Site Engineer

  •  Suffolk
  •   Market related £ / Day
  •   Contract
  •   Full Time
  •   Job Reference 4764

Site Engineer

Location – Suffolk

The Engineer will be an integral member of the Site Operations Team, the Team being responsible for the effective and efficient running of the site throughout the delivery of the project.


  • Establish accurate and clear setting out on the ground that site operatives can work to.
  • Communicate clearly to the operatives what the setting out is and how it should be used.
  • Set out in advance so that time is available to carry out any secondary checks.
  • Maintain the long term setting out.
  • Maintain project stations.
  • Instrument Calibration and Testing
  • Get involved in the planning of your particular section so that you are aware when setting out control is required.
  • Plan a small section of your work and monitor progress to get an understanding of outputs.
  • Be aware of the information requirements.
  • Keep accurate records of as built dates in diaries and on construction drawings.
  • Keep accurate records of events which are affecting the project plan or disrupting the work.
  • Communicate on a timely basis any such event to your Sub Agent and a member of the Quantity Surveying staff.
  • Carry out your responsibilities from the site management plan.
  • Agree actions with your Agent/Sub-Agent
  • Observe relevant statutory provisions.
  • Implement the company’s procedures for dealing with sub-contractors.
  • Provide input to risk assessments and method statements.
  • Ensure activity and/or substance-specific assessments under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations are made and communicated to those at risk.
  • Ensure employees, have received adequate training and information about the activity they are required to undertake.
  • Ensure employees are aware of the company’s policy for health & safety at work and that they have understood its requirements.
  • Ensure proper protective equipment is provided, maintained and used.
  • Report all accidents and incidents to the appointed health & safety manager/site agent and project manager.
  • Be responsible to your line manager for the correct application of the quality management system, where it affects your daily activities, including Inspection and Test Plans, material records

Required Expertise

  • MEng/BEng/Foundation Degree/BTEC/ Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Experience of setting out on civils schemes
  • Asbuilt sureys
  • Minimum of 3 years of varied site experience in Civil Engineering
  • Knowledge and understanding of construction management
  • Good communicator, proactive and effective use of initiative

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