Principal Engineer (Highways)

Civil & Structural
  • UK, West Midlands, Birmingham
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Negotiable
Our client is a major design, engineering and project management consultancy who has been rapidly growing within various sectors and who is looking for multiple experienced professionals to join them on permanent basis. This role is for a Principal Engineer (Highways) located in Birmingham and Derby. Job...
  • Posted
  • Deadline: 22.05.2024

Managing consultant

Nisa Hamid

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Job description

Our client is a major design, engineering and project management consultancy who has been rapidly growing within various sectors and who is looking for multiple experienced professionals to join them on permanent basis. This role is for a Principal Engineer (Highways) located in Birmingham and Derby.  

 

Job Description:  

 

Working in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, technicians, and other professionals, you will be responsible for leading the design teams responsible for delivering highway designs which includes producing 3D models, drawings, and specifications to relevant standards.  

Your experience should demonstrate the successful design of projects meeting programme and budgets targets. Your communication skills and teamwork should be excellent, with the ability to present highway designs to Clients and Stakeholders.  

 

Responsibilities:  

- Leading highway design delivery for various multi-disciplinary projects.  

- Solving complex problems on multidisciplinary highway projects.  

- Delegating work to team members, programming deliverables and monitoring progress and budgets.  

- Check and review of deliverables produced by project teams.  

- Support the business in winning work including representing the business at networking events, preparing bids and tenders and establish, maintain, and develop relationships with existing and prospective internal and external clients.  

- Liaising with Practice Managers and other discipline leads to ensure that projects are sufficiently resourced.  

- Mentoring and coaching team members and taking responsibility for the development of staff.  

- Liaise with key clients and be capable of discussing design / technical solutions to stakeholders including technical and non-technical clients.  

- Identify and respond to project commercial risks and opportunities.

Requirements

- Chartered or near Chartered Engineer (desirable)  

- BEng or MEng in Civil Engineering (priority)  

 

Essential Criteria:  

- An appreciation of technical standards relating to highway design including link and junction designs.  

- Experience of client interface.  

- Proven ability to advise clients on technical and project related matters.  

- Proven ability to coach and develop team members.  

- Proven ability to work flexibly to deliver projects to time and budget.  

- A sound commercial understanding of risks and opportunities.  

 

Desirable Criteria:  

- Project Management experience of complex multidisciplinary highway projects or a portfolio of smaller projects.  

- Experience of design and build highway projects.  

- Experience in identifying and seeking approvals for Departures from Standards.  

- Qualified Road Safety Auditor (Team Member / Observer).  

- Programme Management experience.

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