Senior Consents Engineer

  • Job Reference: CMN-003-6393
  • Date Posted: 12 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Assystem
  • Website: https://www.assystem.com/en/sectors/nuclear/
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: 25 Days holiday, 5% pension contribution.
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Summary:
Working within the Construction Team on the delivery of HS2, the high-speed railway project, the Senior Consents Engineer will support the wider Delivery Team in identifying the need for Temporary Works Consents, the production of relevant supporting information and management of any conditions applied to approved Consents. The role incorporates liaison with the Consents core team on requirements and provision of suitable information to support the client's application.

For 50 years, we've been driven by the firm belief that engineers are the architects of tomorrow's world, leading the way with their daring, their expertise and their ability to push boundaries.
Together with our customers, our 6,000 employees innovate on a daily basis and contribute to accelerating energy transition throughout the world. They support the world's greatest engineering projects in the fields of energy, digital and transport. A fast-growing international Group, we are present in 13 countries (in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa).

Schofield Lothian have been providing specialised construction industry consultancy services since 1979, delivering sustainable performance improvements within five practice areas: Consents & Engagement; Commercial Management; Project Management; Environment & Sustainability; and Contract Services.

Having an excellent reputation within the transport & infrastructure and property market sectors, they have developed relationships with a wide array of industry clients.

In an exciting development, Schofield Lothian & Assystem have allied with the intention of providing a comprehensive range of services and solutions across the industry. Schofield Lothian combining their focused knowledge and experience with Assystem's long history in the provision of design & project management, construction supervision and digital transformation services.

Accountabilities:
Identify Consentable areas within a scope of works and provide support and guidance on the Consent needs to the wider Delivery team.
Utilise information, technical reports, designs, BIM and GIS data to programme consents and ensure approval of works prior to commencement of activities.
Review upcoming works with Core Consents Team and programmers to ensure commencement dates are achievable.
Develop a working understanding of the contract and technical requirements of various Consents including but not limited to Highways, Noise, Water and Ecology but defer to the Core Consents team expertise for issue of consents advice and guidance to the wider project team and response to consent related queries.
Liaise with Core Consent Team to track the progress of upcoming, ongoing, and completed Consents in line with the project programme and provide reports on risks where appropriate.
Provide feedback to the Planning Manager on future Consents requirements so these can be incorporated into the programme utilising Core Consent team durations as laid out in Core Consents team's Register.
Liaise with the Core Consents Team, Temporary Works, Utilities, Drainage, Logistics and Traffic Management Teams to ensure they are aware of their associated Consents responsibilities for each elements of the project.
Co-ordinate, alongside the Core Consents Team, the set-up of Early engagement, Pre-Application and Temporary works Consent review meetings with the relevant Consent Granting Bodies (CGB).
Provide feedback to delivery team from engagements with CBG's (via the Core Delivery Team) and co-ordinate the required delivery dates for supporting technical documentation.
Provide a go-no go assurance review on all necessary consents being in place before work on an activity commences
Work with other sublots and the Core Consents team to ensure knowledge sharing and that lessons learned are cascaded through Delivery teams.
Be fully aware of the critical path and assist in ensuring that all activities and decisions are prioritised based on the need to minimise risk.
Maintain effective records of how consent conditions are being adhered to and provide evidence to the U&A Team to enable the discharge of relevant Undertakings and Assurances.

Experience required:

Core
A strong communicator that can use a variety of methods when communicating with both internal and external stakeholders.
Able to chair meetings, creating a collaborative platform for attendees to contribute to.
Takes ownership of tasks and communicating outcomes.
Manages the production of tasks, delegating and monitoring their progress.
Able to work on own initiative and seek out opportunities in line with level of responsibility.
A willingness to learn and actively seek out information off their own accord.
Good time management and organised.
Very competent in data management using Microsoft Excel.
Holds a current driving license and CSCS Card.

Health Safety & Environmental
Has an appreciation for H&S hazards, risks and mitigation methods.
Strong environmental awareness.
Quality
Reads and understands drawings and schedules.
Awareness and use of specification and other contract documents.
Able to produce detailed documentation for consent applications.

Reporting
Able to report on risks/issues through a variety of methods (Reports, Dashboards etc).
Commercial
Knowledge of specification and contract documents
Understands what constitutes additional works.
Understands and can raise early warnings.