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Job title

Principal Engineer

Ref no. BHN572550
Location Berkshire, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

We are looking for a Principal Highways Engineer, who is ideally professionally accredited (IEng/CEng) and/or chartered, to join a dynamic highways team.

Key skills required for this role

Highway/Traffic Design


Highway Engineering

Job description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Development and delivery of concept, preliminary and detailed highway designs
  • Preparation of calculations, written reports, and checking of drawings
  • Providing technical guidance and leadership to junior colleagues
  • Development of project task budgets and programmes, and delivering targets
  • Attending client meetings and liaising with clients and other stakeholders
  • Planning and undertaking site visits, inspections and investigations
  • Taking an active role in the implementation of CDM duties on projects
  • Communicating effectively and professionally with the design team, clients and contractors

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in successful operational delivery to Local Authority and private clients
  • Experience in project management with a strong understanding of the commercial aspects of projects
  • Proactive, self-motivated, with good problem-solving skills
  • Inspirational team leader and motivator
  • Excellent financial acumen in both project cost control and works estimates
  • Ability to deliver on time while handling multiple projects/tasks
  • Ability to communicate at all levels with excellent oral/written/numeracy skills
  • Good computer literacy, including experience of CAD, 3D modelling and MS Project
  • Self-motivated with strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and experience in the application and use of highways design software
  • Degree within an engineering based subject or equivalent
  • Master's degree in civil engineering and working towards Professional Qualification
  • Chartered Engineer and Member of a relevant professional institution (ICE or CIHT)
  • Strong background in application of DMRB design standards
  • Experience in line managing and providing technical oversight for delivery teams
  • Knowledge and experience of business development, including fee estimation and proposal preparation
  • Understanding and experience of design using 2D CAD and Civils 3D
  • Knowledge and experience of financial management
  • Experience managing multiple projects both technically and financially
  • Strong commercial and contractual understanding
  • Understanding Health & Safety requirements and CDM duties

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