Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC) - Rail

Job Title: Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC) - Rail
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, London
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
REF: HQ00018218
Contact Name: Tom Wolsey
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Our client is a Tier 1 contractor in the Rail sector.

The TWC is responsible for ensuring that the Temporary Works Management Plan is implemented. The TWC has appropriate authority to perform the role effectively; this will include authority to stop work if it is not being carried out satisfactorily.


  • The role and responsibilities of the TWC include but are not limited to the following:
  • Being the first point of contact between the designers of Temporary Works and the site team
  • Co-ordination of all Temporary Works activities;
  • Appointment of Temporary Works Supervisors;
  • Developing the procedures for the control of Temporary Works and ensuring they are implemented on site;
  • Ensuring that the various responsibilities have been allocated and accepted by the relevant parties (TWC, TWS and Construction team etc.);
  • Ensuring that a design brief is prepared (with appropriate consultation), is adequate and is in accordance with the actual site requirements (design brief is prepared by the construction team and reviewed / approved by the TWC);
  • Ensuring that a satisfactory Temporary Works design is carried out, that appropriate design checks are completed and that the design has been approved;
  • Ensuring the independence of checks by delegating the checking to another individual when required;
  • Where appropriate, ensuring that the Temporary Works design is made available to other interested parties (for example the CDM Co-ordinator);
  • Maintaining all records relating to the final design of the Temporary Works including drawings, calculations and other relevant documents;
  • Ensuring that those responsible for constructing the Temporary Works receive full details of the design, including any limitations and guidance notes associated with it and prepare a specific method statement;
  • Ensuring the Temporary Works design is implemented in accordance with the drawings and specification (delegated to TWS);
  • Reviewing actual conditions against conditions assumed in the Temporary Works design and take appropriate actions where conditions have deviated from those assumed (delegated to TWS);
  • Ensuring that any proposed changes in materials or construction are checked against the original design and appropriate action taken;
  • Ensuring that a Change Control process is in place, that any agreed changes or remedial action are done properly and controlled & monitored on site;
  • Not permitting erection to continue beyond any critical stage until construction is of the required standard;
  • Permitting the loading of Temporary Works and ensuring compliance with the loading method statement (delegated to TWS and verified by the TWC);
  • Ensuring that maintenance of the Temporary Works is done (delegated to construction team);
  • Following confirmation that the permanent structure has attained adequate strength, issuing formal permission to dismantle the Temporary Works and specifying any sequencing of the operation that is required.


  • Educated to HND-HNC level or equivalent in a construction, railway or related discipline
  • Be a Chartered Civil or Structural Engineer (or similar)
  • Demonstrating at least 5 years' experience in projects encompassing similar temporary works schemes (type, size, complexity and environment)
  • Have successfully completed a recognised TWC training course within the last 3 years for Stage 1 Advance Works / for Stage 2 Construction Works
  • Strong communication skills in English (oral and written)
  • Confidence in applying authority including authority to stop the work if it is not being carried out satisfactorily
  • Appropriate CSCS card type and level