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Principal Civil Engineer - Aviation - nr. Crawley

  • Salary: Competitive + generous package.
  • Location: West Sussex
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction , Consulting Engineering , Civil Engineering/Infrastructure
  • Job reference: BBBH382441

Job description

Principal Civil Engineer - Aviation - West Sussex


Airport Infrastructure

Location: near Crawley, West Sussex

Salary: Competitive + generous package.

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description:

Principal Civil Engineer

We have an immediate requirement for a Principal Civil Engineer to join a leading global Consultancy Company based in Sussex.

The company is one of the leading suppliers of consulting and infrastructure support services in the UK, and with offices internationally and they work across a variety of different sectors including Airports, Highways, Rail, Local Authority and Utilities.

Significant expansion of operations has created this requirement.


  • To lead a Design Team to ensure:
    • Delivery of all the specified project outcomes on time, within budget and to the Client's Specifications
    • Project requirements are fully met
    • Advice and guidance is provided for Staff, and professional development is actively pursued
    • Good relationships are maintained with all external parties to enhance the reputation of the Company.
  • Develop effective concept design solutions that are consistent with the project brief
  • Undertake a wide range of design work on all aspects of the functions design and maintenance
  • Implement effective, value for money and innovative design solutions to meet technical and project requirements
  • Maintain high technical standards, consistent with the project brief
  • Progress projects through preliminary and detailed design with particular emphasis on Client requirements and innovation
  • Liaise with Clients and ensure their requirements are effectively communicated to the Team
  • Advise on procedural requirements - Building Control, EA PPGs, Planning Applications
  • Prepare and check Engineering Designs, Calculations and oversee drawing production
  • Prepare and check contract documents and scheme cost estimates
  • Prepare and check technical documents and reports and assist in the preparation of expressions of interest and tenders
  • Ensure compliance with relevant health, safety and environmental legislation, particularly the CDM Regulations
  • Supervise Team Members including all Engineers, Senior Engineers, Senior Technicians and Assistant and Graduate Engineers
  • Respond to queries from and liaise with the Developers and their Consultants, Officers of the Company, County, District and Parish Councillors, Members of the Public and other Stakeholder Groups
  • Maintain a strong focused Client relationship
  • Assist with contract preparation together with project planning and programming
  • Project administration reporting to the Project Manager including monitoring programme delivery, resources and budgets
  • Inspection work, feasibility studies, cost estimating for works and fees
  • Effective management and response of project related correspondence
  • Undertake site supervision duties of Contractors and when required check to ensure compliance with the Integrated Management System and assist in its development
  • Support Consulting in the preparation of bids and delivery of services on other contracts.
  • Advice and provide guidance for staff, and
  • Ensure that the professional development is actively pursued and that good relationships are maintained with all external parties to enhance the reputation of the company


  • Chartered Engineer (CEng / IEng through CIBSE, Inst Energy) or approaching CEng or IEng status having completed the necessary training requirements
  • Computer literate and conversant with HEVACOMP and relevant engineering software packages
  • Be able to interpret thermal CFD modelling programmes such as TASS/IES and give direction regarding the approach to CFD modelling
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD for production of both GAs and schematics in conjunction with CAD Team.

You will ensure that technically sound design solutions are produced, including all associated reporting and cost estimating, to programme and within budget and ensure compliance with all relevant technical standards.

This Employer offers the opportunity to work on some of the country's most exciting, interesting and varied construction projects, in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges and opportunity for lateral thinking and engineering principles. They pursue only the most outstanding talent and reward your efforts with an excellent salary and generous benefits package.

This is an opportunity for career development and long term employment in a very exciting construction environment.


If you are interested, or perhaps know someone who is suitable and interested, in the above role please contact Jack Davies for more details on 0121 200 5520 or send an updated CV at Jack.Davies @

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