Principal Civil Engineer

Ref No. EMP435313
Location Manchester, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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Our client is an independent international engineering and project management consultancy, who have been working with clients to deliver projects which contribute to improving living circumstances around the world for more than 137 years


Infrastructure background

The Job

The large scale company, spread over 140 countries are committed to promise to enhance society together. The team in Manchester are currently looking for a Principal Engineer.

The Principal Design Engineer will report in to the Director and Associate Director and will involve managing the delivery of highway schemes and solutions. The role demands a proactive approach in a team environment and offers substantial opportunity for career progression within the company.

The successful candidate will particularly be expected to be able to manage project teams and undertake the day to day Client liaison and management on projects. The Principal Engineer will be expected to be able to identify business opportunities and to communicate and discuss these with the DAG and AD as well as assist in realising these and will contribute towards the technical excellence of the team and can expect considerable experience on a variety of interesting and challenging projects.

The workload is wide ranging and covers all aspects of highway design from; feasibility to construction supervision and include minor highway improvements to major new road and infrastructure schemes.

General Responsibilities:
* Management of infrastructure projects.
* Developing innovative design solutions to serve and benefit Clients.
* Inspiring junior staff to develop innovative design solutions to serve and benefit Clients.
* Proactively contributing to the technical development of the design function in the UK.
* Providing technical support and advice within Transport UK in order to:

Develop the technical skills of junior staff:
* Ensure consistency in technical quality from junior staff.
* Commercial and technical management of projects ensuring that projects are managed effectively within budgetary constraints.
* The day-to-day management of the junior members of the design function in the UK
* Identification of business opportunities
* Preparation of fee proposals
* Assistance in preparation of PQQs

Specific Education and Technical competences:-

* Relevant degree and extensive relevant post qualification experience on Highways Projects such as S278, S38 and S104 agreements.
* At, or working towards, Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status.
* Ability to prepare briefs and manage project costs and budgets.
* Working knowledge of design standards - DMRB, MfS.
* Understanding of highway design software, such as Civil 3D, WINDES, etc.
* Working knowledge of utilities provision, diversions and construction practices.
* Knowledge of the implications of works on the environment and knowledge of sustainable construction practices.
* Full understanding of the health and safety legislation covering the construction industry.
* Management and project management skills to supervise and deliver a programme of works
* Working knowledge of contract procurement, specification, supervision and contract administration experience. (NEC Contract, MCHW).
* Excellent communication skills, including ability to write reports and make presentations and negotiate with all external parties including the public.
* Ability to manage and motivate junior staff. Ability to advise and discuss issues with senior staff
* Car driver.

Key challenges
* Coordination and management of project teams
* Client management
* Identification of business opportunities
* Writing successful fee proposals

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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