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Chartered Structural Engineer

Chartered Structural Engineer

Posted 27 September 2018 by Wolviston Management Services Ltd
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My client is a specialist decommissioning, decontamination, dismantling and demolition consultancy. Principal services are focused on the safe and cost-effective project management of the decommissioning and demolition of high hazard process plant to 'best in class’ levels of HSE excellence, engineering innovation, and value for money. The Group whilst currently based in the UK, operates globally.

The Opportunity

As a part of its personnel succession and business continuity strategy the Group is seeking to recruit a Chartered Structural Engineer who is able to train in the discipline of explosives engineering and reach the status of Member of the Institute of Explosives Engineers (MIExpE). The individual will also support the project teams as the Group’s structural engineering Functional Lead, and Technical Authority, in addition to undertaking more traditional project management duties.

The successful candidate’s core skill set shall be Chartered Structural Engineer status, who shall undertake additional explosives engineering training coached and mentored by the Group’s existing explosives team and other external organisations. It is expected that the status of MIExpE will be attained within 2 years.

The successful candidate shall provide structural engineering functional leadership/Technical Authority role support to colleague Project Managers on non-explosives projects.

The successful candidate will where applicable and after specific additional training, be also responsible for supporting the Operations Team in the preparation and execution of major high hazard process sector decommissioning/demolition projects.

In addition, after completion of suitable additional training as required, the responsibilities will include being the Group’s representative, in the candidate’s areas expertise, for the CDM Principal Designer duty holder role, or the country specific equivalent as applicable for those projects managed.

Due to the specific legal requirements upon the Group associated with use, and handling of explosives, the successful candidate, prior to interview, shall formally agree to the Group making necessary enquiries with the police, regulatory and enforcing authorities to establish 'fitness to handle explosives,’ and other Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks/CRB information.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Decommissioning Specialist, and the Chief Executive Officer; the key responsibilities and duties will include:-

• Adopt structural engineering functional leadership/Technical Authority role support to the Operations Team

• Adopt (future) explosives engineering functional leadership/Technical Authority/project management role, and support the Operations Team

• Leading the assessment and formal approval of explosives contractor’s organisational structure, designs, safe systems of work and planning/coordination/stakeholder management arrangements

• Adopt the UK CDM duty holder representative role of 'Principal Designer’ (or equivalent for non-UK locations)

• Leading the execution of conventional non-explosives decommissioning/demolition projects

The Ideal Candidate

Background

• Previous experience in a civil/structural design consultancy involving major steelwork, and reinforced concrete structures, including compilation of structural assessments of existing structures, familiar with both historical and current design codes including related assessment software packages.

• Previous experience within the design consultancy to have included site-based experience/role in process/power generation sector or similar heavy utility or process industry.

• Previous experience associated with demolition of process sector structures both with and without the use of explosives would be an advantage, but not essential.

• Possess experience of managing site related aspects of complex projects in a safety critical environment, with a demonstrable track record of successful administration, and contract/contractor management utilising 'construction’ environment project management techniques safely, to time, cost and quality would be an advantage but not essential.

• Knowledge of related regulatory framework including; UK CDM Regulations, and 'construction’ specific individual topics would be an advantage but not essential.

Behaviours

• High concern/responsibility for standards and HSE excellence

• Effective communication skills to disseminate information to a wide range of staff and contractors at all levels

• Effective team worker, with the ability to work independently as and when required

• Negotiation and influencing skills

• Effective time management and organisation skills

• High level of analytical skills and attention to detail

• Flexible with respect to travelling and working away from home

Qualifications

• Qualified to Honours degree level, (Structural or Civil Engineering) and Master’s degree in related subject or evidence of further relevant education/training

• Chartered Structural Engineer (essential)

• Either formal/working towards, or committed intent to Full Membership grade of Institute of Explosives Engineers with associated training/exams (future)

• Either formal/working towards, or committed intent to HSE qualification such as Chartered Member of IOSH, NEBOSH Diploma/Certificate or equivalent (future)

Remuneration

The successful candidate will be appointed on a personal contract which reflects the responsibilities of the role as well as the abilities of the individual.

Further benefits:-

• Pension (after successful completion of probationary period) • Discretionary Bonus opportunity • Company car or participation in the company car allowance scheme

Required skills

  • Chartered
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering

Reference: 36219099

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