Principal Civil Engineer

Trade Spec Recruitment
Ipswich, England
Jun 24, 2022
Jul 06, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
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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