Princiapl Highway Engineer

Posted 21 June 2024
Salary £50k - 58k per year
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameAdam Butler

Job description

Are you an experienced Senior or Principal Highway Engineer?
Salary: £50,000 - £58,000 per year plus benefits
As a Principal Highway Engineer, you will be the technical lead to a team of engineers in the design and delivery of highway and civil engineering projects to internal and external clients.
What you will be doing:
·Manage available resources and capacity within the team to ensure successful delivery of the team's work programme, to meet internal and external client expectations.
·Design and manage the delivery of projects across the civil engineering discipline including highway geometric alignment, pavement, and drainage design which may be complex and significant, to achieve quality, programme and financial targets meeting customer and stakeholder requirements.  
·Manage the provision of specialist technical expertise in the delivery of highway design and civil engineering input to internal and external clients to support the delivery of complex and large-scale projects across the organisation or externally undertaking role of expert witness at planning/public inquiry.
·Lead the evaluation and authorisation of externally designed engineering schemes on behalf of both internal and external clients to ensure any assets meet the appropriate design specification and safety standards.
·Lead and support Health and Safety management across the service ensuring that health and safety legislation, policy and best practice is fully adhered to and carry out the duties of the Principal Designer to comply with the Construction Design and Management Regulations to support the safe delivery of projects on site.
·Monitor staff performance, coach and act as a mentor developing technical expertise of team members to assist with achieving individual performance targets and future potential.
·Hold team members to account to comply with internal and external standards of statutory responsibilities, duties, policies and procedures to ensure standards are met to maintain a consistent and high-quality service.
·Act as an ambassador for individual schemes and the Company across professional, business and community events and networks at local and regional level to maintain a positive company reputation, build relationships with third parties and promote internal expertise for business development.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
·A degree in Civil Engineering, or a related subject and post qualification relevant experience, or equivalent knowledge gained through practical experience in a highway and/or civil engineering environment.
·Ability to lead a team in a busy design environment, to make decisions and solve problems to meet team objectives and operational targets and be able to prioritise available team resources to meet the needs of the business.
·Excellent interpersonal skills to gain agreement and acceptance of others including colleagues, senior managers and clients. Ability to work collaboratively and actively involve colleagues and members of the team.
·Strong ICT skills including Microsoft Office applications and competence in specialist computer applications used to support highway design and civil engineering activities including working knowledge of current computer aided design software and knowledge of data management environments.
·Thorough working knowledge and demonstrable experience of design standards appropriate to highway design and civil engineering and contract preparation.
·Thorough working knowledge of procurement practices used in design and construction, including forms of tender, conditions of contract and forms of partnership.
·Proven experience of providing information, communicating and working collaboratively with internal and external customers, stakeholders and colleagues to achieve delivery objectives
·Proven experience of financial monitoring and control across a range of projects.
·Proficient at project delivery with proven experience of all stages of project implementation from feasibility to construction on site within a highway and/or civil engineering environment.
If you feel that you are right for this role technically, but the salary, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for roles very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.
Even if you are happy in your current role for now, we always welcome calls from Highways, Infrastructure & Transportation professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Carrington West's Highways, Transport & Infrastructure division is the fastest growing in the country, our specialist team has a combined over 100+ years' experience in this market. Please call Adam Butler at Carrington West on 07889 214 154 for more information.
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