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  • UK, Wales, South Glamorgan, Cardiff
  • from £45,000 to £52,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Eligibility to work: UK
  • Years Exp: 7

Job Title: Principal Highways Engineer (Drainage)

Location: Cardiff

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.

  • Quote ref: 7048/22868

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