Principal Engineer (Highways) - Glasgow

We have an opportunity for an experienced Principal Engineer to join our growing Development Infrastructure Engineering team in our Glasgow office.

The successful candidate will join a growing and vibrant Highways and Development Infrastructure team providing strong technical guidance whilst contributing to work-winning with both existing and new clients.

The Role:
The main focus of the role is to act as a Project Manager for development schemes from inception to completion, responsible for delivering a broad range of services to public and private sector clients and partners, including:

  • Preparation of feasibility studies, preliminary through to detailed design for road and drainage infrastructure;
  • Maintain Designers Risk Assessments in accordance with CDM regulations
  • Undertake site visits, surveys and inspections, preparing follow up reports
  • Montor delivery against project deliverables
  • Mentor junior staff members, assisting with their development
  • Take responsibility and provide all technical and commercial knowledge on projects

To be successful in the role you will need:

  • Chartered Engineer Status with experience on development highway design, junction design and associated environmental impact reporting.
  • It is essential that you have experience of Highways Design using Civil 3D
  • Strong technical knowledge, including use of industry standard road/drainage design software and sound knowledge of current design standards (Civil 3D / PDS / MX, Micro Drainage).
  • Ability to form constructive, lasting relationships with clients and professional partners
  • Ability to develop and sell innovative solutions for clients
  • Ability to effectively lead an experienced team of professionals
  • High standards of written and oral communication
  • Excellent understanding of project management
  • A proactive approach to seeking and sharing knowledge
  • A commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues
  • Familiar with CDM process; Should be well-versed in UK highways technical and legal framework and relevant authorities, adoption processes.

In return, we offer an excellent salary with a comprehensive and attractive benefits package with opportunities for flexible working and career development.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to

Please note, we do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services and we will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL.

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