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They have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Civil Engineer to join their team in Newcastle on a permanent basis.
Globally, they set the gold standard for the water and natural resources sector as well as being one of the top engineering consultancies in the NCE listings. In the UK, they have been selected by key Clients across the UK as a strategic consultancy provider. As a consequence they are now looking for the right people to join their team to help deliver this exciting opportunity.
This is a chance to join their Team in Newcastle providing support in the delivery of wastewater infrastructure projects.
The role will support Project Managers and Project Technical Leads by providing technical expertise to ensure that projects are delivered to cost, schedule, technical and quality standards to meet both client and their expectations.
As a senior member of the Design Team the Principal Engineer role has responsibility for providing support in all areas of Civil Engineering in the development of efficient technical solutions that will deliver improvements to wastewater network infrastructure in line with our clients’ strategic direction. The role holder will also support the Framework Manager and Office Lead as part of the local line management team providing support and guidance to staff based in the local office.
Experience within the water industry with a focus on the design of wastewater network solutions
Responsible for supporting the management and Project Manager to ensure the successful delivery of robustly defined technical solutions
Undertake scoping and design, and provide ongoing support to Delivery Partners during the construction and commissioning of projects within the required timescales and within agreed design budgets
Undertake production of technical reports, calculations, development of design and construction drawings and specifications in compliance with relevant industry standards. Ensure all solutions are safe to build, operate and maintain
Undertake technical review and approval of technical reports, calculations, development of design and construction drawings and specifications produced by other Engineers.
Preparation of the Business Case Reports clearly defining the project proposals for submission for governance approval
Work closely with the all parties in the project team to ensure the right solution is delivered
Communicate and quantify any residual risks associated with the preferred solution
Work collaboratively within an integrated team environment to deliver design solutions
Investigate and apply innovative approaches that will improve the way we work and drive efficiency
Maintain up to date technical knowledge of survey, design, drafting, project and contract management standards and techniques
Liaise with client and ensure that programmes and projects are managed effectively to ensure delivery in a manner which meets quality, time and budget specifications
Undertake Line Management responsibilities for members of the Civil Engineering discipline
Provide coaching and career mentoring to developing engineering professionals
Maintain communication and develop ongoing relationships with clients, stakeholders and customers as required
Undertake appropriate research of existing assets and investigation and design modifications / improvements
Undertake the design activities using appropriate software and applying relevant design standards
Using appropriate software to provide advice, solutions and successful project outcomes for clients
Complete all work in line with their Core Values and in accordance with their Quality Systems and Project Quality Procedures
Degree qualified (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering or other relevant subject
Professionally qualified and member of a relevant engineering institution i.e. ICE
Experience in water industry and in particular in the design of wastewater networks and associated assets.
Computer literate with a good understanding of appropriate software packages
Knowledge and skills in the in the planning, specification, design procurement and commissioning of projects
Possess sound knowledge of current legislation and able to work in accordance with QA and H&S procedures.
Able to integrate well into a team as well as work independently.
Experienced team and line manager with ability to support and manage project team members.
Experience of coaching and mentoring Engineers within a discipline group.
Ability to develop an environment where values and behaviours are embraced as part of the organisation’s culture.
Experienced level of decision making and ability to prioritise and manage conflicting demands
Strong communication skills all levels with the client, suppliers, contractors and design team – both written and oral
Excellent organisational skills and able to multi-task
Must be able to plan and prioritise work load effectively
Excellent client service focus
Flexible approach to work
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