Site Engineer

Balfour Beatty
Posted

  • Contact: Recruitment Team
  • Reference: UK13799

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Site Engineer to join our Power Transmission & Distribution business based in Motherwell.

Role Purpose:

Support the Project Manager /Project Engineer in their responsibility for day-to-day site-based tasks on a standard or major project(s) whilst ensuring the highest standards of safety, sustainability, environmental and quality are implemented.

What you'll be doing

As a Site Engineer, you will have the following accountabilities:

  • Delivery of specifc tasks on your project(s) and outperform on key success measures
  • Have an awareness of the specific commercial and business risks to achieve targets
  • Have an awareness of the relevant commercial terms and conditions for your tasks/project(s) and deliver accordingly
  • Support the Project Manager /Project Engineer to proactively manage the customer relationship during delivery, including change and decision making to effectively manage expectations
  • Support the Project Manager/Project Engineer in their leadership of Zero Harm and drive for continuous improvement across SHEQ
  • Collaborate relentlessly to ensure best opportunities for Power T&D are targeted and that the resources are utilised in the most efficient way on your project
  • Support the Project Manager /Project Engineer to develop and support the project team to be successful by talking positively, listening actively and encouraging constantly
  • Have an awareness of Gated Business Lifecycle and ensure its implementation every opportunity

Who we're looking for

You will have the following qualities and experience:

  • Experience of supporting delivery of Delivery of Overhead Line, Cabling or Substation schemes up to 400kV preferable
  • Knowledge of Project Management methdology
  • People Management experience
  • Commercial awareness with knowledge of both budgetary and Financial control
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Ability to work across conflicting interest groups to develop solutions to complex operational and commercial problems
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, able to tease out sensitive issues and lead cross-functional teams towards solutions
  • Degree Qualified in Electrical/Engineering Discipline

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our skilled and dedicated teams deliver a range of proactive and reactive services which support a reliable and safe supply of power flowing to millions of homes and businesses around the world. Our contracts range from GBP50,000 schemes to GBP100 million plus major projects.

Our people are our biggest asset and we focus on recruiting, training and developing the people who can apply innovation to deliver the infrastructure of the future. We nurture these talents, offer a great benefits package and continually invest in developing the skills of our people at every level.

About us

Balfour Beattys Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions.


With experience and expertise across the full spectrum of the electricity grid our teams have capability across overhead lines, cable tunnels, distribution networks and substations.


From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support clients in the development of some of the worlds most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the workingmums.co.uk Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

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