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Senior Tunnelling Engineer

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £50k - 60k per year per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

My client, a global Consulting Engineers, has asked me to assist in identifying and placing a Senior Tunnelling Engineer within their West Midlands hub.

Based in their Birmingham office, they have a dedicated tunnelling team working on some of the most challenging tunnelling projects across both the UK and abroad. These include High Speed Rail between Birmingham and the North, A303 Stonehenge Tunnel, Hinkley Point C Power Station, Great Western Line electrification, NEOM and Jeddah Stormwater Sewers.

They are actively looking to expand the core tunnelling business with the appointment of a Senior/Principal Engineer within a civil/structural bias within the tunnelling team. They offer the opportunity to work on some of the largest and most challenging tunnelling projects in a supportive team environment.

Career progression and employee development are key to my clients success. They provide the necessary support and opportunity for our team members to grow and improve their technical ability.

You will understand risk management and will need to demonstrate experience delivering tunnelling projects and working as part of a multi-discipline team.

You will be a key member of the team and provide design and design management while interfacing with other key project disciplines including: geotechnical, transportation, environmental, mechanical & electrical engineering disciplines.

You will be required to guide packages of work in your control and deliver designs, reports and specifications for underground works.

You will, with support form the wider team, be required to mentor and guide other early career members of the team.

This is an exciting opportunity for a professional to further develop with their core team in Birmingham, whilst also playing an active role in expanding the business within the UK and overseas. This is a challenging role involving the technical delivery of complex tunnelling projects.

The role will require a range of skills including technical excellence, excellent aural and written communication, innovative approaches to problem solving, plus successful delivery against time and budget.

Senior technical resource may serve as technical advisor for team

Provides specialized technical input to studies and design for staffs specific area of expertise.

Develops study and design procedures to facilitate high quality cost effective work by others.

Participates in interdisciplinary review of project deliverables.

Develops construction cost estimates and estimates of technical efforts for projects.

Uses expertise in all steps of completing discipline component of PS&E package.

Performs quality control review of design calculations or drawings.

Prepares technical specification sections.

Provides input to the development of engineering budget and schedule to meet requirements.

Minimum Requirements:

A degree in Civil or Civil & Structural Engineering

Experienced in the design of concrete and steel to industry standards, such as Eurocodes.

Ideally be able to demonstrate experience in one or more of the following sectors: Water transfer tunnels Highway tunnels High Speed, Standard & light rail Mining Airport infrastructure Onshore & offshore tunnels Power tunnels.

Experience in the methods and techniques used in the design of tunnel linings including: segmental, jacked, cast insitu, sprayed concrete, masonry/blockwork, rock bolted/anchored and unlined.

Experience in the methods and techniques used in the design of shafts including: segmental, secant piled, diaphragm wall and sprayed concrete.

Demonstrable experience of soil structure interaction and geotechnical experience.

Competent in industry standard 3D Finite Element Software and/or experience in modelling soil structure interaction using industry standard software.

Preferred Qualifications:

An MSc/MEng in Soil Mechanics/Geotechnical/Tunnelling Engineering would be an advantage

Professional membership (MICE or similar) – or working towards achieving it.

Five plus years post graduation experience in an office or construction environment.

Additional experience in UD

If your skills/experience matches closely with the above, send your CV now for immediate attention.

Please only apply if you have the relevant qualifications and you live within a commutable distance of Birmingham.