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Assistant Technical Manager

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £35k - 40k per year

  • Contact:

    Michael Loftus

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876063

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  • Published:

    12 days ago

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What we need
Carrington West are pleased to be assisting our client, a Tier1 highways and rail contractor, to find an experienced Assistant Technical/Design Manager to work with them based in the London area including some working from home with the candidate expected to travel intermittently to various project sites when required.
Our client works across the UK specialising within the Civil engineering sectors with a primary focus of Highways and Rail related projects.
A lot of the work will involve the Temporary Works associated with the sites our client are delivering their projects on.
What you will do
·Ensuring compliance with our Design Management Process and our Temporary Works Management Procedures.
·Awareness of the Design and Temporary Works Management and Assurance requirements of our key Clients
·Understand and implement the design of technical solutions taking account the requirements of relevant standards and codes of practice
·Assists the Technical Manager/Engineering Manager in providing technical support and guidance to the delivery team and in particular aid their understanding of their role in design and temporary works management
·Manage personal workload to ensure that the agreed and appropriate level of technical services is provided to meet agreed timescales/programme and schedule of deliverables
·Support the delivery management team by helping to manage the input from specialist supply chain to engineering solutions and temporary works designs
·Providing engineering solutions that are consistent with our brand and Customer needs, ensuring engagement with stakeholders and suppliers as required
·Support the engineering team in capturing data to monitor the quality and timeliness of our designs, and the performance of external designers
·Contribute to successful commercial outcomes through robust management of engineering risks and opportunities.
What you will need to succeed
·Effective communication skills with the ability to accurately and precisely inform both verbally and in writing to audiences of differing technical understanding
·High levels of personal energy and comfortable operating in a complex, fast paced environment
·Innovative and passionate to improve
·Tenacity and persistence to resolve issues
·Confidence to challenge and ensure clear understanding of the problem and the associated technical solutions
·Familiarity with Osborne permanent works and temporary works design management processes and the legislation behind them
·Drive to delivering engineering solutions and associated documentation to achieve technical approval
·Ability to work with other teams to improve their understanding of the role they play in successfully defining their requirements engineering solutions
·Capacity to develop and maintain relationships with internal teams, suppliers, and our Customers
·An awareness of collaborative behaviours and communications styles for a range of audiences, eg. Customers, civils operatives and suppliers.
·Ability to communicate with, support and influence Delivery teams to ensure that safe and efficient engineering solutions are delivered
·Desire to learn and improve, embedding learning and best practice into engineering solutions
·Understanding of design and temporary works management processes
·Ability to read an understand key technical requirements as laid down in standards and codes of practice
·Ability to produce clear accurate and concise calculations and drawings/sketches that effectively communicate the intended solution
·Basic CAD skills (eg. AutoCAD LT)
·Methodical approach to problem identification and solution development
·Strong resilience and flexibility
·Focus on safety in design.
·Some experience of identifying and managing the production and implementation of technical solutions within a civil engineering environment
·Some understanding of the appropriate standards and guidance used to inform technical solutions in the infrastructure sector.
·Awareness of the technical approval and assurance processes demanded by key Clients in the Infrastructure sector (primarily road and rail).
·Awareness of the need to identify and manage levels of quality during both design and implementation.
·Basic awareness of BIM and technology and an ability to embrace and drive innovation.
·Awareness of the roles and responsibilities associated with the CDM Regulations.
·Have a developing understanding of how H&S risk should be managed during both the design and implementation stages of projects
·Likely to have worked in a major civil engineering business on complex rail, or highways projects
·Evidence of building effective relationships with a diverse range of team members.
·An industry recognised qualification such as a Degree, HND, NVQ or similar in a Civil Engineering or related course
·Ideally working towards Chartered or Incorporated Membership of a professional engineering organisation such as ICE
What to do now
If you are interested in this job and suit some of the criteria mentioned, please send Carrington West your application today.
Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.
If you feel that you are right for this job technically, but the salary, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for jobs very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.
Even if you are happy in your current job for now, we always welcome calls from Civil Engineering professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 70+ years' experience in this market. Please call Mike Loftus at Carrington West on 02393 876063 for more information.
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