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Supervisor’s Representative - Project Field Engineer





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Competitive rates

Posted by

Judy Mitchell

Date posted

13 March, 2019

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Supervisor’s Representative - Project Field Engineer




Competitive rates

Job Description




Supervisor’s Representative - Project Field Engineer



Purpose of the Job

Responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of construction, testing and commissioning activities within area of responsibility, supported by Field Engineers for each contract, geographic location and/or for system.


Principal Accountabilities

Has delegated duties and responsibilities of the Supervisor under NEC3 ECC, where agreed.

Reviewing and accepting Systemwide contractor technical submittals, (including method statements and work package plans where obligated by third party agreements only). Coordinating support for input to this activity from Field Engineering, HSE, Quality Manager, Construction Manager and Railway Systems, as appropriate.

Ensuring that the Contractor has processes and procedures in place to ensure compliance with the Works Information.

Ensuring the contractor has the latest approved versions of all technical documents.

Leading the Field Engineering input to the RFI / NCR / FCD process, and where required coordinating input from the Railway Systems discipline specialists.

Providing input into engineering solutions/ field sketches/ specifications to resolve site-based queries, with support from Field Engineers, and elevating issues to the Project Field Engineering Manager, Systemwide and/ or the Railway Systems.

Keeping the Project Manager, Construction Manager and Project Field Engineering Manager Systemwide informed of technical issues on site.

Monitoring the contractor’s compliance with Environmental, Safety & Health requirements, escalating issues and seeking intervention where required. 

Monitoring and supporting the contractor in ensuring that proper processes are identified and implemented to achieve contractual quality compliance with the Works Information. 

In conjunction with the Quality Engineer, leads the Quality Focus Meeting.

Reviews the Contractors Commitments Compliance Plans.

Act as the point of contact with the Contractor’s Quality Manager.

Providing input to the review and acceptance of the sub-contractors’ and suppliers’ Quality Plan.

Reviewing and accepting installation and test Certificates.

Reviews and accepts Contractors Red Line drawings and As Built drawings.

Reviewing the Contractor’s Inspection and Test Plans (ITPs), compiling comments, validating the required witness and review points, based on the respective technical and quality specification of the contract, and applicable code requirements.

Providing technical direction to the Field Engineers for inspections and tests.

Monitoring the contractor’s compliance with their ITPs and partakes in some witness and review points.

Managing the NCR and snag list process at contract level. Evaluating conformances and assessing contractor recommended dispositions.

Providing input to the Contract Administrator on costs to be disallowed related to quality issues and NCRs.

Discharging designated duties under the CDM Regulations 2007, complying with the management arrangements for CDM within the designated area of responsibility.

To be responsible for the management of Health and Safety for direct reports.

Take reasonable care of your own and others’ health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to Target Zero principles.

Co-operate with in all matters relating to health and safety, following safe working procedures at all times.

Act as a role model for vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Ways of Working.  Encourage and support others to do so too.

Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues.

Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction.  Never knowingly put information or information systems at risk.



Main Challenges of the Job

Responsible for putting in place systems and procedures that will ensure railway engineering works are delivered in accordance with the Technical Assurance Plan, and Systems Integration Management Plans.

Manage works that have complex interfaces between sub-systems, and with the civil station and Systemwide contracts, which require effective interface management during implementation, testing and commissioning phases.

To support compliant handover of the completed works to both railway infrastructure operators.

To ensure contractor compliance with safe methods of railway working, throughout the project execution phases.

To ensure the internal interfaces between contractors and the external relationships with Network Rail, London Underground and other project partners is managed in such a way as to ensure timely and safe completion of the programme.

To ensure the Contractor complies with their own quality systems.

To work with the Project Manager and Project Construction Manager to build effective working relationships at the appropriate level within the contractor’s team.


Person Specification

Degree in engineering, or equivalent experience.

Relevant experience on a large-scale infrastructure project.

Experience of managing the construction of significant value packages of work on comparable railway systems engineering project works.

Significant knowledge and experience of construction quality systems and processes.

Knowledge of project controls processes.

Significant knowledge and experience of site-based ES&H processes and procedures/regulations.

Experience of supervising and administering subcontractors.

Ideally, experience in a senior role delivering a Platform Screen Doors project including the review of design, construction and test.

Experience in a senior role delivering a Railway Systems project including the review of design, construction and test.

Significant experience in the railway industry in a Railway Systems environment.





Judy Mitchell

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