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Principal Civil Engineer

Durham, County Durham
£60000 - £65000/annum
Closing date
Mar 25, 2024

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Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Our Water contractor client is seeking multiple Principal Civil Engineers to join their Design team working on Northumbrian Water based out of Durham with hybrid working.

The role will lead design teams across Water and Wastewater infrastructure projects.

The purpose of the role is to manage project delivery or technical delivery as appropriate on larger / complex schemes. You will support and mentor junior and less experienced staff to provide design excellence and ensure they deliver all the specified project outcomes on time, within budget and to the client's specifications and that project requirements are fully met.


Develop effective concept design solutions that are consistent with the project brief
Undertake a wide range of design work on all aspects of the functions design and
Implement effective, value for money and innovative design solutions to meet technical and project requirements
Maintain high technical standards, consistent with the project brief
Progress projects through preliminary and detailed design with particular emphasis on client requirements and innovation
Progress projects through preliminary and detailed design with particular emphasis on client requirements and innovation
Liaise with clients and ensure their requirements are effectively communicated to the team
Prepare / check / approve engineering designs, calculations, and oversee drawing production
Prepare and check contract documents and scheme cost estimates
Prepare / check / approve technical documents and reports and assist in the preparation of expressions of interest and tenders
Ensure compliance with relevant health, safety and environmental legislation, particularly the CDM Regulations
Supervise team members including all engineers, senior engineers, senior technicians and assistant and graduate engineers
Respond to queries from and liaise with the developers and their consultants, Officers of the Company, County, District and Parish Councillors, members of the public and other stakeholder groups
Maintain a strong focused client relationship
Assist with contract preparation together with project planning and programming
Project administration reporting to the Project Manager including monitoring programme delivery, resources and budgets
Inspection work, feasibility studies, cost estimating for works and fees
Effective management and response of project related correspondence
Undertake site supervision duties of contractors and when required
Undertake site supervision duties of contractors and when required
Checks to ensure compliance with the Integrated Management System and assist in its development
Support in the preparation of bids and delivery of services on other contracts


10 years with relevant degree OR 10+ years of equivalent experience
Strong technical background in the design of Water / Wastewater infrastructure and non-infrastructure works
Computer literate and conversant with the MS Office suite with a basic knowledge of engineering packages such as AutoCAD Strong written and oral communication and organisational skills and to produce reports in clear concise English
Proven ability to lead and work within a team environment with a dedicated approach to meet project deadlines Client focused approach to service delivery Self-motivated with the drive to achieve continuous improvement targets Strong Health and Safety focus


Salary circa 65k plus benefits
24 days holiday plus statutory holidays (option to buy more)
Company pension scheme
Life assurance
A selection of lifestyle benefit options
Financial wellbeing programme

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