Assistant Engineering Manager - I&M and Ground Movement - HS2

The role:

We are looking for an Assistant Engineering Manager to join our team on HS2 Main Works. The role of an Assistant Engineering Manager for I&M and Ground Movement will be to support the Engineering Manager to manage the risks of our construction works causing damage to third party assets. This will involve the processing and review of Design House ground movement deliverables, the design and implementation of mitigation measures for third party assets and the interpretation of and response to ground movement monitoring data.

Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. 


Key responsibilities

This role will cover the following areas, supporting the Engineering Manager to:

  • Manage the prediction and monitoring of ground movements against predicted values

  • Manage the design and implementation of mitigation measures to reduce the risk to third part assets

  • Produce and implement the emergency response plans to excessive ground movement

  • Ensure appropriate action is taken in response to ground movement and/or damage to 3rd party assets, including utilities, sensitive buildings and rail infrastructure

  • Ensure the required attendance at ground movement review meetings and the production and distribution of required reports


Required qualifications, skills, behaviours and attributes

  • Chartered (or near Chartered) member of the ICE or equivalent (desirable)

  • Engineering, Design or Design Management experience in Geotechnics, Ground Movement or Instrumentation and Monitoring (essential)

  • Construction experience (essential) in tunneling, SCL, deep excavations or underground structures 

  • Temporary works experience (desirable)


About us:

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 Main Civils Contracts which include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The combined value of the contracts is around £1.8billion with the works due for completion in 2025.  Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.