About the role

Balfour Beatty has now created a new and exciting opportunity for an Examining Engineer to join our Regional Civils team to work on our closed railway branch line structures examinations contract across the UK.

Some of the railway infrastructure built by the Victorians was closed & dismantled decades ago later, however many of the structures are still used today, for e.g. by the public travelling over and under the remaining bridges. Balfour Beatty provides a service to the DfT (formerly British Railways Board) by examining the condition of these bridges, viaducts, culverts, tunnels and land. As an Examining Engineer you will be responsible for reviewing structures examination condition reports and preparing recommendations for maintenance & repair and the management of examiners on site, including monitoring and reporting of progress.

What you'll be doing

Some of the key activities will include: -

  • Reviewing examination reports prepared by structures examiners to British Rail standards & specification
  • Determining maintenance and repair needs
  • Producing recommendations to the client
  • Preparing examinations programmes and managing contractors
  • Reviewing finished works
  • Assisting, and potentially leading, tunnel examinations (subject to qualifications and experience)

Who we're looking for

Candidates must be Chartered Civil or Structural Engineers. In their engineering role they will have managed delivery of structures examinations / maintenance contracts, preferably with hands-on experience of rail structures examination/ asset management. They will be commercially aware, have held profit centre responsibility and have a good track record demonstrating excellent H&S, work winning, risk management, auditing, contract administration, supply chain management, communication and staff management skills. Ideally candidates will have experience of working in the rail industry.

Essential Qualifications & Experience: -

  • Degree in Civil Engineering, or other relevant qualifications/experience
  • Chartered Civil or Structural Engineer
  • STE2 Examining Engineer
  • Practising chartered engineer with an excellent proven track record in rail structures examinations & maintenance sector
  • Full clean UK driving licence

Desirable Qualifications & Experience: -

  • STE6 Tunnel Examining Engineer

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

In UK Construction Services England & Wales business, our aim is to be the partner of choice; the go-to in our sector, trusted to deliver for our customers. We work across a huge and exciting range of sectors, including aviation, building, civils, defence and energy.

From ground investigations and flood defence to complex roads and bridges; primary schools to world class universities; ground-breaking hospitals to city centre living; the depth of our experience and quality of our projects is something we are proud of.

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at www.balfourbeatty.com/value_everyone

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

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