Construction Project Engineer

Location York
Discipline: Architecture & Engineering
Salary: £45,000
Job ref: 006482
Published: about 1 month ago

About the opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Engineer to join our Project Engineering team within Sales. To be the point of contact for clients regarding all technical aspects of the job within our sales department, based at our Head Office in York.

You will work closely with multi-disciplined teams and to provide and lead all project engineering designs and technical advice for new and existing modular building projects.

Join the Portakabin culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.


Role Responsibilities

  • Provide a technical design and specification service, being the key interface between the design and project delivery teams, collaborating with all relevant parties to ensure that designs are coordinated are completed to meet programme.
  • Liaise with other professionals about the feasibility of potential projects and designs with respect to technical requirements and non-standard modular detailing.
  • Provide design briefs, specifications, and scopes of work in written and drawn formats to enable the procurement of design and build sub-contract packages.
  • Review contract documents and prepare specialist Scopes of Work documents including design principles, making sub-contract appointment recommendations, and reviewing and coordination of sub-contract designs throughout the construction process.
  • Ensure customer requirements/specifications are correctly interpreted and processed within allowed costs, agreed timescales and in compliance with all relevant statutory legislation and codes of practice.
  • Adapt designs according to circumstances and resolving any problems that may arise during design, development, and construction.
  • Inspect and review-built engineering solutions for compliance with design intent and robust installation throughout off-site manufacture and on-site construction including surveys of foundations.
  • Attend construction site meetings to provide project engineering support.


Role Details

  • Salary: up to £45,000 PA (dependant on experience)
  • Company Car
  • Role based: York.
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays


Benefits & Opportunities

  • Option to buy 5 days of annual leave.
  • Working flexibly principles
  • Contributory pension
  • Annual performance-related bonus (non-contractual)
  • A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • A chance to give back to your community with an annual Volunteering Day Off
  • Fully funded professional qualifications and membership
  • Cycle to Work Scheme


Our Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Building Design related qualification
  • Establishes good relationships with colleagues.
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Experience working in volumetric modular building.
  • CSCS Card to appropriate skill level
  • Experience working in the design and detailing of buildings.
  • Able to demonstrate working knowledge of UK Building Regulations i.e., Approved Documents

Even if you do not match all our ‘ideal’ criteria we would still be very keen to receive your CV as we love developing our people and may feel that you could be developed into this role.


Why Portakabin?

As innovators in the science of building, we provide modular buildings for hire and sale, as well as supplying refurbished buildings and construction site accommodation. We deliver building solutions for organisations of any size, in sectors ranging from manufacturing, education and health to transport, utilities and construction.

Portakabin remains in the ownership of the York based Shepherd family and now employs more than 2,000 people across ten European countries.

As an equal opportunity’s employer, Portakabin is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives and hire great people to build talented and diverse teams.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments throughout the application, recruitment, and onboarding processes for candidates that require additional support and/or adjustments to be made.


Apply Now!

We’re keen to get someone started in this role as soon as possible. If you think this sounds like the ideal job for you, please apply without delay as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications.