SCS Railways Return to Work Programme
Location: London (Euston, Old Oak Common – North Acton underground, and West Ruislip)
Start date: November 2019
Programme: 6 month returnship
SCS Railways, the Skanska | Costain | STRABAG joint venture delivering the HS2 Main Civil Contracts, is partnering with Women Returners to welcome professionals of all genders who have taken a career break of two years or more to join the SCS Railways Return-to-Work Programme. The paid programme will begin in November 2019.
What the Return to Work Programme offers:
- Like an internship, a 6 month programme with the aim of joining on a permanent basis thereafter.
- Tailored support and coaching to help with your transition back to work.
- Consideration of any flexible needs to cater for different circumstances, recognising this is sometimes a barrier for those wanting to get back to work.
Read about the experience of Caroline, specialist engineer and project manager, who joined Skanska via their 2018 Return to Work programme.
Where you will work:
- High Speed 2 (HS2) is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services.
- You’ll join SCS Railways, the Skanska | Costain | STRABAG joint venture delivering the HS2 Main Civil Contracts. This includes both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels).
- You will be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).
The project has roles in a number of offices across London in Euston, Old Oak Common (North Acton underground) and West Ruislip.
Roles are available in the following areas:
- Construction and Delivery. The function is responsible for the day to day delivery of works on site, liaising with local stakeholders and sub-contractors to meet programme deadlines.
- Commercial. The function manages the costs of the project and forecasts spending to deliver the works. The team works with delivery teams and sub-contractors.
- Procurement. The function issues tenders to the market to procure the plant, material and labour required to deliver the project. Sub-contracts are arranged with suppliers to ensure best value (price, quality and sustainability).
- Temporary Works. The function plays a major role in all projects by aiding temporary works to be erected correctly, for example scaffolding.
- Quality Management. The team manages, supports and implements continuous improvements across the project, to main certification against ISO9001:2015.
- Office and Administration. The function assists with the day to day running of all project offices and supports all members of the project team.
Who you are:
- A professional who has taken a career break of two years or more (as at November 2019). You may have worked on a small-scale or self-employed basis to fit around your other commitments, or have not done any paid work for a number of years.
- You have a keen interest in returning to the workplace using your professional skills and experience.
SCS Railways is seeking individuals with skillsets in the areas of:
Construction and Delivery – one or more of the following
- Civil Engineering
- Site Works
- Site Management
- Project Management
- Previous construction experience as an Agent or Sub Agent, Foreperson, Site Engineer or Construction Manager.
Commercial – one or more of the following
- Financial planning and forecasting
- Produce, review and understand profit and loss reports
- Produce budget forecasts and reports
- Pricing, in a construction environment
- Previous experience as a Commercial Manager, Cost Engineer, Risk Manager or Commercial Director.
Procurement – as listed below
- Procurement management, including managing direct staff
- Preparation and issue of subcontracts
- Stakeholder management
- Demonstrable negotiating skills to secure best value outcomes.
Temporary works – one or more of the following
- BIM (Building Information Modelling)
- CAD (Computer- Aided Design)
- Temporary Works Design
Quality Management– one or more of the following
- Quality Management experience
- Business Management systems (e.g. ISO9001:2015)
- Performing internal and supply chain audits
Office and Administration – as listed below
- Basic IT skills, Excel, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint
- Strong communication skills
Applications are made via the Skanska website. To apply, click on the relevant link:
Apply as soon as possible. The application deadline is 27 September 2019. Assessment days will be week commencing 14 October 2019. If you have any queries, please contact the People Team – email@example.com .
About SCS Railways
Skanska, Costain and STRABAG have been working collaboratively for many years, bringing together its collective strength to deliver world-class engineering, contributing to the long term economic growth of local and international markets.Communities are at the heart of every project. They build for those communities, providing employment and training.
SCS Railways values relationships and celebrates diversity. The partner companies, with cultures from the UK, Sweden, Austria and Germany, bring a diverse team together. They know people are at their best when they can be themselves so creating an inclusive environment is vital to them. Driving diversity and inclusion, through ground-breaking events such as The Changing Face of Construction event, as well as internal networking groups bringing people together, is how they are sharing best practice. Together they aim to attract people from diverse backgrounds, creating environments where our people feel valued, able to contribute and reach their potential.
Skanska, a leading construction company and developer, is an inclusive and responsible business that is helping to build a better society. Drawing on their Scandinavian heritage, Skanska is green, innovative and progressive, bringing people and technology together to build, upgrade and maintain the country’s buildings and infrastructure. A career with Skanska means you’ll have the freedom to develop your skills and leave your mark on the communities where Skanska works.
Skanska thrives through embracing differences, whether they be social backgrounds, ethnicity, disability, gender, age, religion, sexuality and any other protected characteristic – they know that diversity opens a rich potential for new ways of thinking, helping them to build successful and winning teams. It’s called Naturally Skanska.