The Utilities Civil Engineer shall have responsibility for all Civil projects team management, design review and contractors on site.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with the standards, policies, and procedures of NERS from 11Kv to 132Kv.
  • Have a good understanding of Utility trenching work in urban and rural areas with section 50 and reinstatement experience.
  • Have a good understanding of substation concrete structure works and general civil excavation practices
  • Act as the H&MV Engineering safety representative.
  • Review, method statements and risk assessments
  • Record and report all safety hazard observations and bring to closure or escalate to HSE Advisor / Senior Management.
  • Management of Civil & Structural design by consultants in tandem with the in-house Electrical/civil design team
  • Review and approval of Civil & Structural drawings and calculations in tandem with the in- house electrical design team
  • Review of Civil & Structural drawings and calculations
  • Issue progress reports as required to the Operations Manager (phone call or email
  • Ensure works not included in proposal are covered by the variation process and the Project Manager and Operations Manager are informed.
  • Review work instructions to contractors, and ensure that they are fully understood and followed, containing the relevant documents as per H&MV and NERS requirements.
  • Ensure the accurate recording of closing measurements and as-laid details in line with IDNO/DNO and client procedures.
  • Identify and inform the Company (H&MV) of commercial opportunities or threats as appropriate.
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is saved in the relevant project folder.
  • Assist in the scheduling of activities within projects.
  • Liaise with Project Managers to manage critical dates.
  • Liaise with contractors, street works inspectors,3rd party landowners and any other 3rd party where required.
  • Represent H&MV to customers and individuals from other companies.

Skills / Requirements: 

  • Degree qualified civil engineer
  • 3-5 years’ civil management and design review experience with Utility/Contractor/Consultant
  • Exposure to HV power substations and underground power and multi utilities and sound knowledge of SROH/HAUC Processes
  • People management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Team player who demonstrates high level of initiative
  • SMSTS/SSSTS Accredited
  • NRSWA Supervisor
  • Driving license


  • NEBOSH Diploma
  • Technical Member of IOSH
  • Quality Management training / experience
  • Previous experience in an electrical discipline
  • Industry site / project management experience
  • EUSR Accredited
  • Holder of a current CSCS affiliated card / qualification
  • International exposure

Reporting To Operations Manager