Principal Civil Design Engineer

Penguin Recruitment
Bristol, Bristol (County)
£46000 - £55000/annum
Dec 31, 2021
Jan 17, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type


The Principal Engineer & Team Manager role within the Infrastructure Design team is a key role within our clients' team in Bristol. Reporting into the Regional Lead, they will act as the central coordinating point on all matters design related across the programme / portfolio of Projects. Playing an active role in work planning and delivery, this role also incorporates line management as well as Project Management accountabilities from our clients' office in Bristol.


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities associated with the role are as follows:

To be the principal point of contact on all project-related matters and to provide expertise and advice in all aspects of highway engineering and/or transportation planning;
To Plan, Coordinate and delivery of weekly work plans for the Team against monthly and quarterly programmes.
To bring together the necessary internal and external resources and skills required to fulfil the obligations of each and every commission to the budget and timescale agreed with the client;
To liaise/meet with other consultants and external members of the project team where necessary to ensure co-ordination of information and resources;
To liaise with the client to agree the project specification, the timescale, the fee and the terms of engagement;
To liaise with the client to promptly report any issue arising during the undertaking of the project that has implications either to the brief or the timescale. Such implications are to be reported as variations and budget alterations are to be agreed with the client;
To inform Regional Lead & Directors of all financial implications and risks associated with all commissions;
To ensure that the company's Quality Assurance procedures across the programme of commissions.
To have a full understanding of the tools and techniques employed within the field of Infrastructure Civil & Highway Engineering
To keep abreast of the latest developments with respect to all the tools and techniques employed within the field of Infrastructure Civil & Highway Engineering;
To have an understanding of local and national planning policies and guidelines insofar as they relate to transportation and development;
To have a full understanding of, ensure compliance with and assist in the upkeep and refinement of the company's Health & Safety Policy;
To have a full understanding of, ensure compliance with and assist in the upkeep and refinement of the company's Quality Assurance system;
To be involved in staff recruitment and to actively mentor and assist in the professional development of more junior staff;
To develop the business in the North office by proactively engaging in marketing activities and identifying future opportunities to enhance and expand the profile of the company;
To report monthly on Team performance


This role requires necessary experience, knowledge and technical expertise to act as direct Client contact and project manager on each commission entrusted to them. They must be conversant in post planning detail design skills on Infrastructure schemes, including but not exhaustive to the following, Highway and Drainage design. Also, you will need to understand utilities, including the diversion and review process.

The key skills will include delivery across the following;

Highways; o S38, o S278,
Highways Specification; o Highways Cost Estimating o Detailed Horizontal Design; o Detailed Vertical Design (including cross sections and long sections, 3D modelling);
Detailed Pavement / Footway design; o Highway surface water drainage; o Signing & Lining; o Site clearance; o Setting out; o Signals; o Street lighting; o Kerbing, and o Standard Construction Details.
Drainage o S104 newly designed adopted sewers, o S185 Sewer Diversions
Working knowledge of Construction Design Guidance ("the Code"), formerlySewers for Adoption o SUDS design including ponds, attenuation, o Design principles of Pumping Stations (Foul & Surface Water)

Flood Risk; Flood Risk hierarchy, policies, Flood Risk Statements & Assessments and Drainage Strategies.
Utilities design management and diversion.
Tender Management and Construction Procurement.
Site and Contract Management.
Principal Designer and CDM role.The Principal Engineer will be responsible for business development within the South West and will be expected to expand the company's existing client base and build and enhance the company's reputation in that area.

On Offer

In return for this role you will receive a competitive salary, company benefits training/development opportunities and more.

What To Do Next

Interested in this or other roles in Civil Engineering, please click on the link to apply. Please do not hesitate to contact Martin Boland now at (url removed) or call (phone number removed). We have many more vacancies available on our website. This is a permanent role. Penguin Recruitment is operating as a Recruitment Agency in respect to this position