Principal Bridge Engineer

Principal Bridge Engineer

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Highways & Transportation

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Joanne Smith

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8972

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Our Client is a UK based Civil, Structural, rail and transportation consultancy.  An excellent opportunity has arisen within their bridges and highway structures team in Warrington.

The successful candidate would join a well-established highway and rail structures team, working on a wide variety of structures across both the highway and rail sectors.

The position involves the design and delivery of highway structure and rail structure projects for public and private sector clients.

The role 

The ideal candidate would have significant experience of designing and delivering highway structure and/or rail structure schemes.
The candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of the successful delivery of their schemes, including technical, commercial and client liaison.
The ideal candidate would have strong technical skills combined with the ability to manage and lead junior staff to deliver schemes on time and to budget.

Qualifications and skills

Knowledge of and proficiency in applying DMRB and Eurocodes is essential.
The candidate should be Professionally qualified holding the status of Chartered Engineer (CEng), with either ICE or IStructE.


The preparation of feasibility studies.
Design and checking for highway and rail structure schemes including refurbishment, strengthening and replacement schemes.
The preparation of contract documents using NEC forms of contract.
Preparation of specifications using MCHW or Network Rail standards.
Carrying out bridge inspections and assessments.
Financial and commercial management of schemes to deliver on time and to budget.
Client liaison.
Management of junior staff in the delivery of schemes.
Leadership, support, training and guidance to support the development of junior staff.

Applicants should have:

Experience of working in a bridges & highway/rail structures design office, with a minimum of at least 10 years’ experience of designing and delivering highway or rail structure schemes.
Professionally qualified with ICE or IStructE as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
A ‘hands on’ approach with the ability and skills to undertake assessment and design projects using DMRB and Eurocodes.
Project management skills to manage the commercial and communication aspects to ensure schemes are delivered on time and to budget.
Strong communication and leadership skills to manage, lead and mentor junior staff.
Capable of operating with minimal supervision.
Self-motivated and enthusiastic.

Salary and benefits Package:

Competitive salary.
25 days holiday.
Free on-site parking.
Flexible working hours.
Paid overtime.
Varied and interesting work.
Excellent career progression prospects.
Organised social events.
Cycle to work scheme.

Scantec Personnel Limited is acting as an employment business and an employment agency. For contract or interim roles (and unless otherwise stated), all pay rates stated are on a Limited Company basis. Agency PAYE, Umbrella and CIS (if applicable) engagement models are also available, which will result in a different pay rate than advertised above.

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