Principal Infrastructure Engineer job vacancy in Leeds

Posted on: 24/02/2020
Ref: VAC-16326
  • Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 + Benefits
  • Region: Yorkshire
  • Location: Leeds
  • Industry: Civil Engineering Consultancy
  • Discipline: Principal Infrastructure Engineer
  • Sub Discipline: Principal Infrastructure Engineer
  • Employment Type: Permanent

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Job Description

Location – Leeds

My client is a Civil, Structural, Building Services and Geotechnical Engineering Consultancy, established in 1993. They undertake Pre-Planning Services and Full Design Services from conception through to handover and occupation. They utilise the latest technology, data and software packages to assist in the design of schemes and provide a competitive service in all aspects of engineering for any type of development, from the initial viability appraisal and geotechnical investigations, through to design and advice during construction.
Due to continued growth, they are currently looking for a Principal Infrastructure Engineer to assist in dealing with an increase in workload and the further development and expansion of the team and the Firm.
They are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic candidate to manage and work on the design of various infrastructure projects. These projects predominantly cover the north of England, centred on Leeds, but will occasionally include sites across the UK.
The post is within the civil engineering team which is responsible for the design of highway and drainage schemes for commercial, industrial and residential developments. Experience in road (Section 38 & 278) and drainage (Section 104) design is required and you should be familiar with relevant design software packages such as Micro drainage, PDS and AutoCAD. In addition, the candidate will have experience in designing sites from inception to completion, including the preparation of FRA reports/drainage appraisals and incorporating SUDS in accordance with the Local/Water Authority requirements.
Duties will include project and team management in addition to liaising and negotiating with Clients and approving bodies. The candidate should be capable and confident in leading projects and meetings in the absence of the team leader.
The candidate should possess a relevant qualification in Civil Engineering, preferably to degree standard and Professional status (such as C.Eng or I.Eng). They should be eligible to live and work in the UK and will ideally have at least 15 years previous UK based consultancy experience within this field of work.

The suitable candidate must be motivated and enthusiastic and will possess: –
Capability to work independently or with the design team.
Ability to effectively delegate work to others and act in a mentoring role to less experienced staff.
Knowledge and understanding of current technical standards.
Financial management skills in assessing potential projects and preparing fee quotes.
Excellent time management skills.
Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
Previous experience in dealing with clients and attending design team meetings.
Ability to develop and maintain client relationships.
Commitment to continued professional development.
Hold a full UK Driving Licence.
The candidate must be eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this position.

Benefits of working for this company:
26 days paid annual leave, comprising your birthday, 22 flexible days, and 3 days fixed over the Christmas period. In addition, 8 bank holidays are provided, and the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days additional leave.
Flexible Working Hours
Contributory pension scheme based on qualifying earnings
Chartered Professional fees paid
Enrolment under the “Simply Health” benefit scheme after 6 months service
Childcare vouchers under the Busy Bees Scheme
Cycle scheme
Social activities
Bi-Annual Bonus Scheme
Free on-site parking

If you are interested or know anyone who may be suitable for this role please contact Imani Gardner at Vertical Recruitment on 0161 669 4716 or email

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