SCS JV are responsible for the Southern portion of the Main Works Civils for the HS2 Project, spilt across 3 Areas and delivering 30 plus major civils assets including Tunnels, Portals and Headhouses, Bridges and Earthworks associated MEP Highways and Utility Works from Euston to the western outskirts of London

The size and complexity of the project requires particular attention to ensure compatibility is maintained in light of emergent changes to the many various elements of work, changes to the clients requirements and the impact of these on the many interfaces to third party stakeholders and the other HS2 works SCS are required by HS2 in the works information to

As a Systems Engineering/Change Assessment Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining technical baselines, communicating changes to relevant stakeholders, coordinating and managing their assessment, in order to feed into the Change and Mitigation Panels to facilitate authorisation and implementation of changes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain registers of the project and subcontractors’ technical baselines, and undertake regular review of the document and contract management systems to identify changes to the baselines;
  • Maintain a register of technical changes including the actions and their status to progress through the assessment and implementation process.
  • Communicate changes to relevant stakeholders to facilitate their assessment
  • Liaise with the various design and construction leads, various specialists and subcontracts to ensure changes are assessed from all relevant perspectives, activities are planned and undertaken.
  • Review change impact assessments to ensure sufficient quality.
  • Prepare and deliver briefings to promote awareness of the change management process and activities within the project team.
  • Contribute to the continued improvement of the change management processes and systems

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.

  • Chartered Engineer or significant experience of working at equivalent level in a project environment.
  • Extensive Experience of the application of configuration / change management processes in major projects;
  • Knowledge and experience of the regulatory environment and statutory obligations relating to major rail infrastructure / construction projects or equivalent;
  • Capable of working collaboratively and effectively with project delivery teams, management and the project leadership, clients, sub-contractors, regulatory bodies and other major stakeholders, credible in building relationships with all levels of internal and external stakeholders;
  • High standard of verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, able to effectively communicate technical concepts to variety of audiences;
  • Awareness of the various disciplines involved in delivering major railway projects, their roles and responsibilities.
  • Good information management and analytical skills, able to quickly and efficiently seek out the relevant and pertinent points from large volumes of project information.
  • Experienced in the use project information tools and management systems including MS Office and web-based collaboration technologies for project information and process management, such as Enterprise Bentley, ProjectWise or similar

About Costain

Costain helps to improve people’s lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK’s energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK’s leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.

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