Job Title: Principal Highways Engineer (Drainage)
Salary £45,000 - £52,000
My client has an excellent opportunity for a Principal Engineer (Drainage) with a strong infrastructure
background who can demonstrate experience in designing drainage and highways in Cardiff / South
They are looking for an individual with experience in sustainable drainage systems and land drainage.
The principal engineer Leads the planning, design, construction and maintenance of physical
infrastructures, especially large and complex infrastructures, such as roads, bridges, channels and dams.
Oversees the evaluation and inspection of civil engineering projects to ensure that standards and
requirements are met. Reviews and approves technical documentation, such as drawings and
specifications, for civil engineering projects. Supervises adherence to building codes and safety
regulations relevant to civil engineering.
What you’ll be doing:
Develop drainage solutions for highway, infrastructure and site development schemes for
feasibility, planning, tender, and detailed design stages of the project.
Proficient in the use of AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Microdrainage and Causeway Flow
drainage design software.
Design of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) with good knowledge of relevant current
standards and guidelines and contemporary environmental solutions to manage land
What we’re looking for:
Expected to have >10 years relevant post degree graduate experience or extensive and
proven experience post HNC/HND. Incorporated Engineer professional qualification (IEng)
or someone very close to IEng.
Thorough understanding of drainage design principles including foul, surface water, land
drainage and SuDS.
l Knowledge and understanding of the SAB process.
Clear evidence of successful management of projects/programmes and teams to meet both
quality and commercial targets
l Clear evidence of strong client communication skills
Be adept with one of MicroDrainage, Civil 3D or PDS, and be well-versed in the preparation
of notes and specifications sufficient for technical approvals and construction, ideally with
experience of Section 38/278 highway schemes and Section 104/106 drainage schemes.