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Principal Engineer

A Principal Engineer is required in an established Structural Steel company based in Shropshire.

Role Overview:

  • The Principal Engineer will play a pivotal role in the technical aspects of bridge engineering projects and must have extensive expertise in structural analysis, design, and construction, ensuring the safe and efficient completion of bridge projects that meet all applicable standards and regulations.

  • The Principal Engineer will also mentor and guide junior engineers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional development within the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the technical aspects of bridge engineering projects from concept to completion

  • Conduct comprehensive structural analysis and design for various bridge types, including concrete, steel, and composite bridges

  • Prepare and review technical documents, including plans, specifications, and estimates

  • Provide technical guidance and support to project managers and other team members

  • Manage engineering deliverables for projects, ensuring these are completed on time

  • Coordinate and collaborate with clients, sub-consultants, and other stakeholders

  • Where required provide oversight at construction phase, providing technical expertise and ensuring adherence to design specifications

  • Mentor and guide junior engineers, sharing knowledge and expertise to enhance their skills and professional development

  • Conduct training sessions and workshops to promote technical competency within the team

  • Identify and implement strategies to improve team performance and efficiency

  • Conduct thorough quality reviews of engineering calculations, designs, and documents

  • Adhere to BB-ENG-QC (Quality Control) procedure to ensure the accuracy and integrity of technical deliverables

  • Adhere to all applicable engineering standards, codes, and regulations

  • Stay abreast of the latest advancements in bridge engineering technologies and methodologies

  • Participate in professional development opportunities, such as conferences, workshops, and seminars

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field

  • Chartered Engineer with the ICE or IStructE

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in bridge engineering design and construction

  • Expertise in structural analysis and design software, such as AEC RSA, MIDAS, and IDEA StatiCa

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent leadership and mentoring abilities

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Valid driver's license

  • Ability to travel and work on-site as required

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and project management software


  • 37.5 Hours of work per week

  • Competitive salary based on experience

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

  • Additional birthday holiday

  • Medicash (Health Cash Benefit)

  • Company pension

  • Parking

Please apply with your most up to date CV and you will be contacted.