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Temporary Works Coordinator - Somerset

Civil Engineering
Ref: 570 Date Posted: Wednesday 12 Dec 2018
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Purpose of the role

To manage the design, delivery and implementation of temporary works.


The main duties and responsibilities of the TWC are:

  • Coordinate with all parties involved in the design and construction of temporary works.
  • Liaise with clients to determine if schemes may affect the public and to ascertain approval process and certification required.
  • Compile and periodically update a Temporary Works Schedule with all relevant information and to periodically review the schedule with the Temporary Works Designer and Project Lead.
  • Ensure that an adequate Temporary Works design is carried out.
  • Supervise and assess the competence of the TWS with the TW manager and Project Lead.
  • Prepare/review the design brief for adequacy/completeness prior to issue to TW Department.
  • Ensure that the duration for temporary works designs, checking and construction are realistically timed in the construction programme.
  • Ensure that the completed designs are obtained from the TWD within the required deadline.  Ensure that the designer complies with the design brief and adequately describes the residual risks.
  • Discuss any changes to the design with the TWD and manage the design change process.
  • Ensure that Temporary Works Design Check Confirmation/Approval forms are issued (ENG-SF-4004)
  • Ensure that designs are issued to the construction team and other interested parties e.g. client
  • Ensure that construction is only carried out from drawings issued ‘for construction’.
  • Ensure that the construction method statement incorporates the requirements of both the permanent and temporary works designs e.g. loads on foundations/permanent works, structural integrity, stability and hold points, etc.
  • Check that materials and equipment are adequate, especially when not used before.
  • Check preparations for temporary work structures (e.g. foundations) and allow erection to proceed.
  • Carry out inspections of temporary works prior to loading and unloading and ensure the competence of any persons where delegated to carry out on-site inspections (e.g. TWS).
  • Draw up and agree with site team a list of hold points for certain operations for which inspection is required prior to work progressing further
  • Ensure that erected temporary works are maintained and periodically inspected.
  • Work to the BB and NNB Temporary work procedures.

Personal Qualities and Experience

TWCs must have a competent balance of experience, knowledge, training, qualifications and knowledge of the BMS TW Procedures. In order of priority:

  • Experience relevant to the type and complexity of the Temporary Works on the project that they will be involved. Length of experience on similar projects. Previous tunnelling experience would be beneficial.
  • Attended an approved external company delivered, TWC training course, or TWC Update/Refresher training course.
  • Received a briefing from the DI, or a competent and experienced individual, on the role and delegated responsibilities, as approved by the DI, including an update on the BMS Temporary Works procedures at periods not exceeding 2 years.
  • If being nominated for re-appointment – Must have undertaken the role of TWC within the last 2 years. If this requirement is not satisfied the nominated person must attend the next available TWC training course and receive an update on the BMS Temporary Works procedures. They must also have attended an Update/Refresher training within a period not exceeding 5 years after completing the TWC course, and at periods not exceeding 5 years thereafter.
  • It is desirable, although not essential, to have formal qualifications e.g. HNC, Degree.

Behavioural Competencies

Results Driven:  Demonstrates a passion and excitement for his/her work.  Tackles problems head-on and works to resolve them without delay.

Focus on Excellence:  Willing to go the extra mile to exceed expectations.  Continually searches for ways to add value and take performance to the next level.

Teamwork & Collaboration:   Puts aside personal agendas to work for the benefit of customers and suppliers and other stakeholders.  Proactively builds knowledge through sharing knowledge, ideas and expertise with others.

Customer Focus:  Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.  Actively collects customer information and uses it to improve services and solutions.  Manages the experience of customers to ensure positive relationships are established and maintained.

Operational Excellence:  Plans and organises work to safely achieve maximum efficiency and output.  Delivers results consistently.

Adaptability:   Learns quickly.  Adapts positively to changing business and customer demands.  Is energised by change.

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