Principal Infrastructure Engineer

We are seeking a talented Principal Engineer to join our client development infrastructure Team in London, focusing on civil and infrastructure engineering for land and property development projects.

You will work within a team driving the design development process and leading the preparation of design documentation, drawings, and technical reports to advise our clients, collaborators, and stakeholders from strategy through to construction.

What’s on offer

• Hybrid / Flexible working
• Holiday buy/sell scheme
• Regular performance reviews
• Clear progression path
• ICE Chartership support
• Private medical insurance
• Inclusive and diverse environment

The role

• Leading day to day technical delivery of civil engineering consultancy services to support our clients through all stages of the project life cycle from feasibility and concept design through to planning, detailed design, and construction.
• You will be supported by a team of experienced and developing technical staff of various grades, to whom you will be expected to provide guidance and support as appropriate.
• Involvement in high profile client engagement, stakeholder management, design team collaboration (both internal and with other external multidisciplinary professionals), and project management.
• Being responsible for, or actively engaged in, ensuring your projects are delivered within budget, on programme, and to the required quality for technical and legal compliance.
• Providing technical expertise in drainage, SuDS, flood risk, highways, streetscape, earthworks, and utilities to all types of land, property and infrastructure development projects across all sectors and clients.
• Providing project leadership on several varied multi-disciplinary projects acting as Project Manager where required.

What you need to succeed

• Knowledge of and experience in highway design, drainage strategies and technical design, flood risk assessments and management, utility design and planning as well as a good working knowledge of the development sector.
• The ability to use or direct and check the use of relevant software including Micro Drainage, Info Drainage, Civils 3D and/or PDS.
• Experience of liaison with clients, co-professionals and design teams, and competence in liaising with highway, water, statutory and local authorities to negotiate the necessary outline and detailed technical approvals and statutory agreements typically relating to development projects.
• A good knowledge of the relevant legal processes, planning, design, design software, technical consents process, adoption and contract procedures for the provision of sewers, SuDS, highways and utilities to new developments and regeneration projects and how if, applied effectively, these skills combine to add value to a client’s development proposal.
• The ability to produce infrastructure masterplans, site appraisals, technical reports, design calculations and construction drawings.
• A good knowledge of the relevant design codes such as Water UK Sewerage Sector Guidance, Design Manual for Roads & Bridges, Manual for Streets, Local Authority Design Guidance, SuDS Manual and are well versed in the preparation of drawings for contract documentation and technical approvals.
• Good written and spoken communication skills and are aware of current and emerging technical and planning guidance on climate change and sustainability.

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Summary information

  • Location: Central London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job sector: Civil Engineer
  • Salary: £55,000 – £66,000
  • Published: May 8, 2024