Instrumentation and Monitoring Lead SCS Railways London NW6

SCS Railways


London NW6

Full job description

Job IntroductionManage the I&M discipline in one of three areas of the project (East, Central, or West). Liaise with the I&M Coordinator, based in the Core Team and who covers all areas, on I&M matters in compliance with the Act, Works Information, and any Third-Party Agreements. Contribute to achieving a safe system of work and to assuring third parties that impacts from construction works are as predicted and are acceptable. Initiate contingency measures where necessary.


Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement monitoring plans, programme, and procedures for installation, protection, operation, maintenance and removal of equipment and instrumentation.
  • Report on the possibility of using greater automation such as ATSs, and implement as necessary
  • Manage all aspects of I&M, including closely managing the I&M subcontractor and all related approvals with 3rd parties in line with the Third-Party Agreements by HS2.
  • Supervise instrument installation, monitoring, calibration checks, calibration registers and maintenance in accordance with the accepted Contractors specification and to ensure no delay to construction activities.
  • Ensure baseline readings are obtained in advance of construction, and that readings are taken at the frequencies specified in the Contractors Monitoring Plan.
  • Attend review meetings, and with the I&M Data Manager report against the agreed trigger levels.
  • In the event of trigger levels being exceeded, initiate contingency measures set out in the MAP and mobilize the Management Action Team as required, with full authority to stop work immediately.
  • Be fully familiar with buildings, bridges, tunnels, other structures, anomalies, or assets in the vicinity of the TBM and other construction works.
  • Provide guidance and supervision for subcontractors and suppliers in instrumentation and monitoring matters. In association with the commercial team, manage the I&M sub-contract
  • Provide information and clarifications to external parties, other MWCC contracts, other works package contractors and liaison with third parties and communities.
  • Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners’ Environment and Sustainability Policies, Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the company’s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are implemented on the project.

The Ideal CandidateRequired Qualifications and Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or relevant scientific subject.
  • Demonstrable previous experience of management, installation, implementation, operation, maintenance and removal of instrument monitoring systems on a major project of similar nature.
  • At least 3 years previous experience in team management.
  • Relevant CSCS Card.
  • Adaptable and decisive, good self-management skills.

Desirable Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience working in track environment (NR/LU).
  • PTS Card.

About The CompanyThe role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 London Tunnels Contract. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity. Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

It is an SCSJV requirement that all employees, Design House, and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use”, OHSAS 18001:2017 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture ‘s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

SCS Railways is a Disability Confident Leader. We want to encourage disabled people to apply for our roles and have an opportunity to display your skills, talent, and abilities. We will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview.

Please see the disability confident commitments:

To be considered for an interview under this scheme you have:

  • A physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term effect (over 12 months) adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities
  • Demonstrated in your application and pre-interview stage that you meet the minimum job criteria and person specification for the role




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