About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Section Engineer (Structures -Bridges) to join our Regional team to work site based at the Brampton Golf Course.

Role Purpose:

  • To lead and control a section of the works, according to a specific discipline. Management of a team of Section Engineers & Site Engineers within same discipline.

What you'll be doing

As a Section Engineer you will:


  • Live the Balfour Beatty Values;
  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm;
  • Support the delivery of CSUKs Sustainability activities;
  • Motivate team and manage performance; monitor the competency of team members and undertake training/ coaching as appropriate.

Health Safety & Environmental:

  • Review Method Statements and Risk Assessments and makes improvements as appropriate;
  • Able to lead an Accident / Incident Investigation (HFACS and Four Page Report);
  • Carry out trend analysis and identifies improvement areas from audits and near misses;
  • Carry out field audits and confirms the sufficiency of control documentation;
  • Produce and implementation of Permits to Work, specifically Confined Space Permits and Hot Works Permits;
  • Have a strong understanding of temporary works and timescales for implementation into the works.

Engineering Control:

  • Guide & coaches subordinates in technical requirements and techniques of setting out;
  • Guide and coaches subordinates in resolution of construction issues, drawing on experience and accepted industry best practice.


  • Ownership of whole process of production, checking and submission of Handover Documentation (Green Files or equivalent);
  • Implement systems and processes to support construction of the works in accordance with the specification (eg Materials Approval, NCR, Handover Documentation);
  • Carry out trend analysis of the above and identifies improvement areas for non conformance and business improvement;
  • Carry out Independent Inspections of their own section and of others;
  • Carry out Site Audits to check works and documentation compliance;
  • Coachesless experienced staff;
  • Liaise with designer to resolve technical issues.


  • Produce a fully resourced stage programme in the accepted format / software;
  • Track and monitors KPI compliance and recommends improvements to systems to maintain;
  • Establish monitors of production, translated to graphical form from the Programme to aid understanding of current status and identification of requirements for intervention;
  • Cross references section programme to three weekly programme and ensures compatibility.


  • Maintain accurate diary, including dialogue with external organisations (subcontractors);
  • Produce a budget from the resourced programme and monitors / reviews weekly costs;
  • Involve in the procurement of subcontractors;
  • Manage sub contractors;
  • Understand cost and value;
  • Draft correspondence to sub contractors, suppliers and Client.

Who we're looking for

Personal Qualities and Experience:

The following qualities/experience are essential:


  • Able to clearly communicate the requirements of a safe system of work to ensure that these are followed accurately. Suggests and implements improvements to systems;
  • Capable of taking ownership of tasks and communicating outcomes with clarity; experienced at encouraging direct reports to do the same and managing a team to ensure tasks are carried out effectively and key messages cascaded;
  • Strong work ethic with flexibility to work unsociable hours/nights;
  • Able to work on own initiative and seek out opportunities in line with level of responsibility;
  • Holds a current driving license and CSCS Card. SSSTS or SMSTS qualified;
  • Excellent team player, able to work competently and independently without continuous supervision;
  • Strong communication skills with good interpersonal and influencing skills;
  • Solution orientated approach to issue resolution;
  • Excellent role model for development of team members and demonstrates required behaviours to align to project and team objectives.

Health Safety & Environmental:

  • Understands method statements and risk assessments, able to develop new and improved safe systems of work;
  • Understands the principles of Accident / Incident Investigation and has good working knowledge of the process;
  • Good working knowledge of current H&S Legislation.

Engineering Control:

  • A full understanding of technical requirements and techniques of setting out and coaching of team members;
  • Allocates correct resource levels and identifies additional requirements;
  • Track record of solution orientated approach to issue resolution.


  • Understands the Organisational Business Management Systems and processes;
  • Strong understanding of requirements for handover, including certification.


  • Able to produce a fully resourced stage programme in the accepted format / software;
  • Able to measure and track KPIs for enhanced productivity;
  • Strong knowledge and management of construction process in one or more of the following areas: Earthworks/Drainage, Pavement, Comms, Structures, Roadworks.


  • Awareness of procurement practice;
  • Experienced at producing detailed records and correspondence for commercial recovery.

The following qualities/experience are desirable:

  • Good leadership skills;
  • Wide ranging independent judgement evident;
  • Has achieved professional accreditation (eg ICE, IHT).

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

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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