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Principal Design Engineer

  • Location: North Yorkshire
  • Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + car, pension, holidays per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 19 days ago

  • Sector: Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Jon Sheridan
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: 04/01/2021
  • Expiry Date: 13 December 2020
  • Job Ref: 390482JSN_1605265204

Our client, a well known Railway construction company is seeking to employ several design engineers of varying levels to be based in their growing York design office.

You will be part of a team that delivers design options on a variety of railway civil and structural engineering schemes ranging from station works, bridge refurbishments, platform schemes, access for all, tunnels and various other projects.

The Role

We are seeking a Principal Engineer for the In-house Design Team to further support our client in undertaking both Permanent and Temporary Works Design across several long term Frameworks that we have secured with a number of major Clients.

This is a lead role within the In-house Design Team, responsible for the technical aspects of engineering projects in addition to programming, resource allocation, budgetary control, managing customer satisfaction, reviews, coaching and recruitment. As Principal Design Engineer, your day to day role will include:

Provide definitive technical guidance and leadership on engineering solutions
Lead the resolution of any compliances with CDM Regulations.
Define the brief, enabling the progression of innovative development of unambiguous
engineering solutions from feasibility through to detailed design.

Lead the development of design philosophies of engineering solutions, ensuring appropriate documentation is in place.

Hold the CRE (Design) role on Network Rail schemes, over a varied range of projects including multi-disciplinary schemes.
Check and approve design deliverables, including Designer's Risk Assessments and Decision

Be the lead representative at meetings with internal and/or external Clients and

Ensure work is delivered within the team's financial, quality and programme targets
Provide strong leadership and motivation of teams, carrying out scheduled performance and development reviews for direct reports

Mentor and coach team members, and input in to succession planning. Keep Clients informed of costs or implications of change in a timely manner, and address any
queries/disputes which may arise.

Assist the Head of Design in the management of the department Promote a culture of excellence in AmcoGiffen Design & Engineering towards its customers


To excel in this role, you will have previous experience as a Principal Design Engineer in a rail project environment.

Minimum BEng / BSc Degree level of education.
Chartered Member of a relevant Professional Body. (e.g. ICE / IStructE)
Sentinel Personal Track Safety (PTS) competence in both AC and DC.
Civil engineering project design experience - i.e. bridges, structures, stations, platforms etc.
Candidates from a rail / civil & structural engineering design background with experience in client, contractor or consultancy organisations will be considered.

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