Principal Bridge Engineer

Posted 28 April 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent - Full Time
DisciplineHighways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameTony Hutt

Job description

Principal Bridge & Civil Engineer
The Transportation business covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management, from inception and options appraisal through to detailed design and delivery/construction support. It is my clients' centre of excellence for the design of highway and rail infrastructure projects. They aim to be the first-choice designer for local and national highway authorities, contractors and developers.
They are working on many high-profile projects and frameworks nationwide, including Cambridge to Huntingdon A14 upgrade, Smart Motorways and Roads Investment Programmes through the Collaborative Delivery Framework for Highways England, HS2, TRU, East West Rail and the West Midlands Shared Professional Services with a number of local authorities.
They are seeking a candidate for their NW offices (Warrington or Manchester) who is able to demonstrate a high level of civil engineering capability and can lead the technical delivery of bridge and civils design projects. You will have a background in structural and civil design, working within the UK highways and/or rail sectors with a track record of managing successful delivery on engineering design projects.
They will value you for going beyond to exceed expectations and deliver innovative solutions nobody else can.
·Lead the technical delivery of bridge and/or civil engineering projects (HE, NR and/or LA) and input into complex, multi-disciplinary projects.
·Use analytical skills to derive potential solutions to engineering problems and engineering judgement to appraise different options and recommend the most suitable option.
·Oversee the production of and review high quality design documentation including sketches, drawings, calculations, reports and specifications.
·Carry out designs, design calculations, reports and specifications to industry and national standards.
·Stay abreast of industry developments and changes in standards. Ensure that all design submissions produced by those under your supervision are compliant with all relevant standards.
·Developing more junior staff by technical training and mentoring.
·Responsible for the completion of projects to time and budgets.
·BEng / MEng or MSc degree in civil engineering or equivalent.
·Chartered Membership of a relevant professional body, ICE, IStructE.
·Intimate knowledge of Highways England's and/or Network Rail's processes and the various deliverables required at each stage.
·Willingness and ability to lead the technical delivery of bridge and civils design projects and relevant aspects of complex, multi-disciplinary projects.
·Sound understanding of technical principles underlying civil engineering, particularly civil engineering structures.
·Sound understanding of relevant design standards, including Eurocodes.
·Sound understanding of Network Rail, Highways England and local authority standards and technical assurance procedures.
·Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, particularly Word and Excel.
·Proven track record of producing high quality deliverables with little supervision.
·Ability to prepare reports and collate specifications from all parties to the project and to collect other data and statistics necessary for the preparation of progress and technical reports
·Relevant highways and rail industry experience of working within a design consultancy essential.Wider knowledge gained from working within a contractor and/or client organisation desirable.
·Sound interpersonal skills and ability to converse with a wide range of Clients and colleagues across a number of engineering disciplines.
·Excellent spoken and written English.
·Experience of working with key clients, e.g. Network Rail, Highways England, local authorities and major contractors, and have an understanding or their internal organisation and processes.
·Identify and respond to clients values in a competitive market sector.
·Ability to manage stakeholders, e.g. specialist suppliers, independent checkers and local authorities.
·Ability to manage projects including preparing programmes and managing risk.
·Good project management skills, commercial awareness, financial management skills and ability to deliver work across a range of contract types.
·Ability to develop and agree scopes and manage the internal technical supply chain, including budgets, programme and quality of deliverable, delivering within set time frame.
·Awareness of the business models adopted in the sector and commercial and technical risks.
·Experience in motivating teams to prioritise and deliver tasks to time and budget.
·Flexibility for occasional periods working away from normal office location, including overseas for 3 to 6 months.
Desirable Requirements:
·Experience as designer on design and build (D&B) and/or Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) commissions.
·Experience of collaborative software (SharePoint, Business Collaborator, ProNet or Arenium).
·Experience of writing bids and offers and an understanding of the commercial risks associated with projects.
The Individual:
·They are looking for an enthusiastic individual that is willing to work in a dynamic environment as part of a wider team. The preferred individual will be able to take ownership and responsibility to lead projects, be comfortable working independently but able to seek advice from your colleagues where the job involves areas of work that are new to you.
·The team and business are continually looking for ways to improve how they meet clients' needs, and encourage challenge and alternative viewpoints/approaches from all staff. You will be required to adopt a similar mentality, bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to the team and their ways of working.