Principal Civil Engineer - Highways & Transportation

Hays Building
West Midlands, Birmingham
£40000.0 - £60000.0 per annum + up to £60k depending on experience
Closing date
13 Oct 2023

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Job position
Senior Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
CAD / 3D Visualiser

Job Details

Your new company
Our client is a transport planning and highway engineering consultancy that is focused on working within the property development industry; such as private developers, retailers, house builders, estate managers and land owners.
As a company they work with some of the UK's most successful development companies; they are a practice of exceptional individuals that unite behind their brand to deliver clear and commercially viable transport planning and highway engineering advice that is focused on their clients' needs.
They are looking for exceptional people at Principal Civil Engineer grade who want to get involved in delivering projects and be a key member of their growing team. Their overall approach in the business is for everyone in the business to work closely together to share their ideas, knowledge and views in order to ensure they achieve a successful outcome for their clients. This means you will have a varied work stream working alongside their wide range of clients, primarily in the Private Sector, includes high profile and prominent developers, land owners, house builders, retailers, universities, NHS health providers as well as contractors.
Your new role

  • Working knowledge of Design Manual for Road and Bridges(DMRB), MfS1&2, LTN1/20. Including experience in their general application, as well as local authority, highway design standards.
  • Independent use of engineering software: AutoCAD (2D Design), Civil 3D (3D Design), AutoTrack and Microdrainage.
  • An awareness of Departures from Standard for and Local Highway Authorities and National Highways.
  • Preparation of engineering drawings, calculations, reports, and design documents.
  • Working knowledge of Section 278 & Section 38 legal agreements process.
  • Review of utility diversions associated with Section 278 works through an understanding of National Joint Utility Guidelines, C2 & C3 Utility Diversions.
  • A clear understanding of designers' duties as required under Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015.
  • Coordinating with the transport planning team, project engineers, and engineering technicians to ensure comprehensive delivery of service.
  • Exposure to Project Management and client communication.
  • Prepare client briefs and fee proposals for submission, as well as contributing to company wide bids and framework applications.
  • Commissioning, preparation of and designers response inputs, to optioneering studies, GG104 Risk Assessment, GG142 walking, cycling and horse-riding assessment, GG119 road safety audits

What you'll need to succeed
Formal education in either Civil Engineering or experience in Highway Engineering disciplines;

  • Experience in the field of development-focused highway design/engineering;
  • A member (or seeking to be) of a professional membership, such as ICE or CIHT;
  • Excellent communication skills with a high standard of work ethic; and
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and ability to work proactively and use initiative.

What you'll get in return

  • Competitive salary(graded by experience);
  • 25 days annual leave(increased by seniority);
  • Dell Precision Laptop for work;
  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • Private medical insurance;
  • Health cash plan;
  • Two-tiered pension;
  • Critical illness cover;
  • Death in service cover;
  • Discretionary Cycle Hire scheme;
  • Discretionary Travel Loans;
  • End of year Bonus

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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