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Principal / Senior Highways Design Engineer

  • Location: Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Contact: Tristan Walker
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: +441483467294
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 26 September 2021
  • Job Ref: 1037454
NRL are currently recruiting for a Principal Highways Design Engineer for work with a specialist consultancy for work in Newark on a permanent basis.

About the role:

This position is key to the success of the team and the most suitable candidate will most likely have extensive experience in a design role gained within a consultancy producing design packages for technical approval and construction. Familiarity and proficiency in the application of relevant design standards (e.g. DMRB) are expected, as is experience in the production and approval of S278/S38 highway design packages. This is a dynamic and exciting role for a candidate looking to progress their career and who enjoys working independently and as part of a team.

  • Including but not limited to:
  • Production of schematic/concept designs and design calculations within defined timescales;
  • Liaising with other construction professionals in the development of designs
  • Directing Technicians in the production of AutoCAD and Civils 3D drawings
  • Undertaking quality reviews of designs prior to issue
  • Liaison with Statutory Bodies (e.g. Highways England or Local Authority)
  • Analysis and design of earthworks
  • Visiting site and attending site meetings
  • Participation in internal project team meetings
  • Attendance at external design meetings with clients and other design team members
  • Preparing correspondence, reports and specifications.
  • Working closely as required with support functions within RPS, such as HR, Finance, Marketing / Bid
  • Leading by example to exhibit defined RPS behaviours and appropriate personal/professional conduct
  • Additional duties as required
What you will need:

Preferred Qualifications:       
  • Degree in Civil Engineering. Chartered Engineer, MICE or MCIHT
Essential Skills:
  • Experience in the production and approval of S278/S38 highway design packages
  • Sound knowledge of relevant design standards and good experience of managing design production and formal approach
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to work independently, and lead and supervise others     
Desirable Skills:
  • Proficient in use of Civils 3D and AutoCAD
  • Experience of use of Microdrainage software.
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Option to purchase 5 extra days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Share incentive scheme
  • Cycle to work