Principal Highways Engineer

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Project Centre
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Principal Highways Engineer - Slough
Project Centre, part of Marston Holdings, is a leading design, engineering, and landscape architecture consultancy whose highly talented people are passionate about creating places that are attractive, innovative, sustainable, and safe. Our approach to integrated design produces award winning results that have won international recognition and named CIHT’s Employer of the Year in 2021.
Due to continued expansion of the business, we are now looking for a Principal Highways Engineer to join our dynamic highways team. Ideally, we are looking for a professionally accredited [IEng or CEng] and/or Chartered Engineer.
This a full time, permanent position based in our Slough office.
The successful candidate will report to the Associate/Associate Director of Highways and will be responsible for delivering designs and assessment on a variety of projects, liaising with clients, and mentoring/developing junior engineers.
The Role & Key Responsibilities
  • Development and delivery of concept, preliminary & detailed highway designs
  • Preparation of calculations, written reports and checking of drawings
  • Providing technical guidance and leadership to junior colleagues.
  • Development of project task budgets and programmes and delivering targets
  • Attending client meetings and liaising with clients and other stakeholders
  • Planning and undertaking of site visits, inspections and investigations as required.
  • Taking an active role in the implementation of CDM duties on projects
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with the design team, clients, and contractors.
Person Specification
  • Experience of successful operational delivery to Local Authority and private clients.
  • Experience of project management with a good understanding of commercial aspects of projects.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and good with problem solving.
  • Inspirational team leader and motivator.
  • Excellent Financial Acumen in both project cost control and works estimates.
  • Ability to deliver on time whilst handling multiple projects/tasks.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels with excellent oral/written/numeracy skills.
  • Good computer literacy (including experience of CAD, 3D modelling and MS Project).
  • Self-motivated with good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Possess strong analytical skills and experienced in the application and use of highways design software.
What we are looking for
  • At least 10 years’ experience working in a design team environment.
  • Degree within an engineering based subject or equivalent.
  • Master’s degree in civil engineering and working towards Professional Qualification
  • Chartered Engineer and Member of a relevant professional institution [i.e. ICE or CIHT].
  • Strong background in application of DMRB design standards
  • Experience in line managing and providing technical oversight for delivery teams.
  • Knowledge and experience of business development, including fee estimation and proposal preparation.
  • Understanding and experience of design using 2D CAD and Civils 3D
  • Knowledge and experience of financial management.
  • Experience managing multiple projects both technically and financially.
  • Strong commercial and contractual understanding.
  • Understand Health & Safety requirements and CDM duties.
What's in it for you?
  • Salary of £44,000 - £55,000 per annum DOE
  • 25 days’ annual leave + Bank Holidays
  • Private Health Care
  • Yearly Professional Membership
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Package NB subject to eligibility criteria.
  • Staff benefits designed to suit your lifestyle, from discounts on high street and online shopping to travel, socialising and wellbeing.
  • Pension Scheme
If this sounds like the job for you, please apply….
New starters will be subject to clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service. In addition, the post holder is expected to keep the Company updated if their personal circumstances change.
We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we'll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we're committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.