Principal Structural Engineer - Surrey

East Grinstead
£55000 per annum
01 Mar 2017
29 Mar 2017
Thomas Gigg
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Principal Structural Engineer

Location: Surrey

Salary: Up to £55,000

Ref: TG118

Penguin Recruitment are currently looking for a Principal Structural Engineer to join an existing bridges and tunnels team, based within a civil engineering company in their East Grinstead office. They are seeking a candidate who has significant postgraduate experience, who are Chartered Engineers and have experience in the design and construction of heavy civil engineering structures. The successful candidate will lead project design teams in the bridges and tunnels structures discipline.

The main requirements for the Principal Structural Engineer will be:

* A degree in civil engineering.
* Chartered Engineer through the Institution of Civil Engineers or the Institution of Structural Engineers.
* Significant post graduate experience of the design of bridges or tunnels in the road and/or rail sector.
* Detailed experience in two or more of the following: reinforced concrete or pre-stressed concrete bridges, steel bridges, cut and cover tunnels or immersed tunnels, underground station structures or large earth retaining structures.
* Experience of the application of structural analysis software such as Lusas.
* Excellent knowledge the DMRB requirements and/or Network Rail standards.
* Experience of operating within quality management procedures.
* Experience of Highways England, local authority or Network rail design and technical approval processes.

* Experience of working with contractors on design and build projects.
* Experience of the maintenance of road or rail bridges and structures.

* Full UK driving licence.

The main responsibilities for the Principal Structural Engineer will be:

* Supervising and overseeing the work of project design team members including senior engineers, engineers and graduates.
* Taking technical ownership of activities that will include the preparation of structural design solutions for major civil engineering works at preliminary, tender, and detailed design stages.
* Lead and develop teams of Graduates, Engineers and Technicians in preparing design solutions for bridge and tunnel projects at preliminary, tender, and detailed design stages
* Programme, financial and technical responsibility for design services.
* First point of contact for customers, contractors and other external organisations.

The candidate will have:

* A team player attitude within a multi-disciplinary environment who enthusiastically takes ownership of tasks, taking them through to successful completion.
* Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure when necessary.
* Excellent communicator, both orally and in writing.
* Ability to convey information accurately with attention to detail.
* Keen to learn and develop new and existing skills.
* Keen to progress career and take increased responsibilities.
* Willingness to support graduate structural engineers in developing their own technical skills.
* Ability to deal with clients in a friendly, efficient and effective way.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an established civil engineering team within a vibrant company, and to take a prominent role within the team to work on major infrastructure projects.

In order to discuss this role, please contact Tom on 01792 365108, or alternatively send an email expressing your interest with a CV attached to

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