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Lead Field Assurance Engineer (Electrical)

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Rail & Civil Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    Negotiable + Public Sector IR35

  • Contact:

    Daniel Brokenshire

  • Contact email:

    Daniel.Brokenshire@talascendint.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH91148_1547056459

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    5 months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-02-06

  • Startdate:

    ASAP


Purpose of the Job
Directly reporting to the Supervisor's Representative on Site, for the assigned NEC3 contract(s) and to act as the Technical and Engineering Lead on behalf of the Chief Engineer in order to ensure compliance of the Works with Sponsors Requirements and the Assurance Process.


Principal Accountabilities
Carry out the role of Lead Field Assurance Engineer (Electrical) to be accountable for:

  • On behalf of the Project Manager, represent the Chief Engineer by providing Technical Acceptance of the Contractors' submissions (including method statements and work package plans, on a risk-based approach and where obligated by third party agreements) to ensure compliance with the Employer's Requirements, the NEC3 Contract, the Works Information Volumes 2A/B/C and Technical Assurance Plan, processes and procedures.
  • Disposition and approval of changes to technical requirements (as delegated by the Chief Engineer), including relevant system performance specifications and technical standards.
  • Provide oversight of design completion and compliance for the Works and/or Element(s), including ensuring all boundaries, interfaces and systems are integrated and coordinated between interfacing contracts
  • Provide resolution of arising technical issues, RFI's, FCD's, NCR's, derogations, concessions.
  • Support the production and acceptance of the Employer's Verification Activity Plans, including review and acceptance of the Contractor's Inspection and Test Plans (ITPs), compiling comments, and validating the required Witness, and Review points based on the respective technical and quality specification of the contract and applicable code requirements (supported by the Project Manager, the Chief Engineer and Quality Manager).
  • Provide risk-based assessment of assurance evidence produced by Contractors in areas including materials compliance, requirements compliance, interface management, verification and validation, RAMS, EMC, As Built information
  • Liaise with Crossrail infrastructure managers to facilitate their ultimate acceptance of the Works
  • Represent the project at relevant technical panels, design reviews, etc. Including those attended by external parties.
  • Support the named Supervisor's Representative under NEC3 ECC and as further defined within Crossrail's Quality Management system and the Contractors obligations for a self-assuring framework.
  • Support the Project Manager to coordinate obligations (Client, Designer and Principle Designer) under CDM 2015 as set out in the CDM Procedure and Project Execution Information.
  • As part of the Assurance Process provide technical representation for and on behalf of the Chief Engineer for acceptance of witnessing tests, inspections and verification activities for the Works.
  • Support the Project Manager in the responsibility for compliance with the LU Development Agreement (See Volume 2B Part 11), Docklands Light Railway Interface [Part 12], and Network Rail Interface [Part 10] where applicable.
  • Monitoring the contractor's compliance with Environmental, Safety & Health requirements, escalating issues and seeking intervention where required.
  • Support the Project Manager by undertaking surveillance activities of the Works (as per processes).
  • Reviewing and accepting the Contractors Commitments Compliance Plans, Construction Certificates and data to support the Employer's Completion Process and Handover Management Plan
  • Assisting the Project Manager with the authorisation of payment certificates. Providing input to the Business Manager on costs to be disallowed related to quality issues and NCRs


Main challenges of the job

  • Technical Assurance of the Works in accordance with the Employer's (FDC) designs
  • Maintaining the design configuration for the scoped asset and its interfaces
  • Complying with the Project programme
  • Works verification activities in support of Quality Control processes and procedures


Dimensions & Interfaces (both internal and external)
Key working relationships:

  • Supervisor's Representative
  • Project Managers/Construction Manager
  • Head of Engineering Discipline (Civils/Structures)
  • Manager of Engineering
  • Field Assurance Engineer
  • Framework Designers
  • Contractor's and Contractor Designers
  • 3rd Party designers and interfaces e.g. Over site Developers and Local Authority/Utility Companies


Person Specification

  • Degree/ HND qualified engineer or equivalent experience (preferably Chartered/ Incorporated)
  • Site based experience of engineering and/or construction on major infrastructure projects, including experience of design, pre- construction activities, construction, testing & commissioning phases and the associated assurance thereof
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of construction quality systems and processes
  • Knowledge of the NEC3 form of contract and of CDM Regulations
  • Knowledge and experience of site-based ES&H processes and procedures/regulations
  • Excellent communications and team-working skills