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     Posted: 02 March 2017

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02 May 2017

Job Title

Principal Engneer (Bridges)

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Construction Management; Engineering



Full Details

We are looking to recruit a Principal Engineer to join our Bridges Structures team. Based out of the Cardiff office, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on the design and delivery of a variety of challenging schemes. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Chartered professional or someone approaching Chartership.

What you will do:

  • Produce high quality solutions for bridge projects, applying engineering knowledge and principles to devise innovative design solutions
  • Provide technical guidance for the preparation of discrete structural schemes or specific elements of major improvements, at feasibility, preliminary and detailed design
  • Provide technical guidance and support on multi-disciplinary projects and opportunities in the field of civil/structural engineering in both the highway and rail sectors
  • Lead project teams and have a proven background in project delivery and technical excellence.
  • Undertake the role of CRE on Network Rail schemes
  • Experience and working knowledge of structural assessment and design
  • Develop, supervise and train junior engineers
  • Build and maintain good relationships with colleagues and clients and contribute to the marketing of the Consultancy to potential clients

Essential Requirements

  • Chartered professional or nearing Chartership with significant post graduate experience.
  • Ability to successfully deliver bridge projects and satisfy client requirements.
  • Experience performing a similar role within a highway structures team and/or rail team.
  • Thorough understanding of structural design principles
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the conceptual and detailed design of a broad range of structures including associated approval procedures
  • Experience in the use of relevant design standards and codes of practice including Structural Eurocodes.

Desirable Requirements

  • Excellent standard of oral and written communication
  • Proficient in the use of design/analysis software (eg. SAM, LUSAS, Midas, Superstress)
  • Familiarity with health & safety legislation and the CDM regulations
  • Conversant with Network Rail standards

What's in it for you?

As well as a generous basic salary we also give you 23 day's holiday, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share ownership scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle.

Our business is a fast emerging player in the property and infrastructure consultancy markets, capable of challenging the status and delivering outstanding client facing results.

There are strong career opportunities across the Capita group nationwide and overseas, with a strategy of secondment and resource sharing to enable maximum opportunity for individuals.

Our culture is one of promotion according to talent and impact, not time served in the business. Ambition is expected and rewarded.

We invest heavily in our people, recognising that our staff are our most valuable asset. Individual training plans and accelerated schemes foster an environment of continual personal development.

All of this in a professional but fun environment.

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