Job Title: Framework Engineering Manager (Rail Structures Repair)
Location: London / Southern England / South East England (Flexible to consider Midlands based candidates)
Sector: Rail, Structural Repair, Network Rail, Infrastructure, Bridges
Type: Permanent role
Start: January/February 2021
Salary: Circa £58,000 to £68,000 Per Annum + Package
** (Base salary can be negotiated on level/relevant experience)
Our client, a specialist in the design and delivery of structural strengthening, repair and engineering, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Framework Engineering Manager to join their team on a permanent basis. In this role, you will work as part of a new team, that is being setup to deliver upcoming framework projects part of Network Rail's Southern Building and Civils (SBC) Framework, working as both a principal contractor and specialist sub-contractor.
You will be responsible for working on projects from design through to delivery, where works may entail implementing: structural repairs/refurbishments to overline and underline road and river crossings, footbridges, gantries and canopies, through to major structural repairs and bridge deck replacements. This will entail working on existing structures and assets owned by Network Rail in Southern / South East England and projects will be completed through GRIP 5 - 8 stages (GRIP 4 stages will also be reviewed, with an external design team). It is estimated that you will deliver between 2 and 5 projects per year, depending on complexity and size, in the region of £3,000,000 Per Annum, for the first year.
It is important to note that this role will entail working on projects throughout their full lifecycle, from framework bidding and work winning stage, through design and delivery stages, working with the team around you to ensure each project is deliver on time and schedule, with profitable outcomes. Key aspects in achieving this with include but are not limited to: creating innovative technical solutions, having a thorough knowledge of HSEQ, understanding how to interact with network rail & building relationships with clients/suppliers, through to a proactive approach to works, taking into account commercial aspects at each stage of the project.
Whilst developing the team, you will report into the overall Framework Director, however this opportunity will allow growth and career progression, dependent on your motivations (for example, a route to Framework Director level is possible) and would therefore suit motivated individuals who are looking to progress in their careers, over the coming years. Furthermore, this role would likely suit individuals who are ready to step out of a larger organisation and take on more responsibility within a focused team. A prior history of delivering regional projects within the rail sector and a working knowledge of Network Rail's GRIP process and their design, engineering and delivery standards will be essential for this role.
Daily duties will include but are not limited to:
- Taking ownership of the technical and design aspects of project lifecycle, from bidding stage through design, mobilisation, construction, completion, handover and final account.
- Act as a focus for internal and external technical and design resources and manage them to deliver
- Acting as a focal point for internal and external technical and design resources, managing them to secure and deliver projects on the framework.
- Building effective relationships with Network Rail's design and approval team, especially with the DPE.
- Evaluating GRIP 4 solutions provided by Network rail and co-ordinating design activity at bid stage, to deliver solutions on time and to required standards.
- Working with an external design consultancy.
- Providing technical expertise to bid process for permanent and temporary works, facilitating take-off, estimating, supply-chain quotations and risk evaluation.
- Supporting with post-tender negotiations.
- Contract mobilisation including procurement of design team, to deliver GRIP 5 design to required standards and programme.
- Completing application of contract procedures for change during design process.
- Supporting the Project Manager to meet requirements for HSEQ, by consideration through the design process.
- Line management of project resources including internal and external staff.
- Representing the company at project and framework meetings with Network Rail.
Candidates will ideally have:
- A relevant qualification bias towards Engineering (i.e. Degree/HND/HNC or equivalent).
- A valid PTS.
- A membership with ICE (MICE) - Institution of Civil Engineers.
- Previously been a Network Rail approved CEM.
- Previously worked in a similar role, delivering structural repairs within a rail environment.
- Previously delivered Network Rail projects, understanding the GRIP stages.
- A strong understanding of both permanent and temporary works.
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