Senior/Principal Bridge Engineer - Birmingham, UK

03 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a talented and experienced Senior or Principal Bridge Engineer to be based in Birmingham, taking responsibility for the delivery of a range of challenging and ultimately rewarding projects.
CH2M is a global leader in consulting, design and programme management. We love to tackle complex challenges, and we know that our best solutions come out of close, trusted partnerships with our clients and the communities we touch.

The Senior or Principal Bridge Engineer will provide technical management and support to numerous clients, technical staff and projects in both the Birmingham office and more widely within the Europe market. Clients currently include HS2 (EDP JV), A-one+, Highways England, Thames Water, Environment Agency, and local authorities.

Many of our schemes are multi- disciplinary and will require liaison with project teams of varying complexity and size. We support our clients in realising their bridge related schemes, achieved through a fully integrated approach to project delivery; drawing on the services of all CH2M skill groups from locations throughout the region. Collaborative work-sharing between offices provides opportunity to work on significant infrastructure commissions such as the Lower Thames Crossing and overseas projects in countries such as Dubai.

You will be passionate about bridge design, have a desire to succeed and to be part of a winning team. You will work with our team of bridge engineers to ensure structural designs are appropriate, meet standards of quality and are delivered to programme. You will also be joining an organisation that is committed to your professional development.

The priorities of your role will include:
- Responsibility for project delivery and may undertake the role of technical lead on a range of bridge and highway related projects
- Mentoring bridge design staff on tasks such as structural analysis, feasibility studies, tenders designs, detailed designs and the production of contract documents and technical reports
- Using your knowledge and skills in working together with the team and other disciplines in providing an integrated service to clients
- Seeking innovative solutions in achieving best value in delivering our services
- Helping the development of the team through the delivery of projects and commissions, providing technical and administrative support and leadership where required

The minimum qualifications for this position are:
- Relevant accredited engineering degree
- Chartered Engineer membership of an appropriate professional body such as the ICE or IStructE

The ideal candidate should possess and be able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:
- Extensive relevant work experience within a bridge design office, specifically in Bridge design and analysis
- Excellent numerical and analytical skills
- Computer literate with working knowledge of structural analysis packages and AutoCAD
- Working knowledge of Eurocodes, DMRB, British Standards and Network Rail standards and specifications
- Strong planning & organising skills
- Proven track record of delivery of bridge and highway related projects and an ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
- Experience of undertaking client facing roles and an ability to attract new clients into the business
- Experience of project financial management and bidding to deliver continued workload
- Strong communication skills with fluency in verbal and written English
- Ability to produce quality reports and technical papers and to deliver presentations
- Commitment to professional and personal self development
- Desire to mentor and coach those around you to ensure project delivery and advance the technical abilities of others

Our Culture: Safety & health conscious, flexible working conditions, collaborative & friendly with regular social activities. We're full of initiatives for creating a diverse and interesting place for professionals to work, as well as individuals wanting to advance their career. We support and encourage our people to go through their professional qualifications. To get ahead we also have our JUMP network for aspiring junior to mid-level CH2Mers.

The CH2M Foundation is renowned for supporting and helping to nurture sustainable communities. We partner Engineers without Borders', Water for People' and Bridges to Prosperity'. We're STEM ambassadors. We promote WISE (Women in Science & Engineering), we also have our own women's engineering network to promote equality in our industry.

Take a look around our site to see some of the iconic projects we are involved in all around the world! Soon you could be part of award winning CH2M.

Developing People through Challenging Projects. CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This role is only open to applicants able to accept local employment contract conditions and not expatriate employment terms. Please note that this role is only considering applications with valid working rights for the UK, CH2M will not sponsor an employment visa to fill this position.
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