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Principal Engineer

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
Twickenham, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Salary From £48,600-£68,241 Depending on Skills,
Closing date
10 May 2024

Principal Engineer

Salary Range: £48,600 - £68,241


Location: Wandsworth

Objective of role  

Are you an ambitious and talented civil engineer seeking to take the next step in your career?

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Engineer position within the Traffic and Engineering section responsible for the management and delivery of highway engineering services.  

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on high profile highway projects in the London Borough of Wandsworth, where you will be taking responsibility from feasibility study through to design and implementation.

This is a fast moving and dynamic team which will suit talented and ambitious professionals seeking to take the next step in their career. You will be working in a stimulating and supportive environment, where you will have the opportunity to further develop and pursue an engineering professional qualification.

About the role 

You will be responsible for the design and delivery of highway public realm improvements, active travel and safer to routes to school schemes, and traffic calming and causality reduction schemes to support Wandsworth’s transport initiatives.  You will also have the opportunity to work on Section 106 and 278 projects, drainage and Sustainable drainage systems projects to safeguard the Council’s highways interest and to reduce the risk of surface water flooding.       

Engineering knowledge and experience: You will need to demonstrate appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of engineering problems.   You will advise and support senior managers on relevant service and operational matters.  

Regulatory compliance: You will ensure design standards / best practices are followed, and compliance with all health and safety requirements such as the Construction Design and Management Regulations.

Technical and commercial leadership: You will need to demonstrate effective project implementation, namely plan, budget, organise direct and control of tasks, people and resources.  You will be required to use your programme and contract management skills to demonstrate excellent budgetary and financial management.

Leadership and management: You will lead and manage a team of engineers / technicians to meet changing technical and managerial needs.  You will bring about continuous improvements through quality management.

 Effective interpersonal skills: You will ensure all Member and general enquires about service delivery are dealt with promptly and effectively.  This would include attending public meetings to actively engage with residents and businesses, and to explain engineering proposals in a non-technical manner.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Sound theoretical and practical highway / traffic engineering application demonstrated via a professional qualification or equivalent or working towards.

Working knowledge of highways, street works, and any other relevant legislations such as health and safety requirements.  

Commercially astute and proven experience in prioritising and programming highway projects.  

Proven experience in managing a team to deliver highway projects.   

This role is ideal for an experienced civil engineer who wishes to take on additional technical and management responsibilities.

Recruitment Indicative Timeline

Closing Date:  5th May 2024

Shortlisting Date: week commencing the 6th May 2024 

Interview Date:  week commencing the 13th May 2024 

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. 

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. 

We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan.  

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