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About The Role

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Utilities Design Coordinator to further their career on a Major Civil Engineering project.

To support the Design and Engineering team, in managing and delivering the optimized Design for utilities in accordance with the Programme and the Client’s requirements, reporting to the  Utilities Manager

Key Accountabilities:

  • Assisting the Utilities Manager for the management of designed services coordination to provide a design on time, optimized and in accordance with the Client’s requirements.
  • Review regularly performance against agreed internal and external targets in relation to utilities.
  • Provide strong support to the discipline lead in the design development within the IDMT for  utilities understanding of the impacts on other disciplines.
  • Provide assistance in the study of optimization/assumptions and liaison with the commercial, planning, design delivery teams, and designers.
  • Support the link and coordination with Construction for management of topics such as utilities coordination with the construction Programme.
  • Assist the discipline lead in issues related to constructability, TW integration (coordination with Construction + leading designer action)
  • Monitor and control the progress of BOQ and related model review related to utilities.
  • Help in the management and coordination of the utilities Design, with close liaison with other disciplines
  • Promote and provide coordination of all design and assurance deliverables with interfacing organizations, including utility companies
  • Maintain close liaison and collaboration with HS2  technical team as required.
  • Attendance and support to the Client, Designer, utilities companies and EKFB meetings.

About You

Skills / Knowledge:    

  • Experience in major civil engineering works
  • Knowledge of relevant highways design standards and its applicability for the design interview
  • A good communicator and able to build positive working relationships, internally and with the utilities companies.     
  • Ability to coordinate and manage own workload supporting project delivery.   
  • Resilient, positive & confident character
  • IT skills – MS Office suite
  • Possession of good organizational and communication skills
  • Preferably understanding of HS2 Act (or similar) requirements and the constraints this applies
  • Experience of working on design and build contracts (desirable)
  • Able to work under own initiative and to seek advice when necessary, you will have the drive and determination to meet targets.


  • Degree/HND in Civil Engineering with appropriate experience to be able to undertake the role.
  • Over 3 years of experience working in large infrastructure projects
  • 3 years senior management experience in a multi-disciplinary engineering/utility/DNO environment.
  • Knowledge & understanding of the CDM Regulations and the role of the Designer under the Regs.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communications skills & interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to cope well under pressure & work within tight timeframes
  • Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Able to interpret 3D models in CAD.
  • It is also valued understanding and management of software related to utilities design.    

About Us

EKFB is a joint venture that brings together international, market leading expertise from four leading civil engineering and construction companies: Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Agroman and BAM Nuttall. All four partners have specialist expertise in the design, construction, operation, financing and maintenance of railway networks, including the construction of one of Europe’s latest high speed rail projects. 

EKFB is proud to have been appointed by HS2 to deliver civil engineering works across an 80km section of the new high speed rail link between the Chiltern Tunnel and Long Itchington Wood. Our scope of the works includes 15 viaducts, 5km of green tunnels, 22km of road diversions, 67 overbridges and around 30 million cubic metres of excavation. EKFB is committed to improving lives, communities and the engineering and construction industry by providing sustained employment opportunities and being a good neighbour, protecting the environment and the places we work. 

If you would like to be part of our collaborative, enthusiastic and forward-thinking culture, then please apply today. 

In return, we’re offering a competitive salary & benefits

EKFB brings together international, market leading technical expertise. We have an industry leading track record of delivering major infrastructure projects, including Crossrail, the Millau Viaduct, Mersey gateway and the Bretagne-Pays de la Loire High Speed Rail link.

We are committed to, and strongly believe in, inclusiveness and equality of opportunity. Everyone who works with EKFB has a contribution to make; this is why we welcome applications from different backgrounds, experiences and abilities. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels they are able to be themselves. Please contact us if there is any additional support you might require making an application. 

Please note your CV may be shared with joint venture partners on this project.

Pre-employment checks:

It’s worth remembering that we’ll undertake the relevant/standard employment checks if you’re successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

NB. BPSS security clearance will be required (to be undertaken as part of onboarding process)

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