Principal Civil Engineer

Employer
Trade Spec Recruitment
Location
Ipswich, England
Posted
Jun 24, 2022
Closes
Jul 06, 2022
Ref
3230404900
Specialty
Other
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Other
Your accountabilities:

Team Leader

• Lead a team of Civil and Structural Engineers, supporting the business, team, and colleagues to achieve maximum potential

• Manage the delivery of schemes complete to time, budget and quality.

• Manage the team effectively with adherence to commercial performance and resource management via productivity and time methods

• Support the Associates and Directors, linking effectively and proactively with other teams within the business

• Work proactively and flexibly to support delivery across the service with commercial and solution focus

• Be an authority on Civil Engineering matters in the team and the business

• Support the professional development of team members

Customer Service

• Provide an efficient and business-like point of contact. This includes responding to internal and external enquiries and (via face to face, telephone, email and virtual meeting platforms e.g. Microsoft Teams)

• Lead conversations with clients

• Deliver a consistent and professional level of customer service at all times to Clients, and other practices within the industry

• Excellence in advice towards design quality and the Built Environment

• Provide initial point of escalation for issues both internally and externally to support the team, the business and the Clients

Business Delivery

• Develop and deliver new processes for the team.

• Manage effectively Sub-Contractor and Consultant Partners.

• React and resolve issues which arise during all stages of projects within the team.

• Hold a strong knowledge of Legislation, Policies, Good Practice and Guidance and apply this to the Studio and Business.

• Ensuring projects are completed on budget and to schedule.

• Preparing scheme designs with costings, programmes

for completion of Projects and specification of works

• Organising documents for tender and advising on appointing contractors, designers and procurement routes for a project.

• Undertake feasibility, concept and detail civil engineering design and checking

• Organise and undertake inspections of civil engineering installations

• Ensure approvals from statutory bodies are obtained

• Prepare and check reports including Flood Risk Assessments

• Create and check engineering drawings using CAD packages and sketches for drafting

• Assessing the environmental impact and risks connected to design decisions

• Assessing the Health and Safety impact and risks connected to design decisions

• Managing, directing and monitoring progress during each phase of a project

• Monitoring and inspecting work undertaken by contractors

• Lead design delivery, client relationship management, team performance and support for your Associate

Measures of success:

• Schemes delivered to time, budget and quality

• Feedback from team members and line manager

• Directors feedback

• Contribution to service delivery

• Team performance

• Accuracy and timeliness of support

• Efficiency of system and processes

• Feedback from stakeholders

• Service delivered within budget and to agreed targets

• Feedback from colleagues and managers across the business

• Service delivery performance indicators

• Effective delivery of agreed outcomes

It's essential you have:

• A relevant degree or proven experience in Civil Engineering, including being professionally chartered with ICE (or working towards)

• Experience in SuDs drainage and highways working in a multi-disciplinary environment

• Knowledge of structural engineering

• A comprehensive knowledge of building regulations and of planning legislation and health and safety

• Effective communication skills across a range of contacts

• Ability to work effectively under pressure

• You will be a highly experienced professional with strong interpersonal and organisational skills, including attention to detail and multitasking

• You will have team management experience and be able to demonstrate leadership competencies

• Excellent problem solving skills

BIM Roles and Responsibilities

• Ensuring Asset Information requirements and/or MIDP requirements set out in the Employers Information Requirements and delivered on a BIM project.

• Enable reliable information exchange through a common data environment and the integration and co-ordination of information within information model.

• Assure delivery of information exchanges and confirm design deliverables. Configure information for project outputs

• Confirm supplier's ability to deliver information requirements and coordinate delivery of all design information

• Manage information development and information approvals as overall Lead for configuration management

• Production of design outputs related to a discipline specific, package-based or time-based task.

• Direct the production of task information in compliance with standards and methods.

• Manage spatial co-ordination on behalf of task team and propose resolutions to co-ordination clashes

How you act:

• Professional, friendly and honest - builds good relationships with colleagues, understands the importance of confidentiality.

• Attention to detail - able to deliver clear and accurate information

• Service deliverer - you focus on delivering a service that provides great outcomes for our customers.

• Shows initiative - you come up with ways of improving how we do things

• Well organised - you plan and prioritise your work to ensure that deadlines are met. You have the ability to plan and multi-task and can work to strict deadlines

  • Willing to learn - you want to acquire new skills that will support you in your role
  • Flexible attitude - you are prepared to work flexibly to deliver the service

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