Designer’s Site Representative

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Designer’s Site Representative

Outside IR25 Contract role

Advance TRS are working with a major engineering consultant who are working on the northern phase of HS2 (Phase 1). They are looking to hire a number of engineers to be based in Birmingham on long term contracts. The roles are across a few different disciplines, which include: bridges or viaducts, drainage, utilities and earthworks.


  • Reports to Construction Phase Support (CPS) Delivery Area Technical Lead.
  • Will be the Designer’s Site Representative and will coordinate directly with the Contractor’s design and construction delivery teams.
  • Will be responsible for adherence to relevant CPS Management Plan and Contractor’s construction management plans.
  • Will provide technical support to the Contractor during the construction programme. This support will include:
    • Reviewing and responding to Contractor’s proposal for design changes.
    • Reviewing non-conformance reports and providing input the acceptance process and/or providing technical advice for proposed remedial work.
    • Reviewing Contractors Inspection and Testing Plans (ITPs)
    • Witnessing Contractor’s testing and inspections to support the construction assurance process.
    • Reviewing construction records to verify design intent and support the construction assurance process.
    • Coordination with the Contractor to ensure that FCRs, NCRs and redline drawings are configured and provided to the Site Support Team for development of as-built drawings.
  • Reporting/raising Early Warning Notices and the need for Contractors’ Instructions for out-of-scope work.
  • Will attend regular meetings with the Contractor to provide updates on construction team queries and specific additional resource that may be required to support any construction-based activities.
  • Identifies any additional technical resources that will be required based on a rolling 3-month lookahead to the Delivery Area Technical Lead and any other resource needs that become apparent at short notice.

Key Requirements

  • Must have good design experience in one of the following areas: bridges, drainage, utilities or earthworks – unfortunately those without it cannot be considered.
  • MEng/BEng/MSc/BSc in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or similar.
  • Ideally strong experience of working for a designer on site previously – consideration will be given to those without it.
  • Experience of Eurocodes, British Standards, DMRB and Network rail standards.
  • Ideally be a Chartered Engineer (MICE or IStructE)

Further Information

  • Contract Length: 12 months +
  • Contract type: Outside IR35
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Hours: 40 hours (Monday – Friday)

This would ideally suit candidates from a design background working as either a Bridge Engineer, Drainage Engineer, Utilities Engineer, Civil Engineer or Geotechnical Engineer.

Given the employment type, candidates MUST already have the right to work and live in the UK and those without cannot be considered.

For information about this position or any others within the Structural Engineering design market please contact Sean on 07415684436.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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