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Project Engineer (Civil Engineering)

Hays Construction and Property
England, Essex, Stanford-Le-Hope
£45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Closing date
14 Dec 2021

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Your new company
This worldwide logistics company in the UK is at the heart of Britain's trading future, providing the right trading infrastructure and smart logistical solutions for our customers. We believe in the UK market and have the ambition and the resources to boost growth, support businesses, create jobs and improve living standards.As part of London Gateway Port there is the opportunity to work for a global institution in a challenging working environment that relies upon teamwork, commitment, and leadership.

Your new role
Working closely with the Head of Civil Engineering and other key peers the Project Engineer will assist, coordinate and manage, where required, the delivery of major and complex infrastructure projects on both the Port and Logistics Park.

Supporting the Head of Civil Engineering and a wide range of engineering managers with differing expertise and skill sets. Coordinating and managing third party suppliers, consultants, and contractors in delivering engineering services to London Gateway. Liaising relevant internal departments e.g. planning, legal, estate and property development to input into the delivery of civil engineering projects for the Company. Responsibility coordinating and implementing assigned projects ensuring delivery to milestones and budgets.
Key Responsibilities include

  • Appointment, coordination and management of design consultants, contractors, and other suppliers in delivering infrastructure projects.
  • Monitoring and supervising civil, building works and/or services contracts.
  • Liaise and coordinate with internal departments.
  • Taking the lead in managing the delivery of infrastructure projects.
  • Ensure all works on site are carried out in a safe and environmentally acceptable manner.
  • Management of design works by consultants.
  • Contract administration of minor works and supporting Head of Civil Engineering in contract administration of major works.
  • Reporting to senior managers on contract (or elements of the contract) progress and budget and advise on actions needed to keep the project to the agreed programme and budget.
  • To prepare and review documentation for regulatory approvals, tendering and contract issue.
  • Advise and liaise with project stakeholders and consultants.

The above outlined responsibilities are not exhaustive, and you may be required to carry out other tasks that are appropriate to your role in addition to these.

What you'll need to succeed
Essential Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree or higher degree in Civil Engineering, Project Management or Construction Management
  • Demonstrable experience of civil engineering.
  • Experience of Engineering projects within port/development/property company or consultancy.
  • Experience managing design consultants essential.
  • Tendering, procurement and budget management.

Beneficial experience

  • Contract administration.
  • Implementation of plans in accordance with agreed targets and business and clients' needs.
  • Logistics park projects.

Additional Skills and Experience

  • A sound working knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills and confident in handling and interpreting numerical data and information and collating and relating facts. Good report writing skills, ability to prepare project reports. Confident communicator both face to face and in writing with all levels, comfortable presenting to stakeholders
  • Understanding the project and business goals and to help to meet them.
  • Comprehensive understanding and knowledge of civil and building project lifecycle.
  • Ability to manage tendering and procurement process for various stages of projects.
  • Strong understanding of industry standard contracts and ability to deal with contractual items.
  • Strong persuasion and commercial negotiation skills.
  • Collaboration/teamwork needed to facilitate change initiatives.
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude/proactive, self-motivated.
  • Full UK driving licence

What you'll get in return
Salary of £45,000-£60,000p/a depending on level of experience + pension, and other benefits.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

All positions within London Gateway are subject to DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks. The company welcomes applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities, and from women, because we would like to increase the representation of these groups within the port industry.

We promote equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace and make employment decisions by matching business needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We are keen to encourage a diverse range of perspectives, skills, experience, and knowledge within our business.

Hays EA is a trading division of Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited and acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at


Hays Civil Engineering is the UK’s leading recruitment company, with 50 years’ experience specialising in engineering roles. Across the UK, using our national network of 75 offices and teams of expert consultants, we match the right jobs to the right people every day. Highly trained civil engineers are in demand for both temporary contracts and on a permanent basis. We have the breadth and depth of knowledge and scale of operation to help you hire the people that can make a real difference to your bottom line.

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