Principal Civil Engineer (Water)

3 days left

Swansea, West Glamorgan
£55000 - £70000/annum
Jun 08, 2022
Jul 02, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Our client is looking for a Principal Engineer to join the Design and Advanced Technology (D&AT) Practice, to work on projects based principally in their Swansea office but with opportunities to work at our own and our Client locations elsewhere in the UK and overseas.
Our people are focused on our routes to market and driven to deliver for our clients, improve efficiencies, develop and exploit cutting edge technology, deliver safe and sustainable solutions, and develop our leaders of tomorrow. Working collaboratively, we pride ourselves on the safe delivery of technically excellent engineering solutions in the built environment, with the end users in mind, to both external and internal clients.
The Practice has an extensive portfolio of local authority, regeneration and commercial projects and we work together to support the wider business in Water and Highways Sectors. This appointment will help strengthen our offering both to internal and external Clients by adding to the experience and capabilities of our existing teams and also provide an opportunity to broaden your technical development.
As a Civil Engineer you will be part of a team delivering flood risk alleviation projects involving: coastal, river and surface water flood protection. The right person for this job will be a good communicator, technically proficient and be able to demonstrate a track record in project delivery through all stages of the project from initial feasibility to delivery of schemes with contractors on site. You will be comfortable in leading a team and presenting practical technical solutions to our clients. You will have experience of producing buildable designs that fully consider safety and the environment.
Using your technical and delivery skills, you will be responsible for project governance and technical accountability at appraisal, concept, detailed design and construction stages. You will also lead input into bid and tender preparation. Your duties will include the production of multi-discipline design packages to budget and programme, and in accordance with quality assurance systems.
The candidate must be willing to participate in the Practice and foster collaboration with colleagues. They would also demonstrate a commitment to and participation in the industry.
The role will offer a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply knowledge, experience and problem-solving skills whilst providing good opportunities for career development. If you have a passion for engineering and want to understand where a career with our client might lead then please do apply.


Honours Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent.
Professionally qualified with membership of the ICE or CIWEM.
Essential Criteria

Ability to work within a team environment with a dedicated approach to meeting project deadlines.
Enthusiasm and self-motivation to drive for continuous improvement and innovation.
A proactive and collaborative team leader, who can work closely with colleagues and fit seamlessly into a delivery team.
Experience of mentoring assistant and graduate engineering colleagues
Sound interpersonal skills and ability to converse with a wide range of colleagues across a number of engineering disciplines.
Experience of working with key clients such as Local Authorities, Government agencies, and/or major Contractors.
Proficiency in relevant design standards
Ability to prepare reports and collate specifications - for projects and tenders.
Assisting to generate repeat business and develop new business opportunities.
Assist with responding to queries and liaising with Clients and other relevant stakeholders.
Have experience of programme delivery, resource allocation, and budgets.
Computer literate and fully conversant with MS Office suite and familiarity with relevant engineering analysis software packages.
Desirable Criteria

Site experience in delivery and oversight and working with contractors
Have contractual and commercial awareness e.g. NEC3/4 contracts.
Experience and familiarity of consenting requirements for the water related schemes
Production of business cases to support FCERM schemes
Interest in developing skills in digital engineering.
Familiarity working in a BIM and digitally progressive environment
We recognise that your experience might not fit these criteria exactly, but if you have a desire to learn, grow and develop, we're still keen to hear from you. In this role you will have the opportunity to: constantly learn new skills , solve problems, work as part of a team and make a positive difference.
If you would like to join our friendly Swansea Team, we want to hear about your skills, experience and benefits that you can bring to our team to help deliver for our clients