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Principal Design Engineer

Company Description:
Spencer Group is one of the UK’s largest privately owned multidisciplinary engineering businesses. We provide pioneering engineering solutions across the transport and infrastructure and energy and industrial sectors.

Safety, innovation and value creation are at the heart of everything we do and we have a robust skill set which can be deployed at any stage of the project life cycle, from concept design through to commissioning, operation and maintenance.

At Spencer we pride ourselves on a strong history of repeat work, relationships built on our collaborative, open and honest partnering philosophy and our dedication to innovation and high-quality delivery.

Closing Date:

Hours of work:

up to £55,000 per annum (depending on skills and experience)


Job Description:
As Principal Civil/Structural Engineers you will have responsibility, authority and accountability for the successful execution of all civil and structural engineering activities on projects to which you are assigned within the boundaries defined by, or as delegated by the Engineering Director.
As Principal Civil/Structural Engineer you must manage projects, civil/structural staff and/or civil/structural engineering subcontracts in a safe and productive manner, deliver projects or packages on time, in line with all contract specifications, achieve full client satisfaction and meet all quality and commercial key performance indicators (KPIs), whilst maintaining good relationships with all stakeholders and colleagues

Work Planning & Organisation:

Commercial and Risk
• Assist all other senior managers within the company to achieve better commercial performance across all divisions
• Ensure that the company’s commercial position is not compromised at any time during project or engineering package delivery. Full adherence is required to all company statutory financial controls and procedures, and also any project specific procedures that may be required under the Contract
• Ensure that the contract is scheduled in accordance with both the contract and client requirements

• Work within the company’s ISO9001:2008 quality systems, ensuring all engineering and design activities are supplied to meet the Contract’s requirements, including all appropriate contract specifications and quality plans
• Manage safety, ensuring compliance with all legal and company procedures and promoting a positive and proactive attitude to working safely at all levels.
• Ensure all health and safety regulations, risk assessments and licences are fully complied with
• Help develop and maintain project specific quality plans

• Responsible for the day-to-day care and security of all assigned resources
• Mentoring, coaching and identification of up-skilling and/or development of key individuals

• Help to develop and maintain good relationships within and outside the service with all stakeholders and service users
• Undertake all forms of contact on a daily basis including written correspondence, telephone correspondence and face-to-face contact on a range of subject areas
• Undertake site meetings and presentations

Technical Requirements
• Ability to perform the role as a Civil/Structural Design Engineer in terms of originating, checking and approving and, if necessary, personally deliver the engineering requirement for all stages of a project
• Keep up with latest industry standards, technology and norms within the Rail, Energy, Industrial and General Construction sectors
• Represent the company as an expert in civil and structural engineering
• Act formally in the role of CRE for Network Rail (or equivalent)

Business Development
• Act as an ambassador for Spencer Group, always presenting the right image to existing and potential clients. To attend meetings and forums, representing the company
• Forge links and communication systems with clients and stakeholders
• Assist in the estimating of Design & Build work packages and development of proposals

Required Skills Qualifications:

Practical knowledge of design to Eurocodes in Concrete, Steelwork, Masonry and Timber

Application Instructions:
Please send a covering letter & CV

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