Vacancy typePrincipal Civil/Structural Engineer 
Salary scaleCompetitive
How to applyPlease email your CV and covering letter to: careers@wcs-consult.co.uk
LocationSurbiton, Surrey, Hybrid
Closing dateFriday, 31st May 2024
The key purpose of this role is to deliver innovative designs on all the projects the job holder is responsible for.  Design must be innovative, sustainable and intelligent and must meet fee and client budgets whilst exceeding all stakeholder expectations.

The ideal candidate:

Essential

  • Degree level qualification in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience in a design consultancy, ideally with experience of executing, leading and managing the design of project within rail/energy/infrastructure sectors
  • 4+ years’ experience of managing a team of engineers and technicians and evidence of developing their skills and knowledge
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Strong analytical and design skills with the ability to interpret design requirements and analyse complex structures
  • A high level of computer literacy with experience of relevant up-to-date engineering design software
  • Experience of producing simple, clear calculations and drawings
  • Strong health and safety management experience including management and maintenance of CDM Risk Registers
  • An adaptable and flexible working style with the ability to develop and foster collaborative working relationships
  • Experience of mentoring and coaching junior engineers and technicians
  • Experience of preparing bid proposals
  • The ability to confidently present ideas, opinions and solutions
  • Experience of monitoring compliance with design, statutory professional requirements
  • Experience of attending and presenting to design review and constructability meetings with clients
  • Ability to represent the company on site visits/surveys (sometimes in unsociable hours) in a professional manner.

The following are desirable for successful performance in the role:

  • A Masters level degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Near of Chartered membership of a relevant professional body (ICE or IStructE)
  • Experience of effective financial management control projects

Having a current clean UK driving license for travel throughout the UK to visit sites and carry out inspections from time to time would be an advantage

Conditions

  • Full time, permanent 37.5 hours per week
  • 33 days holiday inc Bank Holidays
  • private health care
  • critical illness insurance

Why Consider This Role

  • We are a small but rapidly expanding consultancy looking to hire an exceptional Engineer who can add their skills to the team but who is also looking to develop their career as the business grows.
  • We currently have contracts with a significant number of Tier One/Principal Contractors and are constantly looking to grow our portfolio.
  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to deliver innovative, sustainable, efficient, safe, practical and intelligent structural engineering solutions on all our projects.
  • In addition to the design work, there will be the opportunity to participate in marketing activities and pitches to help grow the business.

About us

Our expertise is in providing engineering solutions to the infrastructure sector, with extensive experience in the following areas of rail and power:

  • Lineside services and structures
  • Platform extensions
  • Station refurbishment
  • Depot buildings and structures
  • Substation design
  • HV cable route design
  • Renewables schemes
  • Embankment and cutting works

Please email your CV and covering letter to: careers@wcs-consult.co.uk