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Principal Civil/Structural Engineer- Rail

This is Alexander Faraday Limited
Surbiton, Greater London
£55000 - £75000/annum
Closing date
Feb 10, 2023
Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop, to achieve your potential in a thriving consultancy?
Are you feed up working on single projects year on year working for the same people with no flexibility, no variation, no prospects of development, then keep reading.
The key purpose of this role is to deliver innovative civil/structural engineering designs on all the projects the job holder is responsible for on rail/power/energy infrastructure. Design must be innovative, sustainable and intelligent and must meet fee and client budgets whilst exceeding all stakeholder expectations.
Role and Responsibilities
Civil/Structural Engineer Responsibilities
Deliver innovative, sustainable, efficient, safe, practical and intelligent structural engineering solutions on all rail projects and other activities appropriate to the stage and type of project.
Manage junior engineers and technicians to produce complete, co-ordinated and high-quality project information (calculations, drawings, specifications and other documents) on time and on budget to meet agreed deadlines avoiding on site delays.
Undertake multi-disciplinary design and co-ordination activities with all relevant members of the design team.
Produce project information as needed.
Ensure the stability of designs in the permanent/final condition as well as during construction.
Ensure projects and work reviews are conducted regularly to ensure all deadlines are met.
Ensure all designs are thoroughly checked independently by other in-house engineers and any errors corrected prior to final documents being issued.
Record errors or issues with the Engineering Manager so they can be avoided again in the future.
Ensure Health & Safety is considered at all stages of the design process so that designs produced minimise risk during construction.
Maintain a CDM Designers Risk Register on all projects detailing the process by which all the risks were identified and then eliminated or minimised.
Ensure that adequate notes are added to drawings so that all unusual risks that cannot be eliminated from the designs are highlighted to the contractor and any specific methods of working or sequencing are clearly described.
Produce physical and/or computer models of projects as appropriate.
Ensure all necessary opening-up and site investigation are carried out on all projects to properly assess the ground conditions, existing buildings and boundary conditions.
Ensure exceptional high standards of presentation are maintained in all documents issued by the company.
Deputise for the Engineering Manager when required.
Person Specification
The following are essential skills for successful performance in the role:
* Degree level qualification in Civil or Structural Engineering
* Minimum of 8 years' relevant experience in a design consultancy
* 8 years' experience of executing, leading and managing the design of projects within rail/energy/infrastructure sectors
* 4+ years' experience of managing a team of engineers and technicians and evidence of developing their skills and knowledge
* Knowledge and expertise of design analysis software
* Excellent attention to detail
* Strong written and verbal skills
* Strong analytical and design skills with the ability to interpret design requirements and analyse complex structures
* A high level of computer literacy with experience of relevant up-to-date engineering design software.
* Experience of producing simple, clear calculations and drawings
* Strong health and safety management experience including management and maintenance of CDM Risk Registers
* An adaptable and flexible working style with the ability to develop and foster collaborative working relationships
* Experience of mentoring and coaching junior engineers and technicians
* Experience of preparing bid proposals
* The ability to confidently present ideas, opinions and solutions
* Experience of monitoring compliance with design, statutory professional requirements
* Experience of attending design review and constructability meetings with clients including Network Rail, Tier One/Principal Contractors as well as national and local authorities.
* Ability to represent the company on site visits/surveys (sometimes in unsociable hours) in a professional manner.
The following are desirable for successful performance in the role:
* A Masters level degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
* Membership of a relevant professional body (ICE or IStructE) or near chartered
* Experience of effective financial management and control of projects
33 days holidays initially
Pension contributions matched up to 4%
Hybrid working model, split between office, home and site locations
A generous bonus scheme
Medical insurance
Employee Assistance Programme, covering health, legal and financial support and resources
Critical illness cover
Personalised plans and support to develop your career
Regular CPD training
Access to professional qualifications
Annual 4 weeks working from remote locations policy
Shower facilities if you want to cycle to work/exercise during lunch

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