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Burns & McDonnell Staff Civil Engineer - Transmission & Distribution (Multiple Locations) in Motherwell, United Kingdom

Description

Acting in a qualified technical capacity in producing Burns & McDonnell’s UK engineering-related project deliverables relating to civil/structural engineering, within the (power) Transmission & Distribution Global Practice. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Leading on package detailed design development, unaided and when appropriate.

  • Participating in multi-disciplinary teams to produce specific sub-packages of detailed design deliverables.

  • Supporting the Civil/Structural Section Manager in growing and enhancing the Civil/Structural Section engineering capability in the UK business.

  • Providing guidance and mentorship to less experienced engineers within the Civil/Structural Section.

  • Be a lead technical role on civil and structural engineering work packages relating to electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure, including undertaking the role of Lead Project Engineer on project teams, as required and when appropriate.

  • Produce detailed civil/structural engineering design packages, compliant with required client and national technical standards (BS/Eurocodes/ENA), including civil design and analysis of foundations, structural substation components, steel structures, and other civil structural components, using industry-standard software.

  • Produce various civil project designs including site design, land development, roads, storm drainage systems, stormwater management facilities, water and sanitary sewer utility design, sediment and erosion control, and facility design.

  • Undertake drawing production work including problem analysis, design layout, and calculations on non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity.

  • Undertake a variety of assignments using prescribed methods and standard techniques including drawing sequence and presentation, sizing various system components, and refining rough sketches.

  • Be a driving force in implementing and maintaining building information modeling (BIM)/digital engineering tools, systems, policies, processes, and procedures in accordance with industry best practices and standards, including ISO 19650 and PAS 1192.

  • Contribute to schedules, budgets, and incorporating project criteria into civil designs to support meeting project financial goals.

  • Execute complex assignments requiring the use of advanced techniques, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment, and/or technological methods.

  • Undertake consultancy role on FEED stage projects, including production of technical reports and presentations.

  • Maintain compliance to CDM Regulations and all other legal and regulatory requirements associated with the nature of design undertaken.

  • Undertake technical quality assurance reviews and provide design approval/sign-off, as required and appropriate, on civil and structural engineering designs.

  • Work closely with other sections of the UK T&D Engineering Team, particularly the Substation Section, to enable effective collaboration on multi-disciplinary projects and facilitate an optimal engineering function in the UK business.

  • Maintain technical compliance to applicable Burns & McDonnell and client design management standards, processes, and procedures on all work delivered by Civil/Structural Section staff.

  • Assist with developing and implementing policies, processes, procedures, standards, and technical guidance, as required to continually improve the engineering capability within the Civil/Structural Section.

  • Plan and lead project and client meetings (or meeting sections), as required.

  • Support the preparation of project proposals and lead tender presentations.

  • Drive ‘Safety by Design’ approach on all projects, at all times.

  • Support nurturing of safety and technical excellence culture through an emphasis on staff competence, diligence, and responsible attitude.

  • Understanding wider industry best practices and client technical standards/procedures for construction, operations & maintenance, and decommissioning, in order to drive safety, constructability, and operability throughout whole asset lifecycles.

  • Maintain project compliance to Burns & McDonnell’s UK Integrated Management System.

  • Support nurturing of world-class customer service culture, to drive client success.

  • Be an ambassador for Burns & McDonnell at all times through acting in accordance with expected high ethical and moral standards, and in adherence to the Burns & McDonnell Code of Conduct.

  • Provide support for continued professional development of less experienced engineers in the team, including technical guidance.

  • Actively support marketing and business development activities, building relationships with client technical contacts to aid in generating new business, and elevation of the Burns & McDonnell brand.

  • Identifying new skills and competencies required within the Burns & McDonnell team to meet business needs and actively supporting the development and recruitment of talent, including candidate interviewing.

  • Participate in relevant professional bodies and industry groups. Maintain Continued Professional Development (CPD).

  • Interpret and establish policies, procedures, and strategic goals of the organisation.

  • Assist in determining Section objectives and requirements, organise projects and developing standards and guidelines.

  • Demonstrate creativity, foresight, and judgment in anticipating and solving problems.

  • Assist with the advancement and development of department tools and workflows to increase the efficiency of designs, specification development, and project execution.

  • Undertake other duties and responsibilities as may reasonably be asked of this position by management.

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Bachelors or foundation degree/HND in drafting technology-related subject.

  • Technical membership in a relevant professional Engineering Institution (e.g. ICE).

Desirable

  • Substation safety and access training (e.g. NSI 30, BESC: AIM, etc.)

  • Formal training in CDM 2015, Temporary Works, and Impressed Voltages.

  • Minimum of 4 years of civil and structural engineering design experience in the electricity transmission & distribution sector.

  • Knowledge of engineering design management best practices with the ability to implement this knowledge.

  • Understanding of the requirements of relevant UK Health & Safety legislation relating to design and construction work in the electricity supply industry.

  • Understanding of the requirements of relevant UK Environmental and Waste Management legislation.

  • Understanding of current Construction (Design & Management) Regulations.

  • Ideally, knowledge of National Grid’s Transmission Procedures, in particular: TP135, TP137, TP141, TP153, TP163, TP184, TP188, TP235, TP241.

  • Knowledge and experience applying National Grids Technical Specification, Technical Guidance Notes, and Design Handbooks relating to civil/structural engineering of electricity T&D infrastructure in the UK.

  • Understanding of the causes and consequences of Impressed Voltage.

  • Understanding of the general requirements of procedural control of Temporary Works, in accordance with British Standards.

  • IT literate, with good knowledge of using Microsoft Office applications.

  • Good knowledge of applying CAD technology/software (Revit, Civil 3D, MicroDrainage, Tekla Tedds, etc.) to civil and structural engineering design and a strong understanding of BIM principles (PAS 1192 and ISO 16950).

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Able to manage tasks on multiple projects and conflicting deadlines.

  • Able to work autonomously and/or as part of a project team.

  • Proactive in building knowledge and understanding of the electricity transmission and distribution industry.

  • Capability to coach and develop the team.

  • Engaged in the engineering community and how we can drive success for our clients.

  • Ability to develop innovative and practical solutions to a range of problems, and an understanding of how one issue may be part of a much larger solution.

  • Ability to make an effective and collaborative contribution to the team through sharing knowledge, promoting ideas, and valuing the contribution of all team members.

Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location GB-Birmingham UK-Birmingham

Other Locations GB-London, UK-London, GB-Motherwell, UK-Motherwell

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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