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Principal Engineer (Civil and Structural)

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 by Penguin Recruitment

Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Principal Engineer (Civil and Structural)


Salary up to £55,000 + Benefits


Ref MR090

Our client, a successful multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, working on a diverse range of interesting and challenging projects is actively looking for a Principal Rail/Bridge Engineer to join the team in London. With ambitious growth plans as part of their 2025 vision they are now expanding their well-respected rail team. Typical projects involve bridges, stations, buildings, lineside structures, culverts, drainage, car parks, depots and temporary work. Services include surveying, examinations, reporting, assessments, design, site supervision and engineering assurance.

In order to be considered for this Principal Engineer role you will;

  • An ability to lead design teams in the design of railway structures.
  • Experience of leading design teams in the design of railway, highway or other civil engineering structures will be required.
  • An ability to design railway structures to Eurocodes, British Standards and railway group standards. Experience of producing designs to British Standards and Eurocodes will be required. This must have entailed the interpretation of client requirements, project definition and management, production and checking of calculations, structural analysis, preparation of sketches for and working with technicians, and the preparation of accompanying documents.
  • An ability to assess railway structures including platforms, canopies, bridges and buildings in accordance with relevant standards.
  • An ability to lead others and self in the inspection of civil engineering structures on site. Prior experience of carrying out inspection work will be required.
  • An ability to interpret engineering defects to existing structures and to produce technical reports to a high standard.
  • An ability to line manage and provide mentoring to more junior employees. Experience of doing so will be expected.
  • An ability to manage client expectations, attend project meetings with external parties and manage project commercial activities.
  • An ability to promote and develop the business in conjunction with the Directors and other management team personnel.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Thorough understanding of engineering principles.

Key requirements for this Principal Engineer role:

  • A minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) degree in a relevant subject.
  • A relevant professional qualification.
  • Relevant experience of carrying out a similar role within a consultancy environment.
  • UK driving licence.

For this Principal Engineer role our client is offering a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, engaging workload, an annual performance related bonus and real career development prospects. They can also offer a relocation package for the right candidate!

In order to discuss this Principal Engineer role and other roles within Structural Engineering please call MIKAELA on or email your CV to

Reference: 628834220