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Senior or Principal Bridge Engineer

  • Salary

    Comprehensive Salary and Benefits Package
  • Education level

    Bachelor's Degree

Role description

As a senior or principal bridge engineer, you will be providing specialist and technically demanding input to the bridge and multidisciplinary civil engineering projects.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with both existing and new bridges and civil structures across a range of materials and forms, superstructure, substructure and articulation elements
  • Involvement at early project stages: scoping, specifying and interpreting surveys, inspection and investigative works, optioneering, scheme design
  • Detailed design: modelling, calculations, overseeing drawing production
  • Document preparation, including authoring technical reports, such as AIPs, specifications and contract documents
  • Reviewing the work of others: cat3 checkings, as a client representative and designer’s site representative
  • Interfacing with clients from local and national authorities, consultants, and D&B contractors amongst others
  • Supporting graduate engineers as they progress towards chartership

Essential Requirements

  • Minimum Level 8 honours degree in civil/structural engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum seven years’ (senior engineer) / 10 years’ (principal engineer) professional experience
  • For exceptional candidates, fewer years’ experience than that outlined above may be considered
  • A chartered engineer with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) or equivalent
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in the use of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and other standards and legislation
  • Fluent/highly proficient in spoken and written English
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Motivated individual with a strong work ethic

Desirable Requirements

  • Ability to undertake and/or manage structural analysis modellings, such as grillages and finite element
  • Multidisciplinary consultancy or contracting experience from allied civil engineering disciplines, such as highways, structural, geotechnics, rail or water
  • A willingness and aptitude for understanding and contributing to colleagues’ work in areas beyond transportation infrastructure projects
  • Interest in developing a business, liaising directly with clients and working on bids and tenders