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Principal Engineer

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Thatcher Associates
31 January 2014
28 February 2014
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Job Type
To £44k plus excellent benefits

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Principal Engineer


To £44k plus benefits

Our client is a leading International Engineering Consultancy with long standing expertise in Civil and Structural Engineering. Their Newcastle office has a requirement for a Principal Highways Engineer to manage the delivery of highway projects and services for Central Government, local authorities and other public/private sector clients.

Responsibilities will include liaison with clients, consultants, and statutory bodies, project planning, and the management of internal and external resources.

Personal qualities

  • Excellent communication, both written and oral, with the ability to adapt communication style to suit different circumstances.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships at all levels both internally and externally.
  • A ‘self-starter’ with drive, positivity and enthusiasm and a strong desire to succeed.
  • Commercial awareness with effective influencing and negotiating skills, as well as an aptitude to develop emerging and new client relationships.
  • A visible and participative technical leader, willing and able to take responsibility and be held to account for the technical performance, overall ability, and advancement of the team.
  • An ability to help build and develop a strong team by providing mentoring and support to the team members.
  • Technical independence within the field of Highway Design (incorporating highways, drainage and earthworks design disciplines)
  • Reliability and trustworthiness; acting with consistency and integrity at all times.
  • Willingness to take the initiative and ability to own and manage workload to deadlines.
  • Taking a proactive approach to health and safety and risk management.

Job Requirements

  • Degree educated or equivalent in Civil Engineering and preferably will be a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer with a relevant professional body.
  • Significant and demonstrable technical competence in highway scheme design from a Local Authority or Consulting Engineer environment, as well as previous experience in the development of small to medium sized highway maintenance and improvements schemes. 
  • Commitment to learning and taking responsibility for your own professional development.
  • Good understanding of drainage design
  • Literacy in the use of Microsoft office including Word, Excel.
  • Excellent computer aided drafting skills using Autocad or Microstation in the field of civil engineering infrastructure design.
  • Knowledge of MX
  • A proven ability to provide leadership to a team working in a Private Sector organization, delivering highways design solutions. 
  • Experienced in the hands on production of detailed design information, construction detail drawings & specifications for Public Sector highway works including Traffic Sign and Road Markings design, Road Restraint Systems, Traffic Management design, and drafting Statutory Orders.
  • Sound knowledge of Design Standards such as Sewers for Adoption, Manual for Streets, Design Manual for Roads & Bridges and relevant British Standards.                                                                                                                           

Thatcher Associates

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