Plant Clerk - Surface

The Plant Clerk at the ALIGN JV will play a critical role within the Plant and Tunnelling teams.
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The Plant Clerk at the ALIGN JV will play a critical role within the Plant and Tunnelling teams. They shall coordinate all administrative activities, building relationships not only within the plant department, but also the wider business.

The Align opportunity

The construction of the Chiltern tunnels and Colne Valley Viaduct are two of the most eye-catching and challenging engineering projects on the HS2 route. Align is the joint venture created to achieve this task – we've created one integrated team of specialists from three partners with global reputations: Bouygues Travaux Publics, VolkerFitzpatrick and Sir Robert McAlpine.

By joining Align you can become an integral part of this landmark project – with the opportunity to develop your expertise as the project progresses and leave a legacy to be proud of for the rest of your career.

The C1 Package includes the following elements

  • The iconic Colne Valley Viaduct which is a “structure of international significance”; 3+ km long and spanning the lakes of the Colne Valley (architectural images can be found online). 
  • Chiltern Tunnels – 2 x 16km long tunnels through the Chiltern Hills  
  • Western Valley Slopes (South Portal) – 2.5km of earthworks including the TBM launching portal and main compound in Maple Cross housing the TBM plant and equipment, main offices and tunnel/viaduct pre cast yards
  • 5 x Ventilation Shafts at Chalfont St. Peter, Chalfont St. Giles, Amersham, Little Missenden and Chesham. Shaft depth between 35m-65m with diaphragm walls up to 80m deep. Headhouses at each location. 

The Align JV Plant Clerk shall be responsible for:

  • Ensure the machinery on site is known and located at any time.
  • Support the production team with all new machinery arriving on site.
  • Ensure checks are talent and passed in order to allow the plant on site.
  • Support the team with any thorough examinations of plant that may need to be taken on site.
  • Keep records of the checks of plant equipment on site. This will not only include ALIGN equipment, but also subcontractors.
  • Keeping the machinery test/examinations records updated and filed correctly.
  • Maintain all needed paperwork, ensuring it is up to date related to plant department tasks.
  • Checking of machinery to be used on site, ensuring it complies with all checks in p-lace.
  • Support the wider time in a variety of activities.
  • Reports and job order management.
  • The role shall be office and site based, with the need to move across multiple areas of the site.
  • To take reasonable care for the safety of themselves and of any other person who may be affected by what they do or fail to do at work
  • Report directly to the  Surface Plant Manager.

Skills & Experience

  • The role will require the post holder to have excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal and to be able to report at management level
  • Capability to work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Previous experience in a similar role, preferably within the construction industry
  • Prior experience of managing the works of others and monitoring the quality and safety of their works.
  • Previous experience in maintenance monitoring using CMMS
  • A working knowledge of the: Management and Administration of Safety and Health at Mines Regulations 1993, BS-6164 Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Construction Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1996, Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007, Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and other relevant legislation
  • Knowledge in LOLER and PUWER. 
  • Membership of a relevant professional body would be an advantage



We're ready to invest in you and your future, and offer wide-ranging, performance-related progression opportunities. Our competitive rewards packages feature flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities.

We'd love you to join us in proudly building Britain's future heritage.

Apply online now.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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