Principal Civil Engineer


To lead a team of Civil and Structural Engineers and manage civil design projects, ensuring the designs are safe, compliant and economic.


Team leader:

  • Lead a team of Civil and Structural Engineers, supporting the business, team and colleagues to achieve maximum potential
  • Manage the team effectively with adherence to commercial performance and resource management via productivity and time methods
  • Support the Associates and Directors, linking effectively and proactively with other teams within Concertus
  • Work proactively and flexibly to support delivery across the service with commercial and solution focus
  • Take ownership for own personal development
  • Be an authority on Civil Engineering matters in the team and the business
  • Support the professional development of team members


Customer service:

  • Provide an efficient and business-like point of contact. This includes responding to internal and external enquiries and (via face to face, telephone, email and virtual meeting platforms e.g. Microsoft Teams)
  • Lead conversations with clients
  • Deliver a consistent and professional level of customer service at all times to Clients, and other practices within the industry
  • Excellence in advice towards design quality and the Built Environment
  • Provide an initial point of escalation for issues both internally and externally to support the team, the business and the clients


Business delivery:

  • Develop and deliver new processes for the team.
  • Manage effectively Sub-Contractor and Consultant Partners.
  • React and resolve issues which arise during all stages of projects within the team.
  • Hold a strong knowledge of Legislation, Policies, Good Practice and Guidance and apply this to the Studio and Business.
  • Ensuring projects are completed on budget and to schedule.
  • Preparing scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of Projects and specification of works
  • Organising documents for tender and advising on appointing contractors, designers and procurement routes for a project.
  • Undertake feasibility, concept and detail civil engineering design and checking
  • Organise and undertake inspections of civil engineering installations
  • Ensure approvals from statutory bodies are obtained
  • Prepare and check reports including Flood Risk Assessments
  • Create and check engineering drawings using CAD packages and sketches for drafting
  • Assessing the environmental impact and risks connected to design decisions
  • Assessing the Health and Safety impact and risks connected to design decisions
  • Managing, directing and monitoring progress during each phase of a project
  • Monitoring and inspecting work undertaken by contractors
  • Lead design delivery, client relationship management, team performance and support for your Associate
  • Represent your team in management meetings, providing project updates and escalating issues
  • Undertake a checking process of civil engineering design to ensure quality


Measures of success:

  • Schemes delivered to time, budget and quality
  • Feedback from team members and line manager
  • Directors feedback
  • Contribution to service delivery
  • Team performance
  • Accuracy and timeliness of support
  • Efficiency of system and processes
  • Feedback from stakeholders
  • Service delivered within budget and to agreed targets
  • Feedback from colleagues and managers across the business
  • Service delivery performance indicators
  • Effective delivery of agreed outcomes


It’s essential you have:

  • A relevant degree or proven experience in Civil Engineering, including being professionally chartered with ICE (or working towards)
  • Experience in SuDs drainage and highways working in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Knowledge of structural engineering
  • A comprehensive knowledge of building regulations and of planning legislation and health and safety
  • Effective communication skills across a range of contacts
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • You will be a highly experienced professional with strong interpersonal and organisational skills, including attention to detail and multitasking
  • You will have team management experience and be able to demonstrate leadership competencies
  • Excellent problem solving skills


BIM roles and responsibilities:

  • Ensuring Asset Information requirements and/or MIDP requirements set out in the Employers Information Requirements and delivered on a BIM project.
  • Enable reliable information exchange through a common data environment and the integration and co-ordination of information within information model.
  • Assure delivery of information exchanges and confirm design deliverables. Configure information for project outputs
  • Confirm supplier’s ability to deliver information requirements and coordinate delivery of all design information
  • Manage information development and information approvals as overall Lead for configuration management
  • Production of design outputs related to a discipline specific, package-based or time-based task.
  • Direct the production of task information in compliance with standards and methods.
  • Manage spatial co-ordination on behalf of task team and propose resolutions to co-ordination clashes
  • Accept / reject information exchanges within the common data Environment


How you act:

  • Professional, friendly and honest – builds good relationships with colleagues, understands the importance of confidentiality
  • Attention to detail – able to deliver clear and accurate information
  • Service deliverer – you focus on delivering a service that provides great outcomes for our customers
  • Shows initiative – you come up with ways of improving how we do things
  • Well organised – you plan and prioritise your work to ensure that deadlines are met. You have the ability to plan and multi-task and can work to strict deadlines
  • Willing to learn – you want to acquire new skills that will support you in your role
  • Flexible attitude – you are prepared to work flexibly to deliver the service

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