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Position: Senior Tunnel Design Engineer JOB CATEGORY * Consultancy, Project Management, Tunnels JOB PROFILE Company's Tunnel's division is recognised as one of the world's leaders in tunnel planning, design and construction, our expertise extends from soft ground to hard rock. Having planned and designed numerous road, rail, metro, water and service tunnels in all corners of the earth including the SMART road/water tunnel in Malaysia, Boston Central Artery in the USA, Lesotho Highlands Water Project in Africa, the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France, and much of the London Underground metro system, we continue to be involved in some of the world's most challenging tunnel, sub-terrain, underground works and hydro-electric engineering projects. As a Senior Tunnel Design Engineer in this Company, involvement and key project management in a range of global projects supporting and being responsible for a variety of key deliverables from feasibility, design, analysis through to completion, people and/ or responsible for overall project management. This is a long-term career appointment with the opportunity to advance to more senior management positions within Company. JOB DESCRIPTION An important addition to Company's Tunnel Design team, activity and responsibilities would be working in a world leading engineering discipline supporting project dynamics and client's expectations. A key team member and project lead (as necessary) focused on effective and reliable delivery, additional focus would be contribution, skill set and professional development. Day-to-day responsibilities could include but not limited to: * Project Management and coordination with other engineering disciplines including, Structural, environmental, mechanical and electrical engineers covering a range of project requirements from new build to modification, maintenance or refurbishment; * Project scope dependent, potentially responsible for management of preliminary property protection (settlement) studies, Tunneling Methodology Report, cost estimates, feasibility studies, construction methods and coordination with systems and station consultants; * Detailed design calculations and drawings for tunnel main bore and potential involvement in drawing productions, design feasibilities and interfaces between tunnels, shafts and ticket halls; * Project dependent, manage numerical modelling analysis on the tunnel or underground works structure and related engineering; * Support and potentially lead on Bid management assisting in tenders for a variety of Tunnel and underground work projects; * Potential involvement in designing sprayed concrete lining, canopy tubes/ spile canopy support, face support measures, lining footings, cross passage and niche junctions; * Responsible for timely production and delivery of reliable design solutions, reports, specifications or drawings; * Design engineering for preliminary and detailed design, horizontal alignment options, vertical alignment obstructions and predicted excavated material volumes; * Become integral to the division’s operations and contribute to the business and the team’s technical development; * Assist in the management of new graduate engineers supporting their development and capability; * Comprehensive assessment of the structural condition of all the tunnel assets has been carried out; * Carry out a feasibility study, looked at possible tunnelling methods and alignments; * Responsible for helping to organise, plan and execute many aspects of the assessment program including site testing and inspection, analysis, classification and reporting.
CANDIDATE SPECIFICATION * Candidates will have relevant engineering qualifications, engineering discipline chartered; * Tunnel/ underground works Design Engineering experienced and able to demonstrate exceptional analytical, forecasting and technical competences. Successful Candidates are likely to have the following characteristics: * Strong academic qualifications ideally a civil engineering (or equivalent) preferably with MEng or MA qualifications although not essential; * Chartered engineer status is essential; * Experience of working within a design consultancy on multiple concurrent commissions, and representing the company to clients; * Design risk management, construction programming, tendering process and quality assurance management; * Experience of project management processes, from feasibility and design through to construction and close-out; * Experience of methods, tools and techniques for the design and assessment of tunnel designs supporting assessment to a range of project demands; * Experience and knowledge of differing underground construction techniques including TBM bored tunnels, hand excavated tunnels, NATM and cut-and-cover works; * Knowledge and experience in selection and design of tunnel linings in the construction of shafts and sprayed concrete lined tunnels preferably with UK design codes; * Ideally detailed experience in structural design and understanding of basic soil or rock mechanics; * Skills in structural engineering, geotechnics, and railway and metro engineering will all be highly valued and utilised; * Ideally experience with both geotechnical and structural analysis programmes including CRISP, FLAC, Staad Pro; * Good communication, team working and problem solving skills are essential; * They should also have the necessary drive to achieve their goals and deliver commercial success; * A personal drive to successfully conclude project specifics.