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Job Ref:  EMP372913
Employer:  Matchtech Group plc.
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Yorkshire
City:  Leeds
Post Code:  LS7
Salary:  £45,000 - £52,000/year
13/10/2016 21:37
Our client is looking to recruit an experienced Principal Bridge Engineer to join our established bridges design team. The successful candidate will become a member of a large and expanding team, taking a leading role in delivering bridge design services throughout all stages of major project development and in all areas of structures design.

Our client has a fantastic opportunity for an experience Bridge Engineer to join their team as a Principal Bridge Engineer

The Job
As a Principal Bridge Engineer you will be working on a variety of project types, sizes and complexities. Responsibilities will include:
• Preparation of bridge and bridge related structural scheme designs at feasibility, optioneering and detailed design stages, both for new build and modification to existing structures
• Providing technical direction to other design engineers and/or technicians
• Liaison with clients, contractors and third parties
• Interfacing with other engineering disciplines such as geotechnical, highways, railways, coastal & marine, and environmental engineers
• You will be responsible for resolving technical issues as they occur and for the monitoring of progress of your areas of responsibility
• Organising and carrying out General, Principal & Special Bridge Inspections
• Preparation of contract documents and fee estimates
Essential Criteria
• A degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
• Chartered Member of ICE or equivalent
• Extensive experience in the highway bridges or railway bridges sector
• Excellent understanding of structural behaviour and detailed knowledge of current codes and standards, including Eurocodes, DMRB, SHW, and Network Rail standards
• Excellent capability of design analysis and assessment of structures using LUSAS or Midas, SuperSTRESS, Archie, MEXE, etc.
• Experience of liaising and negotiating with client representatives and senior staff
• Thorough understanding of the Specification for Highway Works
• Able to produce well-presented and accurate drawings and reports
• Able to manage a challenging workload subject to change at short notice
• Capability to manage tasks and costs; and deliver programmed work on time and under budget
• Good IT skills
• Experience of motivating and driving delivery teams
• Confident with proven interpersonal and communication skills.
Desirable Criteria
• Experience of ECI or Design and Build projects
• Experience of construction supervision
• Good working knowledge of different contract types and procurement options.
• Knowledge of local authority interfaces
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