Skip to content

Principal Infrastructure Engineer - Highways

Sorry, this job has now been closed and will no longer be taking applications.

Please visit the main job board to see all our current jobs.

Job Description

Principal Design Engineer - £45K to £50K

The role will involve managing the delivery of highway schemes and solutions. The role demands a proactive approach in a team environment and offers substantial opportunity for career progression within the company.

You will be expected to be technically competent in dealing with all types of infrastructure projects and be able to manage people and projects. In particular you will be expected to be able to manage project teams and undertake the day to day Client liaison and management on projects. You will be expected to be able to identify business opportunities and to communicate and discuss these with the DAG and AD as well as assist in realising these. You will contribute towards the technical excellence of the team and can expect considerable experience on a variety of interesting and challenging projects.

The Northern design team operates out of the Manchester office with major private sector clients and an increasing public sector workload, the role would require the flexibility to work between both offices as workload requires.

The workload is wide ranging and covers all aspects of highway design from; feasibility to construction supervision and include minor highway improvements to major new road and infrastructure schemes.

General Responsibilities

* Management of infrastructure projects.
* Developing innovative design solutions to serve and benefit Clients.
* Inspiring junior staff to develop innovative design solutions to serve and benefit Clients.
* Proactively contributing to the technical development of the design function in the UK.
* Providing technical support and advice within Transport UK in order to:
* Develop the technical skills of junior staff; and
* Ensure consistency in technical quality from junior staff.
* Commercial and technical management of projects ensuring that projects are managed effectively within budgetary constraints.
* The day-to-day management of the junior members of the design function in the UK
* The day-to-day management of other disciplines within the group working on projects
* Identification of business opportunities
* Preparation of fee proposals
* Assistance in preparation of PQQs

Specific Education and Technical competences:-

* Relevant degree and extensive relevant post qualification experience on Highways Projects such as S278, S38 and S104 agreements.
* At, or working towards, Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status.
* Ability to prepare briefs and manage project costs and budgets.
* Working knowledge of design standards - DMRB, MfS.
* Understanding of highway design software, such as Civil 3D, WINDES, etc.
* Working knowledge of utilities provision, diversions and construction practices.
* Knowledge of the implications of works on the environment and knowledge of sustainable construction practices.
* Full understanding of the health and safety legislation covering the construction industry.
* Management and project management skills to supervise and deliver a programme of works
* Working knowledge of contract procurement, specification, supervision and contract administration experience. (NEC Contract, MCHW).
* Excellent communication skills, including ability to write reports and make presentations and negotiate with all external parties including the public.
* Ability to manage and motivate junior staff. Ability to advise and discuss issues with senior staff

For the right person they are prepared to be comnpetitive.

If you would like anymore information on the role, you can contact me on 0161 714 3800 or

Sorry, this job has now been closed and will no longer be taking applications.

Please visit the main job board to see all our current jobs.