Principal Civil Engineer

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Job Title: Principal Civil Engineer, Water Engineering

Location: Basingstoke, UK

Type: Full-time

Work Location Model: Hybrid

Job Description:

Our clients thriving, multidisciplinary Water Team are looking for Principal Civil Engineers to join their growing teams. Our clients Water Team is involved in high profile, industry leading infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas, and we are working on a variety of significant projects directly for water companies, contractors and government entities including potable water and sewage networks, and treatment works of all scales, and at all stages of the design and construction process from feasibility, through design to operation, maintenance, and asset management.

Key responsibilities:

– Our client works with a close team of engineers, hydraulic modellers, environmental scientists, and technical specialists to deliver a wide range of projects in the UK and overseas to a high level of quality.

– Working proactively and collaboratively to solve engineering problems to deliver benefits to the communities that we serve.

– Being involved in all design stages including feasibility studies, outline designs, detailed designs, and preparing reports and technical specifications.

– Ensuring compliance of design with all applicable standards and regulations and provide technical expertise for interdisciplinary analytical studies.

– Being responsible for the delivery of complex tasks and projects and being able to manage the budget and programme for these tasks and projects.

– Leading the technical delivery on several projects and being responsible for reviewing work produced by others to ensure timely and accurate results.

– Liaising with clients to develop scope, price proposals and communicate project progress.

– Undertaking line manager responsibilities for a few junior staff, providing guidance and management to them as well as completing performance evaluations for those assigned.

– Supporting the development of junior members of the team, managing their input into projects, and mentoring them (technical work and ICE).


– Bachelor’s or master’s degree in civil engineering or equivalent qualification, or demonstratable equivalent experience.

– Proven experience within the water sector at the principal level, ideally within the UK or with a good appreciation of UK norms and standards.

– Chartered or Incorporated with a relevant institution e.g. ICE, CIWEM or working towards it.

– Experience of undertaking engineering assessments, options appraisals, engineering calculations and / or economic appraisals.

– Experience of outline and / or detailed design, preferably of wastewater / water treatment schemes and / or flood risk management / assessment or drainage schemes.

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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