As part of a world leading geotechnical contracting group, Bachy Soletanche Limited specialise in all aspects of modern Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering, including bored and displacement piling, diaphragm walls, grouting, mini piling, anchors, ground improvements and environmental engineering. To complement and strengthen our existing teams, we have a fantastic opportunity to join our High Speed 2 Joint Venture construction project as a Senior Engineer, based in Birmingham.

About The Project

The HS2, N1/ N2 project covers the northern 90km section of Phase 1 of the overall HS2 scheme to provide a new high-speed rail connection between London and the North of England.
SB3 are a joint venture incorporating Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering (BBGE) and Bachy Soletanche Ltd (BSL), and are appointed by BBV, (Balfour Beatty/ Vinci JV), to deliver the geotechnical works required along the approximately 90km of route from Leamington Spa to Litchfield.

The works comprises extensive geotechnical works including:

  • Circa. 9km of Diaphragm Walls at 9 individual structures.
  • 28No. Secant/ contiguous structures totalling 150,000 lin. m of piling
  • Plunge Columns, Tension Piles, Ground Anchors, Soil Nails and Ground Improvement
  • 103No. Piled bridges & viaducts.

Programme is for commencement of construction works in October 2020, with a duration of circa 4 years to complete. This is a key infrastructure project and with circa £100m of spend per annum the geotechnical works is a significant element of the works for the project.

Main Purpose Of The Job

Responsible for monitoring of site performance and costs and to sure the correct execution of the pile design, plus preparation of QA packs to our client.

Key Tasks

  • Management of internal resource and subcontractors
  • Ensure that the works are constructed in accordance with the contract and design information, drawings, specification and Project Management Plan
  • Produce and review construction methods statements ensuring that the works are constructed efficiently and safely
  • Produce all site documentation for delivery of the works including PMP, PVPMP, ITP, Construction Phase Management Plan etc as required
  • Develop then work to programmes, measuring progress and productivity outputs
  • Understand and apply the procedures and processes detailed in the project Health, Safety and Environmental plans, and to promote a safe working culture
  • Ensuring the works are undertaken safely and in accordance with Health, Safety & Environmental legislation and the site HS&E plans. Prepare and review risk assessments
  • Support and drive behavioural safety on site
  • To be responsible for the monitoring, progress reporting and achieving of goals for the work under his/her responsibility
  • Anticipating and resolving problems, in particular related to engineering issues.
  • Managing construction records, O&M manuals and as built drawings
  • Support our “Customer Focus”, “Construction Excellence” and “Innovation” strategy
  • Undertaken client meeting and precontract meetings

Knowledge and Experience required


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people at all levels across the organisation and externally.
  • Strong computer skills – focused on Excel / Word / PowerPoint
  • 5 years’ experience in the construction industry
  • Experience in delivery of civil engineering contracts on various scales
  • Ability to manage multiple teams efficiently
  • Ability to manage multiple scheme costs
  • Ability to manage Health and Safety including Behavioural Safety
  • Ability to lead, communicate and influence others to deliver targets.


  • Experience working for a piling, ground engineering or civils subcontractor.
  • Civil Engineering Degree or equivalent preferable

Behavioural Competencies

Smart: Thinks broadly about the business, going beyond own professional knowledge to demonstrate sound judgement. Generates innovative approaches with potentially significant long-term impact.

Driven: Demonstrates complete focus and determination to achieve successful outcomes. Is a self-starter and takes the initiative in situations.

Agile: Learns quickly, adapting thought and action to changing business and customer demands.  Is energised by change.

Influential: Builds commitment to act through winning hearts and minds. Is respected by colleagues and seen as role model by others.

Teamwork and Collaboration: Puts aside personal agendas to work for the benefit of customers and suppliers and other stakeholders. Proactively builds knowledge capability through sharing knowledge, ideas and expertise with others.

Change Leadership: Champions breakthrough ideas and initiatives. Takes appropriate, managed risks to achieve a recognised benefit. Demonstrates confidence and commitment to see change through. Clears blocks to progress.

Physical Working Environment

Site based role in Birmingham, at N1_N2 site.


Applicants should have the right to live and work in the UK. If you are interested please click here to download the application form, and send it, along with your CV to:

HR Department, Henderson House
Langley Place. Higgins Lane
Burscough, L40 8JS.

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