A Principal Highways Engineer is an important operational and career development position in an organisation with key responsibilities to contribute to the development and implementation of projects and programmes of work whilst undertaking a range of technical aspects required for project delivery including feasibility, concept design including buildability and value engineering, detailed design, preparation of tender and contract documentation, invitation of tenders and providing design support during construction works as part of a team.
You will implement projects effectively and commercially to meet the requirements of the brief, quality standards, health and safety and environmental standards to both national and corporate standards, applying all project management best practice including clear communication, reporting, financial management and customer relationship management.
You’ll also have a key role mentoring junior team members.
Arranging the procurement of highway improvement works through competitive tendering.
Preparing schemes for tender typically using the NEC3/4 Forms of Contract.
Designing projects in accordance with the Design Manual for Roads and Bridgeworks and Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works.
Project management including financial forecasting and month end process.
Undertaking feasibility studies including preparing reports, cost estimates, investigating problems and identifying options.
The ability to set and work to personal deadlines and targets to meet the requirements of programmes of work, to meet clients’ needs and to respond to targets set by others.
Able to assist in preparing fee estimates and bid work.
To demonstrate excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing at a general and technical level.
Ensuring compliance of the team’s work with a high regard to Health and Safety and the application of the CDM Regulations and other legislation.
Supervision of and responsibility for members of the team, including programming and allocating work and assisting in the training and development of staff, setting goals and monitoring their performance.
Abide by the objectives and targets of both the section and the department and follow procedures and practices utilised in all aspects of the work, including computerised and manual systems and the maintenance of relevant records.
A Bachelors or master’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related subject accredited by the Engineering Council. Ideally you will already be or fast approaching Chartered Member status of the Institution of Civil Engineers (CEng MICE) or Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CEng MCIHT).
A minimum of 8 years post qualification experience in the design, implementation and supervision of all aspects of highways and civil engineering design and construction.
An extensive knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation, standards and procedures. A working knowledge of standard highway and civil engineering specifications, conditions of contract and methods of measurement.
Working knowledge of the relevant legislation and guidelines including the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, British and European Standards, Eurocodes and Codes of Practice.
Experience of Highways England delivery would be advantageous.
To demonstrate initiative and ingenuity in solving engineering problems.
A full UK driving licence.
Salary negotiable (depending upon experience).
Contractual working hours 37.5 per week with flexible working arrangements.
Annual leave-25 days (plus statutory).
Company Pension Scheme.
Excellent career development opportunities.
Voluntary Benefit Options, including; childcare vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more.
Professional subscription paid.
A calendar of social events supported by our Employee Engagement Plan.
If you are interested in the role, please contact Brian La-Ffin directly for a confidential discussion about how this opening could enhance your experience (0161 941 5277 / 07895710250 / email@example.com)