Principal Bridge Engineer

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Principal Bridge Engineer


Permanent – £50,000-£60,000 dependant on experience

Job Description:

Currently, our client is in search of a Principal Bridge Engineer. This role offers the opportunity for the right candidate to engage in a wide variety of engaging projects within Network Rail and on Highways. Within this role, your duties will include the supervision of individuals, projects, and clients within the sectors. Your primary emphasis will be on our fundamental areas of expertise, especially within Structures.


  • Actively promote our clients rail services both within our network and externally.
  • Provide oversight for teams, projects, and clients within your designated scope, while maintaining communication through your department.
  • Develop submissions for railway technical approvals, ensuring alignment with NR/L2/CIV/003 guidelines and Network Rail Company Standards.
  • Formulate civil and structural engineering designs using a blend of manual calculations and industry-standard software.
  • Foster communication and collaboration with clients and external entities, including Network Rail, the Environment Agency, Regional Highway Authorities, and Sewerage authorities.
  • Supervise the creation of drawings by technicians.
  • Serve as a representative in meetings and written correspondence as required and undertake on-site surveys and inspections.
  • Ensure effective project scheduling and performance management.
  • Generate comprehensive structural reports for diverse buildings and structures.

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant degree and experience in a suitable field, progressing towards membership in the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, or similar professional bodies.
  • Familiarity with Network Rail Company Standards and Railway Group Standards.
  • Proficiency in relevant British Standards and Eurocodes.
  • Competence in using industry-standard structural software.
  • Preferably holding PTS & DCCR certification; training provided if needed.
  • Pre- existing bridge design experience

For information about this position or any others within the Civil/Structural Engineering design market, please contact Calum French on 02394317816

Please note to be considered for the role, you must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship requirements.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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