Utilities Permit Engineer Job at Balfour Beatty in Birmingham

About the role

Balfour Beatty Vinci has an exciting opportunity for a Utilities Permit Engineer to join our team to work in Birmingham.

Role Purpose:
To review drawings looking for potential locations of trial holes, to aid Section Engineers and Site Engineers by undertaking Site Engineering and implementation of works on site, including utility marking on site and area mark-ups of installed utilities along with monitoring and reporting of progress. To provide knowledge, management, guidance and implementation of safe systems of work for the avoidance of damage to underground and overhead services. With gathered information produce permits to disturb ground.

What you’ll be doing

Champion the BBV values and support the delivery of BBV’s sustainability activities

Conduct Safety Inspections and Hazard Identification contributing to the development of SSoW

Review Method Statements and Risk Assessments with the Engineering Team and Utilities Coordinator making suggestions for improvements as appropriate

Complete field audits confirming the sufficiency of control documentation

Manage and implement the permit to Disturb Ground system minimising the risk of service strikes, producing permits, implementing safe systems of work and briefing the workforce on processes

Monitor the effectiveness of the workforce throughout the lifecycle of the scheme

Check all services scanning and cable locating equipment is calibrated and up to date

Ensure all permits are up to date cancelling and archiving accordingly

Develop relationships with external stakeholders sharing knowledge and new innovations within the utility industry that may improve efficiencies or further reduce the risk of service strikes

Update and maintain utility services drawings for the scheme with existing, uncharted and new services

Liaise with and document discussions with utility companies and subcontractors

Raise awareness within the Project Team relating to working in the vicinity of services

Aid Section Engineers and Site Engineers to provide accurate As-Built information to assist the Maintenance Provider of the Network minimising service strikes during the future maintenance of the scheme

Advise on new system of work employed by Statutory undertakers

Conduct trend analysis of Breaking Ground works identifying improvement areas for non-conformance and business improvement

Implement systems and processes to support all works associated with Breaking Ground

Complete Site Audits to check works and documentation compliance

Liaise with designer to resolve possible technical issues such as service clashes

Ensure that all works regarding installations are in line with NJUG (National Joint Utilities Group) standards

Attend planning meetings and raise and answer queries relating to the interface of the planned operations and the known site utilities

Manage the trial hole investigations to locate unknown utilities

Remove and record hazardous waste including Asbestos

Record removed services, undisclosed services and additional work

Who we’re looking for

Experience gained from a Permit Coordinator role or Engineer role where you have managed permit procedures including Permits to Disturb Ground

Construction environment experience where buried services need accommodating

Construction engineering process experience in Earthworks/Drainage, Pavement, Communications, Structures or Roadworks

Experience of safe system of work, method statements and risk assessments

Working knowledge of Health & Safety Legislation and Environmental awareness

Working knowledge of design drawings and programmes including CAD


A current driving license

Why work for us

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) is responsible for designing and building part of the most exciting and challenging infrastructure project in Europe: HS2.

We are building the West Midlands section of HS2’s Phase One route, spanning approximately 90km from Long Itchington in Warwickshire to the centre of Birmingham and on to Handsacre in Staffordshire. We will be employing thousands of people from the region to design and build the civil infrastructure for HS2 and we are looking for a wide range of skills to join the team and support this unique and ground breaking project.

Diversity and Inclusion: We aim to be a leader in equality, diversity and inclusion by creating a safe inclusive working environment for all – living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership. We are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging all staff to engage in a diverse range of year round learning opportunities and provide personal development opportunities. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.

Flexible working: Flexible or agile working is encouraged at BBV and we recognise the value and diversity of candidates which this can bring to our business operations. Not every role can provide a variety of working patterns to suit people’s personal needs however we are happy to discuss agile working opportunities at BBV with you.

Disability confident: We care about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse set of backgrounds and experiences. BBV is Disability Confident committed and we welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

About us

Balfour Beatty VINCI is a long established joint venture between two global leaders in the delivery of critical infrastructure. Working together for over 30 years, we have been successful in delivering a number of significant infrastructures; creating unrivalled expertise and capability across rail, highways and aviation sectors in the UK and beyond.

In 2008, we announced our formal alliance with the aim of delivering modern and innovative solutions to the UK’s infrastructure needs. Since then, our collaboration has gone from strength to strength. We’ve successfully bid and delivered many key projects for Crossrail and Highways England Smart Motorways Programme. Balfour Beatty VINCI is a powerhouse for critical infrastructure.

Job Reference: BBV00437

About the Company

Company: Balfour Beatty

Company Location:  Birmingham

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