Technical Assistant job in Bristol at Monster UK

Technical Assistant

Company: Monster UK

Location: Bristol UK

Date Posted:May 18, 2017

Technical Assistant job, Bristol Your new companyThe main activity of my client is Civil Engineering and Groundworks, working principally for the Major House Builders. Typically the works being Roads, Mains Drainage, Main Services, Lighting, Signage, Street Furniture, Substructures, Private Drainage, Domestic Services, Plot Externals, Estate Completions and other associated elements. Contracts are currently located in Bristol, Portishead, Weston Super Mare, Street, Paulton and Keynsham with some sites being multiple phases and for more than one client. The typical geographical operating area is within a travel time not exceeding one hour from Bristol however we do allow exceptions to this policy dependant on size of contract and client.Your new roleThe successful candidate would be working closely with and reporting to the Technical Director and working with Site Engineers and Contracts Managers. The successful candidate would be part of a team working to deliver projects on program, in accordance with the drawings &specification and within budget. The candidate would be expected to undertake all their duties acting in the interests of the company, maintaining commercial and operational efficiency, whilst at all times considering and protecting the relationships with clients.The role will include many facets but key are good communication and computer skills. The candidate will require a sound understanding of the various agreements associated with our works, examples being Local Authority Sections 38, 50, 106 &278, an understanding of the 'Sewers for Adoption' specification, Section 104 agreement and the requirements of the NHBC in respect to all elements for which the company participate.The candidate would be ideally qualified to HNC / HND / Degree standard, with proficiency in Microsoft Excel &Word. Minimum requirement CSCS Contracts Manager and SMSTS accreditation. A competitive package will be offered which will include a company vehicle &fuel.Key roles and responsibilities for the position (as determined by each contract): Assisting with:-Review of client site specific strategic plans.Preparation and review of specific Method Statements and Risk Assessments.Preparation of construction programs and monitoring progress.Applications for Road Opening Notices, including liaison with Service Authorities and Statutory Bodies.Applications for Road Closure Notices, including liaison with Service Authorities and Statutory Bodies, negotiating diversion routes, arranging advance warning notices etc.Application for Statutory Agreements such as Section 50's etc.Design, placement and monitoring of Traffic Management schemes.The preparation of maintenance schedules, liaising with Local Authorities during and throughout the maintenance periods to achieve Final Adoption within given time scales.Toolbox Talks for basic Health &Safety requirements i.e. PPE, Good Housekeeping etc.Information required for tendering purposes this could include facet of items such as material alternatives or program considerations to hopefully contribute to a more successful tender submission.In addition to these duties the candidate will also be expected to:-Attend site meetings representing the Technical Director for example, inspection meetings with a Highways or Water Authority Inspector.Communicate regularly with our site engineers to ensure they have all the relevant information required, i.e. current drawings, specifications, etc.Monitoring Site Engineer's records to ensure these are maintained and where applicable returned to our office and filed. Typical records are station information, foundation records, and quality control records.Following a Health &Safety infringement react / revise Risk Assessments etc. as instructed by the Technical Director.Provide to our Quantity Surveyors any information applicable to the procurement of Sub-Contract element i.e. drawings &specification.For Sub-Contract elements liaising with site regarding programming, inspection and approval of works in respect of quality.Liaise with site to ensure all materials where applicable are tested, including arranging testing, reviewing results and files maintained, immediately alerting the Technical Director should any results not meet the required parameters of the specification. The definition of material can include excavated material being disposed of from site.Arranging for CCTV Surveys for the Technical Director to review.Assisting Buying Dept. with approval of documents and specification prior to orders being placed for specific items.Attend monthly Construction Team Management meeting.Attending site meetings as and when the need arises.A key and important element is the management of our Customer Services department which entails:-Liaising with our Clients Customer Services /Care departments.Logging any item reported.Arranging visit to inspect reported defect, reporting back to the Technical Director for instruction.Updating the client of the finding, should the defect not be our liability but the Client still wished us to complete the works arrange for our Site Quantity Surveyor to price the works for submission.Should any remedial / additional works be required to the property, liaise with our Contracts Manager for the works to be completed keeping the purchaser informed at all times and most importantly respecting the property as it will be occupied.On completion obtain a signed 'Acceptance Sheet' and forward same to client, informing the Quantity Surveying Department to raise an invoice if chargeable.Complete weekly report for issue to Chairman and Managing Director.Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. 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