Senior Site Engineer
Ports & Harbour
£45k - £55k + Benefits

Senior Site Engineer

Ref: 630| Posted: 10th May 2024

*Lodge provided for candidates not local*

Wanted – Senior Site Engineer – Highways / Infrastructure / Marine – Great Yarmouth – Multi Million Pound Project

Opportunity for a Senior Engineer to join one of the UK's most successful Tier 1 building & civil engineering main contractors, with a very stable and fast growing forward order book, working on an initial multi million pound project in Great Yarmouth.

Ideal opportunity for an already experienced senior engineer or a site engineer looking for promotion.



Located in Great Yarmouth (Lodge provided for candidates not local) , be part of a project to construct a quayside facility for use by the offshore energy industry. It includes design and construct of a floating berth (pontoons, restraint piles, fixed bridges and articulating linkspans).   

Involving significant civils works including sheet piling, tubular piling, river works, land-based works, earthworks and associated supporting infrastructure bringing together technical, logistical and ecological challenges. 

Ideally seeking candidates with previous highways / infrastructure / heavy civils or marine projects.





As Senior Site Engineer you will support other setting out engineer and site engineers to achieve the required high expectations of the project delivery team and the customers' objectives, while maintaining standards of health and safety, quality, environmental impact and cost control.


As Senior Site Engineer / Senior Engineer your duties will include:

  • A basic to excellent understanding of setting out fundamentals from first principles, and preferably able to process and understand 3D models, and conversant with GPS equipment.
  • Assisting in daily planning and contributing to site management and processes.
  • Completing daily/weekly surveys of any work being carried out where necessary
  • Contributing to site diaries and record keeping
  • Problem solving on site and helping site supervisors come up with solutions based on engineering understanding and experience
  • Ensuring works are carried out to specification and compliant with Quality standards which would stand up to audit
  • Upholding a high standard of Health & Safety and effectively contributing to success in this area with the rest of your team
  •  An understanding of commercial awareness, efficiency and productivity.
  • Maintaining excellent and effective working relationships with the customer and their representatives/advisors;
  • Implementing company Strategy and Policies for Sustainability, Health and Safety, Quality, Environmental, Training and Development etc. and acting as an exemplar of the Company culture and values;
  • Implementing the Companies Business Management System;
  • Supporting initiatives to deliver ongoing continuous improvement;
  • Line management responsibilities, including the undertaking of annual appraisal and development for junior members of staff;
  • Ensuring that the project works comply with the requirements of the contract specification and drawings etc. and maintaining appropriate records etc to confirm such compliance;




To be considered for this Senior Site Engineer role you must meet the following criteria:

-Previous work in a Site Engineer, Setting Out Engineer, Civil Engineer, Senior Engineer, Section Engineer or similar role.
-A construction or civil engineering degree or HNC/HND, or working towards it

-Preferably previous experience with engineering or surveying using GPS and total stations

-Preferably enough knowledge in LSS to process data, create accurate composites and report volumes, and interpret surveys

-Preferably SMSTS or SSSTS, or IOSH equivalent training

-Safety Level 1 course;

-Appropriate CSCS Card;

-Appropriate technical knowledge and main contractor construction experience;

-Understanding working methods and forward planning, with some programming ability

-Comprehensive experience as a Site Engineer working for a main contractor (essential);


The successful Senior Site Engineer will receive:

-Competitive salary (to be discussed on application)

-Car allowance

-26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)

-Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)

-Life Assurance

-Defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%

-2 days volunteering opportunities

-Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)

-Enhanced maternity, paternity and parental leave

-Employee Assistance Programme including financial advice and guidance

-Professional membership fees

-Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as:

    • Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)
    • Dental Insurance
    • Travel insurance
    • Bike to work scheme
    • Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attractions

To be considered for this vacancy or to find out more information please apply now.

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