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Principal Civil Engineer

Advance TRS
Basingstoke, South East
Closing date
Feb 29, 2024

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Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Our clients' thriving, multidisciplinary Water Team in the South East are looking for a Principal Civil Engineer to join their growing team within their Basingstoke office.

Our clients' Water Team is involved in high profile, industry leading infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas, and they are working on a variety of significant projects directly for water companies, contractors and government entities including potable water and sewage networks, and treatment works of all scales, and at all stages of the design and construction process from feasibility, through design to operation, maintenance and asset management.

They are interested in speaking with applicants who have experience of outline and/or detailed design of wastewater/water treatment schemes.

Key responsibilities of the position include;
  • Working closely with teams of engineers, hydraulic modellers, environmental scientists and technical specialists to deliver a wide range of projects in the UK and overseas to a high level of quality.
  • Working proactively and collaboratively to solve engineering problems to deliver benefits to the communities that we serve.
  • Being involved in all design stages including feasibility studies, outline designs, detailed designs, and preparing reports and technical specifications.
  • Ensuring compliance of design with all applicable standards and regulations and provide technical expertise for interdisciplinary analytical studies.
  • Being responsible for the delivery of complex tasks and projects and being able to manage the budget and programme for these tasks and projects.
  • Leading the technical delivery on a number of projects and being responsible for reviewing work produced by others to ensure timely and accurate results.
  • Liaising with clients to develop scope, price proposals and communicate project progress.
  • Undertaking line manager responsibilities for a number of junior staff, providing guidance and management to them as well as completing performance evaluations for those assigned.
  • Supporting the development of junior members of the team, managing their input into projects and mentoring them (technical work and ICE).

You will be joining a dynamic local team of high performing Civil Engineers ranging in experience from Apprentice to Director level, within a larger national Water Engineering Team. You will have the opportunity to mentor and direct junior members of the team through technical leadership, line management and supporting them within development training agreements. Prospects to grow and improve project and client management, as well as technical excellence are on offer as well as excellent opportunities for career progression and development.


Here's what we will need from you;
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification, or demonstratable equivalent experience.
  • Proven experience within the water sector at Senior or Principal level, ideally within the UK or with a good appreciation of UK norms and standards.
  • Chartered or Incorporated with a relevant institution e.g. ICE, CIWEM or working towards it.
  • Experience of undertaking engineering assessments, options appraisals, engineering calculations and / or economic appraisals.
  • Experience of outline and / or detailed design, preferably of wastewater / water treatment schemes

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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