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Principal Engineer

  • Job reference: 929977
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Salary: GBP38000 - GBP50000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction & Infrastructure, Roads and Highways
  • Date posted: 12/02/2020

Our client are looking to enhance and enlarge their team with individuals who have a sound technical background and share their enthusiasm and determination to meet the needs of their expanding client base. Their position on a number of significant Transportation Frameworks and their longstanding private sector client relationships provide the team with excellent opportunities across both the public and private sector markets ensuring an exciting future and varied workload.

You will have, or be close to achieving, Chartered (CEng or IEng) status and will have an excellent grounding in highways or traffic engineering design and project management. Your experience will include working as part of a multi-disciplinary project team developing designs for highway/drainage/traffic engineering schemes.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the preparation of preliminary or detailed design and project delivery of highway/drainage/traffic engineering schemes.
  • Prepare detailed client briefs, fee proposals, technical responses and study reports and contribute to major bids.
  • Ensure technical content and quality of output produced is in line with the project brief and AECOM's quality procedures
  • Manage sub-consultants to produce deliverables against agreed timescales and in line with budget
  • Share knowledge and support the team to create a collaborative work environment
  • Act as day to day client point of contact for projects
  • Act as a Project Manager (following successful accreditation on the AECOM project management system) and monitor financial performance of projects. Comprehensive training on AECOM's project management system will be provided
  • Support team manager in mentoring junior staff
  • Provide specialised technical input to studies and design for the staff's specific area of expertise.
  • Develop study and design procedures to facilitate high-quality cost-effective work by others.
  • Participate in the interdisciplinary review of project deliverables.
  • Develop construction cost estimates and estimates of technical efforts for projects.
  • Use expertise in all steps of completing the discipline component of the PS&E package.
  • Perform quality control review of design calculations or drawings.
  • Prepare technical specification sections.
  • Provide input to the development of engineering budget and schedule to meet requirements.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering or a related discipline
  • Demonstrable experience in highways and/or drainage design at conceptual, preliminary and detailed design stages
  • Excellent technical and communication skills.
  • Awareness of H&S Legislation and the CDM Regulations
  • Experience in managing projects or tasks, including Client and Design Team liaison
  • Experience in bid writing and work winning
  • Demonstrable application of the relevant design standards (e.g. Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, Traffic Signs Regulations, Traffic Signs Manual, Sewers for Adoption)

Preferred Qualifications

  • A graduate (or equivalent) and working towards Incorporated or Chartered membership of an appropriate professional institution


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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.