Lead Temporary Works Coordinator

Align JV


The ALIGN Lead Temporary Works Coordinator – The Lead TWC Candidate should be able to lead all aspects of the design, including coordination, submission, compliance, programming and management of design, engineering and assurance, maintaining and updating the Temporary Works Procedure and completed similar roles within Construction.
The Align opportunity
The construction of the Chiltern tunnels and Colne Valley Viaduct are two of the most eye-catching and challenging engineering projects on the HS2 route. Align is the joint venture created to achieve this task – we've created one integrated team of specialists from three partners with global reputations: Bouygues Travaux Publics, VolkerFitzpatrick and Sir Robert McAlpine.
By joining Align you can become an integral part of this landmark project – with the opportunity to develop your expertise as the project progresses and leave a legacy to be proud of for the rest of your career.
The C1 Package includes the following elements:
  • The iconic Colne Valley Viaduct which is a “structure of international significance”; 3+ km long and spanning the lakes of the Colne Valley (architectural images can be found online).
  • Chiltern Tunnels – 2 x 16km long tunnels through the Chiltern Hills
  • Western Valley Slopes (South Portal) – 2.5km of earthworks including the TBM launching portal and main compound in Maple Cross housing the TBM plant and equipment, main offices and tunnel/viaduct pre cast yards
  • 5 x Ventilation Shafts at Chalfont St. Peter, Chalfont St. Giles, Amersham, Little Missenden and Chesham. Shaft depth between 35m-65m with diaphragm walls up to 80m deep. Headhouses at each location.
The role and responsibilities of the TWC include but are not limited to the following:
  • Being the first point of contact between the designers of Temporary Works and the site team.
  • Co-ordination of all Temporary Works activities.
  • Appointment of Temporary Works Supervisors.
  • Ensuring that Temporary Works procedures are implemented on site.
  • Ensuring that a design brief is prepared (with appropriate consultation), is adequate and is in accordance with the actual site requirements (design brief is prepared by the construction team and reviewed / approved by the Area TWC/ Lead TWC).
  • Ensuring that a satisfactory Temporary Works design is carried out, that appropriate design checks are completed and that the design has been approved.
  • Ensuring the independence of checks by delegating the checking to another individual when required.
  • Where appropriate, ensuring that the Temporary Works design is made available to other interested parties (for example the CDM Co-ordinator, Environment Team etc).
  • Completion and maintenance of the area temporary works register.
  • Maintaining all records relating to the final design of the Temporary Works including drawings, calculations and other relevant documents. Ensuring all designs are uploaded on Business collaborator by the originator.
  • Pre-erection inspection of the temporary works materials and components.
  • Control and supervision of the erection, safe use, maintenance and dismantling of the temporary works.
  • Check that the temporary works have been erected in accordance with the design and issue a formal "permit to load" where necessary.
  • Confirm when the permanent works have attained adequate strength to allow dismantling of the temporary works and issue a formal "permit to dismantle" where necessary.
  • Ensuring that those responsible for constructing the Temporary Works receive full details of the design, including any limitations and guidance notes associated with it and help in preparing a specific method statement.
  • Ensuring the Temporary Works design is implemented in accordance with the drawings and specification (delegated to TWS).
  • Reviewing actual conditions against conditions assumed in the Temporary Works design and take appropriate actions where conditions have deviated from those assumed (delegated to TWS);
  • Ensuring that any proposed changes in materials or construction are checked against the original design and appropriate action taken;
  • Ensuring that a Change Control process is in place, that any agreed changes or remedial action are done properly and controlled & monitored on site following Temporary Works Procedures;
  • Not permitting erection to continue beyond any critical stage until construction is of the required standard;
  • Permitting the loading of Temporary Works and ensuring compliance with the loading method statement (delegated to TWS and verified by the TWC);
  • Ensuring that maintenance of the Temporary Works is done (delegated to construction team);
  • Following confirmation that the permanent structure has attained adequate strength, issuing formal permission to dismantle the Temporary Works and specifying any sequencing of the operation that is required.
  • To ensure that all appropriate maintenance and inspection of the Temporary Works is carried out.
  • Have excellent communication skills (including presentation skills) in English, both written and verbal and the ability to report at both Project level.
  • Ability to manage teams of people in a multi-disciplinary environment. Excellent organisational skills and the ability to plan and manage own time.
  • A good working knowledge of the: Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, other relevant legislation
Skills & Experience
Experience within a similar role within an appropriately sized engineering organisation.
  • Previous experience working on Shafts/Tunnels/Viaducts/Bridges with main contractor in construction
  • Educated to degree or higher level or equivalent in a numerate discipline, typically Engineering discipline (or related). A lower educational level, typically HNC or HND, may be acceptable where a very significant level of experience in a senior technical engineering role can be demonstrated.
  • Membership of an appropriate Professional body, typically Incorporate or Chartered member of Institute of Civil Engineering or an international equivalent professional status.
We're ready to invest in you and your future, and offer wide-ranging, performance-related progression opportunities. Our competitive rewards packages feature flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities.
We'd love you to join us in proudly building Britain's future heritage
Apply online now.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at ALIGN. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. As a Disability Confident employer, we commit to interviewing any candidate who disclose having a disability and meet the minimum requirements details in the job advert. If invited to interview, please inform us of any Reasonable adjustments you may need, in order to attend.