Company: Amec Foster Wheeler
Skills: Construction Engineer
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Location: New Cumnock, United Kingdom
Status: Active

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Overview / Responsibilities

Role Overview


To assist in all aspects of groundworks relating to overhead power lines.


Key Responsibilities

  • To assist in the upgrade of existing construction tracks to allow for construction traffic
  • To safely direct positioning of concreting vehicle prior to pouring. Use a poker to ensure even distribution of concrete. Ensuring good surface finish on concrete top and protection during curing period
  • Assisting in the reading of drawings in order to set out excavations as per the drawing. Assisting in the controlling and monitoring the depth and size of excavations, using Level and Staff in controlling depth of excavation. Assisting in the identification of hazards during excavations such as field drains, changes in ground conditions etc
  • Assisting in the carrying out of intrusive inspections of existing foundations to confirm condition and obtaining core samples of existing foundations for testing purposes
  • Installation of muffs on new build. Breaking out and removal of old muffs and replacing with new
  • Breaking out of pre-cast piles for installation of new pile cap foundations
  • To operate various types of excavator subject to type of work, including the operation of dumper, Hagluund and Muskeg. Responsible for assessing ground conditions for use
  • Assisting in the identification of different reinforcement bar types in forming the foundations. Setting reinforcement in correct position and securing safely
  • Assisting in the checking of back-to- back and diagonal measurements including top of stub levels, using stub-setting template. Assisting in the setting of independent templates
  • Assisting in the identifying of close timbering requirements. Safe handling and installation of sheet metal shuttering. Installation of hydraulic supporting frames to stabilise excavation.   Installation and assembly of foundation shuttering including fixing by means of acro-props / wooden timbers.   Removal of timbering and shuttering in a safe and controlled manner, backfilling excavation ensuring compactness is maintained
  • In accordance with our certification to the standards OHSAS 18001, ISO9001:2000 and ISO 14001 each employee will comply with and contribute to the effective implementation of the current Electricity Alliance West
  • Health and Safety policy
  • Quality policy
  • Environmental policy
  • To work within established Company policies and procedures
  • Promote company values and standards and exhibit appropriate behaviour in accordance with Company ethos
  • To demonstrate safety, integrity & commitment at all times
  • Maintain excellent levels of communication throughout the team and the wider business
  • To undertake any other duties as and when necessary to meet the varying demands of the business and satisfy customer needs

Skills / Qualifications

Role Requirements

  • Good organisation
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of foundations and construction
  • Knowledge of Health, Safety and Quality procedures
  • Previous experience of reading drawings
  • Previous experience of excavation work
  • Measurements and templates
  • Forklift truck license desirable
  • First Aid desirable
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Working away from home regularly and for prolonged periods
  • Weekend working required to outage
  • Negative results for the compulsory Drugs & Alcohol test in line with company policy
  • Able to work outside throughout the year

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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