Principal Civil Technician

Posted 07 December 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent - Full Time
DisciplineHighways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameTony Hutt

Job description

My client is highly motivated and committed to the delivery of successful projects for their clients. This ethos has led to an expanding workload and the requirement for a Principal Highways CAD Technician, preferably proficient in the use of Civil 3D, who will enjoy the challenges provided by a diverse range of clients and projects. This position offers the successful applicant exciting opportunities to advance their career across many facets of the profession, opportunities to learn whilst working alongside senior management, and develop in-house expertise.
The role will be varied and all encompassing and will include a mix of hands-on highways design work and technical support to other members of the in-house team. Candidates must have detailed design experience and a solid background in highway construction projects. You will be able to prepare, review and take responsibility for issuing design drawings and have the seniority to liaise effectively with clients, other members of the professional team, Local Authorities and contractors.
The position offers an excellent opportunity for a Principal Highways CAD Technician seeking to develop their career and business acumen and taking on new engineering challenges - right at the heart of a growing, talented, friendly and collaborative team.
Key skills & experience
Hold an appropriate engineering / CAD qualification and already be / or working toward Incorporated or Chartered status
Considerable experience working in a highways engineering design consultancy
Technical and computing ability to produce horizontal and vertical highways design using appropriate software including ideally Civil 3D
Strong self-motivation and initiative able to work largely unsupervised taking responsibility for managing the technical approval process
Familiarity of highway planning procedures, including Section 38 / 278 Agreements, UK design principles and standards including MfS and DMRB
Knowledge of procedures relating to TROs and Road Safety Audits etc.
Experience of dealing with clients and other members of the professional team utilising strong communication skills both orally and in writing
Good financial and commercial awareness
An ability to follow instruction and to work collaboratively as part of a team
This team undertakes the following tasks
Site appraisal and feasibility assessment
Walking, cycling and public transport audit (WCHAR) and design
Servicing / delivery design and management
Highways design - local authority and private residential / commercial (S.38 / 184 / 278)
Vehicle swept path assessment
Utility assessment and impact negotiation (C3 & C4)
Road Restraint Risk Assessment Procedure (RRRAP)
Ordinary Watercourse Consent application
CDM risk and mitigation assessment
Traffic calming and home zone scheme design
Traffic Regulation Orders and Stopping Up Orders
Road Safety Auditing (Stages 1 - 4)
Remuneration and training
The company offer a competitive salary, a contribution towards a personal pension scheme (up to 5% of salary) and payment of professional membership fees. The company contributes to regular social events and encourages involvement with nominated charities.
They have a friendly and supportive working environment, including flexible working hours and working arrangements.