Principal Civil Engineer

Are you a talented Civil Engineer specialising within the water sector looking for a new role in Central London? Our award-winning client has an opening for a Principal Engineer to join their London office on a hybrid basis. Our client specialises in providing sustainable development solutions from business case, due-diligence, initial concept, through planning and delivery on site.

A key element to the role will be having an understanding the legislative background relating to flood risk and drainage, planning, undertaking detail design and managing the design process. The individual will be responsible for the financial performance of a small team of engineers delivering FRA’s and the detail design of foul and surface water SuDS.

What’s on offer

• Performance related bonus
• Chartership Support
• Professional development and training.
• Flexible Working
• Private medical insurance
• Training programmes
• Paid Overtime
• Employee perks including high street discounts

The role

  • You will have a minimum of 8 years experience and your principal role will be the day to day supervising a small team of engineers, preparation of fee proposals and the financial and technical running of their own projects.
  • The role will require you to prepare Flood Risk Assessments, undertake conceptual and detail design of flood protection measures and drainage strategies, leading to planning applications or construction drawings. You can expect to be active on a few projects / client accounts at any given time. You will be expected to mentor and develop junior engineers together with client facing.
  • A key element of your experience will be the design of flood alleviation schemes, foul and surface water/SuDS drainage systems.
  • Having a solid working knowledge of WinDES, InfoDrainage and Flow is a must.
  • Having experience in the use of QGIS and river modelling software together with highways design and earthworks strategies would be an advantage.

What you need to succeed

  • You will hold a degree in Civil Engineering or appropriate science or equivalent commercial experience and responsibility. You will either have or be approaching CEng (MICE, or CIWEM) status or equivalent commercial experience.
  • Preparation of Flood Risk Assessments in Flood Zone 1, 2 and 3;
  • Undertake conceptual and detail design of surface water flood alleviation works;
  • Preparation of complex foul and surface water drainage strategies (suitable for outline/detailed planning and s104 submission) and detail design of the same (which incorporate SuDS techniques);
  • Expert knowledge of WinDES, Info Drainage and Flow software Package;
  • Preparation of water chapters for Environmental Statements.
  • Project Management
  • You will need to have good written and spoken communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.
  • Ideally you will have a solid knowledge of how the planning system operates, as well as being well versed in Current Policy and design guidance (NPPF, PPG, FWMA 2010, WIA 1991, LDA 1991, SuDS Manual, Sewers for Adoption/Design and Construction Guidance – Sewerage Sector guidance etc.).

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Summary information

  • Location: Central London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job sector: Civil Engineer
  • Salary: £57,000 – £67,000
  • Published: April 30, 2024