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Job Ref:  204646816
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Birmingham
Post Code:  B12
Salary:  £40000 - £50000/annum
09/10/2016 02:20
Principal Civil Engineer
£40,000 - £50,000

Our client is a multi-disciplinary consultancy, offering a wide variety of engineering and sustainability services, together with complementary specialisms, from locations across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa, the UK and continental Europe.
The company's Civil Engineering team pride themselves on an exemplary track record of designing innovative and sustainable civil engineering and infrastructure solutions, focused on improving and protecting the environment in which we live, while providing the facilities for day-to-day life, ensuring that transport and industry function effectively.
As one of the longest established of many disciplines, the Civil Engineering team are a source of world leading expertise - and offer a pro-active and collaborative approach to skill development, and professional excellence.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and client focused Civil Engineer to join the Birmingham team to play a leading role in the design of some of the most exciting and prestigious civil engineering design projects in the UK and worldwide.

Leading a team of expert engineers and CAD technicians, and working closely with colleagues of various disciplines, you will manage the delivery of technically excellent and profitable projects. You will develop new and nurture existing outstanding client relationships that maximise satisfaction and ensure repeat business, and will use your wealth of expertise and determination to manage, motivate and inspire less experienced engineers.

Ideally a Chartered Engineer (or working towards), and accredited with a MEng degree (or equivalent) in Structural or Civil Engineering, you will have gained significant practical experience of civil engineering within a consultancy environment, and an accomplished level of relevant IT skills in design software including AutoCAD, PDS and Civil 3D.

You will have a portfolio of built environment experience demonstrating your quality and client focused approach, and have consistently demonstrated your ability to manage multiple large scale projects and less experienced engineers to deliver to, and exceed client expectations, and crucially - you have a passion for creative and intuitive design.

1. Lead role in relation to the technical delivery of projects, and provision of technical supervision, guidance and coaching to less experienced staff.
2. Checking and/or verifying the work of less experienced staff, in accordance with Operational Procedures.
3. Recognised point of contact for clients on projects, acting as second-in-command to the PM.
4. Under the guidance of a more experienced manager, significant contribution to the financial management of projects, including the provision of information for "month-end completions", invoicing and debt management activities.
5. Some contribution to people management activities including recruitment and selection and performance appraisal. May have line management responsibility for a small number of staff.

Manage engineering designs in line with client brief and/or other project requirements
Review and provide feedback on designs produced by more junior staff
Monitor resourcing requirements for projects and provide feedback to Associates / Partners
Under the guidance of a more experienced manager, contribute to the day-to-day management and control of projects (including commercial and financial management, project management, and compliance with QA, environmental and health and safety procedures)
Provide training and coaching to more junior staff, including acting as a mentor to support those pursuing membership of professional institutions
Attend internal and/or external marketing and business development events as appropriate
Contribute to the preparation of submissions and fee bids
Build and maintain strong relationships with clients
Contribute to Practice-wide technical initiatives (such as the development of technical standards, software development, knowledge sharing etc)
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