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Principal Design Engineer - Rail

  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: Market leading packages on offer.
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 6 months ago

Principal Design Engineer - Rail

Having secured a number of long term Frameworks with key clients, my client is further expanding their in-house Civil & Structural Design team. They are growing their existing Civils & Structures Design team by establishing a team in Cumbernauld, and require a Principal level Design Engineer to facilitate this expansion.

They also have a number of other positions available at various levels for engineers who are committed to delivering the optimum design solution, building on their experience, and furthering their professional development.

The in-house design team consists of specialist designers at various levels of competency responsible for design engineering on a variety of civils, rail and engineering projects and frameworks including CP6, asset management contracts, infrastructure projects and tendered rail / civils schemes.

Projects can typically include bridge re-construction/replacement, upgrades and refurbishments, station work (platforms etc.), access for all schemes, structures including bridges, tunnels and footbridges.

The Role

As Pricipal Design Engineer you will have the responsibility for overseeing the development of technical solutions within the team’s budgetary, programme and quality requirements.

To excel in this role, you will have significant experience as Design Engineer in a rail & civil engineering environment. Your day to day role will include:

Using initiative and confidence to put forward solutions based on sound engineering principles.

Challenge the brief, enabling innovative development of unambiguous engineering solutions from feasibility through to detailed design.

Managing all Design and Checking of engineering solutions.

Production of clear, consistent, referenced calculations, reports and sketches to current CoP and Standards.

Clear communication of design philosophy and requirements with all other team members.

Design representative at meetings with the AmcoGiffen project team and/or external Clients and Stakeholders.

Appreciation of the team’s financial, quality and programme targets.

Promote safe working practices in all areas.


Degree qualified Civil Engineer - BSc / BEng / CEng

Civil engineering project design experience in a rail environment – i.e. bridges, structures, stations, platforms etc.

Ideally chartered or working towards membership of a relevant professional body (e.g. ICE / IStructE)

Candidates from a rail / civil engineering design background with experience in client / contractor or consultancy organisations will be considered.


Competitive annual salary negotiable dependant on experience
25 days holiday plus bank holidays
Life Insurance
Westfield Health Cash Plan

If your skills/experience match the description above, please apply now for immediate attention.