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Contractor's Responsible Engineer

Sector Network Rail
Location Welshpool - Various projects/sites around Mid and North Wales
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Construction CRE

(Contractors Responsible Engineer)



Location – Welshpool

(Various projects/sites around Mid and North Wales)


An exciting opportunity for a Construction CRE / Contractors Responsible Engineer to join the established and growing AmcoGiffen rail business in the Wales region, predominantly dedicated to projects in the Mid & North Wales regional portfolio.


Business Unit

Having secured a number of projects and long term Frameworks with key clients, AmcoGiffen are further expanding our technical capability within the rail industry. AmcoGiffen has a vacancy for the role of Construction CRE (Contractors Responsible Engineer), with regional responsibility as for our portfolio of rail civil engineering projects throughout the Wales region.


A busy and fast paced business unit involved in a range of civil engineering works in a variety of sectors to include rail (bridges, embankments, stations, platforms, tunnels etc.), Environment Agency, Local Authority etc. The business unit are involved in multi-disciplinary civils projects across the Wales region, whether one off tendered projects or projects within our long term framework / contract agreements with key clients including both Asset Management and Infrastructure Projects.


Existing contracts include CP6 infrastructure projects, minor works and Environment Agency frameworks with works typically including bridge re-construction/replacement, upgrades and refurbishments, station work (platforms, access for all etc.), structures including bridges, tunnels, footbridges, flood repair and alleviation to name just a few examples.


The Role

As Construction CRE this will be a key role during the tender, planning, construction, commissioning and handback phases of a wide variety of AmcoGiffen projects in the Wales region. As CRE Construction you will support Civils Asset Management Projects, Design implementation and assurance, Quality inspections and ITP assurance, dealing with high risk work items. The Construction CRE has responsibility for the development of technical solutions, in addition to programme & budgetary control, SHEQ considerations, design co-ordination, and early constructability reviews.


  • Undertake Contractors Responsible Engineer duties
  • Ensure the assurance process is followed.
  • Oversee design progress against schedule and budget.
  • Implement corrective measures for identified distractions or issues.
  • Review, negotiate and recommend for approval/disapproval on design change orders.
  • Coordinate and monitor status of design incentive/disincentive programs complying with provisions of design subcontract.
  • Perform constructive reviews IDC /IDR conforming design to prime contract requirements and proposal commitments.
  • Coordinate and control design submittals for owner’s review and approval.
  • Facilitate resolving design issues with owner.
  • The identification of changes in the scope of work and ensuring that change orders are current and adequate.
  • Prepare early warning and change instruction documentation.
  • Identification of risk and opportunity in the design and the design/construct interface
  • Assess the standard of all proposed installation work associated within the project, undertaking inspections and preparing full reports.
  • Input and coordinate review of constructability, value engineering and contractor preferences throughout project lifecycle.
  • Review temporary works and assist the designer in controlling the temporary works requirements
  • Promote a continuous improvement culture and the use of best practice
  • Support and coordinate hand back process for project close out.
  • Evaluate construction methods and determine cost effectiveness
  • Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
  • Evaluate development opportunities, constraints and potential solutions.
  • Facilitate the agreement of a detailed design.
  • Work with the Design Team manage the flow of design documents.
  • Work with the Commercial Team, negotiate revisions and changes and additions to contractual agreements.
  • Implement and maintain quality systems
  • Regular reporting to the Contractors Engineering Manager



To excel in this role, you will have previous experience as a Construction CRE (Contractors Responsible Engineer) in a similar rail contractor organisation. Other essential criteria is as follows:

  • Considerable experience in the rail sector as a Construction CRE.
  • An in-depth understanding rail and civil engineering principles.
  • A clear understanding of rail and civil engineering construction methods and how they should be implemented.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Network Rail’s GRIP process.


Academic Qualifications

  • Minimum BEng Degree level of education, or equivalent.


Professional Qualifications

  • Chartered Member of a relevant Professional Body - desirable. (e.g. ICE)
  • CSCS Professionally Qualified Person, or similar.


In return

  • Competitive annual salary negotiable dependant on experience
  • Company Car or Car Allowance
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (increasing with service)
  • Up to 3 volunteer days
  • Company contributory Pension scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Westfield Health Cash Plan & Westfield Rewards
  • Generous Employee referral scheme
  • Support and employee infrastructure embedded in the business as a platform for personal and professional development creating pathways for unrivalled career development and progression opportunities internally.
  • Consistent learning opportunities
  • A safe place to work
  • Employee forum’s that provide a platform for having your voice heard


Why AmcoGiffen?

You will be joining a reputable and firmly established, engineering contractor operating nationally in rail, civils and engineering markets. AmcoGiffen are renowned in the market as a specialist civil, building, mechanical and electrical renewals and maintenance business with ongoing and successful projects and frameworks across the country, you will become part of our expert outfit.


AmcoGiffen has a wealth of experience working on sensitive, live assets in highly regulated environments, we deliver exceptional peace of mind for our customers, creating and maintaining assets across a growing range of high-quality public and private sectors. These include rail, power generation, electricity distribution, flood defence, aviation, waterways and much more.


Diversity & Inclusion at AmcoGiffen

We value collective expertise, but also the spark that one person can bring. As one of us, you can be you, because your individuality is an asset to our business and the communities in which we work and represent.


We are working hard as part of the civil engineering and construction industry, to improve diversity & inclusion. Our Diversity and inclusion journey at AmcoGiffen, is constantly evolving and is designed to break down barriers and promote the principles of a diverse workforce through multiple channels. This includes delivering training, raising awareness, regular forums and sharing our engagement calendar of activities and events to encourage participation at all levels throughout our organisation.


Diversity & Inclusion is embodied throughout our SPIRIT core Business values and lies at the heart of our culture of Safety, Professionalism, Innovation, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.


AmcoGiffen is an Equal Opportunities Employer, offering challenging, worthwhile careers to everyone and is pro-actively committed to improving our understanding year on year to foster a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees as well as for the customers and communities in which we serve and operate within.


Health & Wellbeing

Operating from a people first perspective we support safety and wellbeing in the workplace as a priority. We have large number of colleagues that are trained and qualified mental health first aiders to support and listen where appropriate. We enrol all of the AmcoGiffen family onto an employee assistance programme which provides 24 hour, 7 days a week counselling and advice services.


Is AmcoGiffen your next career challenge? If so, apply now!


For more information or to arrange a private and confidential discussion about AmcoGiffen career opportunities, please contact our Recruitment Team: ¦ Recruitment Manager

or ¦ International Recruitment Manager

AmcoGiffen has a wealth of experience working on sensitive, live assets in highly regulated environments, we deliver exceptional peace of mind for our customers, creating and maintaining assets across a growing range of high-quality public and private sectors. These include rail, power generation, electricity distribution, flood defence, and waterways.

AmcoGiffen is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we offer challenging and worthwhile careers to everyone. It doesn’t matter to us what your age, disability, employment status, gender, health, marital status, sexual preference, membership or non-membership of a trade union, nationality, race, religion or social class are, or indeed any other personal characteristics not directly related to the relevant job. Anyone who meets the requirements of the job is eligible for employment with AmcoGiffen.

We offer excellent career prospects, a competitive salary, and outstanding training development and support opportunities. You can expect to receive a range of benefits (role dependent) including:

Contributory pension scheme

Life assurance

Westfield health scheme

Minumum 25 days' holiday

Private medical insurance

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