Principal Civil Engineer

19 Nov 2020
17 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
nmcn work in partnership and collaboration with our customers, to deliver major built environment and critical national infrastructure projects across the UK. Our specialist engineering and construction teams bring multi-sector innovation and technical skill - from building and highways, to large-scale water networks and treatment plants.
Through our unique offering, providing services from feasibility and design, to construction and handover, our Water business provides 'Full Asset Lifecycle Thinking' across our projects, in both the clean and wastewater environments. Always ensuring we are supporting our customers with innovative outcome-based solutions and an exceptional experience. We currently deliver infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects for 10 of the largest national water sector companies.
A prestigious opportunity has arisen in our design department to form an integral part a growing multi-disciplinary team of Principal Engineers whose function is to drive technical excellence, ensure design best practice and seek design innovation.
As Principal Civil Engineer located in the Plymouth office, you will report to the Head of Design. You will be will be responsible for leading our civil design function and output across all offices in the Southwest to support all of our clients in the Southwest, and potentially beyond. As you will see, this is predominantly a technical role and we are seeking candidates with significant experience and a strong track record in technical design delivery in the water industry.

What you'll be doing day to day

Technical leadership for the civil design function - effectively you will 'own' our civil design process and be responsible for managing and further developing sub-processes and civil design activities we undertake.
Ensuring technical excellence - working across design teams to you will seek optimum solutions and drive our teams to produce efficient designs that balance capital and operational costs and benefits, identifying and managing opportunities and risks, promoting innovation in our outputs, and ensuring that procedural technical governance is adhered to.
Industry practice champion - you will be responsible for ensuring that applicable industry standards and codes of practice are upheld, and working with designers, ensure that they abide by client particular specifications and requirements.
Design for safe construction and operation - working with our wider project delivery teams you will ensure that health and safety is at the heart of what we do, safeguarding our workforce, our clients' personnel and the public by implementing designs that can be safely and efficiently built, commissioned, optimised, operated and decommissioned.
Trouble shooting - you will be involved with technical problem solving on projects in delivery. Moreover, you will be responsible for ensuring that these issues are identified, avoided, reduced, or safely managed, through technical governance and risk and opportunity management. Lessons learnt on projects, both good and bad must be fed back and promoted or avoided on future schemes.
Technical development of staff - whilst this role does not include line management responsibilities, a strong drive to share and impart knowledge to our teams is essential as is the need to mentor and develop our expanding design team.
Professional development of staff - chartered status in candidates is desirable as we want to develop strong links to professional bodies (ICE, Institute of Water etc), encourage and support development of our staff towards professional accreditation and chartered status, as well as STEM engagement with local schools, colleges and universities to encourage engineering as a career. The experience we're looking for in a candidate
Essential attributes:

Industry applicable BEng, BSc or equivalent in a civil discipline
Significant experience and understanding of water and sewage treatment and their component processes
Extensive water industry civil design expertise
Working knowledge of CDM
Commercial and contractual awareness and the implications of design in effective project delivery
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and / or Google software packages
The ability to work in a busy environment under pressure
Good time management skills to prioritise a varied workload to comply with tight deadlines
Excellent communication and collaboration skills
A "can do" attitude and the ability provide to support and mentoring to other members of the team Highly recommended attributes:

Chartered Engineer (or able and ready to progress to chartered status)
Experience with AutoCAD, Revit and FEA software's would be an advantage
Strong team player but also able to work as an individual What we can offer you

Competitive Salary
Company car / Car allowance
25 days holiday + bank holidays
Holiday trading scheme
Bonus scheme
Private Medical Insurance
Perks at work scheme (discount from high street retailers)
Free eye test vouchers
Employee share scheme
3x life assurance
Free Parking
Flexible Working
5% enhanced pension contribution Please note - we may have to close applications to this role sooner than anticipated based on the number of applications received

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