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Principal Civil Engineer (Renewables Energy Infrastructure)

RPS Group
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH6 6EY
Closing date
Dec 7, 2022

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We're proud to have secured several project wins during 2022 as we provide sustainable solutions to our clients' aspirations. With growing project deliverables and a strong growth strategy for Scotland, we currently have an opportunity for a Principal Civil Engineer (Renewables Energy Infrastructure) to join our team in Edinburgh.

  • Lead the production of design packages for concept, tender and detailed phases of renewable energy projects relating to:

- Wind, transmission or other renewable energy project infrastructure access design with consideration of build-ability, electrical component standards and environmental constraints

- Concept design for environmental impact assessment purposes

- Bridge and retaining structure geometry considering structural form and flooding levels and coordination of structural design

- Catchment assessments, culvert hydraulic design including CAR authorisation

- Develop sustainable drainage concepts and details consulting with EA or SEPA where necessary

- Public highway improvement concepts and detailed design for electrical component delivery including road authority consultation and road construction consent submission

- The coordination and management of geotechnical and structural design strands to enable the provision of RPS's core multi-disciplinary design service covering site investigation, geotechnical assessment of turbine foundations, material reusability, turbine foundation design, bridge design, control building design and construction monitoring and quality assurance
  • Management of multi-disciplinary engineering design projects
  • Integrate CDM principals within the production of project deliverables and ensure compliance throughout the project team
  • Preparation of design scope and fee estimation to support tender submission packages
  • Maintenance of existing client relationship and contribution towards forming new client relationships
  • Contribute towards the management of team and project resources
  • Knowledge sharing and development of team colleague's technical ability. Undertake the role of DE;Y
  • Participate or lead regular team meetings; Contribute towards maintaining a positive working environment
  • Implementation of the company project management framework procedures and have experience of underlying HSQE principles, statutory requirements and guidance
  • Contribute towards achievement of KPI targets including utilisation, profitability, invoicing and cash collection

  • Relevant post-chartered experience working within a Consulting Engineering Practice or other equivalent organisational structure
  • Competency in management of design teams with relevant experience in this role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental/engineering design procedures and construction processes within chosen field of expertise
  • Previous experience as a member or leader of a design team delivering civil infrastructure design packages and assisting the co-ordination of multi-discipline civil infrastructure design for contractor and developer clients
  • Knowledge and understanding of commercial and financial KPIs to ensure successful project set up and delivery
  • Understanding of work winning principles and client relationship management

Managerial Attributes:
  • Development of leadership skills and qualities
  • Effective organisational and planning skills
  • Line management experience and team development

Technical Attributes:
  • Civil infrastructure design experience relating to own area of expertise and the team's core duties and responsibilities
  • Project management and administration capability
  • Multi-disciplinary coordination experience relating to environmental, geotechnical, structural or other specialist disciplines
  • Tender and bid submission packages
  • Leading the production of engineering drawings using AutoCAD software
  • Leading geometrical design using Civils 3D modelling software;
  • Experience of sustainable drainage design and using pipe network, attenuation system and culvert modelling software
  • Knowledge of construction materials including on-site testing
  • Experience and ability to apply DMRB and local road standards in order to assess or develop access solutions
  • Experience in the delivery of design packages and obtaining statutory or third-party approval

Personal Attributes:
  • Ability to work on own initiative and seek assistance when required
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload to ensure that timescales are met
  • Good problem solving/contingency planning skills with ability to find quick, innovative and practical solutions
  • The ability to communicate in a fluent and positive manner with other team members and to produce reports in clear English
  • Effective negotiation and persuasion skills, ability to manage and diffuse challenging situations
  • Ability to identify and highlight inconsistencies in project information or deviations in project performance and manage resolution
  • Take responsibility for personal development by drawing on the experience and feedback of colleagues
  • Project a professional image to clients and colleagues
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to form strong positive working relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Able to recognise own impact on others and adapt approach where appropriate
  • Demonstrate pride in work, through accurate timely delivery

  • BEng, MEng in Civil Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer of ICE or CIHT or other recognised Institution preferred

What's in it for you?

We're proud to be an accredited ILM training provider, internationally recognised and providing robust fully accredited professional training programmes - to master's degree level professional qualifications in leadership & management and executive coaching & mentoring, we support learning and development for everyone.

We understand the need to work flexibly, with agile offices and hybrid working offered as standard, we're happy to talk about flexible working. This is a workplace that works for you.

We encourage and value different ideas, perspectives, and styles of thinking. We need a mix of experiences and skills to develop the most innovative ideas. We respect one another and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. You'll be joining a diverse community and a company that puts its people first and prioritises their wellbeing.

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