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Principal Civil Engineer (Water)

Calibre Search
Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21
£50000 - £60000/annum
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Infrastructure
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
We are currently working with a one of the world's most respected consultancies as they look to add a Principal Civil Engineer (Water) to their division in Basingstoke, within commutable distance of London. This opportunity will allow you to learn from some iof the best minds in the industry, no doubt setting you up for a prosperous future and meaningful career.

This consultancy's 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.

Key responsibilities of the position include;

Working closely with their 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 they 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).

Being part of the team;

The Water Team brings together the skills of project managers, hydrologists, water scientists, numerical modellers and civil, electrical, process and mechanical engineers. We do this to provide integrated, sustainable and cost-effective solutions. Their work ranges from high profile infrastructure schemes through to locally significant projects that make a real difference to communities. We work with a large number of the water companies in the UK, private clients, and government entities. They also work on a number of very high profile and prestigious projects overseas from our UK offices.

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.

They offer a flexible hybrid working model. As a member of our team, you will enjoy a comprehensive benefits package with a range of flexible choices covering health, finance, lifestyle, well-being and more.

Here's what they 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 the 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 and / or flood risk management / assessment or drainage schemes.

Company benefits include support towards getting chartered, 25 days annual leave, 2 paid corporate social values days, the option to buy and sell leave, income protection, a generous pension scheme, private medical insurance, an employee assistance programme, as well as 15 days paid leave for reservists.

This is a unique opportunity that is not to be missed. If you think your experience matches up well, please click apply or reach out to Jamie Will at Calibre Search.

Calibre Search promote equality in the workplace and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified candidates regardless of their sex, race, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age. We act as both an employment agency and employment business

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