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Principal Civil Infrastructure Engineer

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
£60000 - £70000/annum car allowance
Closing date
Apr 28, 2023

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Transportation Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Our Water sector tier 1 contractor client is seeking a civils biased Principal Infrastructure Engineer to join their Anglian Water team based out of Peterborough.

The Principal Infrastructure Engineer is to support and champion the quality and technical elements of the infrastructure civil engineering discipline on the Anglian Water @one alliance. They are to ensure adherence with changing engineering standards and promote high quality and best practice engineering. They will monitor the technical health of the discipline and take responsibility for developing its engineers and procedures where appropriate.

The Principal Engineer will be responsible for all lead engineers within the discipline including Lead Infrastructure Engineers. They will provide professional support, career management and personnel management.

They will work in collaboration with other Principal Engineers, engineering stakeholders, and others throughout the business to drive developments in engineering, design, and innovation.

The ideal candidate will have experience as a senior discipline engineer and design experience of sewerage systems, trunk water mains and pressurised/gravity sewerage systems.

Civils/hydraulic design experience including pumping stations, slabs, pipe protection, piling, RC design and open channel hydraulics.

Technical and multidisciplinary knowledge is a must.


Be responsible and accountable for the technical excellence and quality of the design deliverables developed by the Alliance technical delivery teams within a specific discipline area.
Act as a focal point for any queries, innovations or coordination related to the infrastructure discipline.
Delegate tasks and responsibilities to Lead Engineers as appropriate. Delegate tasks and responsibilities to Discipline Engineers - only with prior agreement from their Design/Technical Manager.
Chair regular discipline meetings to promote team engagement and cascade topical information and Alliance initiatives.
Identify training requirements and support the delivery for all discipline engineers, especially apprentices and graduates.
Continuously strive to improve ways of working and promote innovation. Identify opportunities that may facilitate cost savings, carbon reductions or other efficiencies.
Drive the development of Standard Products and promote their use within the delivery teams. Engage with the Design Manager (Engineering & Infrastructure) and Standard Products team to identify and sponsor new products and identify resource requirements.
Champion excellence in Health and Safety in design. Support all Discipline Engineers in achieving sufficient knowledge and skills to produce safe designs and discharge their obligations according to the CDM Regulations.
Be responsible for clear & continuous communication with all Infrastructure design managers.
Provide career management: promote professional development, deliver performance reviews, and enable opportunities for growth. Provide professional support and celebrate success
Provide professional and personal support where required.
Ensure that good work within the discipline is recognised.
Work with the Design Managers (Engineering and Infrastructure) and the Engineering Innovation team to develop new digital tools and design procedures.
Work with the other Principal Engineers and the Design Managers to develop and communicate systems of work that define rigorous checking, approval and change processes to ensure design quality, consistency, and repeatability.
Dedicate time to provide specialist technical input to initiatives such as carbon reduction innovations, construction efficiency improvements, etc. in support of the Solutions Team, Carbon Neutrality Team, Innovations team etc.
Ensure that all technical work is undertaken to the correct standards and specifications. Ensure that the requirements of Minimum Asset Standards (MAS) are understood and adhered to. Engage with the MAS team to challenge and develop MAS and drive design consistency
Contribute to project delivery in line with existing Lead Engineer responsibilities
Support lead and discipline engineers to deliver their engineering outputs to time and quality standards.
Ensure the requirements of MAS are adhered to and offer challenges when appropriate.
Drive towards excellence in H&S, demonstrating applied knowledge & skills to produce safe designs to discharge your obligation according to CDM Regulations, standards, and accepted codes of practice.


Educated to degree level in relevant engineering subject.
Member of a professional body.
Experience as a senior discipline engineer.
Strong communication, collaboration, and stakeholder management skills.
Strong IT skills.
Proven problem-solving capability.


Salary in line with experience - approx. £60-70k
25 days holiday plus bank holidays
Company pension
Car allowance

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