About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Temporary Works Designer to join our Power Transmission & Distribution business.

We are open to both full time and part time candidates (including job share), and offer a flexible working policy.

Role purpose:

To work with project team, designers and subcontractors through the design phase to deliver the safe and suitable scope of works in line with the project objectives. Take responsibility for the design delivery and design suitability for works across Power T&D construction projects with particular focus on Temporary Works delivery. Provide advice as to the constructability and sequencing of civil design and temporary works designs for Power T&D business around Cabling, Overhead Lines and Substations. Engage in bid development, tendering and innovation projects alongside the Team Lead & Design Delivery Manager.

What you'll be doing

Key Accountabilities:

  • To undertake the design and co-ordination of civil and temporary works designs required on projects, from the initial feasibility assessment to detail design, installation, and final removal, including where appropriate preparation of in-house temporary works design.
  • Ensure the timely delivery and quality of designs including preparation of reports, calculations and drawings to a high technical level which are compliant with the required Client and national technical standards (BS/Eurocodes/ENA).
  • Understand and be able to capture Client requirements, including those not explicitly stated within the contract. Able to contribute to the generation of robust pricing and design delivery solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

To assess and identify design and temporary works requirements on each project. Including:

  • Reinforced Concrete design and detailing
  • Construction site layouts and CDM implementation
  • Excavation support for tower foundations or cable trenches
  • Formwork and setting templates for reinforced concrete foundations
  • Piling and Crane Platforms
  • Access roads design and traffic management plans
  • Checks on Protective scaffolds for roads, railways and third-party property
  • Catenary Support System (in-house system used in place of scaffold)
  • Backstays and temporary steelwork for tower support
  • Temporary overhead line diversions
  • To perform/assist with the production of in-house temporary works design
  • Assist in the management of the tender process, understand and interpret scope of works, provide advice and opinion
  • Undertake check function for design calculations performed by other engineering colleagues.
  • Working closely with Project Teams to determine and maintain common objectives and to ensure work undertaken is appropriate and in accordance with project priorities.
  • Liaise with appropriate personnel to achieve optimum installation procedures. Undertake site visits as necessary.
  • Embed Safety by Design principles in all activities, including managing safety through appropriate life cycle designs that minimise risks to personnel and property, by ensuring that Health & Safety Regulations and Balfour Beatty procedures and requirements are followed in the design of temporary works and where necessary permanent works.
  • Assist in training of new designers and/or trainees.
  • Undertake other such duties as may be required by the Team lead or Design Delivery Manager.
  • Maintain compliance of CDM regulations and all other legal and regulatory requirements associated with the nature of designs output by the team.

Interacts with:

  • PT&D Designers
  • PT&D Project team
  • Sub-contractors
  • Clients
  • Local Authorities

Who we're looking for

Skills Required:

  • Degree level education or equivalent with formal training in civil engineering and/or geotechnical engineering.
  • Professional membership with either the ICE or IStructE & working towards Chartered Engineer status.
  • Strong, proven post-graduate experience in the civil engineering industry
  • Strong understanding and working knowledge of BS5975.
  • Experience of the supervision of sub-consultants or subcontractors
  • Proven experience of the design of civil engineering works
  • Strong, proven experience of the management of design of civil or temporary works
  • Experience in the design and checking of temporary works for civil engineering projects
  • IT Literate (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, CAD)

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

Our skilled and dedicated teams deliver a range of proactive and reactive services which support a reliable and safe supply of power flowing to millions of homes and businesses around the world. Our contracts range from 50,000 schemes to 100 million plus major projects.

Balfour Beattys Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions. With experience and expertise across the full spectrum of the electricity grid our teams have capability across overhead lines, cable tunnels, distribution networks and substations. From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support clients in the development of some of the worlds most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

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/


Apply Now