Project Engineer for Scotland / North East

Main Purpose

Responsible for the preparatory work necessary prior to mobilisation and, monitoring of site performance, quality and costs. Ensure the correct execution of the ground improvement design, whilst achieving excellence in safety, quality, sustainability and efficiency.

Support the pre-construction team in delivering the business development strategy with customers in the Scotland and Northern England regions through successful customer relations and effective engagement.


  • Ensure project deliverables are fully understood, through handover meetings with the process team (estimating, design, commercial, procurement, plant and operations)
  • To assist in the preparation and deliver the business development strategy for Scotland to secure regular ground improvement work. To actively promote the company’s ground improvement techniques through presentations and regular engagement with customers.
  • To lead engineers who are placed on local contracts through support on contractual, technical and safety matters.
  • Prepare and collate contract documentation and ensure submission to the customer in advance of the works. This includes the preparation of method statements and risk assessments site specific for the contract. Ensure all approvals are obtained in full prior to mobilisation to site.
  • Prepare effective start-up site documentation for site team and clearly communicate deliverables to the site supervisor. On complex or large projects attend site as required and directed by the Operations Manager.
  • Daily monitor that the works are in accordance with the design, specification, the customer’s deliverables and our targets. Immediately act on, report and manage the close out of any non-conformities that may arise.
  • Ensure all site paperwork is being produced comprehensive, neat and tidy. Review site records on a regular basis to ensure compliance with deliverables and contract. Report and manage the close out of any non-conformities that may arise.
  • Set up and use of company digital platforms for projects.
  • Responsible for recording all contract variations in good time with the customer, ensuring involvement with the commercial department.
  • Prepare and review the financial performance of projects on a monthly basis and where applicable revise the project forecast weekly. Be responsible for all contract purchases / costs with justification.
  • Work closely with the whole process team exercising leadership (to include operations, preconstruction, commercial, plant, business development and design), to ensure effective and efficient project delivery.
  • Conduct clear communication and forge relationships with customers to get a clear understanding of their requirements and to ensure customer understands the needs of our business.
  • Attend pre-start meetings as required; addressing commercial, operational and design matters concerning the project.
  • Ensure compliance with business strategy, safety strategy and procedures
  • Undertake monthly safety tours on our sites to feedback issues and ideas raised by site operatives to management.
  • Ensure a relentless focus on safety – WORKSAFE HOMESAFE

Qualifications, Personal Qualities and Experience

The role requires a degree or HNC qualification in a civil engineering related subject, or a candidate studying for a related degree / HNC on a part time basis. Experience in ground engineering operations and design would be advantageous. It is preferable that the candidate has or is working towards a recognised qualification (ICE or GeolSoc). Individuals must have a valid CSCS card.

The candidate should be both focussed and thorough and have the gravitas and professional credibility to advise senior management when something needs immediate redress together with the tenacity and drive to ensure that the necessary action is taken. The candidate should have an empowering leadership style, to engage with customers and to get the most from the contract teams. The individual needs to be capable of communicating ideas and concepts effectively to both their own team and external, particularly operational, parties, must have good commercial acumen and a working knowledge of contracts.

Role Location: The role is based in Coatbridge, and it is expected that an amount of travel to sites will be required as work demands to start up contracts, to attend customer pre-start meetings, site meetings and visiting regional offices as required.

How to Apply

Applicants should have the right to live and work in the UK.

If you are interested please click here to download the application form, and send it, along with your CV to:

HR Department
Henderson House, Langley Place, Higgins Lane, Burscough, Lancs L40 8JS.

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