Section Engineer


Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
Vacancy title
Section Engineer
Contract type
Full time permanent

Section Engineer

Location: Cumbria

As well as a great salary, look at the benefits that are on offer: Here

  • Holidays
  • Flexible & adaptable working
  • Pension scheme
  • Bonus
  • Car scheme (If applicable to role)

Talented people are the key to our success

Your CV will be screened by an experienced consultant, and they will get back to you within 48 hours.

About us:

Come and work for one of the most successful construction and infrastructure companies in the UK? 

Morgan Sindall Infrastructure delivers some of the UKs most complex and critical infrastructure across six core sectors of energy, water, nuclear, highways, rail and aviation for public and private customers. Working on projects and long-term frameworks, we believe in connecting people, places and communities through innovative and responsible infrastructure. Our people are our business. Through their expertise, we harness innovative ideas and approaches that enable us to safely and responsibly design and deliver resilient infrastructure upon which we all rely. Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of over £3 billion.

Job Advert: Section Engineer

Role Summary: As a Section Engineer, you will be responsible for overseeing above and below ground level construction activities, ensuring adherence to customer specifications and project dimensions. Your primary objectives will include understanding and interpreting drawings and specifications, providing engineering expertise and support to the project team, producing risk assessments and method statements, ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations, and effectively organising and supervising resources to meet project deadlines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead by example, promoting a strong culture of safety and environmental compliance.
  • Monitor work under your control, promptly addressing any unsafe conditions or non-compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Foster positive working relationships with customers, the design team, and supply chain partners.
  • Advise engineers on setting out methods and techniques.
  • Ensure accuracy and adequacy of construction-related information in drawings and specification documents, promptly requesting any missing information.
  • Set out works accurately and clearly before scheduled commencement, allowing for independent checks when necessary.
  • Communicate effectively with foremen and gangers to ensure clear understanding of provided information.
  • Maintain comprehensive records of verbal instructions from customers and/or design team staff, as well as resources employed for additional works.
  • Arrange formal checking of setting out and ensure completion of check request forms.
  • Ensure engineers maintain proper survey books and daily diaries.
  • Complete inspection and test plans as required, including dimension accuracy and quality checks.
  • Collaborate with section foremen to develop four-weekly programmes, ensuring necessary resources are available.
  • Monitor progress and mark up the programme for review at the weekly site review meeting.
  • Prepare written risk assessments and method statements for work control.
  • Maintain a detailed daily site diary, including changes/variations, subcontractor attendance, and work-related discussions.
  • Assist in material take-off and requisitions as requested.
  • Ensure cost coding of delivery tickets and submit them to the accounts department and/or commercial team.
  • Oversee testing/sampling of materials as specified.
  • Place and confirm orders for materials, maintaining an orderly register of all orders.
  • Perform other relevant duties as required.

Person Specification:

  • Relevant industry qualification (HND/HNC/BEng or equivalent).
  • Valid CSCS Card.
  • Good knowledge of specifications and testing regimes relevant to general civil engineering.
  • Hands-on approach to commercial and planning aspects of projects.
  • Previous experience in civil engineering and construction.
  • Proficiency in producing and explaining accurate plans and drawings.
  • Strong IT skills, including proficiency with MS Office and other system applications.
  • Ability to challenge designs and resolve problems effectively.
  • Excellent project management, communication, and financial management skills.
  • Sound understanding of construction methods, health and safety regulations, and legal requirements.
  • Exceptional communication, people management, and team collaboration skills.
  • Excellent organisational, planning, and time management abilities, with the capability to manage multiple projects simultaneously without compromising quality.
  • Adept at developing friendly and professional customer-focused relationships.
  • Strong management skills, capable of motivating employees to achieve compliance standards.
  • Self-driven, results-oriented, with a positive outlook.


About our Nuclear business unit:

Joining a growing, innovative and more than anything friendly team, you’ll be able to play your part as well as develop and learn from colleagues. Operating in the Nuclear sector for just over a decade, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure delivers services from operational reactor support, new build and decommissioning, to nuclear defence facilities and more sensitive projects within highly regulated and secure sites. With an ever-expanding Nuclear portfolio, we are proud to support our customers in installing and maintaining existing assets. The Nuclear sector is growing, changing and an innovative environment to work and operate in. We strive to deliver operational excellence and each member of our team plays their role in that.

Morgan Sindall is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

In the recruitment process all applicants are required to provide the necessary right to work information and documentation.

Morgan Sindall has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please note that any CV’s submitted will be deemed as gifted to Morgan Sindall and any agency terms & conditions associated with the use of such CVs will be null and void.


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