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Senior Civil Engineer

Location: Birmingham

Senior / Principal Civil Engineer

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior / Principal Civil Engineer to join our forward thinking multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. This role is based in the Birmingham office and reports to the Director. The purpose of this role is to lead the delivery of engineering projects from inception to handover, on budget and to deadlines.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Delivering and managing the preparation of design packages for projects and the negotiation through approval stage with approving bodies and highway authorities.
Preparing plans and drawings at all stages of the development cycle.
Responsible to the Director for the financial, technical and project management control of the civil engineering aspects of various small and medium sized projects.
Liaise and attend meetings with architects, clients and other professionals whilst carrying out duties and at all times represent the business, in a professional and courteous way.
Delegate to and manage Engineers and Technicians involved on projects.
Mentoring colleagues in developing technical knowledge and understanding.
Check calculations, specifications, drawings and reports produced by others, in accordance with operational procedures.
Undertake site visits to monitor the progress of works against specifications, and highlight issues to the contractor, client and/or (internal or external) project manager as necessary.
To produce engineering supporting reports for planning applications such as Flood Risk Assessment reports, Utility Assessments, Site Viability assessments, Drainage Strategy reports, Cut and Fill Analysis etc.
The role will be client facing and you will represent the Company externally at a senior level.

Skills and Qualifications

MEng or BEng in Civil Engineering
Demonstrated experience in a similar practice.
A chartered (or near Chartered) status with a recognised institution.
Proven experience in the design of highways and drainage.
The successful candidates must have experience of managing projects, client interfacing and staff team members, though they must also have experience and be able to design and draft, i.e. be hands on with projects.


Micro-drainage, Civils 3D, site 3D or PDS for highways
Lighting reality

The successful candidate will have experience in

Estate road horizontal and vertical design to local authority or DMRB standards (S278 / S38 and private works)
Junction design (roundabouts, traffic signals, priority and/or grade separated junctions etc)
Design of external works to commercial developments (service yards, car parks etc)
Part M levels
Part H drainage
Drainage design to building regs and water company ‘Sewers for Adoption’ standard (S104, S185 diversions etc)
Pavement design
Street lighting design
Kerbing and edging specification
Signing and carriageway marking design
Earthworks modelling, principles and specifications
Dealing with adopting highway and drainage authorities
Preparation of road safety audit briefs and designer’s responses
Preparation of flood risk assessments
Working knowledge of Highway Authority Sections 38, 116, 117 and 278 and Water Authority sections 104, 116 and 185 agreements


Salary of £40k – £48k
Flexible working environment
Holiday purchase scheme
Birthday off work!
Health Shield Cash Plan
Employee Assistance Programme
Workplace pension
Training and development
Sponsorship of professional membership

For more information please send a CV to Kenny at or call 0207 065 7274

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