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Senior / principal civil engineer

Job Profile

Our Liverpool highways team is currently growing a highly skilled and customer focused team to respond to an increasing number of secured highway schemes and potential future opportunities in the north west. We operate from our newly refurbished office in the Liver Building.

We are seeking a senior engineer to work within our existing team on a range of exiting projects including Warrington Waterfront Link Road, Warrington East phase 2, Area 10 support, Cumbria TAA Flood recovery.
To be successful you will ideally be chartered (not mandatory), be able to demonstrate highways and highway drainage experience and be technically proficient in, for example, the design of adopted pump stations, pavement design, VRS, sign design and drainage modelling. You should also be able to show some experience of leading section of work and mentoring team members.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

As a senior engineer, you will be expected to combine managerial leadership and technical responsibilities working on highways projects within the North West and supporting other teams in the UK. The role carries a high degree of autonomy.

You will have responsibility for:-
  • Promoting and ensuring adherence to our health & safety policy and procedures
  • Managing discrete design packages and multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Guiding teams and clients through approval processes, including discharge of conditions
  • Showing technical leadership and providing technical expertise and advice.
  • Controlling task programme and budgets
  • Presenting technical advice to clients and stakeholders.
  • Assisting senior project managers on major schemes and business development.
  • Motivation and performance of junior staff
  • Proactively liaising with and reporting to the line manager and/or project manager/principal.

Candidate Specification

Proactively liaising with and reporting to the line manager and/or project

You will be expected to have/be:-
  • A demonstrable track record of highways and highway drainage design
  • Proven experience in leading design teams
  • A chartered engineer (incorporated will be considered)
  • Technically astute and experienced in coaching, mentoring, and developing people and teams.
  • Commercial awareness, financial and technical reporting ability.
  • Able to interpret client requirements to produce a sound engineering proposal
  • Knowledge of highway (DMRB) and drainage (Sewers for Adoption) standards
  • A confident communicator with good verbal and written skills
  • Demonstrable experience of project management across multi-disciplines
  • Ability to assist in developing the business
  • Knowledge of contract preparation and procurement
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