Design Assurance Engineer - Buildings & Utilities

Thames Tideway Tunnel, London, UK
20 Oct 2017
17 Nov 2017
Job Type

The Design Assurance Engineer (Buildings and Utilities) will work as part of the Third Party Infrastructure Team within the Design Authority Engineering Team, having close links to the Consents Third Party Infrastructure team (TPI) and the West, Central and East Delivery Teams. The Engineering Team is responsible for the design assurance of all aspects of the engineering interface, including the design of any mitigation works, required monitoring and surveys and close out reporting with affected third party infrastructure associated with this major London based project. 

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • Support the TPI Assessments Manager in carrying out the design assurance of the TPI assessments undertaken by contractors for buildings, utilities and other structures, including i) the design of any mitigation works, ii) required monitoring and surveys and iii) close out reporting.
  • Support the TPI Assessments Manager in carrying out the assurance of the Technical Approvals processes as set down by the various utility companies, certain building owners, as well as Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England (HBMCE) and Local Authorities for works on listed structures affected by the proposed construction of the Thames Tunnel. 
  • Attend technical meetings with the contractors and third parties if required, with the TPI Assessment Manager, Delivery Area Leads and TPI Stakeholder Leads
  • Deliver signed-off Technical Approval assurance documents in a timely fashion to meet the requirements of the construction programme
  • Manage the Thames Tideway Tunnel Asset Register Database, insofar as it relates to third-party utilities, buildings and other structures
  • Manage the data already gathered by the project on these assets and manage the procurement of any additional information required by the Thames Tideway Tunnel team. Become familiar with all third-party utilities, buildings and other structures and information gathered, including any additional information obtained from the contractors.
  • Review the production of AIP Submissions and any required qualifications, e.g. asset inspections, assessments and monitoring, produced by the contractors and the subsequent signoff by the various asset owners and/ or other consenting bodies
  • Engage as required with the contractor’s TPI assessment teams to ensure deliverables meet quality requirements, cost and programme
  • Review the outcomes of any asset assessments for utilities, buildings and other structures i.e. mitigation works, ensuring that these works are planned, defined and scheduled in the overall programme of works and review the design of the mitigation works by contractors
  • Manage the project risk register insofar as it relates to works associated with third-party asset protection for utilities, buildings and other structures
  • Identify areas for improvement and communicate them to management to ensure continual improvement
  • Ensure that other project functions e.g. West, Central and East Delivery Teams, TPI Stakeholder Leads, Environment and Planning are aware of constraints and issues created by third-party assets for utilities, buildings and other structures and manage dissemination of appropriate information to other disciplines

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent training and experience
  • EU resident or eligibility to work in the EU 
  • Chartered Engineer - desirable

Skills and experience:

  • Experience of tunnel design and construction and its likely effects on third-party assets
  • Good experience of designing and managing engineering inspections, assessments, monitoring and mitigation works to third party infrastructure affected by tunnelling
  • A proven track record of dealing with third party asset owners and their technical agents

Characteristics and attributes:

  • An understanding of the multi-disciplinary build-up of a major project and the importance of cross-discipline communication
  • Ability to manage the interface with the contractors teams of engineers  through third-party approvals processes and to provide constructive feedback when required


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