Section Engineer

Section Engineer
Posted 3 months ago
ROLE TITLE Section Engineer
BUSINESS STREAM/FUNCTION Major Projects: Highways – Major Highways

Reports to: Sub Agent

ROLE PURPOSE To control a section of the works, according to a specific discipline. Management of a team of Site Engineers within same discipline.
DIMENSIONS Financial: Data Collection through on-site records (diary, photographs, file notes). Monitoring of Budget (including labour and plant in use in their section)

Organisational: Manage a team of Site Engineers

INTERFACES Internal: Section Engineers, Operations Team (all levels), Health and Safety Team, Commercial Team

External: Subcontractors, occasional interface with Client


  • Live the Balfour Beatty Values
  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
  • Support the delivery of CSUK’s Sustainability activities

Health Safety & Environmental

  • Produces Method Statements and Risk Assessments and undertakes periodic reviews
  • Prepares and raises Temporary Works Briefs, following up to ensure timely implementation
  • Carries out Visitors Induction
  • Completes Accident Book and associated reports as required. Able to undertake incident investigations to required standard
  • Undertakes and mentors less experienced staff in safety audits

Engineering Control

  • Carry out complex setting out
  • Provision of ‘primary’ setting out control and recognizes the optimum location for installation
  • Coaches junior engineers in the use of setting out techniques


  • Produces Activity Control Plans / Inspection and Test Plans and obtains approval
  • Actively uses the Specification for reference and coaches junior team members in using the Spec
  • Maintains a comprehensive filing system of quality records aligned to the Project Quality Handover requirements
  • Ensures that Site Engineers complete the required quality checksheets on a timely basis for the works
  • Identifies, raises and actions Non Conformance Reports. Tracks close-out of NCRs within section.
  • Identifies and raises Technical Queries (RFIs) with possible solutions. Tracks closeout of RFIs within section


  • Produces a weekly programme and measures progress against KPI’s
  • Communicates weekly programme and targets to the workforce
  • Monitors as-built programme and reports reasons for difference
  • Liaises with subcontractors to ensure works undertaken in line with weekly programme



  • Maintains accurate diary, including dialogue with external organisations (subcontractors)
  • Collates Weekly Measure information and monitors wastage against budget allowances / KPI’s
  • Carries out a labour and plant reconciliation and supervises less experienced team members
  • Identifies items of additional work and raises the necessary notifications
  • Works to specific terms, conditions and outputs of relevant subcontractors and suppliers
PERSONAL QUALITIES AND EXPERIENCE The following qualities/experience are essential:


  • Able to clearly communicate the requirements of a safe system of work to ensure that these are followed accurately. Suggests improvements to systems
  • Capable of taking ownership of tasks and communicating outcomes with clarity
  • Strong work ethic with flexibility to work unsociable hours/nights
  • Able to work on own initiative and seek out opportunities in line with level of responsibility
  • Holds a current driving license and CSCS Card. SSSTS or SMSTS qualified
  • Must be a strong team player, with developed communication skills

Health Safety & Environmental

  • Understands Permit System and actively raises Permits to Work
  • Is able to identify potential hazards and is proactive in implementing actions and controls
  • Good level of Environmental Awareness

Engineering Control

  • Able to carry out complex setting out
  • Able to resolve issues with control and information provided
  • Able to identify issues on drawings and suggest construction solutions


  • Understands and has experience of producing ACP
  • Actively drives the production of quality handover documentation and information
  • Strong understanding of construction tolerances
  • Awareness of Specification and other Contract documents


  • Understands and can use the information provided in the Stage Programme, disseminating this to the team
  • Strong knowledge of construction process in one or more of the following areas: Earthworks/Drainage, Pavement, Comms, Structures, Roadworks


  • Good understanding of key contract documentation and understands how to record additional work
  • Understands specific terms, conditions and outputs of relevant subcontractors and suppliers
  • Understands required records for commercial recovery and supervises production of these by junior team members

The following qualities/experience are desirable:

  • Leadership skills advancing
  • Evidence of effective independent judgement skills
  • Good progression towards professional accreditation (eg ICE, IHT)
BEHAVIOURAL Results Driven: Demonstrates a passion and excitement for his/her work. Tackles problems head-on and

works to resolve them without delay.


COMPETENCIES Focus on Excellence: Willing to go the extra mile to exceed expectations. Continually searches for ways to add value and take performance to the next level.

Teamwork & Collaboration: Puts aside personal agendas to work for the benefit of customers and suppliers and other stakeholders. Proactively builds knowledge through sharing knowledge, ideas and expertise with others.

Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Actively collects customer information and uses it to improve services and solutions.

Manages the experience of customers to ensure positive relationships are established and maintained.

Operational Excellence: Plans and organises work to safely achieve maximum efficiency and output. Delivers results consistently.

Adaptability: Learns quickly. Adapts positively to changing business and customer demands. Is energised by change.

CV’s must be submitted in a pdf format.

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