Principal Bridge Engineer

Posted on Jun 10, 2019 by CV-Library

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£47k - £52k Annual
Principal Bridges Engineer:

The role: We currently have an opportunity for a Principal Bridge's Engineer to be based at our Manchester Office. We are seeking a Principal Engineer who is Chartered with ICE or IStructE with at least 10 years of Post-Graduate experience. The candidate will need to have extensive design experience on design, replacement, refurbishment or strengthening of all aspects of bridge structures. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute towards the design, management and maintenance of bridges and to provide structural design advice to our key customers.

Key Responsibilities

o Undertaking and lead scheme feasibility studies, preliminary and detailed design, preparation of tender documents, works/construction inspection and supervision

o Acting as Lead Designer on medium and large bridge projects work undertaken by the team

o Working with other structures teams across the Highways business to assist with suitable resource assignment to projects to ensure successful project delivery

o Mentoring and providing guidance to less experienced Engineers, Graduate Engineers and Technicians to ensure project delivery

o Taking a lead role and taking an active role as part of a delivery team on larger complex projects

o Detailed knowledge of relevant standards and contracts including DMRB, British Standards, Eurocodes, MCHW and NEC forms of Contract

o Good understanding of the health and safety legislation covering the construction industry, particular CDM Regulation 2015 in terms of Principal designer Duties.

o Experience in the inspection, assessment, design and construction of bridges

o Ensuring designs are carried out in accordance with current design standards taking into account of CDM legislation, whole life costing, value and risk management

Essential Experience/Skills

o You must be Chartered Engineer Status (MICE or MIStructE) with min 10 years Post-Graduate Experience

o 10+ years' experience in the design of complex bridge, structures and highway projects

o Experience with quality control procedures is a must

o Experience in programme management and project management

o Profound knowledge of structural mechanics and fundamental engineering principles

o Significant experience designing and assessing both concrete and steel bridges

o Good working knowledge of design using Eurocodes

o Detailed understanding of the design process and interfacing with multiple disciplines

o Experienced in the use of bridge design software packages such as SAM

o A dedication to good quality engineering ability to think creatively and solve structural engineering problems independently and efficiently

o Excellent interpersonal skills

o Team player prepared to play their part and be flexible to suit the team and project requirements

o Full driving licence

Desirable Experience/Skills

o Ability to manage medium to large projects including the preparing of programmes and managing risks

o Good project management skills, commercial awareness, financial management skills and ability to deliver work across a range of contract types

o Ability to develop and agree scopes and manage the internal technical supply chain, including budgets, programme and quality of deliverable, delivering within set time frame

o Experience of working with Highways England, Transport for Scotland and Welsh Government and Transport for Wales

o Awareness of the business models adopted in the sector and commercial and technical risks

o Experience of writing bids and offers, and an understanding of the commercial risks associated with projects

If this opportunity is for you then we'd love to hear from you - click apply now

Reference: 210192617

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