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Principal Engineer – Civil Engineering

  • Negotiable
  • Civil Engineering
  • Norwich

Principal Engineer

Civil Engineering – Main Contractor 

Salary – Negotiable 


About the company 

Our client is one of the UK’s leading Construction and Infrastructure companies. A multi-disciplined tier one main contractor, turning over £4.6 billion. Trusted to deliver a multitude of once-in-a-lifetime projects such as Crossrail, Hinkley Point C, HS2 and Highways England schemes. The company is well known for its magnificent reputation in the construction industry. Working across highways infrastructure and maintenance, rail infrastructure, diverse range of utility infrastructure, nuclear and environmental projects. The business is a worldwide corporation, with the UK as its hotspot. Located in areas such as London, Birmingham, Leeds, Cardiff, Bristol, Newcastle, Manchester, and many more. Project values range between £1million to £200+ million, displaying the business has adaptability across the board with its forward-thinking and innovative approach towards projects. Values are a key aspect of this firm’s approach: Collaborative methods of enjoying the workplace, Trusted with delivering to the highest calibre, and being Focused on the clear approach of being disciplined when delivering work to clients and customers.


About the Opportunity

As previously mentioned, this is an opportunity for a Principal Engineer to join one of the largest and most respected Civil Engineering contractors in the UK. This opportunity has come about due to ongoing growth & a large pipeline of projects being won. Some of your duties will involve being responsible for delivering the projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the production of Temporary and Permanent work designs for buildings, highways, and infrastructure projects. Ensuring the temporary work design and integrating them within the permanent works procedures and providing an engineering perspective to support tender schemes. Leading the development of the group-wide technical standards, design process, identifying risk, and creating solutions to facilitate scoping. Along with pricing, designing, and constructing projects to the companies’ high standards. Principal Engineers will also need to deliver bespoke training courses to the site-based and construction personnel.


It is essential you have experience working for a Tier One Main Contractor based in the UK, a contractor that specialises in Civil Engineering and infrastructure. I am also looking for a candidate with a professional Chartership or to achieve a Chartership in the short term. Having a strong demonstration of experience within this discipline is also acceptable. Having a wide range understanding of Civils and Structural design in both temporary and permanent works is key to this opportunity.

Benefits & rewards 

You will be working for one of the most respected contractors in the UK, a contractor that has built its reputation due to the quality of their work, this means you will be working with some of the best professionals in the industry, allowing you to improve and develop. Your industry knowledge will improve due to the diversity of works, the opportunity to oversee and manage lots of different sections of projects as well as major infrastructure projects will also make your skillset diverse. Due to a large pipeline of work my client can offer you long-term stability, this will also give you the opportunity to progress and develop. Finally, there is also an opportunity for flexible working, the chance to work from home if you’d like to.