Senior Engineer

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

Senior Engineer – Power - Hinkley Point C

Murphy Group is looking for a competent Senior Engineer with experience of installing power cables beneath ground to provide support to this high profile power project. You will be adept at managing and mentoring junior engineers and able to assists Construction / Site Manager in all aspects of construction.

The Project

Murphy will be constructing 10.7 km of underground 132kV cables from Nailsea to Portishead It is one of three contracts awarded by National Grid simultaneously, together worth £300m, as part of the Hinkley Point C connection scheme. The new 400,000 volt connection between the power station in Bridgwater and Seabank near Avonmouth will be 57 km long – consisting of 48.5 km of overhead line and 10.7 km of underground cable, 8.5km of which passes through the Mendip Hills area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).

Chief executive John Murphy: “We’re pleased to have been awarded this contract by National Grid, and look forward to bringing our engineering expertise and skilled workforce to deliver such an important infrastructure project.”

The Role

  • Supervise assistant and site engineers
  • Assist with temporary works design schemes
  • Take a personal interest in identifying, coaching and developing key staff.
  • Monitor the work under their control to ensure that any unsafe work conditions and non-compliance with Company policies and procedures are promptly remedied.
  • Maintain good working relations with client / designer / Team, together with our supply chain.
  • Advise engineers on setting out methods and techniques.
  • Ensure that the drawings and specification documents contain sufficient, accurate information for construction of the works. Formally request any missing information in sufficient time to allow the programme to proceed without delay.
  • Communicate with foremen and supervisors to ensure full understanding of information provided.
  • Overseeing the selection and requisition of materials and plant for the use in the construction process.
  • Prepare written risk assessments and method statements for the control of the works.
  • Keep a full and accurate daily site diary, including any changes/variations, subcontractors attendance, and records of work related discussions with client / designer / project team.
  • Ensure that inspection and test plans are completed as required by the PMP / Specification, including a check of dimension accuracy and quality.
  • Your Profile

  • At least 5 years, proven experience in large civil engineering projects.
  • Ability to produce, implement and manage safe systems of work for construction procedures.
  • Ability and confidence to communicate and present to Top Level Management, Senior level clients and public.
  • An understanding of the commercial issues in undertaking a large scale construction project.
  • Ability and confidence to discuss engineering issues with people across various levels and disciplines.
  • Excellent knowledge of current civil engineering legislation as well as Health & Safety and Environmental legislation.
  • * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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