Principal Civil Engineer - Rail Engineering, West Midlands

£40000 - £48000 per annum
12 Dec 2017
09 Jan 2018
Katy Harries
Job Type

Principal Civil Engineer - Rail Engineering, West Midlands

***Competitive salary and attractive benefits package***

Our client is an international engineering and consulting group specialising in rail and public transport. They have worked on high speed railways in France and were responsible for the design and engineering of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, now known as HS1. If you are excited by innovation, rail engineering excellence and being at the forefront of a growing team, then this is the role for you.

My client is looking for an experienced Principal Civil Engineer who specialises in rail engineering to join the dynamic engineering team based in the West Midlands. As a Principal Engineer, you will be responsible for delivering technically sound design solutions, including all associated reporting and cost estimating, with duties including:

  • Manage, mentor and develop the existing rail engineering team
  • Conceptual outline and detailed design of railway structures.

To be considered for this Principal Civil Engineer role you will have;

  • BEng/MEng degree in Civil Engineering (or similar)
  • Professionally Qualified Chartered (CEng) Engineer
  • Experienced based skills in civil engineering within major infrastructure and rail projects such as platforms, drainage, earthworks, underground structures, station building structures, foundations and structural steelwork.
  • A thorough understanding of multi-disciplinary co-ordination across major rail infrastructure projects and global design teams.
  • Previous experience supervising junior team members
  • Experience in the design and checking of concrete, composite, steel and other bridge forms, earthworks and drainage.
  • Experience in the use of civil / structural software design packages
  • Previous experience working with, Eurocodes, British Standards, Technical Specification for Interoperability, Railway Standards and knowledge of guidance available from industry research bodies such as CIRIA, Concrete Council etc
  • Experience of Prevention through Engineering Design including Designers responsibilities under CDM
  • Engineering design production utilising BIM
  • Working knowledge of Autocad and Bentley Systems tools (Microstation, Projectwise, eB etc.)

If you are interested in this Principal Civil Engineer role, please contact Katy on (01792) 362015 or please email an up-to-date CV to:

We have many more vacancies available on our website at This is a permanent role.

Penguin Recruitment is operating as a Recruitment Agency in respect to this position.

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