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Principal Engineer - Highways

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Principal Engineer - Highways

  • Location:

    Greater London

  • Sector:

    Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent - Full Time

  • Salary:

    Market related

  • Contact:

    Natasha Jones

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 017

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  • Published:

    15 days ago

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Principal Engineer - Highways
           This is an excellent opportunity for a Principal Engineer to work for a well established London based transport consultancy. As a dynamic and growing company our future is being built around a team of the very best people.
The team of 55 are working on some of the most exciting and challenging development planning and infrastructure projects in London, Europe and across the world, from large commercial skyscrapers to sport stadiums and major events projects in London. They are leading the debate on smart servicing and autonomous vehicles, and are redesigning roads and streets that look to the future of transport. The ability to design and create public spaces, roads and streets, parks and plazas for people and communities sets this consultancy out as one of the UK's most highly regarded transport engineering consultancies.
Clients include major developers, architects, contractors and local authorities; they include TfL, London Borough of Redbridge, City of London, London Borough of Camden, Landsec, the London Legacy Development Corporation, Canary Wharf, British Land, Brockton Capital, YOO Capital, Brookfield, HB Reavis, Mace, Bam, and Multiplex.
·Your role will include leading others in the engineering design, technical analysis, research, forecasting, modelling and calculations, and reporting as required to support our clients in delivering highways, streets and transport infrastructure schemes. You will be responsible for the checking and approval of deliverables in accordance with our quality assurance processes.
·You will manage a wide range of projects with autonomy, and be the primary point of contact with clients.
·In your role as a personal supervisor, you will be responsible for the progression and support of members of the team, and ensuring they have the training, responsibility and opportunities they need to develop and thrive in their career.
·With support from your directors, you will take a leading role in the engineering team with respect to team resourcing, ensuring compliance with company policies, team development and growth. You will have responsibility for the development of our business capabilities, both technical and non-technical, in areas such as BIM, QMS, EMS and health and safety.  
·You will take a pro-active role in developing business in line with the business strategy. This will include building existing client relationships, and developing new ones. You will attend and support relevant conferences, seminars and networking events.
You will be a self-starter, love working in a hard working team and have a passion for the urban built environment, transport and highway infrastructure engineering and its challenges.
You will be able to demonstrate the following:
·You have a Civil Engineering degree, equivalent, or experience in similar technical engineering discipline
·Will be a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer (with the ICE/CIHT/similar)
·Ability to develop transport and highway infrastructure schemes from concept through to detailed design
·Ability to design all aspects of S278 schemes, urban street and highway schemes
·Ability to work independently
·Ability to oversee, check and approve the work of others
·Ability to successfully manage a range of projects, including resources, budgets and programmes
·Ability to successfully support the work and career progression of others
·Ability to successfully manage and build effective client relationships
·You have strong written and verbal communication skills
·You will have strong numeracy and analytical skills
·Ability to develop and review designs in Civils3D and AutoCAD
·Experience of working across Microsoft Office and AutoDesk platforms
Desirable skills and experience:
·Experience in urban and public realm design
·Drainage design experience, and use of WinDes
·Experience in negotiating S278 agreements
·Experience in construction logistics and traffic management design support
·On site delivery experience, knowledge of scheme implementation, inspections, resident engineer duties
·Business development and client relationship development
The opportunity to work with some of the best professionals in the industry. A vibrant, dynamic and collaborative working environment, in the central London based head office, with flexible approaches to working. A competitive remuneration and benefits package, including bonuses, healthcare, impressive above average pension, targeted and specialised training and professional development, and payment of two professional membership subscriptions. 25 days holiday + buy and sell up to 5 days per year and access to in-house massages, weekly yoga sessions, regular company funded social events.
This is an equal opportunities employer. In applying you will be supplying us with personal data contained within your CV and cover letter. This could include your name, address, email, previous work details etc. In line with our Privacy policy (which we hold on our company website) we ensure that your data is held securely. We retain any applicant's details for 1 year following the end of the recruitment campaign.