Principal Bridge Engineer

Hays Construction and Property
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
£45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2022

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Principal Bridge Engineer based in Manchester

Your new company
Your new company is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. The Transportation teams are reinventing transport for a challenging yet exciting future. They're creating new ideas and smart solutions for cities, people and the environment. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in your industry, solving challenges that bring together traditional engineering and new technologies.

You could find yourself working on many high-profile projects and frameworks nationwide, including Cambridge to Huntingdon A14 upgrade, Smart Motorways and Roads Investment Programmes through the Collaborative Delivery Framework for Highways England, HS2, TRU, East West Rail and the West Midlands Shared Professional Services with a number of local authorities.

Your new role
Your new role will see you entering the company as a Bridge Engineer at Principal Level. You will lead the technical delivery of bridge and/or civil engineering projects and input into complex multidisciplinary projects.

Overseeing the production of high quality design documentation including sketches, drawings, calculations, reports and specifications will be your main responsibility. Furthermore carrying out these designs, calculations and reports independently is part of your role. Being responsible for the completion of projects on time and to budget is paramount.

Your role will also include the daily development of junior members of staff via mentoring from a technical standpoint.

What you'll need to succeed
In order to succeed you will need a Eng / MEng or MSc degree in civil engineering or equivalent. Chartership with the ICE or IStructE is also highly desirable, however exceptional non-chartered candidates with excellent track records will still be considered. A solid understanding on Network Rail, Highways England, and local authority standards and technical assurance procedure is needed.

The ability to manage projects, risk and people is essential. Furthermore the commercial and financial awareness to deliver schemes in line with clients expectations in a competitive market sector is needed.

What you'll get in return
In return you will receive a highly competitive salary in line with your previous experience in the region of £50,000 - £60,000 per annum. Your new company value flexible and remote working, with it being a central part of their culture. 2 or 3 days a week, depending on you preference, you can expect to work from home.

For those candidates who aren't chartered, gaining this qualification will be supported throughout your journey here. In fact, upon completion, a bonus of £2,500 will be rewarded to you! Furthermore your salary will also be internally reviewed and an increase in salary can be expected.

Importantly, the opportunity to work across the nations largest structures frameworks alongside some of the worlds most advanced engineers and technicians is on offer, with unparalleled progression pathways in place to succeed in the future

What you need to do now
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Hays Civil Engineering is the UK’s leading recruitment company, with 50 years’ experience specialising in engineering roles. Across the UK, using our national network of 75 offices and teams of expert consultants, we match the right jobs to the right people every day. Highly trained civil engineers are in demand for both temporary contracts and on a permanent basis. We have the breadth and depth of knowledge and scale of operation to help you hire the people that can make a real difference to your bottom line.

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