Highways / Geotechnical Team Leader

Ref No. EMP417215
Location South West England, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Applicants Required

Introduction

Our client is the sector leader in the growing UK highways management and maintenance market. They currently have the opportunity for a Geotechnical / Highways Team leader to join their team in either Exeter or Bristol.

Important

Leading a technical Highways / Geotechnical team

The Job

The company design roads, bridges and intelligent transport systems (ITS), covering strategic and nationally important roads, as well as local roads serving local communities. The projects range from major improvements to complete renewals of roads and structures. With specialist teams, we manage complex works from conception through to handover at the end of maintenance periods.

The Highways/Geotechnical team leader is required that has experience in:

Geotechnical design of foundations, slopes and retaining walls
Highways design experience including sign design, safety fencing, alignment etc.
Asset Management and the Value Management process
Development of multi-disciplinary projects and all associated documents.

Key Responsibilities:

Leading technical designs to ensure projects are robust and are buildable.
Ensuring that team members are provided with clear direction to complete designs and take responsibility for developing and growing their team.
Holding regular team meetings (to include sub-consultants) in order to plan the immediate work, co-ordinate disciplines and identify/escalate any risks on delivery.
Managing the design within programme and within the budget provided.
Managing and completing Technical Approval documentation and pro-actively liaising with Highways England Technical specialists.
Managing resource allocations to ensure team members are fully utilised on the highest priority tasks.
Identifying appropriate traffic management arrangements in conjunction with specialists to ensure projects are buildable and traffic management is fit for purpose.
Ensuring that the requirements of all relevant Authorities and Statutory bodies are incorporated into designs as appropriate.
Undertaking the checking of designs, studies and reports prepared by their team and providing effective feedback.
Ensuring that all tender and contract documentation is prepared in accordance with MCHW and DMRB.
Ensuring compliance with the Quality and Environmental Management Systems.
Complying with relevant Health & Safety legislation, particularly the CDM Regulations and adopting a pro-active risk management/mitigation approach.
Liaising with Delivery and commercial management teams as required to ensure buildability reviews are undertaken and projects navigate through to construction efficiently.

Key Skills and Qualifications:

Engineering Degree and Incorporated/Chartered Engineer with ICE or the Geological Society (or working towards this status).
Strong technical skills and experience in a combination of geotechnical and highways fields as set out above. Candidates with a strong bias in either field will be considered subject to having experience in both.
Proven project management of highways and/or structures projects or tasks up to £5M and delivery to programme and budget in a safe environment.
Display sound independent judgment.
Developing, mentoring and supervision of staff.
Experience in developing contract documents in accordance with relevant Highway contracts.
To be able to work with or advise key clients on technical issues in the highway sector at a senior level.
Good working knowledge of H&S procedures and also the CDM Regulations.
Excellent communication skills with all key teams within the organisation to support the end to end delivery of projects from feasibility to construction.
Strong commercial and programme risk management skills.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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