Principal Bridge Engineer

£40000 - £46000 per annum
23 Feb 2017
23 Mar 2017
Natasha Jones
Contract Type
Full Time
They’re looking to recruit a Principal Engineer to join their 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.


• 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

Qualifications / Experience

• 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

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