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Job Details
J ob Title Civil Design Engineer - Networks
Location Bellshill
Grade OL16
Organisational Level -
Title of Direct Superior Civil Engineering Group Head
Number of Immediate
Number of Subordinates 0

Main Purpose of Job
Reporting to the Civil Engineering Group Head and Project Teams, responsible for developing and
delivering civil engineering solutions from feasibility to detailed engineering designs for
transmission networks projects (132kV and above) including access roads, supporting structures,
foundations and all other associated civil works. This will include providing the necessary basic and
detailed engineering specifications and designs for projects, innovation, effective technical support,
advice and input throughout the lifecycle of the project.

Advise on the development of pre-contract design and delivery of projects by
leading/supporting the technical aspects of civil engineering works.
Perform all duties with a strong emphasis on health, safety, quality and environment
compliance and continuous improvement.
Assess engineering documentation, feasibility and compliance with client requirements and
support the preparation of accurate budgets for new projects. Advise on construction and
outage programmes where required in relation to civil engineering works.
Responsible for preparing basic and detailed engineering specifications and designs for
concrete foundations, access roads, steel structures, drainage and buildings associated with
networks transmission projects.
Responsible for providing technical assessment of tender submissions and reporting
recommendations to client.
Define civil engineering requirements for input to System Construction Authorisation (SCA),
and Project Technical Specifications.
Preparation/Review of construction drawings and specifications for construction/procurement.
Control of correspondence and drawings to be issued to the Project Delivery and Pre-Contract
Ensure civil engineering designs and construction practices are in accordance with current
legislation, policies and operational requirements.
Lead the technical resolution of site/ construction civil engineering issues.
Tender assessment of civil engineering works (including suppliers), support to project
management on the assessment of bids.
Provide technical support to the Pre-Contract and Project Delivery teams on matters
concerning the design, construction and maintenance of civil engineering works.
Preparation of project quality documentation following all IEC and client quality processes and
provide and meet deliverables for PQPs.
Maintain an awareness of technological advances and industry best practice. Assist with
evaluation and apply new ideas, technical developments, new equipment and alternative-
working methods to provide cost savings, efficiencies and improved safety.
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Contribute to training needs assessment for new products or standards or similar and the
development and delivery of technical, construction and safety training packages.
Liase across multi disciplinary engineering teams to provide end to end integrated solutions.

Geography UK
Support project pipeline engineering in line with clients business plan
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering.
Working towards membership of a professional institution.
Proven experience (min 3 yrs) in a responsible position and knowledge of civil engineering
works required for electrical network transmission projects.
Good inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to form effective working
relationships with other individuals, departments and businesses.
Knowledge of health & safety requirements in particular CDM and compliance

Complexity and Creativity
The ability to plan and engineer conflicting requirements and meet challenging deadlines.
Ability to interrelate own discipline areas with outputs from other engineering solutions and
contribute to overall operable solution mitigating risk of gaps in end to end solution.
To conceptualise engineering solutions and provide the methodology and detailed thinking to
turn them into solutions
Having the ability to develop, investigate and understand detailed civil engineering works for
transmission network design and construction and the interfaces with mechanical, electrical,
plant, overhead line and cable works.
Ensure functional requirements are specified in a manner where technical innovation can be
employed to reduce costs and improve network availability and where engineering risks are
understood and appropriately controlled.
To provide on-site technical solutions to unforeseen engineering problems that mitigate
program slippage

Judgement and Decisions
Is able to produce engineering designs that are compliant with policy and accurately budgeted
taking into account all relevant information and knowledge
Develops proposals relating to the technical content of policies, standards and specifications
whilst recognising the benefit of consultation with stakeholders or peers to ensure effective
Makes recommendations with regard to civil engineering approvals.
Supports the group head in implementing appropriate remedial and long term actions in relation
to building or civil engineering failures

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Project Managers
Quality & Environment
Various other departments

Iberdrola Engineering and Construction:
Directors, Managers and staff within Engineering Team
Other Departments within Engineering Team (design coordination)
Pre-Contract Team (engineering stages)
Key-Account Team (technical support)
Project Delivery Team (EPC stage)
o Senior Project Engineer (main interface for project coordination and support)
o Site managers and Supervisors (provide timely site support)
o Others (CDM-Coordinator, Safety, Quality and Environmental etc)
Procurement Department (equipment and materials specifications)
Quality and Environment

Manufacturers and suppliers
Survey and geotechnical organisations
Industry forums

Per son Spec i f i c at i on

Job Details
J ob Title Civil Design Engineer Business
Iberdrola Engineering and

Personal Qualities
Criteria Essential/Desirable

Enthusiastic and flexible approach to work
Self motivated
Results orientated
Thinks outside the box and challenges the norm


Aptitudes and Abilities
Criteria Essential/Desirable

Effective inter-personal, verbal & written communication and influence skills.
The ability to plan and organise conflicting requirements and meet
challenging deadlines.
Good analytical and decision making skills
Ability to think and work at both a conceptual level and detailed level
Ability to lead change in a complex organisation
Ability to work both within a team as well as independently



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Qualifications and Training
Criteria Essential/Desirable

Civil or Structural Engineering Degree supported by a minimum of 3 years
Chartered Engineer or working towards this
Skills in use of MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, AutoCAD.
Knowledge of transmission operator, REC or DNO civil technical
A broad understanding of IEC and the market the business operates in
Proven experience in electrical network infrastructure civil works
CDM regulations




Special Requirements (not mandatory)
Criteria Essential/Desirable

Requirement to undertake short trips away from home as required
Flexibility in working hours to meet the needs of the job


Minimum Criteria
Degree qualified in a civil or structural engineering discipline

Proven abilities with regard to:
Communicate with and influence senior managers.
Writing clear and concise reports and documents covering technical subjects


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