Principal Engineer - Rail, Highways, Infrastructure

08 Nov 2017
06 Dec 2017
Steven Hill
Job Type

Principal Engineer


Our client, a leading firm of Consulting Engineers, are currently looking for a highly experience Principal Engineer to join their team in Nottingham. The successful candidate will currently be working for a consultancy in a Senior / Principal Rail, Highways or Infrastructure role.

The role requires and individual with a hand on technical background, rather than a project management background.

Job responsibilities

  • Site inspections including leading site work as part of the development for junior/less experienced staff
  • Promote improvement in standards of checking and compliance with BIM standards
  • Technically supervise staff at lower levels
  • Pre-Feasibility reports involving face to face client meetings
  • Undertake the role of Project Engineer, when trained
  • Prepare calculations, drawings and other documents and ensuring these are controlled during the execution of projects under your control
  • Prepare fee budgets, proposals and resources requirements for projects under your control
  • Specify and/or manage site examination and investigation works in a safe and effective manner
  • Identify and manage risks for the work under your control to agreed acceptable levels
  • Co-ordinate with other engineers in other regional offices
  • Develop the relationship between the company and new and existing clients in order to identify potential work
  • Maintain client relationships through liaison on proposals and project work
  • Manage and train colleagues undertaking project work
  • Contribute to the management of the company by participating in Action Groups
  • Comply with the Company Health & Safety procedures, Quality Assurance/Environmental Management system procedures and documentation, CDM Regulations and general legislation
  • Provide support to the Quality Manager by participating in training, audits and providing feedback

Skills and experience required

  • Minimum qualification of a BSc / HNC
  • Excellent experience of Rail, Highways or Infrastructure
  • If from a rail background: Good working knowledge of Microstation, ClearRoute 2 (Tilting Trains if possible) and Bentley Railtrack
  • Excellent communication and management skills
  • Leads efforts in order to determine best practices
  • Proactively identifies and documents needs for changes to requirements
  • 'Sells' innovative solutions within the company and to other stakeholders
  • Manages changes and identifies risks, escalating to higher management

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