Principal Engineer job vacancy in Manchester

Posted on: 12/12/2019
Ref: VAC-16134
  • Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 + Benefits
  • Region: North West
  • Location: Manchester
  • Industry: Civil Engineering Consultancy
  • Discipline: Principle Engineer
  • Sub Discipline: Principle Engineer
  • Employment Type: Permanent

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Job Description

Location – Manchester or York

About the Company:
My client is an award winning multi-disciplinary solutions business with extensive engineering capabilities and specialist expertise in transportation and energy industries. They have a global workforce in excess of 7,000 and employ more than 400 highly experienced designers, engineers, architects, planners and project managers with aspiration to grow this workforce significantly. They work in partnership with their clients to develop and deliver high quality, innovative technical solutions for major infrastructure projects in the UK.
This company offers their employees the opportunity to work on exciting and rewarding projects. They provide long-term career development opportunities and support their staff to enable them to reach their full potential. They offer flexible working and a competitive remuneration package including a bonus scheme.

About the Role:
The Principal Engineer is a key role within our organisation which takes responsibility for the efficient and effective delivery of projects, ensuring the needs of the client and the business are met. The role can be based out of the York or Manchester offices and will focus on key projects such as the Transpennine Route upgrade, Gatwick Station and East Coast Power Supply Upgrade. As a Chartered Engineer you will apply company procedures and systems to promote high levels of health, safety and wellbeing of staff and other stakeholders whilst leading and managing a team of Civil Engineers, graduates and technicians.
Reporting to the Team Leader, the Principal Engineer will proactively contribute to the effective and consistent implementation of Company policies and procedures whilst maximising all opportunities with clients. You will also assist in safeguarding profitability through engagement with Project Managers and promote efficient engineering delivery based on a “right first time” principle. This is a line management role and the post-holder will be responsible for expanding the skill set of the team as well as contributing to furthering company ventures as they develop.

The successful candidate will have:
A relevant degree in the Engineering space.
Membership of a relevant professional institution.
Professionally qualified Chartered or Incorporated Engineer
Ability in the application of safety standards, CDM regulations and in the application and teaching of civil engineering design principles and standards.
Ability in the application and teaching of construction principles and standards including experience of project delivery in construction related markets.
Experienced at working with contractors in a design and build environment.
Experienced within the rail sector and ability in the use of Network Rail procedures and standards.
Experience of contract conditions, processes and procedures.
Ability in programming, delivery, budgets and timescales.
Experience of the transportation sector.
Demonstrable line management experience.
Experience of designing and checking civil engineering deliverables.
Ability in the use of Eurocodes.
Experience in the use of computer analysis programs.

For more information please contact Imani Gardner at Vertical Recruitment on 0161 669 4716 or email

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