Beckton - Project Engineer

Barking and Dagenham
05 Oct 2021
20 Oct 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Project Engineer

Comparable roles: Chief Engineer, Project Manager, Agent, Senior Agent, Senior Engineer ready for next step.

Overview: Representing the Structures Discipline to include work on RC & Precast Concrete Frames, Basements and general civils & structures elements on self-delivered projects.

Scope: Civil Infrastructure (Delivery stage)

Location: East London, Beckton

Priority project and live vacancies: Beckton Water Treatment Works

Variety of works: in-situ, RC frames and pre-cast

Laing O'Rourke has some incredible opportunities for Project Engineers to get involved in our major projects division. The requirement is for our Beckton AMP framework which utilises Laing O'Rourke's extensive delivery capabilities and off-site manufacturing facility.

You will get to work closely with other members of the project delivery team. Some projects you might be familiar with include Hinkley, HS2, The Grange University Hospital, Manchester Airport Transformation, Francis Crick Institute, Olympia development and Whiteleys development to name a few.

Our Project Engineers have on-site delivery knowledge of dimensional control, quality, inspection & testing, materials and plant, temporary works, design process, change control, commercial and functional management.

What expertise do you need?

  • Temporary works coordination - Formwork, propping, falsework, lifting equipment.
  • Reinforced concrete (RC), structures and frames packages of work
  • Construction methodology
  • Analysing models for buildability and suggesting improvements or alternatives
  • Lookaheads and feasibility of design
  • Helping the engineering team to understand what is required for delivery, directly communicating to them and helping to control onsite activities
  • Looking after a team of engineering professionals with line management responsibility of up to 10 directly employed engineers
  • Responsibility of any sub-contractors and overall responsibility for workforce.
  • Interfacing with the Construction Managers, Senior Project Manager and Principal Engineers

As a Project Engineer you will oversee a team of Senior Engineers, Section Engineers and Site Engineers along with management of subcontractors. You will also be a liaison point for the end client and design partners on the project. The Project Engineer role is based in East London and offers an excellent renumeration package along with extensive benefits.

About us:

We are an international engineering and construction company delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure and buildings projects for clients in the UK, Middle East and Australia.

Certainty, reliability, quality - this is what our clients want. And at Laing O'Rourke, we have more than 150 years of experience delivering it.

Laing O'Rourke's story is one of energy, passion, ambition, people and teamwork. We harness the power of our experience, stretching back over a century and a half to deliver certainty for our clients.

Diversity and sustainability:

We value and care about difference at Laing O'Rourke and believe a diverse team drives innovation.

We are a global multicultural business committed to the inclusion of all employees, enabling everyone to feel accepted, respected and valued for being themselves.

We have set out far-reaching global sustainability targets including a commitment to achieve equal numbers of men and women amongst our global staff by 2033. For more information, please visit:


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