Principal Civil Engineer

Job Title: Principal Civil Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: Up to £55000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH28667
Contact Name: Michelle Luck
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 months ago

If you are a Principal Civil Engineer looking to join a business that is a bit different, Our client could be for you. Your Career with will not conform to the traditional models of yesterday but will be a fulfilling and challenging journey into tomorrow's digital age; a journey that you will play an active role in defining!
Our client, award winning engineering and environmental design consultancy has exciting opportunities for a Principal Civil Engineer at Associate status to work in their Transport & Infrastructure Group. The role will be working with the Civil Engineering Design Development team in our Manchester office.
The team delivers a wide variety of consultancy services to a large client base, both local and national. The Transport & Infrastructure Design Service are responsible for providing a number of engineering services across multiple sectors, at all stages of client's project, from inception through to commissioning.
Working on challenging and multiple projects simultaneously, you will have significant experience undertaking preliminary and detailed design of roads, levels, drainage and external works in both the public (adoptable) and private realm.
About the team
They work on multidisciplinary projects across the transport, residential, commercial, industrial, education, health, and retail sectors. Their clients range from local and national developers and contractors to public sector bodies. They aim to create a working environment that provides challenge, enjoyment, and a real sense of satisfaction with a view to encouraging personal and professional development in all their staff.
The Transport and Infrastructure Group combines this requisite expertise with innovative thinking. They also do it in a manner that enables them to focus on the delivery of high quality, value engineered infrastructure capable of serving our nation's current and future needs.
About you
You will have a keen interest in developing your understanding and ability in civil engineering design and a willingness to research and take on new challenges. You will be able to work independently and use your engineering judgement to tackle day to day problems. You will have experience working with and developing junior members of the team in a mentoring and design management role.
You will have strong experience of the multi-disciplinary nature of complex projects from planning stage, through to completion. You will have good project coordination skills and a sound understanding of other discipline roles on projects.
You will have significant experience of the requirements of working with different types of client in a complex industry - our clients include developers, local authorities and contractors, all of whom have different expectations and requirements from you and the projects you will work on.
You will be expected to have the following personal attributes and skills:

  • Technical independence within the field of Civil Engineering design, covering most aspects of preliminary and detailed design of highways, levels, drainage and external works.
  • Fully conversant with our industry standard design software packages AutoCad, Civil 3D (although extensive experience in the use of PDS would be considered as long as there is a willingness to train on Civil 3D) and MicroDrainage.
  • The use of the Microsoft Office Suite of software, including Excel.
  • Experience liaising with both internal and external bodies, including planning authorities, statutory undertakers and national bodies such as the Environment Agency.
  • Experience liaising with other consultants such as architects, planners, project managers and directly with Clients.
  • Good commercial awareness with effective influencing and negotiating skills, as well as an aptitude to develop emerging and new client relationships.
  • Experience of providing an outward facing capacity as a design team representative in dealings with clients on technical matters.
  • A visible and participative technical lead, willing and able to take responsibility for the technical solutions for projects.
  • An ability to effectively delegate design responsibility to others and act in a mentoring role to less experienced staff.
  • Excellent communicator, both written and oral, with the ability to adapt communication style to suit different circumstances
  • Track record of building and maintaining strong relationships at all levels both internally and externally.
  • A 'self-starter' with drive, positivity and enthusiasm and a strong desire to succeed.

What they can offer you

  • A competitive Salary -
  • Holiday - 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and the option to buy extra days holiday per year to boost your entitlement
  • Life Assurance 4x salary.
  • Non-contributory Pension Scheme
  • Superb training
  • Professional Subscription
  • Social Fund - They will pay £25 per head per quarter to have a great time socialising with your colleagues outside of the work environment.
  • Health-care cash plan for all your everyday medical needs such as dentistry and optical care.
  • Loyalty bonus - bonus, additional holidays, pension enhancement and sabbaticals.
  • Perkbox rewards scheme - providing their people with access to a range of employee discounts and benefits.
  • Cycle to Work - Get excellent rates for a new bike and accessories through our scheme.
  • 1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity
  • 2.5 paid days for STEM activity