Principal Civil Engineer - Water

Job Title: Principal Civil Engineer - Water
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: UK - England - West Yorkshire, Leeds
Salary: Salary £45-50,000 per annum
REF: 122647
Contact Name: Tom Collins
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 4 years ago



Our client is looking to appoint a Principal Civil Engineer to manage the delivery of projects to achieve agreed time, cost and quality targets.


Business Opportunity

  • Input to technical elements of Project Management Plan.


  • Support the preparation of the Scope of Services (Proposal) documents including any post tender negotiations.
  • Support the creation of the tender.

Project Start-up

  • Assist the Project Manager in clarifying the project brief, agree deliverables, key milestones, project methodology, quality assurance and control strategy.
  • Input to technical elements of the Project Management Plan.
  • Finalise project checking and approval arrangements.
  • Attend internal project start-up meeting.

Project Delivery

  • Review and validate design inputs; submit RFI requests via the Project Manager.
  • Produce design deliverables (calculations, drawings, sketches, reports, etc.) to achieve the optimum engineering solution for the project.
  • Implement and manage project checking and approval arrangements.
  • Assess, document and communicate design change to the Project Manager.
  • Participate in technical reviews (this may involve chairing the review meeting).
  • Check design outputs before submission to the PM/TA for approval.
  • Attend internal project review meeting.

Project Close-out

  • Attend ‘close out meeting’ with the client.
  • Recommend / implement improvements to technical policy, processes and design solutions and share via the knowledge management channels as appropriate.

Qualifications required:

  • Recognised academic qualifications, Degree / HND.
  • To have a recognised professional qualification and membership of appropriate professional bodies.

Experience required:

  • Have knowledge and/or experience of the management of projects, both financially and technically.
  • Strong interpersonal / team working skills, with a good working relationship with all levels of the organisation, clients and contractors.
  • Specific Technical Skills in water and wastewater infrastructure / non-infrastructure design as appropriate.  
  • Have appropriate experience in design, contract and tender preparation, tender assessment, construction supervision and administration.
  • Familiarity with relevant software packages such as MS Project, Word, Excel, AutoCAD etc.
  • The ability to communicate in a fluent and positive manner with other team members and to produce reports in clear English.

Qualities required:

  • Ability to work on own initiative and seek assistance when required.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload to ensure that timescales are met.
  • Good problem solving/contingency planning skills with ability to find quick, innovative and practical solutions.
  • Take responsibility for personal development and enable and support the learning of others.
  • Effective negotiation and persuading skills, able to manage and diffuse challenging situations.
  • Project a professional image to clients and colleagues.
  • Able to work collaboratively with others to form strong positive working relationships with colleagues, clients and contractors.
  • Able to recognise own impact on others and adapt approach where appropriate
  • Demonstrate pride in work, through accurate timely delivery.