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Ground Investigation Assurance Manager

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Posted: 15/02/2019
Reference: 763371
Job Type: Permanent
Location: London, London, England (map)
Salary: £350 - £400
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I am recruiting for a Ground Investigation Site Assurance Manager role, based in London, paying up to £400 per day.

Role objective:                

The Ground Investigation Site Assurance Manageris part of a team responsible for the ground investigation and is a member of the Construction Workstream.

The Ground Investigation Site Assurance Manageris responsible for managing, leading and carrying out field assurance activities regarding the proposed Ground Investigation(GI) that include land and over-water intrusive investigation and geophysics surveys.

The ground investigation technical specification and quality requirements are prepared/defined by Ground Investigation team within the Ground Engineering (GE) Workstream.

It is acknowledged that the GI is a dynamic process and therefore the scope of the investigations is bound to continually evolve and change.

Therefore, the Ground Investigation Site Assurance Managerwill be required to work in close collaboration with the GE Workstream, in particular its Ground Investigation, to ensure that the likely changes in the GI scope are adequately implemented in the field.

The delivery of the GI will be driven by the aim of achieving the highest quality first, followed by timely delivery and then cost.


  • Managing, leading and carrying out technical and quality assurance of the proposed GI, including but is not limited to:
    • on land, near-shore and over-water investigations, traditional intrusive investigations (ie. boreholes, trial pits, SPT, CPT, window sampling, sonic coring, etc);
    • geophysics (ie. seismic, resistivity, GPR, cross-hole and downhole geophysics, over water mapping and profiling, etc);
    • laboratory testing (ie. standard geotechnical, soil and groundwater contamination, aggressiveness of soil/groundwater to buried concrete, advanced testing for FEM parameters, specific testing for TBM, conveyors, etc);
    • monitoring (ie. environmental monitoring of groundwater and ground-gasses, settlement, baselining, remote digital and analogic monitoring, etc);
      • Responsible for identifying and selecting suitable technical members of the Site Assurance team;
      • Leading and managing a team of up to twelve Site Assurance Engineers who will be responsible for ensuring that the technical and quality objectives of the investigation are met;
      • Carry out field site assurance inspections including quality audits of site investigation teams;
      • Responsible for coordinating with the Investigation Supervisor (to be appointed separately by the Principal Contractor) to provide assurance that the technical and quality objectives of the investigation are met;
      • Prepare RAMS for the  Site Assurance team including management of dynamic risk assessments (i.e. daily site-specific risk assessments, checks with drilling teams)
      • To undertake regular coordination with the Construction Workstream's Head of GI Implementation to review and confirm design and assessment goals to be achieved and to provide regular site updates to design and assessment team
      • To assist the Investigation Supervisor in managing the progress of the ground investigation within the programme and cost constraints
      • To assist the Investigation Supervisor in ensuring that the Principal Contractor satisfies the requirements of landowners and approval and consenting bodies agreed in relation to the scope of investigation.
      • To hold regular progress meetings on site with the investigation Supervisor in order to ensure an efficient delivery of the GI works and minimise delays and standing of staff and equipment
      • To respond to technical queries, review method statements and oversee production of site records by the Investigation Supervisor and the Site Assurance engineers.
      • To hold health, safety and welfare (HSW) as a key project value
      • Liaise with the  Land & Property team regarding access for the site investigations.
      • Coordination with H&S team for H&S issues, DCO/Consents team for consents, Environmental Workstream for environmental issues/surveys 

Skills, knowledge, previous experience:

  • Ground Investigation specialist with experience of managing and coordinating major ground investigation campaigns for linear infrastructure projects, with a significant proportion of time spent on site;
  • Knowledge of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering design processes and experience of applying appropriate materials, methods and tests to achieve information to inform design and assessment goals
  • Registered Ground Engineering Specialist / Adviser under the ROGEP scheme
  • Team oriented manager with the ability to liaise closely with peers, with the ability to delegate, motivate and empower individuals and teams
  • Ability to work with diverse external stakeholders / landowners to ensure agreements and constraints on access etc. are maintained
    • Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
    • Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
  • Must hold a valid CSCS Card
  • Ideally would hold one of the following:
    • Basic Sea Survival Certificate with in date medical,
    • First Aid at work
If interested, please send your CV to shivani.mohinta@fusionpeople.com


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