Are you a talented and civil engineer looking to make a significant impact on a prestigious project? We have an exciting opportunity for a Site Agent to join an established team working on the Eastern Green Link 2 project in Peterhead.

Are you a talented and driven engineer looking to make a significant impact on a prestigious project? We have an exciting opportunity for a Sub Agent to join an established team working on the Eastern Green Link 2 project in Peterhead.

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Site Engineer

Location: Dounreay
Salary: Salary DOE
Benefits: benefits + overtime
Reference: J43514
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Hours: Full-time
Created: 7th June 2024
Closing: 5th July 2024

Are you ready to be at the forefront of engineering excellence in a dynamic civil engineering project? We’re searching for a talented Site Engineer to join an established team at Dounreay Substation. Here’s why you should seize this opportunity:

Role Overview: As a Site Engineer, you’ll be instrumental in ensuring the smooth execution of construction activities at Dounreay Substation. Your role will involve a combination of technical expertise, problem-solving, and on-site coordination to deliver quality results in line with project requirements.

The project is a high voltage alternating current (HVAC) transmission system between Finstown in Orkney and Dounreay in Caithness, capable of transmitting no less than 220MW of power and you’ll be at the forefront of ensuring that all project objectives are met within specified timeframes and to a main contractor standard.

All accommodation, travel and subsistence payments are covered by the contractor. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake site surveys, setting out, and leveling to establish precise reference points and ensure accurate positioning of structures and infrastructure.
  • Interpret engineering drawings, specifications, and other technical documents to guide construction activities and ensure compliance with project requirements.
  • Liaise with the design team, subcontractors, and suppliers to resolve technical queries, clarify specifications, and facilitate the timely delivery of materials and equipment.
  • Monitor and inspect construction work to verify compliance with design standards, specifications, and quality requirements, identifying and addressing any deviations or issues as they arise.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to site operatives, subcontractors, and junior engineers, assisting with problem-solving and resolving technical challenges.
  • Assist in the preparation of method statements, risk assessments, and other project documentation in accordance with health and safety regulations and company procedures.
  • Maintain accurate records of site activities, including daily diaries, progress reports, and as-built drawings, to document project progress and ensure traceability.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Degree or diploma in civil engineering or a related field.
  • Previous experience in a site engineering role within the construction industry, with a solid understanding of construction techniques, processes, and materials.
  • Proficiency in the use of surveying equipment, CAD software, and other engineering tools and technologies.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex technical information and make informed decisions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations, environmental standards, and quality management systems.

Why Join Us:

  • Opportunity to work on a challenging and prestigious construction project with a reputable company.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package, including healthcare, pension, and opportunities for career progression.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment where your contributions are valued and recognised.
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career in engineering.

If you’re a motivated and ambitious engineer with a passion for construction, we want to hear from you! Apply now to join the team at Dounreay Substation and play a key role in delivering engineering excellence on this exciting project.


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For roles in the UK, applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

We value diversity and promote equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all areas of society and can discuss any reasonable adjustments to support your application.