Principal Bridge Engineer

Job Title: Principal Bridge Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Salary: Up to £48000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH28748
Contact Name: Tracy Westermeyer
Contact Email:

Our client is currently recruiting for a Principal Bridge Engineer with experience in bridge design, inspection, assessment and refurbishment schemes, to join their busy and expanding experienced Newcastle Bridges team.

  • As a Principal Bridge Engineer, you will have the following daily responsibilities:
  • Undertake and project manage rail and/or road bridge and associated structures engineering schemes from inspection and assessment, feasibility through to detailed design
  • Take responsibility for the contribution of Graduate Engineers and Technicians as appropriate
  • Responsible for production through to client sign off of Technical Approval documentation
  • Hands-on technical design on road and/or rail structures
  • Hands-on assessment of road and/or rail structures
  • Structural inspections and reporting
  • Client liaison
  • Production of tenders including quality documentation and costings
  • Project Management including programme and resource monitoring, quality control, technical management and delivery
  • Mentoring graduate engineers in their progress to Chartership

Minimum Requirements for the role:

  • Degree educated or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Bridge, Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Significant experience with bridge and related structural inspection assessment and design schemes
  • Proven design and project management experience delivering to quality, time and budget
  • Experience in road and/or rail projects
  • Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • High-level technical skills in current inspection, assessment and design and be able to lead teams of graduate and senior engineers in such projects
  • Experience of Eurocodes, British Standards and assessment codes
  • Working knowledge of AutoCad
  • Working knowledge of structural analysis software - Lusas or SBD preferred
  • Previous exposure with clients of both national and local authorities, together with major contractors
  • Ability to manage staff and project Health and Safety responsibilities including compliance with CDM legislation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership with ICE or IStructE. for Principal roles we would ideally like you to be chartered
  • Ideally educated to MSc level or equivalent

To Apply:

If you feel you have the skills & experience to apply for this role, please email Tracy on