Principal Engineer

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Job Sector:
£40 to £45 per hour
Carrington West
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We are currently assisting our client; a local authority based in West Yorkshire, to find an experienced and available Principal Highways Engineer to join their busy Highways and Engineering department with an Operational focus.

What the job is for:

In relation to Highway Engineering, you will be responsible for:

�Overseeing the delivery and project management of highway improvement schemes
�Managing a small number of Senior Engineers, Engineers and a workforce of up to 100 site operatives.
�Fulfil the need of a Principal Contractor on site; ensuring all regulations and health and safety procedures are being followed
�Compile maintenance schemes / contracts and monitor progress of contracts and consultants to deliver cost effective maintenance of infrastructure.
�Supervise, motivate and direct junior members of staff to promote project delivery to agreed timescale and budgets.

What you will need to succeed:

�In depth knowledge of highway improvement schemes
�A practical approach to delivering projects
�The ability to liaise with stakeholders on various levels
�Confidence in your ability to overcome problems and find solutions quickly and efficiently
�Able to work without close supervision
�Ability to keep good work records

What you will get in return:

Working between three local location as part of a busy team; this will be an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join an already strong Highways Engineering team as they undertake new and exciting projects.

What you need to do now:
If you are interested in this role and fit the criteria above, please send us your application today.

If you feel that you possess the right skills and experience for this position however the rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically, please still feel free to send us your CV; we constantly recruit for jobs similar to this one at various levels UK Wide. We are always available for a confidential chat about your employment situation.

We always welcome calls from Highways, Traffic & Transportation professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 70+ years’ experience in this market. Please call Ellen at Carrington West on 02393 876037 for more information.

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Contact Details:
Carrington West
Tel: 02393 876 037
Contact: Ellen Dennison

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