Senior / Principal Infrastructure Engineer – Land Development – Birmingham and Bristol

Birmingham, West Midlands
Competitive + Benefits
06 Feb 2018
06 Mar 2018
Job Type

Senior / Principal Infrastructure Engineer – Land Development – Birmingham and Bristol

Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate €3.4 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Arcadis. Improving quality of life.


We are striving to attract career minded, technically advanced and commercially aware Senior or Principal Engineer with both design and supervision ability to join our existing high calibre team.

To be considered for a role we are seeking candidates with the following credentials:

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

  • Degree Qualified, ideally Incorporated or Chartered Engineer (M.I.C.E.).

Essential Experience:

  • Land development infrastructure background (surface water, foul water drainage, highway and utility design).
  • Experienced in NEC contract supervision (NEC Supervisor or Assistant PM) including D&B works control and applying standards with the ability to resolve technical issues.
  • Experienced infrastructure design preferably in using and managing Autodesk Civils 3D for infrastructure design and skilled in use of Microdrainage for drainage design.
  • Flexibility to travel occasionally throughout the UK and abroad when required.
  • Client facing and ability to develop contacts and relationships.
  • Sound experience of managing commercial aspects of design projects
  • Excellent motivator with the ability to influence and manage people and situations effectively.
  • You will have the ability to think in an innovative and entrepreneurial manner to deliver the very best solutions to our clients.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director/ Associate Director, you will hold a key role within the Land Development and Building Structures team, providing expert technical advice and contract supervision leading by example through the successful delivery of infrastructure, highways and drainage projects.

You will be accountable for taking a leading role in the contract supervision delivery of development related infrastructure including surface water, foul water, highways and utilities design to meet the client’s requirements and adoptable standards, taking responsibility for technical output. You will lead / support the management of projects including bidding to win support, resource allocation, managing subcontractors, quality assurance and client feedback and ensuring effective communication of any changes/modifications.

You will work in collaboration with other design disciplines and contractor D&B teams to ensure the integrity of the overall design, providing both leadership and technical advice.

Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Delivery of allocated technical assignments, work elements and work packages and other design activities
  • Undertaking technical tasks in accordance with the Company’s quality, safety and project management/engineering procedures and controls
  • Provision of design inputs, within own area of experience/knowledge, across aspects of the Company’s activities and commissions
  • Checking / vetting all designs (in house and external) before issue
  • NEC Contract control as Supervisor and/ or Assistant PM
  • Undertaking consultancy assignments and providing advisory support to Clients and contribute to formulation of design concepts and approaches
  • Maintain good relationships with Client’s key representatives and contribute to the marketing/networking.
  • Inputs to the formulation of technical proposals and their presentation to potential Clients
  • Specific allocated responsibilities and duties commensurate with individual experience and developmental needs.
  • Design management, team leadership / mentoring and client relationship skills
  • Carry out any other tasks as directed by your Line Manager

What Do We Offer?

We offer a dynamic challenging job with international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to education and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the seniority of the role. You will have a great deal of responsibility with endless opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives. Given the international spread of the business a certain level of flexibility in working hours is important.


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