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Principal Engineer

  • Job reference: JG077
  • Location: Kirklees, West Yorkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Highways Engineers (All Levels)
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Job description: A Local Authority based in West Yorkshire is looking for a Principal Design Engineer to join their Highways team.
This is a full time, temporary position and the ideal candidate will require extensive experience of highway design, Autocad (3D would be advantageous), project management experience, as well as the ability to work in a team and supervise others.

This role will be based in the Highways Major Design team and will be focused on working as part of a team, alongside 3rd party consultants to undertake design checks, on concept designs, followed by detail design of approx £60m + of highway infrastructure improvement schemes funded by DfT Transforming Cities Funding.

On a day to day basis the principal engineer role is very varied. This is a role that will require experience, knowledge and expertise in Highways Design and as a Principal Engineer (Major Design) you will:

Undertake, and supervise others to undertake, the detail design of major highway schemes for which an understanding highways and drainage design is needed.
Work with Transportation /Major Projects colleagues / Consultants to develop and / or check concept plans, and prepare detail design and construction drawings from project briefs.
Prepare, and supervise others in the preparation of, contract drawings and documentation for the major highway schemes you are involved in.
Get involved in other work across the Design team, which may involve schemes generated from; agreements made under Section 38, 278 or 106 of the Highways Act, Maintenance and Safety.
Undertake, and supervise others in the supervision of schemes being undertaken on site, and keep clear and accurate records of your daily activities
Undertake the relevant duty holder's role under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, in particular, Designer.
Undertake and supervise others with project management including managing project budgets.

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering a negotiable hourly rate dependant on experience and qualifications. So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to or call James at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967

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