Looking for

Search for jobs

Principal Bridge Engineer

Posted 303 days ago Apply by 12 April 2019

Job Description



About The Team:

Our Bridges and Civil Structures team is involved in some of the UK’s most high profile, complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding. We have an enviable reputation in the delivery of some of the UK’s and indeed the world’s most prestigious and challenging projects. Our current client portfolio includes the Department of Transport, Highways England, Transport for London, Borough Councils, Civil Engineering Contractors and International Governments, for whom we undertake the planning, design and supervision of civil engineering and transport solutions to exceed our client’s requirements.

As a global multi-disciplinary company we also work closely with our other sectors and regions around the world. Based in the UK the Bridges team supports all sectors and regions on bids and the delivery of high profile projects.


We are currently seeking a career minded, commercially aware and technically advanced Principal Engineer with proven experience on Bridges and Civil Structures to take on a key role within our Civil Structures team to be based in our Birmingham office.

To be considered for a role we are seeking candidates with the following credentials:

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Masters in Structural Engineering
  • CEng, MIStructE, or equivalent

Essential Experience:

  • Sufficient and appropriate experience delivering bridge and civil infrastructure design in the highway and railway sectors
  • Recognised leader in specialist discipline with well-established industry networks
  • Proven experience of delivering design on D&B projects on major infrastructure projects
  • Proven experience of developing design through early stages on major infrastructure projects
  • A sound working knowledge of the UK highway and rail sectors
  • Proven ability to network and influence at peer levels
  • Commercially astute
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, both internally and externally
Duties & Responsibilities

You will take a key role in leading projects for the highway bridge team in Birmingham. The role will require that you lead members of the team to produce designs and take responsibility for interfaces with client teams and project teams within Arcadis. You will also provide technical input into bids and build a professional profile and reputation, for self and for Arcadis, within the industry at a local and national level. You will also be required to manage the delivery of specialised components of projects, take an active part in Professional Excellence Groups (PEGs), assist in the technical development of staff, coaching and mentoring on technical issues and assisting with chartered institution membership.

The role will also see you establish and consolidate relationships with clients, both during and after project completion, use technical knowledge to identify and realise new client opportunities, manage technical resources to deliver projects efficiently and effectively and to identify key positions and work to grow the business in Birmingham and the wider UK.


Technical Leadership:
  • Keeping up to date with technical and legislative developments and seek opportunities to develop  professional profile such as giving presentations to relevant conferences/meetings/professional bodies and participation in technical committees for trade organisations and standards
  • Building effective and enduring relationships with other Arcadis offices and external organisations to foster co-operation and maximise cross-sell and trade-up opportunities in relevant specialist field
  • Establishing an understanding of client businesses, their drivers and competitors 
  • Providing technical expertise and overview to client and stakeholders and assisting clients through technical decision-making and provide alternatives options/solutions if there are changes to project objectives
  • Providing reassurance, confidence and a sense of direction to both client and project team members
  • Assisting in the development of Arcadis’s talent through coaching and mentoring and through the PEGs
  • Ensuring awareness of health and safety in all aspects of design and operations
Operational Management:
  • Using understanding of the technical challenges and client business to form the most effective team
  • Working with client and stakeholders to ensure clear understanding of project objectives and to set protocols for working together
  • Communicating with team members to ensure that they understand, and become engaged with, the project strategy, brief and client requirements
  • Seeking and documenting regular feedback from clients on the quality of Arcadis performance, technical solutions and delivery and advise on the appropriate mitigation as required
  • Implementing innovation in technical issues, problem solving and the culture of the team, leading by example
  • Undertaking technical reviews for projects
  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time by your manager or Arcadis
Apply by 12/04/2019 Apply

Apply for this job

Sector Civil, Design, Infrastructure, Transportation
Location West Midlands
Hours Full time
Contract Type Permanent
Minimum Degree Grade Required NA
Applicant needs to be eligible to work in the UKYes

Save this job for viewing later

Similar Jobs

Senior Software Engineer Ultra Electronics
Apply by 16/03/2019
Apply by 25/04/2019
Lecturer in Engineering Weston College
Apply by 30/04/2019