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Position: Principal Tunnel Engineer JOB CATEGORY * Consultancy; * Project management; * Tunnels. JOB PROFILE Our client is recognized as a world leader in tunnel planning, design, construction operation and maintenance. We have extensive experience in rail, highway, water and waste-water, metros and utility tunnels in every kind of ground condition, from the hardest rock to the softest soils in every corner of the earth. Their multi-disciplinary technical and management expertise enables them to find high quality, cost-effective solutions for their client’s most challenging tunnel projects. The companies origins are rooted in tunnelling, dating back to their founders’ involvement in the development of London’s underground road and rail systems more than 100 years ago – an association which still continues today – and a testimony to the quality of their work. Other landmark projects include the SMART road/ water tunnel in Malaysia, Boston Central Artery in the USA, the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France. As a Principal Tunnel Design Engineer your responsibility will include feasibility, design, analysis, and the overall management of multidisciplinary teams and projects. This is a long-term career appointment with the opportunity to work on the most challenging and exciting projects and advance to more senior management positions within the group. JOB DESCRIPTION Day-to-day responsibilities include but not limited to: * Project Management and leadership 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; * Lead responsible for management of preliminary property protection (settlement) studies, Tunnelling Methodology Report, cost estimates, feasibility studies, construction methods and coordination with systems and station consultants; * Detailed design calculations and drawings for tunnel main bore, design feasibilities and interfaces between tunnels, shafts and ticket halls; * 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; * Becoming integral to the division’s operations and contribute to the business and the team’s technical development. Assisting in the mentoring and management of new graduate engineers; * 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 Essential criteria include: * Strong academic qualifications, ideally in civil engineering, preferably with MEng or MA qualifications although; * Chartered engineer status, MICE status preferable; * Experience of working within a design consultancy on multiple concurrent commissions, and representing the company to clients; * Extensive experience of design risk management, construction programming, tendering process and quality assurance management; * Extensive experience of project management processes, from feasibility and design through to construction and close-out; * Extensive experience of methods, tools and techniques for the design and assessment of tunnel designs supporting assessment to a range of project demands; * Extensive experience and knowledge of differing underground construction techniques including TBM bored tunnels, hand excavated tunnels, NATM and cut-and-cover works; * Extensive experience and knowledge of selection and design of tunnel linings in the construction of shafts and sprayed concrete lined tunnels preferably with UK design codes; * 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; * Some experience of both geotechnical and structural analysis programmes including CRISP, FLAC, Staad Pro; * Good communication, team working and problem solving skills; * Willing to travel.