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Senior / Principal Engineer

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent - Full Time

  • Salary:

    Market related

  • Contact:

    Natasha Jones

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  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 017

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Principal/Senior Highways Engineer
Do you want to work for a leading global multi-disciplinary consultancy who specialise in all areas of the built and natural environment, shaping the future of our environmental, social, and economic landscapes? My client are currently seeking an experienced Principal or Senior Engineer to join their Highways team but with flexibility for agile working, this is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced engineer.
This position is key to the success of the team and the most suitable candidate will most likely have extensive experience in a design role gained within a consultancy producing design packages for technical approval and construction. Familiarity and proficiency in the application of relevant design standards (e.g. DMRB) are expected, as is experience in the production and approval of S278/S38 highway design packages. This is a dynamic and exciting role for a candidate looking to progress their career and who enjoys working independently and as part of a team.
Including but not limited to:
·Production of schematic/concept designs and design calculations within defined timescales;
·Liaising with other construction professionals in the development of designs;
·Directing Technicians in the production of AutoCAD and Civils 3D drawings;
·Undertaking quality reviews of designs prior to issue;
·Liaison with Statutory Bodies (e.g. Highways England or Local Authority);
·Analysis and design of earthworks;
·Visiting sites and attending site meetings;
·Participation in internal project team meetings;
·Attendance at external design meetings with clients and other design team members;
·Preparing correspondence, reports and specifications.
·Working closely as required with support functions within the organisation such as HR, Finance, Marketing / Bid
·Leading by example to exhibit defined RPS behaviours and appropriate personal/professional conduct
·Additional duties as required 
Preferred Qualifications:         
·Degree in Civil Engineering. Chartered Engineer, MICE or MCIHT
Essential Skills:
·Experience in the production and approval of S278/S38 highway design packages
·Sound knowledge of relevant design standards and good experience of managing design production and formal approach
·Good written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to work independently, and lead and supervise others      
Desirable Skills:
·Proficient in use of Civils 3D and AutoCAD
·Experience of use of Microdrainage software.
What we offer you:
The team will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself.  We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects across the UK. Employee's are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including:  24 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year,  Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Gadget Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships and BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards.
Company Approach 
Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. Our behaviours define who we are. Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work. 'Stronger Together' is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace: 'We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.'