Principal Highway Engineer

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South West
£30 to £40 per hour
Carrington West
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Principal Highway Engineer

I am currently recruiting for a Principal Highway Engineer to join a client based in Somerset.

The Principal Highway Engineer will join client’s team who are responsible for working on various highways improvement schemes.

The Principal Highway Engineer will

Manage a team of highway design engineers and technicians, providing leadership, advice and guidance on highway design matters throughout the scheme lifecycle and assists them to identify potential career development opportunities. Directs and delegates work as required to ensure that scheme programme milestones are achieved and that the designs comply with national and local design guidance and standards.
Performs the role of a Principal Designer under the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 and all associated duties, including projects designed by team members. Duties include
Commissions highway design services through call-off contracts as necessary. Monitors performance and uses contract management mechanisms as necessary to ensure that the work supplied meets time, cost and quality objectives.
Undertakes a technical audit role on third party designs, being responsible for the review of highway design disciplines including horizontal and vertical alignment.
Under the supervision of the Service Manager, leads on key aspects of projects which may have a significant impact on specific working practices of the Engineering Design service. This would include policy development or other activities which contribute to development and delivery of the Service Plan, with a view to then sharing any developments as appropriate across Highways and Transport Services, the wider Council and other Organisations.
It would be useful, though not essential if the individual is proficient in/ has experience of design software such as AutoCad, KeySign, KeyLine etc. However, the individual will not be undertaking the practical design activity itself - the outline and detailed designs of schemes will be undertaken by third parties.
The individual will instead perform the role of Principal Designer under the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 and all associated duties. They will need to ensure that designs comply with national and local design guidance and standards.

For a full description and further information on the role, please call Jason Kohle at Carrington West on 02393 876006.

If you feel that you are right for this role technically, but the rate, 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, Traffic & Transportation professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 40+ years’ experience in this market. Please call Jason at Carrington West on 02393 876006 for more information.

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Contact Details:
Carrington West
Tel: 02393 876 006
Contact: Jason Kohle

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