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Principal Bridge Engineer

Newcastle, United Kingdom | AECOM

  • Industry:
    Mechanical / Industrial Engineering
    Architecture / Construction / Civil Engineering
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Engineering
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Job Description:
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We are currently recruiting for a Principal Bridge Engineer with experience of bridge design, inspection, assessment and refurbishment schemes, to join our busy and expanding experienced Newcastle Bridges team.


Our Newcastle office has an established track record of successfully delivering bridge engineering schemes for over 75 years, mainly in the North East but also throughout the UK and overseas. The team provides assessment, concept, feasibility, preliminary and detailed designs on a wide range of schemes, either as standalone bridge commissions or as part of multidisciplinary major projects. Our clients are from the private and public sector and include long term Framework Agreements with numerous North East Local Authorities together with Design and Build commissions for many major Contractors.


Current projects include a major UK 5 year rail network infrastructure framework assessment contract. In addition to the significant long term commissions on bridge assessment and inspection, principally in the rail environment, our initial assessment often leads to the requirement for the design of the refurbishment, strengthening or replacement. We are also at present undertaking the design of the portal and associated structures for a new 37km tunnel under the North Yorkshire moors. We also carry out design, inspection and assessment work for local authorities and design of new and refurbished bridge schemes for contractors.


As a Principal Bridge Engineer you will have the following daily responsibilities:


Undertake and project manage rail and/or road bridge and associated structures engineering schemes from inspection and assessment, feasibility through to detailed design.


Take responsibility for the contribution of Graduate Engineers and Technicians as appropriate.


Responsible for production through to client sign off of Technical Approval documentation.


Hands on technical design on road and/or rail structures.


Hands on assessment of road and/or rail structures.


Structural inspections and reporting.


Excellent technical and communication skills both verbal and written.


Client liaison.


Production of tenders including quality documentation and costings.


Project Management including programme and resource monitoring, quality control, technical management and delivery.


Mentoring graduate engineers in their progress to Chartership.


Minimum Requirements


Significant experience with bridge and related structural inspection assessment and design schemes.


Proven design and project management experience delivering to quality, time and budget.


Experience in road and/or rail projects.


Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.


High level technical skills in current inspection, assessment and design and be able to lead teams of graduate and senior engineers in such projects.


Experience of Eurocodes, British Standards and assessment codes.


Previous exposure with clients of both national and local authorities, together with major contractors.


Ability to manage staff and project Health and Safety responsibilities including compliance with CDM legislation.


You will have a current clean driving license and be willing to travel throughout the UK to visit sites.


The salary for this role is negotiable and we offer an extensive benefits package, which includes private healthcare, gym membership, season ticket loans and a contributory pension scheme.


Preferred Qualifications


Degree educated or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Bridge, Civil or Structural Engineering.


Ideally educated to MSc level or equivalent.


Chartered Engineer with ICE or IStructE.


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