Principal Highways Engineer – Cardiff job vacancy in Cardiff

Posted on: 11/03/2020
Ref: VAC-16396
  • Salary: £40,000 + 45000
  • Region: Wales
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Industry: Civil Engineering Consultancy
  • Discipline: Principal Highways Engineer
  • Sub Discipline: Principal Highways Engineer
  • Employment Type: Permanent

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Job Description

Principal Highways Engineer – Cardiff
A rare opportunity has arisen with a leading design consultancy to join them at one of their South Wales offices.
Job Profile
As Principal Engineer you shall be office based at the Cardiff office to manage the delivery of a range of projects around the Regional area. You will be responsible for Senior Engineers, Engineers, Assistant Engineers, Technicians, Clerks of Works, temporary and seconded staff within the team.
The Principal Engineer will work with other external Consultants. You will manage and undertake feasibility studies, conceptual, preliminary and detailed design, procurement and supervision of the construction of a range of civil engineering and highway projects; be responsible for the compilation of detailed specifications, detailed design drawings and bills of quantities required to invite tenders and arrange procurement of project construction works; manage information in project cost plans; liaise with Clients, Stakeholders, and the public on projects.
The Client
Specialising in Real Estate & Infrastructure, this client is one of the UK’s largest multifaceted consultancies, delivering property and infrastructure projects on a local, national and international scale. We have over 4,000 employees at 50 offices in the UK and internationally, offering a vast range of professional and technical expertise across an unrivalled number of services. The breadth and depth of our experience ensures that they are able to add value to any project, regardless of its size, complexity or sector.
Doing much more than simply delivering projects; they design, manage and partner. Focusing on building strategic relationships with clients – delivering a comprehensive service across their portfolio and optimising the benefits of continuous improvement in design quality, efficiency, cost reduction and knowledge retention. Supporting them at all stages of a project or programme and having understanding of the key risks and challenges means that direct effort is applied where it is most needed.
Role Definition
To assist in the development and implementation of work programmes.

To undertake all the technical aspects required for project delivery including feasibility, concept design, detailed design, preparation of tender and contract documentation, invitation of tenders and supervision of construction works on site.

To implement projects to meet the requirements of quality, health and safety, environmental standards, and time to both national and corporate standards.

Prepare, manage, report and maintain project cost plans.

To assimilate work that may be assigned to a team of engineers and technicians to deliver a variety of projects covering a range of complexities.
You will possess a Bachelors or Masters degree in Civil Engineering or a related subject accredited by the Engineering Council OR you will be a Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (CEng MICE) or other related profession accredited by the Engineering Council.

You will be approaching or have over 10 years post qualification experience in the design, implementation and supervision of all aspects of highways and civil engineering design and construction.

You will have an extensive knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation, standards and procedures. A working knowledge of standard highway and civil engineering specifications, conditions of contract and methods of measurement.

You will be able to demonstrate recent experience in the following:

The ability to deal appropriately and effectively with external organisations, statutory bodies and clients;
Undertaking feasibility studies including preparing reports, cost estimates, investigating problems, and identifying of options;
Working knowledge of the relevant legislation and guidelines including the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, British and European Standards, Eurocodes and Codes of Practice;
With this client, training and development aren’t optional extras: they’re how they do their job. They will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a generous basic salary they also give you a company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional but fun environment.

For more information on this role call Doug Smith on 0161 669 4716 or email

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