Principal Engineer

Salary: Negotiable

Industry: Rail

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Yorkshire & Humberside

Reference: 27789-mk

Expiration date: 28 October 2017

****Previous Rail experience essential**** Job Purpose: Due to increased growth, our client has new opportunity for a Principal Engineer to be based from their offices in York, you will perform the lead role within the Internal Design Team, which provides design support to the business, both in terms of Temporary and Permanent Works Design. You will manage and supervise the technical design of civil and structural engineering projects including programming, resource allocation, budgetary control, managing customer satisfaction, reviews, coaching and recruitment.

You will lead on technical matters for staff under them, and acts as an ambassador for the Internal Design Department at senior level meetings across the business and externally.

  • Design CRE on Network Rail schemes, and overall Approver of Design deliverables.
  • Able to query / challenge the brief, thus enabling the development of unambiguous engineering solutions to a high standard of accuracy in an appropriate format, and to agreed timescales.
  • Proven and effective leader, who manages and organises teams on requirements for assessments, inspections and surveys, and in the development of design solutions.
  • Full appreciation of factors influencing the buildability of design solutions, including engagement with planners, estimators and construction staff to establish the most efficient and economic methods of construction and use of materials within the technical requirements.
  • A broad knowledge of the issues surrounding sustainability.
  • Review and authorisation of design / assessment spreadsheets and / or calculation templates for use within the Internal Design Department with a view to increasing overall efficiency.
  • Lead Design / Technical representative at Project and Progress meetings with Project Team, and / or the Client as required.
  • Understanding of the team’s financial, quality and programme constraints.
  • Promotion of safe working practices in all areas.

Candidate Specifications:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the Design of Civil Engineering structures.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Design and Assessment of Railway Structures, ideally Bridges & Stations Structures. This should include the planning and undertaking of condition surveys for assessment.
  • Full working knowledge of relevant British Standards, Eurocodes, and regulatory body standards.
  • Full working knowledge of relevant structural design / assessment packages.
  • Awareness of ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 and 44001 standards.
  • Understands the importance of achieving customer satisfaction by driving and maintaining the highest level of standards and working collaboratively.
  • Full awareness and promotion of SHEA (Safety, Health, Environment & Assurance) requirements. 
  • Working knowledge of the BIM philosophy.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Problem solving and decision making.