) is a joint venture contract made up of Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, Atkins and Egis. The contract maintains and operates the M25 DBFO including surrounding roads on behalf of the Highways England and provides an excellent opportunity to work on one of the busiest networks in Europe.
The Structures Asset comprises over 1800 individual structures ranging from small span structures to the QEII Bridge at the Dartford River Crossing. The role of Assistant Structures Asset Engineer will include the development of whole lifecycle plans to satisfy the long term handback requirements of the M25 DBFO contract and will encompass use and update of the asset management system, bridge inspections, condition data review, developing long term strategy, identification of renewal works, whole life costing and development of prioritised annual, 5 year and 30 year asset management plans.
We are currently seeking an Assistant Structures Engineer to join us to work closely with Structures Manager and Senior Structures Asset Engineer in managing the Structures Asset. Interface with Asset Investment, Technical, Design, Delivery and Maintenance teams across the Connect Plus/Connect Plus Services Team.
Key responsibilities / duties:
Implementing maintenance and renewal strategies for all structure categories i.e. bridges and large culverts, small span structures, retaining walls, sign/signal gantries and masts;
Development of decision trees in support of maintenance intervention strategies;
Utilising the Asset Management System including RMMS and Decision Support Tools in identifying structural maintenance interventions;
Support the delivery and undertake as required bridge inspections;
Assist with structures condition reporting
Scheme Identification/Option Studies and other lifecycle advisory activities in relation to structures renewals;
Assist with the identification of efficient renewal scheme interventions
Whole life cost analysis including lifecycle planning, optimisation and prioritisation of renewal schemes in the support of the development of the Annual Asset Management Plan, 5 year Rolling Asset Management Plan and 30 year Rolling Asset Management Plan
Compliance with legislation and contract service schedules in relation to bridge structures;
Support programme of work on Substandard Structures including piers and parapets;
Liaison with the CPS on-roads team to ensure consistency in maintenance regimes.
Attendance at call-outs for the management of emergency incidents involving specified assets.
Assist in collating information for effective performance measurement and controls.
Carry out other duties required by the Structures Manager and Senior Structures Asset Engineer commensurate with the role.
Qualifications/ skills/ experience:
Qualified to degree level or equivalent
Working towards Professional Qualification, MICE, MIAM, MIStructE, or similar
Knowledge and experience of highway bridge asset management and an understanding of bridge inspection and maintenance activities
Awareness of RWSC, DMRB and SHW
Understanding of Asset Management Systems
Understanding of working in an HE Area type contract
Experience in Windows server operating systems
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel
Current UK driving license
Planning (short, medium & long term) and organising
Strong interpersonal skills
Methodical and structured approach working individually or as part of a team
Can take ownership and be accountable for own tasks
Can work to deadlines
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.
ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability. #LI-Infrastructure
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