Title: Principal EngineerLocation: Hinkley Point CKier Professional Services (KPS) is seeking to recruit a Chartered Engineer to join their team in the South West. KPS employs nearly 100 staff, providing temporary and permanent design solutions, technical advice and engineering support to construction teams within Kier Group. The successful candidate's primary responsibility will be for the development of safe, buildable and efficient design solutions for both temporary and permanent conditions.The first 2+ years will be on site at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, leading a design team providing civil and geotechnical design support to the ??300m Kier / BAM JV earthworks and enabling works package. Depending on the candidate's interests and capabilities, there is the opportunity to then relocate to Bristol as part of a larger design team providing technical support across the Kier Group and a wider a range of construction sectors.Responsibilities: Developing design solutions for a wide range of civil / structural / geotechnical applicationsProviding practical technical advice and engineering support to tender and construction teamsReviewing and checking specifications and third party designs and providing commentImplementing Group SHE policy and procedures, safe design principles and all legal requirementsInspiring safe working practices throughout design and construction teamsFamiliarity with a range of design and drafting methods in the development of design solutionsLeading in the development and implementation of technical best practice and innovatioIdentifying and exploiting opportunities to add value by using alternative methodsDeveloping a culture of excellence within KPS and the wider GroupMaintaining relationships across the team to ensure transfer of knowledge and skillsOrganising and managing day-to-day workload of engineers and technical staffEncouraging and assisting in the development of graduate engineersOperating in accordance with Quality procedures and processesAssisting in the development of design fee quotationsManaging the design process, ensuring technical compliance delivered to programme and budgetProviding forecasts and progress updates to the Engineering Manager and clients Essential: Degree qualified, or equivalentChartered / Incorporated Engineer status (MICE / MIStructE)CSCS accreditedFull driving licence About Kier: Kier Group plc. is a leading construction, property, residential and services group which invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where we work, live and play. We operate globally across a range of sectors including defence, education, health, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, we are a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. With a network of 88 UK offices Kier offers national coverage across all of its core activities. Employing 25,000 people, Kier has the financial strength and technical expertise to undertake some of the most significant construction, civil engineering and service contracts in the country. Kier is an Equal Opportunities Employer.