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Project Manager or Design team leader - roads/highways

Job Profile

Are you ready to make the next move in your engineering career?
Are you currently in a senior engineering or team leader role, and not getting the career development opportunities you would like! Can you motivate others and develop them?

Our highways design team in Scotland is expanding its presence and we have a challenging career opportunity for a design team leader/principal engineer You could be based in our Glasgow/ Edinburgh offices where you would support our growing portfolio of work in Scotland.

We are one of the world’s largest employee-owned companies, which can offer you the opportunity to have a real stake in the success of the company. We have a vibrant, caring, people-orientated culture, which encourages development and rewards good work.

Our highways design services is primarily based in the UK, delivering projects to clients such as Highways England and Transport Scotland. We specialise in design and construction, progressing schemes from option identification and appraisal through preliminary and detail design to supervision of works on site. We also provide advice on procurement options and administer contracts from tender assessment, through interim valuations to settlement of final accounts.

Closing date for your application: 10 March 2018

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

  • Reporting directly to the project manager, you will be responsible for the day to day management of the roads design team engaged on major trunk road improvement projects
  • Liaison with the client on roads deign issues
  • Budget responsibility for the roads design team
  • Reviewing and updating the roads risk register for the project
  • Participation in value engineering, value management and risk workshops as required.
  • Deputising for the project manager as required
  • Presenting key findings to the client and stakeholders
  • Organisation of and attending consultation events
  • Work within multidisciplinary project teams providing clear direction and guidance on roads design issues

Candidate Specification

For this role you profile must include a good combination of the following:
  • A degree in civil engineering
  • Chartered engineer - essential
  • Substantial experience in the planning, design and assessment of trunk roads using the procedures set out in the design manual for roads & bridges - essential
  • Experience of leading D&B design teams would be desirable
  • Proven experience in leading a team engaged in roads assessment and design
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment including environmental specialists,structures, transportation, geotechnical etc
  • Knowledge of and experience in the statutory process for the promotion of trunk roads in Scotland
  • Experience in stakeholder and public consultation as it relates to the development of roads schemes
  • Experience in procurement and managing specialist sub-consultants and suppliers
  • Experience of financial control, programming and risk
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