Temporary Works Design Engineer

Job Title: Temporary Works Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: UK - England - East Midlands, Derbyshire - Derby
Salary: Negotiable
REF: 56554
Job Published: 12 months ago

Our Client is a leading international infrastructure group, their Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions. They are looking to recruit a Temporary Works Design Engineer to join an established team. The purpose of this role is to undertake the design co-ordination of all temporary works required for projects within the Overhead Line transmission and distribution sector. Responsibilities include the initial feasibility assessment to detail design, installation & final removal, including where appropriate preparation of in-house temporary works design.



  • Work with designers and subcontractors through the Design Phase to review the initial scope of works and produce advice as to the constructability and sequencing of the temporary works.
  • Produce the method statements
  • Maintain clear lines of communication with any sub-contractors, and, where appropriate, permanent works designers and constructors, to ensure that temporary works have been built as designed.
  • Prepare statements/programmes identifying critical stages for site review and, where required, sampling/testing of temporary works
  • Determine, if required, what testing of sampled material and equipment is necessary, and ensure that an accredited testing agency has been engaged to carry out this work.
  • To identify competent designers & contractors for installation of each type of temporary works, and to coordinate & supervise their work
  • Temporary works involvement in projects includes:
  • Excavation support for tower foundations or cable trenches
  • Formwork and setting templates for reinforced concrete foundations
  • Piling and Crane Platforms
  • Access roads and traffic management
  • Protective scaffolds for roads, railways and third party property
  • Catenary Support System (in-house system used in place of scaffold)
  • Backstays and temporary steelwork for tower support
  • Temporary overhead line diversions


  • Degree level education or the equivalent with formal training in civil, structural &/or geotechnical engineering
  • Strong, proven post-graduate experience in the civil or structural engineering industry
  • Experience of the supervision of sub-consultants or subcontractors
  • Proven experience of the design of civil or structural engineering works
  • Experience in the design & supervision of temporary works for
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