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Project Engineer

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

Project Engineer – RC Frame & Groundwork contractor


About the Company

Our client is a groundwork and concrete frame specialist subcontractor based out of their offices in North London the business has seen growth in turnover to £20m over the past few years. Moving forward they are looking to expand their pre-construction team as part of their continued expansion plan.

This business is family run and has been since their inception over 20 years ago, that family ethos is proudly spread throughout the company and shows in how they treat their staff. Cityscape have worked closely with this business and have seen them grow and develop into the major player they have become today; their targeted strategy allows them to deliver projects in budget and on plan with project values varying from £1million to £10million packages.

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/False work 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 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 which 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 45 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.