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Principal Highways Engineer

£50,000 to £60,000
Job Type
19 Jul 2022
Principal Highways Engineer

£50,000 - £60,000

Hybrid Working


Our client, a leading design consultancy with an enviable reputation in the UK have assigned Stride Resourcing to resource a Senior Highways Engineer to support the growth of their highways design consultancy services across the UK. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Highways Engineer to progress with a leading organisation offering flexibility in terms of office locations and hybrid working. There will be elements of work winning, design and team leading/building involved.


About the Role

Within this role as a Principal Engineer, you will be working in our growing UK Highways Sector, you are expected to have a strong track record on highway projects working with contractors and/or end clients on large highway schemes. You will be a Chartered Engineer with experience of managing medium-size projects or managing delivery of design packages on large projects.

You'll lead multi-disciplinary teams of Engineers, Technicians and external suppliers to deliver high quality output on projects, front our clients and liaise with project stakeholder as required. Client care and repeat business is crucial to our success, so you'll need to be able to develop and nurture relationships with our clients (both internal and external)

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

Overseeing and actively managing portfolio of projects delivered by enthusiastic and committed multi-disciplinary design team.
Controlling project budgets and resources to deliver projects on time and to our client's at high quality standards.
Assisting the Sector Director in business development initiatives, achieving our business plan, and growing our clients base and project portfolio.
Management of project deliverables, site surveys, construction stage duties, client liaison with members of design / construction teams, costing and ensure progress against the project brief.
Time, cost, quality, resource and delivery management including communication with the design disciplines / department to ensure that resource and project requirements are clearly understood and met.
Taking active leading role on the preparation of tenders, tender reviews, fee estimates, scopes of work and change controls.
Monitoring of project fee spend and deliver commercial objectives including invoicing and Cost Value Report management whilst liaising with contributing design teams and disciplines to ensure project delivery is on track.
Create and maintain a high performing team environment that enables continual development, feedback and professional growth whilst delivering our projects to our clients.
Ensure team compliance with company quality management and best practice.
Management of staff in the production of design deliverables, project management, costing and any other relevant duty required to comply with the project brief.Skills & Experience


Chartered with a professional institution such as ICE or CIHT (or equivalent).
Significant experience in highways design as well as practical knowledge and experience of highways design standards (Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, DMRB), specifications (Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works, MCHW) and CDM Regulations.
Strong ability to develop enduring relationships with both internal and external stakeholders that deliver long term benefits.
Experience of leading and/or contributing to bids, proposals and tender specifications.
Experienced in digital delivery on highway schemes in BIM environment.Desirable

Experienced in leading the design in a design and build environment on road projects including directly interfacing with the contractor at all stages of the process.
Experienced in managing the delivery of multi-disciplinary projects and teams on Large highway projects.
Experience in administering NEC contracts, managing contractual notifications and change control.
Experience working on Smart Streets and Intelligent Transport Systems.
Experienced in discharging responsibilities under CDM and health and safety regulations.Benefits:

Company car or cash allowance
Up to 6% matched contributory pension plan
Life assurance scheme
25 days annual leave plus ability to buy additional leave
Discount scheme (including gym membership, mobile phones etc)
Family friendly policies
Employee assistance
Professional development

Can all interested candidates please call me on (phone number removed), or email your CV to

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  • Job Reference: 661979381-2
  • Date Posted: 19 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Stride
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent