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Project Engineer – RC Frame Contractor

  • £250 - £300 Per Day + Benefits
  • Specialist Sub Contract
  • London

Project Engineer – RC Frame & Groundwork contractor


About the Company

The business has been trading for over 25 years, remains privately owned and is currently turning over around £120 million per annum specialising within reinforced concrete frames, groundworks, basement construction and demolition. They have offices based in North West London and a regional presence in the Northern Home Counties and cover work in the city centre all the way up to Cambridge. Package values vary depending on the works involved but their current largest scheme includes all of their specialist works and is estimated to value around £50 million on one project over the next two years.

Outside of the standard facts of this business, I have maintained a close working relationship with the MD (who is a loyal well-respected individual within this sector) and directors for over 10 years and have seen them double in size and capability in this time. They have a close-knit team that all work well together from directorship level down to the site and what really stands out about them is their ongoing focus to deliver complex projects with real technical capability, rather than just traditional residential frames. They really are a superb company to work for and with. The MD and all the directors really take the time to get to know everyone in the company and continually look at ways to develop people to their maximum potential.

About the Opportunity

As a project engineer on-site, you will be reporting to the project manager/director supporting them with establishing the construction plan and engineering methods in addition to assisting with equipment selection and coordination. You will also be aiding the project director in Pre-construction activities such as selection of Form-work/Falsework and Core Methodology. As no2 on-site the project engineer will attend progress meetings with the design team to coordinate design and re-bar take off. They will also attend weekly meetings with site QS to track costs and variation work from clients.

In this role, you will be tasked with leading and managing a team of site engineers on various tasks including but not limited to Setting-out, re-bar take-offs, temporary works, QA duties and as-built responsibilities. This is very much an assistant to the project manager level role as Project Engineer.

About the benefits and rewards

The salary will be dependent upon the level of exposure to this industry, similar roles and experience within this sector. The company offers excellent opportunities in this role, they will be looking to tune skills and mould the successful individual into a project manager/director in the future. This is a career-enhancing role that offers excellent development and highly competitive rates of pay.

About the Requirements

To be considered for this exciting opportunity the successful professional is required to be degree qualified in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering with a minimum of 4-5 years’ engineering experience on-site, working within this sector needs to have been gained. Prior experience of setting-out groundworks, RC frames and similar packages is a must as even though this role will not involve setting out, you will be required to oversee the setting-out teams. Other preferred traits for this position involve a good commercial awareness with exceptional people skills and the ability to present ideas and negotiate. Teamwork is a key aspect of this role yet a willingness to work independently to solve problems is also necessary. IT skills are increasingly important for engineers working on-site and in the site office so a high level of competency in this area is vital.