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Principal Highways Engineer

Glasgow, United Kingdom | Global Provider of Technical and Management Support Services

  • Industry:
    Mechanical / Industrial Engineering
    Architecture / Construction / Civil Engineering
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  • Functions:
    Engineering
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Job Description:
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Global Provider of Technical and Management Support Services are one of the world’s leading consultancies. To be the best in the industry, we hire the best. Year after year our company is expanding in more ways than one, which means possibilities for you to thrive and grow.


At Global Provider of Technical and Management Support Services we want to support you and your career development with the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge, and challenge you to reach your potential. We value your commitment to us and work hard to ensure you achieve your career goals. Opportunities aren’t limited to a wide spectrum of projects, and to travel in and out of the UK.


Our Glasgow based Strategic Highways team currently has vacancies for Principal Highway Engineers. You will take responsibility in all aspects of highway design to work on local, national and international schemes from our city centre office.


The appointed candidates will join Global Provider of Technical and Management Support Services’s established highways business which continues to expand following several major project wins. We would like to hear from individuals who have demonstrable highways experience, a sound technical background and business development capabilities that share our enthusiasm and determination to develop our business.


The Glasgow office has an established track record of successfully delivering road schemes and works closely with other disciplines from Bridges, Geotechnical, Environment, Transport Planning and Development Sectors.


The team workload ranges from feasibility studies to scheme designs, working with a variety of clients both from the public and private sector including design & build partnerships with contractors


Current projects being undertaken by our Scottish Strategic Highways team include:


A720 Sheriffhall Roundabout;


A9 Berriedale Braes;


A303 Stonehenge;


M42 Junction 6;


Aberdeen to Inverness Railway Improvements;


Scotland Excel Framework.


Whilst the above highlights some of our local projects there are also significant opportunities for the right candidate to contribute to a wider UK & Ireland portfolio of projects including our recent wins for Highways England and HS2.


Job responsibilities include:


Coordinate workload and manage design teams


Act as lead engineer on mid-to large size projects


Coaching, mentoring and developing junior staff


Delivery of all specified project outcomes on time, within budget and to the quality required.


Approve and sign off work


Technical and financial Management of medium sized projects or tasks


Writing and overseeing the preparation of contract documents and technical reports as required.


Communication to the immediate team, the wider organisation and external parties


Managing and developing both internal and external client relationships and identification and management of project risks


Present complex technical solutions to clients


Perform quality control reviews of work developed by others


Participate in development of technical proposals


Provide estimates for the engineering budget and schedule and oversee technical resources to meet requirements on large projects


Work Life


Staff morale is important to us, so as well as providing you with the opportunity to work on some iconic projects and supporting your career, we also think that the day to day stuff is important too.


Our state of the art offices are open plan for that real team feel. They are filled with all the tools and equipment to assist you to do your job to the best of your ability. We have onsite free hot drink facilities on each floor as well as weekly fresh fruit boxes delivered to each floor. Each of our offices has a social team to encourage a good work /life balance with your co-workers.


Flexible Working


Life is different for each of us. But here at Global Provider of Technical and Management Support Services we believe your work / life balance is important. We are support equal opportunities and therefore offer flexible working within our roles.


Minimum Requirements


To be successful in this role we would like to hear from candidates who meet the following criteria:


Highly motivated Chartered Engineer with excellent communication skills


Full lifecycle experience across a range of projects


Significant technical design experience across a range of disciplines


Demonstrable understand of Health and Safety including CDM


Proven team management experience gained within a similar environment


Knowledge of standard engineering practices, techniques and procedures


Knowledge of the design and how it ultimately interfaces with the client


Understanding of design principles and ability to practically apply them


Understands and contributes to the market sector plan


Proactively seeks to contribute to the Global Provider of Technical and Management Support Services relationship with the client


Builds positive long term relationships with clients


Full clean driving licence


For this role you will be a Chartered Engineer with proven design and project management experience, delivering to quality, time and budget. You will have experience of working collaboratively as part of a team developing a range of major highway and infrastructure projects. The role will suit a self-motivated individual who is aspiring to take a lead role in project delivery and manage dynamic teams delivering high quality projects.


Preferred Qualifications


BSc, BEng or MEng degree in Civil Engineering.-RC1


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