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General Electric Civil Engineer in Stafford, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

The North Europe Grid System Integration (GSI) team delivers a wide range of high voltage transmission projects, including the connection of new generation & grid stability projects, and is looking for a Civil Engineer to join the team.

In this role:

You will support the tender team in developing tenders, managing and co-ordinating the civil works element of the tender. Managing suppliers in the design and costing of the Civil Works scope and incorporating into our overall tender submission. Ensuring our offer is compliant with statutory regulations and the Employers Requirements.

Once the project is secured you will manage the delivery of the Civil works design and construction, co-ordinating these works with the other elements of the projects, ensuring the Employers Requirements are met and the works are in line with our tender offer. You will review and validate suppliers design and act as the main technical interface with the client for the Civil Works scope.

Job Description

The Grid System Integration (GSI) business team is a turnkey project business that works with its internal and external partners to engineer, procure, construct and commission a wide range of projects associated with the bulk transmission of electrical power and management of electrical power grids.

These projects typically include:

  • New high voltage transmission substations

  • Expansion and reinforcement of existing transmission substations and networks

  • On and Offshore substations to facilitate windfarm connections and other renewable technologies.

  • Network compensation and stability projects

  • Energy Storage Projects

Scope of Civil Works will vary from project to project and with different customers. This role is to support the projects both at the Tender Stage and the Project Delivery Stage.

At the Tender stage, you will play a key role as part of Tendering Engineering team to develop the concept solutions needed to demonstrate competence to the Customer and secure the project. This will generally include undertaking the following tasks:

  • Understanding the customers’ requirements and the technical specifications to be worked to

  • Understand the GE equipment and design requirements.

  • Developing a scheme design to meet the Employers and GE requirements.

  • Supporting the GE sourcing team in selecting suitable suppliers and inviting tenders

  • Supporting the GE Sourcing team in reviewing offers

  • Preparing an internal estimate for the Civil Construction works.

  • Preparing technical submissions

  • Working with the GE Tender team to develop design and construction programmes.

  • Input to risk reviews

You will continue to support the Project as it moves into the delivery stage and work closely with the execution teams to manage the Civil Works scope. This will generally include undertaking the following tasks:

  • Main point of contact with the Client for all Civil Works matters

  • Manage external designers in the execution of the design

  • Managing design and build contractors in the execution of the design.

  • Co-ordinate flow of information from GE to CW designers

  • Verify and review CW designs prior to submission to the client

  • Manage the Customer approval process and ensure that the Customers comments are answered in a comprehensive and timely manner.

  • Support the GE construction team in the delivery of the project, attending site as required to resolve technical issues.

  • Manage the close out of Civil Works documentation and ensure it is returned to the client within the agreed timescale.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree or HND in Civil Engineering or similar Construction qualification

  • Demonstrated experience in either design management or construction activities

  • High Voltage Substation Experience would be beneficial but not essential.

  • Knowledge of UK Construction techniques, Building regulations, BIM

Desired Characteristics:

  • The successful candidate will have a strong understand of all aspects of the Civil Engineering and Construction industry, on a range of projects of varying size and complexity, preferably with experience of High Voltage Substations.

  • You will be confident to discuss these subjects with Clients, Designers and Contractors, and be able to propose solutions and improvements to develop successful solutions.

  • You will be a team player, with good communication and interpersonal skills, be capable of self-management, and have a high degree of flexibility, resilience and a self-learning attitude.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No