Principal Civil Engineer

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West Midlands
£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
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As a pivotal member of the Highways Design delivery team, the team are looking for a Principal Civil Engineer to lead a team of circa 10 engineers and technicians to deliver a broad range of mutli-disciplinary civil engineering design projects both nationally and potentially internationally.
Based in central Birmingham, our international design hub offers a unique opportunity to be involved in schemes from inception to completion not just nationally but internationally; an unprecedented opportunity to work with a wide range of clients including but by no means limited to: Local Authorities, Highways England, Transport for Wales (TfW), VicRoads Melbourne AU, Roads and Maritime Services Sydney AU and many more.

Recent key projects include:
Smart Motorways Programme for Highways England
M25 Junctions 10 to 16 and M40/42 Interchange Smart Motorway schemes for Highways England.
M1 J13-16 SMP – AmeyARUP
M56 J6-J8 SMP
M54 M6/M6 Toll Link CDF
Wales & Borders Highways and Structures Feasibility Design for TfW
x5 Structural Rehabilitation works - Australia Western Roads Upgrade – For VicRoads Melbourne
A2 A419 Stonehouse for Gloucester City Council
This is an opportunity to work as a Principal Civil Engineer leading a diverse range of projects for both the Strategic Road Network and Local Road Network. You will be working in a varied, passionate and engaged team where you can lead and support the development of the engineers of the future. Additionally, you will have the support to further enhance your own development. You will be accountable for several projects ensuring your team deliver technically sound and safe solutions that are delivered on time, to budget and to the required quality and technical standards.

A typical week will include:
You will act proactively and robustly to lead your team to deliver designs as per project requirements ensuring client and business requirements are met. This means leading by example in the delivery, management and financial control of the projects to ensure robust and effective delivery across your portfolio. Additionally, you will support the Highways Team Discipline Lead and Account Manager to drive change and innovation within projects and on the Account.
Reporting to the Highways Discipline Lead / Project Director
You will be responsible for robust design delivery to relevant technical standards
You will lead the delivery of project outcomes on time, within budget and to a high-quality standard
You will coach staff, using your experienced technical skillset to grow and challenge the future generation supporting them in their professional development and training
You will ensure team targets are met and proactively implement measures to improve performance, efficiency and utilisation
You will proactively build sustainable client relationships and identify new business opportunities to enhance the Account business opportunities

A degree in Civil Engineering
A chartered Engineer (CEng/IEng + MICE) / CIHT / IHE
Thorough / expert knowledge and understanding of the DMRB / Local Authority Standards
Evidence of leading/managing a variety of Highway Design Projects
Effective and proven team motivational skills
Good IT Skills with a sound knowledge of engineering software
Proven communication skills with the ability to build and develop relationships with a variety of stakeholders
8+ years’ experience of the co-ordination of the design process and team management
Client focused approach to service delivery
Proven ability of managing projects and delivering on time and within budget
Commercial and financial awareness
Ability to adapt to changing priorities and workload
Ability to work under pressure and deliver a high-quality product
Broad knowledge and understanding of key design software (CAD/3d/MX/Open roads)
Thorough knowledge of CDM and health and safety requirements / implications of design
As a Principal Civil Engineer, we expect Health & Safety to be a key focus for you
Hold a driving license

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Contact Details:
Tel: 01489 898138
Fax: 01489 898290
Contact: Natasha Jones

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