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Principal Civil Engineer

  • Job reference: 924403
  • Location: Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
  • Salary: GBP360 - GBP440 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Civil & Structural, Nuclear
  • Date posted: 11/04/2019

Principal Civil / Structural Engineer

Position Summary:

Working in Nuclear and Defence the successful candidate will join a growing Barrow office in the position of Principal Engineer. They will join the Civil, Structural and Architectural team on projects of varying scales and complexity where they will assist and lead in the delivery of structural designs and analysis/assessment studies in a multi-discipline environment ensuring time, cost and quality are met.

They will address and resolve functional issues within a project through use of their technical capabilities and engineering judgement, applying their skills or generating innovative solutions as appropriate.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Technical quality and excellence of your work and the work of those working under you to ensure engineering delivery meets scope, time, cost and quality.
  • Project planning, delivery and financial performance of your work and that of junior staff.
  • Communication with clients and other design team members to provide technical input and justification.
  • Technical and professional guidance, support and development of more junior engineers and technicians.
  • Responsible for the development and delivery of design documents and solutions.
  • Chair and facilitate technical and non-technical meetings including progress meetings and design reviews.
  • Generate and check engineering estimates and execution strategies to provide optimal solutions.
  • Independent and autonomous work during the delivery of complex engineering activities.
  • Be fully conversant with business and quality management systems and actively encourage compliance within team.

Essential Requirements:

  • Chartered Member of an appropriate institution (ICE / IStructE).
  • Degree qualified in Civil/Structural engineering or demonstrable equivalent underpinning knowledge and understanding.
  • Ten years or more experience in a civil and structural design role having direct influence over engineering practices and outcomes.
  • Ability to Lead projects of varying size and complexity, managing technical aspects as well as quality, budget, programme and resources.
  • Excellent all-round technical design expertise using British Standards (including Eurocodes), and International Standards for the Nuclear Industry (e.g. ACI and ASCE Codes).
  • Proficient use and knowledge of appropriate structural analysis programs (e.g. ANSYS, STAAD, TEDDS).
  • Experienced designing and detailing new, or modifications to, reinforced concrete and steel structures.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member liaising directly with clients and other cross discipline design team members.
  • Awareness of applicable codes and safety legislation and how they should be applied.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and report writing skills.

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Nuclear & Defence industry experience.
  • Experience of working for, or at, BAE systems.
  • Experienced designing and detailing new, or modifications to, masonry structures.
  • Experienced in structural dynamics, including seismic, blast and impact load effects.
  • Knowledge and use of BIM packages.
  • Understanding of emerging technology so that technical input to projects takes account of new developments.
  • Additional IT skills would be a distinct advantage.

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.