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Principal engineer - structural

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a £1.2 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.

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

Job Description
This is an excellent career opportunity where you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of significant global projects.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of project team leadership in water industry projects, possessing a sound technical background, and good acumen for project delivery.

You will be expected to combine managerial leadership and technical responsibilities, promote a collaborative approach & inspire the team to deliver projects to quality, budget and timescales.

You will be involved in design and build projects, advisory services, preparing outline and detailed civil engineering designs, technical and commercial specifications, drawings and schedules, and working closely with our client and contractor partners.

The candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Support the sector leads to drive excellence in H&S, demonstrating applied knowledge & skills to produce safe designs to discharge your obligation per CDM Regulations, standards, and accepted codes of practice
  • Support the regular design and discipline meetings and participate in sharing cross-discipline information, supporting the Benefit by Design and Industrialised Construction initiatives
  • Be responsible for the production of technical deliverables which include, but are not limited to: - Technical schedules and data sheets. - Engineering calculations (hydraulic calculations, structural calculations, carbon calculations etc.).
  • Be responsible for maintaining your own quality and consistency of all civil and structural engineering technical documents.
  • Work with the relevant Engineer/Peers and/or the Discipline leads to ensure that all technical deliverables are properly checked and approved.
  • Communicate effectively at all relevant levels to ensure that the need to deliver technical excellence is understood and implemented.
  • Escalate issues that may impact on time/cost/quality to the Technical Manager before they become problems or exceed agreed timescales.
  • Maintain close links with other Engineers & the Discipline leads to ensure smooth interfaces between disciplines, manage gaps/overlaps & share best practice. Liaise closely with Technical Managers within the programme area to provide technical guidance & explore opportunities for out-performance from technical innovation.
  • To provide and maintain an estimate for design works needed to deliver the precast design.
  • To understand the design risk and assumptions associated with the project and manage this risk.
  • To ensure that the designers responsibilities under CDM are adhered to by all
  • To promote good H&S practice and minimise risks to operators / maintainers (e.g. designing out confined spaces and working from heights)
  • To understand the environmental issues associated with the design and to manage them through the design process
  • Undertake post project reviews to identify and communicate lessons learnt and best practice.
  • Ensure the design team are working to the company procedures (i.e. Engineering, CAD, and QA procedures).
Software:
  • StaadPro, Robot Structural, SAP Structural Programs
  • Some experience in either of Revit Civil, Navisworks
  • AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint and PDF
  • Document management using Bentley ProjectWise

Candidate Specification

Candidate Specification:
  • A degree in Civil/ Structural engineering or above
  • Minimum 10 to 15 years’ experience in engineering design, in roles of increasing responsibility and project complexity.
  • Ideally Chartered or working towards achieving professional qualifications
  • UK, South East Asia or Middle East water/wastewater sector experience, including treatment (non-infra) and pipeline (infra) projects
  • Familiarity to international codes of practices mainly Euro Codes and American Codes
  • Analysis & design of various industrial structures (Water).
  • Preparation of design and drawings for all WTP / ETP buildings with pile foundations.
  • Static & Dynamic analysis of Machine Foundations & Structures using STAAD/ Robot
  • Preparation and checking of Bar bending schedule and MTO.
  • Co-ordinating with piping group and preparing pipe racks, structures design and drawings.
  • Design & detailing of RCC/STEEL industrial structures, finite element analysis of foundations, and use of software STAADPRO.
  • Developing civil-architectural design basis/scope matrix/job specification/deliverable list
  • Participating in preparing tender documents for various LSTK packages & BOQ
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A strong technical focus, able to innovate and lead by example
  • Demonstrable experience of planning and monitoring project programmes, costs and resources ensuring delivery to time and budget
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