11 Jul, 2018

Bridge Engineer

  • Anonymous
  • 1A Market St, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, UK
Full time Engineering

Job Description

About the Role
We are seeking an experienced Principal to join the Bridges team in the
Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast and Edinburgh office.
We are seeking to strengthen our Bridges and Civil Structures team
focusing on:
* Bridge design, both in the UK and overseas;
* Bridge management;
* Bridge strengthening and repair;
* Bridge inspections and assessments;
* General civil and structural engineering support to other teams.
The Bridges team is busy with Highway and Rail Bridge engineering work
for a variety of clients, including local authorities, Contractors,
private developers and public sector clients. Current work includes
bridge inspection and assessment, feasibility studies, and design.
Core Functions
An enthusiastic, dedicated candidate will be expected to join the
established team of engineers and technicians, working alongside existing
colleagues. The chief requirements are the ability to work independently
to produce high quality solutions for bridge projects, and to be able to
apply engineering knowledge and principles to devise innovative solutions
to unique design problems.
* You will be required to work closely with my client's colleagues at a
senior level and will need well developed interpersonal skills.
* You will need to understand the services that my client can offer,
and proactively integrate these for best client delivery.
* You will be required to develop / maintain excellent client
relationships ensuring repeat business, added value, and client
* You will also be responsible for the preparation of bids and scheme
cost estimates.
* You will be expected to adopt my client Safety, Quality and
Environmental agenda, together with the development of technical
excellence, through training, mentoring, project reviews and
knowledge sharing.
* You will be involved in the project management and technical delivery
of schemes from inception through to handover of the completed scheme
to the client. This project input is likely to include:
* Preparation of documents, reports and health and safety risk
* Scheme feasibility studies;
* Preparation of scheme designs and drawings;
* Preparation of outline cost estimates;
* Checking drawings and supervision of CAD technicians;
* Interfacing with multi-disciplinary project teams;
* Value engineering and value management;
* Ensuring that quality procedures are implemented and maintained;
* Project, programme and financial management;
* Client liaison and reporting.
The position is predominantly office based but some travel may be
required occasionally for site visits, inspections, or to attend
About You
Qualifications and Work experience
It is anticipated that you will be a Chartered Civil or Structural
Engineer with several years' post professional qualification experience.
It is expected that this experience will include the following:
* Practical knowledge and experience of bridge design, maintenance and
assessment, gained from working on both construction sites and the
design office;
* Practical knowledge and experience of project management of bridge
* Proven knowledge in design, maintenance and supervision of structures
related projects together with a track record of innovation in design
and management of structures. Ideally this should include new build,
maintenance, assessment and strengthening of bridges and civil
structures infrastructure;
* Proven working knowledge of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges
(DMRB) and Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works (MCDHW) in
relation to structural schemes;
* Understanding and experience of use of Eurocodes and their
application to bridge design;
* Experience of design in or assessment of steel, reinforced and
prestressed concrete bridge structures;
* Experience of grillage, space frame and finite element analysis
software packages such as LUSAS, Superstress and SAM
Good communication, client handling and interpersonal skills are
essential, plus a willingness to adapt to new challenges and to actively
participate in the development of the bridges team

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