Principal Civil Design Engineer (Rail) in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Principal Civil Design Engineer

The Role

Due to increased workload we are seeking to recruit a Principal Civil Engineer. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the technical development and output of a railway civil engineering design team. You will oversee the delivery of all specified project outcomes on time & within budget and ensure technically sound design solutions are produced including all associated reporting and cost estimating. This role will offer the opportunity for the right candidate to innovate and use the latest technology to develop themselves and the projects they work on. We are continuously working hard to collaborate with clients and sub-contracts to ensure we are successful in the objective of improving the world we live in.

Key Accountabilities

In a typical week you will:

* Review and approve feasibility studies, outline and detailed designs in accordance with the Client's requirements and relevant design standards to achieve cost effective, buildable solutions, especially for complex and multi-disciplinary projects.

* Review the preparation and monitoring of the budget for projects including the planning, monitoring and reporting of project resources and finances.

* Review and direct CAD technicians in the development of drawings, details, library of standard details etc.

* Provide guidance and mentorship in the use of appropriate technical / engineering and analysis software including Superstress, Scale and similar.

* Undertake a wide range of design work, review and technical approval, on all aspects of the railway civil engineering infrastructure, including but not limited to, platforms, lineside equipment bases & structures, footbridges, over and under-bridges, buildings.

* Undertake and review project planning, programming, cost control and administration; and associated reporting on delivery, resources and budget.

* Enter into detailed technical discussions with approval authorities, consenting bodies, Clients, Contractors, staff, Third Parties and other stakeholder groups, especially for complex projects.

* Review and approve design calculations, contract documentation, drawings, technical documents and project reports complying with current standards.

* Attend internal and external project meetings, act as Civil Engineering design CRE on multi-disciplinary projects; including attending IDC meetings, liaise with supply chain and other third-party organisations.

* Ensure compliance with relevant health, safety and environmental legislation through the design and work stages, and lead by example with respect to Health, Safety, Welfare Environment and CDM.

Skills & Experience

What are we looking for?

* Ideally a Chartered Engineer via ICE or IStructE or planning to apply in short term.

* Ability to constructively and diplomatically review and approve the work of others, including calculations, drawings, reports, proposals, bids etc.

* At least ten years relevant, post-graduate experience in Civil Engineering railway design and or construction.

* Ability to technically manage and lead a team in the successful delivery of multi-disciplinary railway projects.

* Extensive experience as a Contractor's Responsible Engineer, or ability to perform the role without further training.

* Strong understanding of draughting and BIM software and steelwork and reinforced concrete detailing.

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