Job Description

Construction Works Engineer (Public Sector)

Are you looking for a Construction Works Engineer role? Interested in working for one of N.I. largest Public Sector organisations?

VANRATH are recruiting for a Construction Works Engineer to be responsible for planning and technical, quality and safety assurance support, including site supervision, for Permanent Way works to support delivery of the Permanent Way construction / maintenance programme. The post holder may also be required to undertake the role of Supervisor on NEC contracts.

c£32,000, alongside holiday entitlement and pension (from day one).

Our client is one of the largest Public Sector organisations in NI.

The Ideal Person

  • Experience in planning and managing construction works contracts
  • Knowledge of managing construction works contracts
  • Possess a construction-related degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in civil engineering construction


  • Possess a minimum of HNC/HND or equivalent in Civil Engineering with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in Civil Engineering Construction
  • Full current driving license and access to a vehicle to meet the requirements of the post in full
  • Ability to work at heights, within confined spaces, during weekends and at nights as required


  • Experience in railway infrastructure
  • Experience of working in a safety critical environment
  • Experience of supervising teams and assuring performance.


  • Review construction method proposals, methodologies and risk assessments.
  • Undertake frequent site visits to inspect and coordinate work sites for compliance to all requirements in the contract – quality, safety and environment.
  • Supervise construction works and undertake role of the NEC contract Site Supervisor where required.
  • Ensure Continuous Improvement is at the forefront of the role, and show demonstrable assurance of improving performance.
  • Prepare progress and quality reports including works impacting on schedule, quality, cost implications, H&S and identified risks and issues.
  • Escalate issues and risks to line management including the impact of change and the evaluation of compensation events.
  • Advise line management of issues impacting on costs, technical, schedule or H&S and Environment.
  • Ensure appropriate consideration is given to the organisations equality duties as well as specific commitments associated with your job role.