Grouting Engineers

We are expanding our busy Grouting Operations team, and are looking for Grouting Engineers/Site Managers to join us, working on a range of drilling & grouting projects, supporting specialist grouting techniques, establishment of grid/borehole locations, execution of grouting works, grout production, quality control, sampling, preparation and review of laboratory test schedules, preparation (where required) and checking of correct technical output (drilling & grouting records).

This is an exciting opportunity for those who are looking for a challenge and the opportunity to increase knowledge and responsibility.

Soil Engineering’s greatest resource is our people. Specialists in their field, benefitting from extensive training, expert support, and long term career development through delivering excellent projects for our clients, our people are at the heart of everything we do.

With cultural training and development through our HomeSafe+People programme, support from our in-house Safety, Training and HR departments, and through a tradition of meeting ambition with opportunity, our people bring the best out of each other through working in specialist teams supported by highly experienced Managers.

We are looking for a proactive, motivated and enthusiastic individual who is:

  • Keen to drive continued change in our market leading business
  • Focused and responsive
  • You’ll continue this critical shift in our business, helping us to deliver our commitment of being carbon neutral by 2050.

The roles will be primarily site based across the UK, with some time spent from our Leeds office.

In return for your expertise, and enthusiasm, we offer a competitive remuneration package including:

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Cover
  • Life Assurance
  • A Comprehensive Wellbeing Programme
  • Flexible benefits such as additional holiday purchase and Employee Share Scheme
  • Professional Membership Support

The detailed Job Description is below:

To manage day to day operational control of multiple and/or medium to large contracts within the region, focusing on safety, quality, productivity, cost control, performance to programme and customer service.
To maintain commercial awareness ensuring the Company is not exposed financially and to achievement of full margins from operational activities.
To manage contracts such that they perform in line with budget and to maintain a motivated, effective and safety conscious workforce.
To ensure good client relations and that clients requirements are met, to maximise opportunity for repeat business.

Key Tasks:

Manage allocation of rigs and labour to contracts and ensuring efficient use of resources.
Meeting clients/clients representatives (e.g. project manager/CDM co-ordinator) at pre-contract stage where required by attending pre-contract meetings.
Communicating contract/clients requirements to site engineers/supervisors and site teams. (including allocation of individual contract roles and responsibilities)
On-site supervision and management of  contract works ensuring the works are carried out correctly, efficiently (on programme), safely and in accordance with the contract specification (including technical guidance) and Company quality procedures.
Produce/Approve safety documentation (including CDM Safety Plan) where required, method statements and quality plans as required.
Provide assistance to Senior management team, in liaison with safety, quality, commercial and estimating departments.
Procurement of plant & equipment for contracts.
Ensuring plant and equipment is suitable, efficiently utilised, on & off hired promptly and not abused.
Procurement/Appointment & control of Subcontractors including ensuring required safety and work standard is attained.
Review and sign off sub-contractor payment certificates.
Direct where required drilling and grouting contracts (including specialist grouting techniques), establishment of grid/borehole locations, execution of grouting works, grout production, quality control, sampling, preparation of laboratory test schedules, preparation (where required) and checking of correct technical output (drilling and grouting records).
Direct where required site investigation contracts, trial pit and borehole location and sampling (ensuring safe methods of work are employed), prepare of laboratory test schedules, control of samples preparation (where required) and checking of contact technical output (borehole logs and test results).
Production of contract reports, (writing, compilation, checking and issue of reports)
Produce weekly internal timesheets from current contracts and set production targets to site teams prior to submission to Contracts Manager/Payroll.
Monitor weekly progress against programme requirements, establishing weekly contract values, costs and sub contract liabilities.
Ensure required site outputs and reports are produced (progress/safety/commercial/quality)
Financially review contracts with Senior Management, to obtain optimum progress and returns.
Monitor financial and commercial performance of allocated contracts.
Progress works, and attend progress meetings with client/clients representatives as required.
Oversee contract correspondence and ensure that it is dealt with.
Liaison with commercial department and following up works through to final account settlement (including production of monthly applications)
Provide feedback to relevant departments to assist with pricing, programming and on site operations.
Encourage best practice.
Identify and pursue cost reduction and efficiency initiatives with subordinate engineers and site teams.
Review monthly applications for payment and final account applications.
Preparation of relevant weekly/monthly CVR’s.

Knowledge and Experience Required:

Significant experience within the geotechnical industry with solid understanding of ground conditions, Drilling and Site Investigation works
Good understanding of geotechnical processes and contract management.
Commercial knowledge and experience/level of contractual awareness.
Ability to comprehend current and anticipate future problems of both a construction and commercial nature.
Excellent understanding of written English and good standard of letter writing.
Strong IT skills, including Microsoft office, database maintenance and reporting.
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines and with own initiative, as judgements and decisions taken on a daily basis for both simple and complex tasks.
Ability to delegate tasks, in order to prioritise workload and progress contracts..
Good interpersonal skills to liaise with clients and members of the regional team.
Good customer-service focus and a professional approach.
Full UK driving licence.

Civil Engineering / Geology related Degree or equivalent qualification.

The right candidate for the business will demonstrate the following personal attributes as a minimum:-
Enthusiastic to work within a small dedicated team within a larger specialist ground engineering company.
Flexibility to carry out duties not part of their normal remit in the interests of the team.
Workload varies from general routine jobs to tasks carrying responsibility and requiring good planning and organisation, use of one’s own initiative.
Positive outlook and a ‘can do’ approach.
Both a team player and able to work alone.
Essential to provide support to others as and when required, therefore flexibility and good organisation necessary.
Pays attention to the detail to ensure works are carried out correctly as minor errors could result in significant financial, quality, time, costs, legal, safety, client implications

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How to apply

Applicants should have the right to live and work in the UK.

If you are interested please click here to download the application form, and send it, along with your CV to:

HR Department
Henderson House, Langley Place, Higgins Lane, Burscough, Lancs L40 8JS.

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