Design & Construction Engineer (CRE)


Founded in 1968 Griffiths are one of the leading civil engineering and construction organisations working in Wales, the English border counties, and the West of England.

We are very proud of our history and what makes us the company we are today. We also have huge ambitions for the future and want to continue our growth and innovation to remain at the leading edge of our industry we offer a range of career development opportunities as a Business Unit of Tarmac PLC. We are looking for people who share this passion, enthusiasm, and collaborative approach to join our team. As part of a global business in CRH, the career opportunities are limitless.

We have a fantastic opportunity for two Design & Construction Engineers (CRE) to join our Rail Team. Initially based on Transport for Wales schemes in Treforest, Pontypridd.

We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of backgrounds.


Reporting to the project Engineering Manager and working with the Project Managers for the Packages of work, the Design & Construction Engineers will be required to manage the Engineering Assurance of projects to comply with Company and functional procedures and standards.

Design & Construction Engineers key responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Maintain technical knowledge and status in line with post.
  • Ensure discipline design or construction complies with current applicable standards, legislative requirements and specification.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary design check meetings as necessary.
  • Provide support for tender   processes   including   review of pre-tender   information, planning, estimating and quality submissions.
  • Compliance with the Construction (Design) Management Regulations 2015 and the Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006.
  • Act as engineering mentor for staff in line with POPs.
  • Identify any proposals for improving environmental sustainably or safety performance in regard to construction methodology.
  • Input  into  and  review  the  Construction  Phase  Plan  and  any  Work  Package  Plan methodology and risk mitigation measures.
  • Carry out periodic reviews of engineers’ competencies.


We are looking for Design & Construction Engineers who possesses the following skills:

  • Good communication
  • Experience of managing temporary and permanent designs
  • Good working knowledge on buildability
  • Able to interpret drawings and resolve problems with the design and construction team
  • Work to the Network Rail Standards as applied to the schemes

Education/Certification Requirements:

  • Civil Engineering, IEng and working towards to Chartered Status
  • At least eight years relevant experience in a construction or project management role, within the railway industry
  • Knowledge of the GRIP & PACE  Process
  • Excellent leadership, communication and IT skills
  • Relevant CSCS card


We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:
  • Company car/car allowance (where applicable)
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks)
  • We currently have nine communities inc.(REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female voice and Menopause’
  • Training and development opportunities

Griffiths, a CRH company, is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.


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