Principal Highway Engineer

Posted 01 August 2023
Salary £52k - 58k per year
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameAdam Butler

Job description

Carrington West are pleased to offer this outstanding vacancy with one of the most innovative and progressive consultancies in the civil engineering / highway engineering market. The role is based in our clients new Reading office.
The role of Principal Highway Engineer offers the successful candidate a chance of being the technical lead to a team of engineers in the design and delivery of highway and civil engineering projects to internal and external clients as part of the Design Consultancy Service.
Day to day job objectives:
·Manage available resources and capacity within the team to ensure successful delivery of the teams work programme, to meet internal and external client expectation.
·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 delivery of highway design and civil engineering input to internal and external clients to support delivery of complex and large scale projects across the organisation.
·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.
·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.
What experience you will need:
·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.
·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
What you'll get in return:
This is not only a great opportunity to work on local highway / civil engineering projects, but one where you will have a real opportunity to help influence the shape and character of the team's expansion over the coming years.
A culture that helps you to achieve your full potential with clear, structured mentoring, investment and feedback.
A competitive salary - not just to attract you to the business but also to recognise your on-going contribution and capabilities.
They also provide a leading pension scheme, and various perks and wellbeing initiatives to ensure you are properly looked after during your time with the business.
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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