Principal Civil Engineer – Rail

Location: London, London  Job Category: Civils   Job Type: Permanent   Job Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + hybrid, good culture, pension   Posted Date: 10-07-2024

Job ID: PR/035522   Posted: 10-07-2024

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Principal Civil Engineer - Rail



£60,000 - £80,000

Our client is hiring an experienced Principal Civil Design Engineer to join their exceptional Rail team in London!

Looking to progress your career and take more lead roles?

This leading civil, structural, and transportation engineering consultancy based in London. With a commitment to innovative and sustainable design, they deliver exceptional engineering solutions across various sectors, including rail, highways, and urban development. Their expert team is dedicated to transforming infrastructure and enhancing communities through collaborative and client-focused approaches.

The role:

You will undertake and supervise the design of complex structural renewal and maintenance projects from inception to design completion as well as assist in delivering competitive tenders for new project wins.

This position has real potential to progress, experienced candidates could be looking at something more senior than Principal level!

This includes:

  • Analyse project remits in conjunction with the client and determine action plans for resolving project specifications, progress, and implementation, considering fiscal and business objectives.
  • Assist the Engineering Manager in ensuring that the group prepares detailed designs, drawings, plans, programmes, and specifications (including procuring quantity surveying support) for all projects.
  • Identify and determine requisite in-house managerial/technical resources or procure consultancy support where needed.
  • Ensure the design group determines the scope of site surveys and implements them to support the production of outline schemes/options/estimates/financial submissions for cost-effective decisions.
  • Support and undertake the preparation of financial submissions as projects proceed, recommend and implement corrective action in light of emerging results.
  • Ensure the design groups monitor (both in-house and on-site) and report on project progress achievement; analyse financial consequences and justify the course of action, implement following endorsement.
  • Ensure all work undertaken is valued correctly and billed promptly to allow full recovery of resources.
  • Implement the project safety strategy, monitor execution, and determine/implement adjustments where identified.
  • Take part in tender review meetings and ensure that tender submissions are analysed, and that the technical and safety content is satisfactory.
  • Direct others on the methods of construction envisaged and organise the selection of subcontractors.
  • Ensure an effective and organised team.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records with successful audits.

Ideal candidate:

  • Chartered Engineer and Member of the ICE (or IStructE) essential with railway experience plus proven management ability in relation to contract administration and control, financial analysis and control
  • Knowledge of Network Rail contracts and other contract forms, contract procedures, Railway Standard Specifications
  • Practical knowledge of safety regulations
  • Capable of managing the delivery of technical projects, or parts thereof, allocated providing monthly update of progress for client report
  • Minimum 10 years of experience

Our Client is an international leader in rail infrastructure engineering projects and the UK's largest rail engineering and services provider. They offer a full range of rail infrastructure activities from high-speed rail to mass rapid transit, covering urban, rural, and commuter routes, for both public and private railways.

Our Client is committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes them a better business. To ensure they deliver on this commitment, they have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps they are taking to make this a reality.

If you are interested, apply here!

About Energi People

Energi People is a highly specialised recruitment consultancy with a strong foothold in the global built environment sector for over 20 years. We excel in connecting technical professionals at all career stages, from recent graduates to seasoned senior leaders. Our extensive network of enduring connections enables us to consistently source top-tier job opportunities with premier clients.

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