Principal Civil Engineer / Associate Designate


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Bluetownonline Ltd
£50,000 - £59,999
Contract Type:
Full Time
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Job Title: Principal Civil Engineer / Associate Designate

Salary: £50k - £55k per annum

Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time, Permanent

Allen Gordon LLP is an independent civil and structural engineering consultancy providing design services to a wide variety of public and private sector clients across Scotland. Founded over 50 years ago, the firm operates from offices in Inverness, Perth and Stirling.

Job Role: 

We are currently looking for a Principal Civil Engineer / Associate Designate for our busy head office in Perth where you would lead our experienced teams in the delivery of a wide range of exciting projects, including:

  • Power projects, including renewables, supporting the transition to net zero.
  • Water and wastewater projects including pumping stations, treatment works and reservoirs.
  • New infrastructure, including roads, sewers and SuDS for a range of projects including public and private housing developments of up to 700 homes.

You will be a key member of the senior management team at Allen Gordon LLP, supporting the Partners in the management and development of the business. The role comes with strong prospects of progression to Partner level.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Partners and other senior staff to manage and develop the business.
  • Providing technical leadership across a range of projects.
  • Managing a team of engineers and technicians to ensure the satisfactory delivery of projects.
  • Liaising with clients to develop strong, long-term relationships.
  • Providing mentoring and guidance to your team, supporting their development goals.
  • Showing a strong commitment to your own professional development and career goals.
  • Financial management and control across your portfolio of projects.
  • Supporting the Partners and others in preparing proposals and bids.

The Ideal Candidate: 

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or a related discipline, preferably MEng or BEng at 2:1 or above.
  • Chartered Civil Engineer.
  • Background in civil engineering consultancy with a minimum of 10 years' experience.
  • Strong technical skills with proven competence across a wide variety of projects.
  • Proven experience in the management of teams of engineers and technicians.
  • The ability to build and maintain strong client relationships.


  • Competitive starting salary.
  • Permanent health scheme.
  • Company pension.
  • 31 days leave per year.
  • A discretionary annual bonus.

To apply for this role please click APPLY to submit your CV and covering letter

Candidates with experience of: Chartered Civil Engineer, Civil Engineer, Construction Engineer, Building Engineer, Civil Engineering, Engineer, Structural Engineer, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineer, Construction Engineer, Building Engineer, Civil Engineering, Structural Technician, AutoCAD, ONC, HND may also be considered for the role.

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