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Senior/Principal Design Engineer

Reading, Oxfordshire
Job Type
5 Sep 2022
Senior/Principal Design Engineer Reading We are looking to recruit an innovative, forward thinking Design lead in our Reading Engineering Team. PJA are one of the leading independent transport, engineering and placemaking specialists in the UK, with offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, London, Manchester and Reading. We provide expert advice on a wide range of projects across the UK and beyond from new settlements and nationally strategic infrastructure projects, through to urban regeneration schemes and a wide range of education, employment and sports and leisure developments. Our strength lies with our team of people, all of whom have been employed for their unique skills and talents but, if you cut us in half you ll find the same core values all the way through us we are credible, engaging and creative and our mission is to create better places through great design. We are looking to recruit an experienced Senior/Principal Design Engineer to take a leading role in helping to deliver a varied range of schemes including active travel schemes, public realm, and highway schemes within one of the UK s leading independent consultancies. For the right individual, this is an excellent opportunity to help develop a strategically important sector of the business. PJA is currently engaged in a number of exciting projects from highway improvement and access projects through to city wide regeneration and major active travel corridors. The role will be leading and influencing the preliminary and detailed design of highways, active travel and public realm schemes including some associated infrastructure and agreements, such as S278 and S38 ensuring designs are prepared in accordance with current legislation, best practice, council policies and to the highest technical and quality standards., The candidate will have the opportunity to run their own projects, providing mentoring to influence and develop junior team members. Our ideal candidate will have a degree in Civil Engineering (or other appropriate qualification), ideally hold a professional Qualification with the ICE, CIHT or similar, and be a forward thinker when it comes to developing design solutions within existing constrained environments. They will have gained extensive experience in the design of highways, streets, and other public spaces, with a good understanding of Manual for Streets, LTN1/20, DMRB and local authority design standards. They will be proficient in the use of AutoCAD and Civils3D for the design of horizontal / vertical alignment and have a good understanding of the design process. They will also have: - Knowledge of adoption agreements for roads and drainage (including S278, S38 & S104) - Experience of negotiations with highway and planning authorities to agree proposed designs - The ability to produce technical reports and design specification the ability to produce and review fee proposals - Experience of the financial management and control of projects and working knowledge of different contract types and procurement options. We are proud to employ a wide range of people from diverse disciplines and backgrounds. Senior members of the team share a common desire to get the job done without the encumbrances often associated with large multi-disciplinary practices, whilst the more junior members of the team thrive on the fast-paced environment and the variety of projects they can get involved with. As a member of the PJA team, you can expect: - An attractive and modern working environment with good accessibility by all modes of transport - The opportunity to progress quickly within the firm - A wide range of challenging projects - Approved training schemes and development opportunities at a pace and direction that suit you - Ongoing support, training and mentoring from senior professionals within the business with a real commitment from senior management towards personal and professional development We also offer an attractive benefits package that includes: - Competitive salary - 25 Days annual leave plus the ability to purchase additional days - Hybrid working arrangements - Option to participate in the Company Share Ownership scheme - Private healthcare - Cycle to Work Scheme - Techscheme - Payment of professional subscription - Membership of our group pension scheme - Life Assurance To find out more about what it s like to work at PJA, please visit our website. How to Apply If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, then we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency
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  • Job Reference: 704910293-2
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2022
  • Recruiter: PJA
  • Location: Reading, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent