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Principal Civil Engineer - Manchester

Built environment jobs North West England , Built environment jobs , Europe
Sector Built environment jobs
Specialism Infrastructure
Salary 50000
Posted 04 Feb 2020
The Infrastructure team specialises in providing high level advice to mainly private sector clients on planning and design issues relating to Highways, Public Realm, Signal Design, Sewerage, SUDS, Building Drainage, Earthworks, Flood Protection and Utilities coordination/Diversion on Residential, Retail, Industrial and Commercial Developments both in the UK and overseas.

You will work within a team to produce designs and drawings for construction projects and deliver technical reports for masterplanning and to support planning applications.  You can expect to be active on a number of projects and client accounts at any given time.  You will report to an Associate Director.

A typical week would include:

Day to day project management in the delivery of concept studies and strategies with hands on design, leading to planning applications or construction drawing issue;
Taking financial responsibility for your projects and being responsible for ensuring your projects are delivered to budget, programme and technical standards;
Working on a number of projects and client accounts, liaising with clients at a local and national level;
Direct line management, including mentoring and managing early career professionals ensuring technical excellence is in everything we deliver;
Assisting in the preparation of fee proposals, and involvement in business development activities;
Helping maintain the culture and positive working environment in the team.

Key Skills:

You will preferably hold a civil engineering degree and either be Chartered or approaching Chartered status with experience in highway and highway drainage design;
Strong post graduate experience in a civil engineering working environment;
The ability to produce masterplans, site appraisals, write reports to support planning applications, design calculations and construction drawing;
A solid engineering foundation and an understanding of highway design and highway drainage principles (layout, etc.);
Experience in the design of highways using PDS (or similar software packages) together with experience in applying Highways England and Local Authority design guidance;
The ability to work effectively with colleagues including more senior and junior staff in producing designs, drawings and reports is essential;
A solid knowledge of the relevant design codes such as Sewers for Adoption, DMRB and Local Authority Design Guides, to be well versed in the preparation of drawings for Contract Documents and S278 and S38 Agreement;
The ability to prepare designs for highway schemes including associated highway drainage.


Competitive Salary 
37.5 hour working week
25 days annual leave
Pension schemes
Life assurance
Personal accident cover 
Paid professional subscriptions
Flexible benefits scheme 

Call Brian La-Ffin on 0161 941 5277 (option 1) or 07895710250 for a confidential discussion and further insight into this consultancy and role.