This position will be based from Stafford Centre, 5 minutes walk from the railway station. 40 minutes by rail from Manchester with Birmingham an easy commute.
If you are not yet Principal level, but a Chartered Senior with several years of experience at the grade - please do apply.
My Client provides design and other support services to Staffordshire County Council (SCC) and developers across the whole of the county. They are looking to support the Structures Team with the addition of a Principal Highway Structures Engineer.
As part of their Structures Team, you will become involved in all aspects of structures management, upgrade, replacement and maintenance. On behalf of SCC they maintain a diverse range of structures with over 5000 assets on the structures inventory, including 1000+ road bridges and county dams.
They deliver approximately 100 maintenance and improvement schemes each year. In addition, they support other teams, including major projects and local developments to deliver larger infrastructure projects.
I am seeking a motivated Principal Highway Structures Engineer with demonstrable experience of DMRB and other standards, experience in structures management and maintenance, accompanied with a practical and progressive attitude to safety and scheme delivery.
The partnership with Staffordshire County Council was established in 2014 and is a £1bn pound initiative to help deliver sustainable economic growth to the region. Their 70-person strong Staffordshire Design Hub (SDH) is based in central Stafford and in the same building as SCC, which are a short walk from the train station and with excellent road links to Birmingham, Derby, Manchester and Telford.
They have a progressive, flexible attitude towards accommodating work life balance and flexible/agile working - working from home will naturally form part of the working week.
In any given week you will:
Provide expert technical advice to SCC and third-party projects
Lead on individual schemes and programmes of work, to include refurbishment of heritage structures, bridge replacement, strengthening and modification
Support other SDH teams in the delivery of new highway infrastructure, for example major projects and development
Undertake structural design/checking to Eurocodes associated with a diverse range of highway structures
Undertake assessment/checking for load capacity, scour and vehicle incursion
Prepare financial estimates, feasibility studies, contract documents, bids and scheme budget reporting
Support the Structures Manager and other team members to ensure compliance with all technical and safety standards
Identify safe, efficient and practical structural maintenance and improvement solutions
Produce Safe Systems of Work in line with the Amey Zero Safety Code
Work with contract partners to deliver risk-based prioritised maintenance, upgrade and replacement schemes, safely, to cost and programme
Work with other highway operational teams and 3rd parties to coordinate the efficient delivery of structures maintenance, whilst demonstrating least disruption to highway users
Do site visits and inspections to define maintenance requirements and undertake compliance checking
Liaise with both internal and external customers/stakeholders to advise on any aspect of structural maintenance and management
What you will need for this role:
You have a Bachelors or Masters degree in an appropriate subject
You are Chartered, held with an appropriate professional body - specifically CEng MICE or CEng MIStructE
You are capable of acting as an engineering lead
You are able to demonstrate developed experience and expertise within the relevant technical field, probably gained in a Senior/Principal/Associate Engineer role or equivalent
You are able to demonstrate developed experience and expertise within the relevant technical field, probably gained in a Civil Engineer role or equivalent
You are able to demonstrate an ability to produce or oversee the production of technically sound engineering solutions, complying with all relevant technical standards and client requirements
You are experienced in undertaking project related tasks associated with health, safety and welfare, e.g. Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
You are experienced in the application of technical governance procedures within a consulting engineering environment
You have knowledge of technical governance procedures and how they are applied within a consulting engineering environment
What you will receive in return:
Exceptional development and progression plan
Contributory Pension Scheme
Minimum 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays
Additional Leave Purchase Scheme
Amey Rewards Portal including healthcare, dental and childcare vouchers
You'll be working in a team that is open-minded and where every idea will count. You'll be stretched, but always supported. Well recognise your hard work and look after your well-being too. You'll be empowered to play your part and achieve, encouraged to fulfil your own ambition as well as the shared one.
If this sounds like a role you could take on, please contact me in complete confidence ASAP.
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